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Alpha V12 WAS + SSL Stability Issue?

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  • Alpha V12 WAS + SSL Stability Issue?

    Hi Everyone,
    We were previously running some production systems in a V11 environment and had issues with our monitoring server reporting downtime.
    These errors seemed SSL related. We recently finished a migration to V12 after hearing that it fixes some stability / SSL issues.

    We are still receiving downtime from our monitoring software:
    Failed to establish secure connection [Step 0] Socket Error # 10061 Connection refused. [Step 1] Socket Error # 10061 Connection refused. [Step 2] Socket Error # 10061 Connection refused. [Step 3] Socket Error # 10061 Connection refused. [Step 4] Socket Error # 10061 Connection refused.

    The server is configured with SSL and the SSL Cert / Chain are correct and recognized as per tests on ssllabs.com

    In the Alpha Error Log for the server I see the following:
    [Fri Apr 15 08:24:12 2016] [info] Too many spare threads (9), stopping 1
    [Fri Apr 15 08:24:14 2016] [info] Not enough spare threads (0), starting 2
    [Fri Apr 15 08:24:16 2016] [info] Not enough spare threads (3), starting 1
    [Fri Apr 15 08:24:18 2016] [info] Too many spare threads (10), stopping 1
    [Fri Apr 15 08:24:20 2016] [info] Too many spare threads (11), stopping 1
    [Fri Apr 15 08:24:22 2016] [info] Too many spare threads (11), stopping 1
    [Fri Apr 15 08:24:24 2016] [info] Too many spare threads (10), stopping 1
    [Fri Apr 15 08:24:26 2016] [info] Too many spare threads (10), stopping 1
    [Fri Apr 15 08:24:28 2016] [info] Too many spare threads (10), stopping 1
    [Fri Apr 15 08:24:30 2016] [info] Too many spare threads (10), stopping 1
    [Fri Apr 15 08:24:36 2016] [info] Too many spare threads (9), stopping 1
    [Fri Apr 15 08:24:41 2016] [info] Not enough spare threads (0), starting 2
    [Fri Apr 15 08:24:43 2016] [info] Not enough spare threads (2), starting 1
    [Fri Apr 15 08:24:45 2016] [info] Too many spare threads (12), stopping 1
    [Fri Apr 15 08:24:47 2016] [info] Too many spare threads (10), stopping 1
    [Fri Apr 15 08:24:49 2016] [info] Too many spare threads (10), stopping 1
    [Fri Apr 15 08:24:51 2016] [info] Too many spare threads (10), stopping 1
    [Fri Apr 15 08:24:53 2016] [info] Too many spare threads (9), stopping 1
    [Fri Apr 15 08:25:01 2016] [info] [client x.x.x.x] Connection reset by peer
    [Fri Apr 15 08:40:08 2016] [info] Not enough spare threads (1), starting 2
    [Fri Apr 15 08:40:08 2016] [error] Encountered too many successive socket accept errors (6). Thread exiting.
    [Fri Apr 15 08:40:08 2016] [error] Encountered too many successive socket accept errors (6). Thread exiting.
    [Fri Apr 15 08:40:08 2016] [error] Encountered too many successive socket accept errors (6). Thread exiting.
    [Fri Apr 15 08:40:09 2016] [info] [client x.x.x.x] Connection reset by peer
    [Fri Apr 15 08:40:09 2016] [error] Encountered too many successive socket accept errors (6). Thread exiting.
    [Fri Apr 15 08:40:10 2016] [info] [client x.x.x.x] Connection reset by peer
    [Fri Apr 15 08:40:10 2016] [error] Encountered too many successive socket accept errors (6). Thread exiting.
    [Fri Apr 15 08:40:10 2016] [error] Encountered too many successive socket accept errors (6). Thread exiting.
    [Fri Apr 15 08:40:11 2016] [info] Not enough spare threads (0), starting 2
    [Fri Apr 15 08:40:11 2016] [error] Encountered too many successive socket accept errors (6). Thread exiting.


    Has anyone encountered these sorts of issues? Any input / info would be greatly appreciated as these are high-usage production environments and need to ensure as close to 100% uptime as possible.

    Thanks in advance for your time!
    Scott Moniz - Computer Programmer/Analyst
    REA Inc.
    http://reainc.net
    (416)-533-3777
    [email protected]

    REA INC offers consulting services, programming services, systems design, database design, third party payment gateway integration (CHASE, PAYPAL, AUTHORIZE.NET) and developer support.
    If you need custom code, or 1-to-1 mentoring in any facet of your database/web application design,
    contact us to discuss options.

  • #2
    Re: Alpha V12 WAS + SSL Stability Issue?

    You need to send an email to Lenny at Alpha
    Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.
    Albert Einstein, (attributed)
    US (German-born) physicist (1879 - 1955)

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    • #3
      Re: Alpha V12 WAS + SSL Stability Issue?

      Back in V11, I asked Lenny about this, he said these are not errors. These are normal. So, I asked if the error reporting could be made optional for "normal" errors, and he said that would be in the next version, but I don't see it.
      Pat Bremkamp
      MindKicks Consulting

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      • #4
        Re: Alpha V12 WAS + SSL Stability Issue?

        FYI for anyone struggling with SSL stability issues - we have had a great deal of success using IIS as a proxy to the standalone Alpha WAS.
        In this fashion we have IIS handling the SSL negotiation and it sits as a middle man between the end user and the WAS. So request path looks like: end user->IIS->WAS.

        Our server "crashes" / downtime has been non-existent since.
        Scott Moniz - Computer Programmer/Analyst
        REA Inc.
        http://reainc.net
        (416)-533-3777
        [email protected]

        REA INC offers consulting services, programming services, systems design, database design, third party payment gateway integration (CHASE, PAYPAL, AUTHORIZE.NET) and developer support.
        If you need custom code, or 1-to-1 mentoring in any facet of your database/web application design,
        contact us to discuss options.

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        • #5
          Re: Alpha V12 WAS + SSL Stability Issue?

          Same you can use Abyss X2.

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          • #6
            Re: Alpha V12 WAS + SSL Stability Issue?

            I used Abyss X2 myself and it was simple and free, but in the end I just didn't need it as the Alpha webserver is working fine and as expected.
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            • #7
              Re: Alpha V12 WAS + SSL Stability Issue?

              x1 is free

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              • #8
                Re: Alpha V12 WAS + SSL Stability Issue?

                Good to know - Were you guys running HTTPS or HTTP? We have never really noticed any issue with HTTP. The intermittent crashing seems to be in the SSL implementations only.
                So in the above implementation essentially we run ALPHA WAS on HTTP (non SSL) and let IIS handle all the SSL business
                Scott Moniz - Computer Programmer/Analyst
                REA Inc.
                http://reainc.net
                (416)-533-3777
                [email protected]

                REA INC offers consulting services, programming services, systems design, database design, third party payment gateway integration (CHASE, PAYPAL, AUTHORIZE.NET) and developer support.
                If you need custom code, or 1-to-1 mentoring in any facet of your database/web application design,
                contact us to discuss options.

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                • #9
                  Re: Alpha V12 WAS + SSL Stability Issue?

                  In Abyss X2 configuration Alpha runs in http (127.0.0.1)

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