Luminis Message Broker, CE6, and the missing doc

Reconnecting the Luminis Message Broker to WebCT CE 6.x is different than it was for CE 4.x. In the earlier version, any reconnection was handled from the Luimins side. That is now differerent. The reconnection comes from the WebCT side. Attempts to reconnect from the Luminis Admin interface will fail. Fortunately, after running into the problem, we noticed that while (at the time) Sungard had no documentation, WebCT did...

...or at least it used to. The following comes from WebCT's Guide to Integrating with the SCT Luminisâ„¢ Data Integration Suite -- Sept. 21, 2005. The current (November 28, 2005) version inexplicably removed this section (text-bolding added by me).

REESTABLISHING A CONNECTION TO THE LUMINIS MESSAGE BROKER
WebCT's connection to the LMB will need to be reestablished when any of the following occur:
• the WebCT server goes down
• the LMB server goes down
• network failure
• the LMB server is shut down gracefully

If the WebCT server goes down, WebCT automatically tries to reestablish a connection to the LMB upon restart. WebCT will try to reestablish a connection every 60 seconds, for 48 hours.

If the LMB server goes down or a network failure occurs, WebCT will only reestablish a connection to the LMB if the imqReconnect settings in the LMB are configured to allow WebCT to reconnect...

If the LMB server is shut down gracefully, a permanent disconnect command is sent to WebCT. After this command is received, WebCT will not attempt to automatically reconnect to the LMB. To reconnect, the WebCT administrator must disable and then re-enable the LMB adaptor...

To reestablish the connection:

  1. Login as the Institution Administrator
  2. Click the Administration Tab
  3. Click the Utilities Tab and then click the Settings Link
  4. Click the Link for 'SCT Integration-Luminis Message Broker
  5. In the Enabled Field, select False, and click Save at the Bottom of the page
  6. Then, again click the Link for 'SCT Integration-Luminis Message Broker
  7. In the Enabled Field, select True, and click Save at the Bottom of the page

Why this section was removed from current documentation is beyond me...I have notified WebCT, so we'll have to see what their response is.

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