NAL Load Balancing error D08E -- resource is unavailable.

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  • 22-May-2007
  • 30-Apr-2012


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Novell Application Launcher (NAL)


NAL Load Balancing error D08E if the server that delivered the application the first time is down or unavailable.


This is working as currently architected. A Request for Enhancement (147073) has been submitted for NAL to be load balancing at all times. To eliminate the D08E message being generated, delete the \NALcache\ folder for the Load Balanced application, or get the down / unavailable resource back up.

Additional Information

A Load Balanced Application is Load Balanced only on the initial delivery (install). After that, it will use the NALcache, as long as the resouce defined in \NALcache\ is available. The D08E error will be generated if the resource isn't available.

The same is true for Fault Tolerance and Site List configured applications. Fault Tolerance and Site List configurations are used for the initial delivery (install). Once the application is installed and the \NALCACHE has been populated for the application, the resource configuration in the \NALCACHE will be used.

Formerly known as TID# 10100157