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Controller probe (Unable to reach controller: communication error)

praveen V08-04-2016 06:46 PM

  • 1.  Controller probe (Unable to reach controller: communication error)

    Posted 06-03-2010 11:26 PM

    Newly installed windows robot. Getting the following error in Nimsoft. (Unable to reach controller: communication error). This error is a popup that occurs when I try to open the controller for that particular robot.



  • 2.  Re: Controller probe (Unable to reach controller: communication error)

    Posted 06-03-2010 11:29 PM

    That usually means a firewall (on the network or on the host itself) is blocking connections to the controller, which normally listens on TCP 48000.

     

    If the robot is on the other side of a tunnel, the connections to TCP 48000 should be coming from the hub.

     

    If the robot is not on the other side of a tunnel, the connections to TCP 48000 should be coming from the host running the Infrastructure Manager.

     

    You can test access to TCP 48000 by using the telnet command.

     

    -Keith



  • 3.  Re: Controller probe (Unable to reach controller: communication error)

    Posted 06-04-2010 01:03 AM

    Thx again, was a firewall on the host (on the other side of the tunnel)



  • 4.  Re: Controller probe (Unable to reach controller: communication error)

    Posted 09-09-2015 10:51 AM

    Hi,

     

    I've the same problem.

     

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    I already done the actions below:

     

    1. turn off firewall;

    2. there is no other application using 48000 port, just Nimsoft Controller;

    3. telnet command and it works.

    4. restart all the probes

    5. validate the probes

     

    I also check the logs and there is no errors, just on controller:

     

    Aug 26 01:05:47:346 [1812] Controller: hub ALS-NIM-MONS1hub(192........) NO CONTACT (communication error)

    Aug 26 01:05:48:360 [1812] Controller: hub ALS-NIM-MONS1hub(192........) NO CONTACT (communication error)

    Aug 26 01:05:49:374 [1812] Controller: hub ALS-NIM-MONS1hub(192........) NO CONTACT (communication error)

    Aug 26 01:05:50:388 [1812] Controller: hub ALS-NIM-MONS1hub(192........) NO CONTACT (communication error)

    Aug 26 01:05:51:402 [1812] Controller: Hub ALS-NIM-MONS1hub(192........) contact established

    Aug 26 01:05:51:402 [1812] Controller: primary hub changed name to ALS-NIM-MONS1dom/ALS-NIM-MONS1hub/als-nim-mons1

    Aug 26 01:05:51:402 [1812] Controller: temp hub changed name to ALS-NIM-MONS1dom/ALS-NIM-MONS1hub/als-nim-mons1

    Aug 26 05:06:02:764 [1812] Controller: Hub ALS-NIM-MONS1hub(192........) contact established

     

     

    Do you have any suggestion with more actions to do?

     

    Thanks,

    Alex



  • 5.  Re: Controller probe (Unable to reach controller: communication error)

    Posted 09-09-2015 11:17 AM

    In your case I'd start with a reinstall of the robot. If it is accessible from the hub, you could just drag robot_update there. The original thread was about firewall issues, so if you can't access it from your hub, I'd check firewall / nat settings

     

    -jon



  • 6.  Re: Controller probe (Unable to reach controller: communication error)

    Posted 11-18-2015 11:55 AM

    Hi,

     

    I already try to deploy robot_update and gives me this error:

     

    'unable to connect...'

     

    The firewall is already offline.

     

    Do you have any suggestion?

     

    Thanks,

    Alex



  • 7.  Re: Controller probe (Unable to reach controller: communication error)

    Posted 12-24-2015 02:25 AM

    Hi,

     

    we have the same problem,

    i deployed the robot to a server and sometimes he gets answer, so in the infra manager i see him with a red bullet.

    a telnet connection from the server to de nimsoftserver does'nt work, a telnetsession from the nimsoft to the server works fine.

     

    Controller: hub HUBWSB01(10.40.10.67) NO CONTACT (communication error)

     

    someone any idea?



  • 8.  Re: Controller probe (Unable to reach controller: communication error)

    Posted 12-24-2015 12:06 PM

    One other thing to check is the IP address assigned to the robot , if you have multiple IP's on the server and you have done a automatic deployment the robot might pick any of the IP addresses . Check if it is the same IP assigned to the robot which you have used during the discovery of the server, update the robot.cfg in case its different and restart the robot

     

    Also check the firewalls on both sides

     

    Your issue might be different but this helped me in some cases when I faced similar error



  • 9.  Re: Controller probe (Unable to reach controller: communication error)

    Posted 04-21-2016 03:50 PM

    Hi,

     

    I was having same problem and followed the steps suggested by Phani Devulapalli.

    Had a look at route table and picked the appropriate IP, restarted robot.

     

    This fixed the issue.

     

    Thank you all.



  • 10.  Re: Controller probe (Unable to reach controller: communication error)

    Posted 07-11-2016 02:19 PM

    Hi,

     

    The port 48000 - 480*

    Must be available on Client and Server UIM, because when you send some probe to client or open setting some probe, the Infrastrucutre Manager will try connect on port 48000 of client, if this port isn't available on client you will receive the error "Unable to reach controller"

     

    Error

    Unable to reach controller,

      node: /domain/SERVERhub/CLIENT/controller

      error message: communication error



  • 11.  Re: Controller probe (Unable to reach controller: communication error)

    Posted 08-04-2016 06:46 PM

    What is the solution for this error ?



  • 12.  Re: Controller probe (Unable to reach controller: communication error)

    Posted 08-04-2016 07:50 PM

    Issac08 As noted in earlier posts the error might arise because of multiple reasons . It could be because of the Firewall or Ports or the IP address assigned to the robot during the install . Do you still see the issue after verifying the Firewall settings , ports and IP addresses ?



  • 13.  Re: Controller probe (Unable to reach controller: communication error)

    Posted 08-05-2016 09:37 AM

    Yes the above are verified and still the same error.



  • 14.  Re: Controller probe (Unable to reach controller: communication error)

    Posted 08-07-2016 08:13 PM

    Try http://www.ca.com/us/support/ca-support-online/product-content/knowledgebase-articles/tec000004085.aspx  this helped me in most of the cases

     

    You can also try deleting the niscache folder on the robot and try restarting the services ( this too was helpful in certain cases )



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  • 16.  Re: Controller probe (Unable to reach controller: communication error)

    Posted 08-08-2016 12:31 AM

    Try adding the robot's IP and name to the hosts file.