Troubleshoot satellites

Cannot ping a configured and running satellite in Deploy

Ensure that the deploy.satellite.enabled setting in the deploy-satellite.yaml file is set to yes, as described in Configure satellite communication.

This issue can be caused by the configuration of the satellite address. The IP address and port number that you specify when you create the satellite configuration item (CI) in Deploy’s repository must exactly match the values that appear in the satellite’s log when it is started.

For example, in this log:

13:32:27.802 INFO  Remoting - Remoting started; listening on addresses :[akka.tcp://XL-Satellite@]
13:32:27.804 INFO  Remoting - Remoting now listens on addresses: [akka.tcp://XL-Satellite@]

The satellite starts listening to the address on port 8380. These are the values that you must use for the satellite in Deploy.

Note: If the satellite is listening to, you must use this value when adding the satellite to Deploy. Using localhost is incorrect and will fail.

Deploying to a satellite returns an OversizedPayloadException

Note: Theakka configuration is distributed across the YAML files in centralConfiguration directory. Based on the requirement, you can customize the akka configuration in one of these files:

  • deploy-server.yaml
  • deploy-task.yaml
  • deploy-cluster.yaml

For more information, see Deploy Properties.

If you deploy an application to a satellite and you see an error such as:

akka.remote.OversizedPayloadException: Discarding oversized payload sent to Actor[akka.tcp://XL-Satellite@mycompany.local:8380/]: max allowed size 128000 bytes, actual size of encoded class was 162392 bytes.

Add the akka.remote.netty.tcp.maximum-frame-size property to the deploy.task.system block of the deploy-task.yaml file. As of version 9.7, the default value of the property is 300000.

Note: If you continue to encounter the error, increase the setting by increments of 50000 until the error does not occur. Ensure that the property’s value is the same in the configuration files on both Deploy and the satellite.

If you are using SSL connection to communicate with Deploy Satellite, add the deploy.task.system.akka.remote.netty.ssl.maximum-frame-size property of the deploy-task.yamlfile.

Deploy Satellite does not require a restart after communication failure

If a communication failure occurs between the satellite and the Deploy server, the akka task system continues to function and only the akka communication system will require a restart.