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Sametime on IBM i: Entry server shuts down during startup

Technote (troubleshooting)


During server startup, a Sametime 8.5.x Entry server on IBM i shuts down with following message on the Domino server console:

"Sametime: Meeting server: child process died! Ending server. "


This error can occur on slower systems when several Java Buddy List jobs (new jobs introduced in Sametime 8.5) start up before the rest of the Community Server jobs have completed initialization.

Resolving the problem

Navigate to the Sametime server data directory, and open the meetingserver.ini file.

Look for the following section in the file:

ArgString=-DDelay=30 <etc.>
Description=ST Presence Mgr

The DDelay setting on the ArgString line specifies the number of seconds that the Buddy List jobs should wait before starting up.

The default is 30 seconds. On particularly slow systems, this might not be long enough. Increase the value as necessary, and consider adding more memory to the system. (See "Sametime for IBM i: System Requirements", # 1092193.)

Document information

More support for: IBM Sametime
Lotus Sametime Server

Software version: 8.5, 8.5.1, 8.5.2

Operating system(s): IBM i

Software edition: Entry

Reference #: 1417605

Modified date: 2010-01-14