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Reconciliation Engine logging issues

If the Reconciliation Engine contains incorrect log path settings or insufficient permissions to write to the log directory, or if the Reconciliation Engine stopped responding, logging might be abruptly stopped.

Parameter or componentTroubleshooting information
Reconciliation log fileMake sure that the log file is saved to the correct log path.
When you specify the log file path, make sure that:
  • The directory exists on the BMC Remedy AR System server.
  • It is a directory, not a file name.
  • The Reconciliation Engine has permissions to create files in that directory.
    For testing purposes, specify a short log file path with no spaces.
    On Microsoft Windows, for example, C:\RELog.
    On UNIX, for example, /tmp/RELog/.
    If you do not specify a log file path or if the log file path is empty, the Reconciliation Engine log is generated in the Db subdirectory of your AR System server installation directory by default. 
ar.cfg (ar.conf ) configuration file

Verify that the settings you configured for the log file are updated on the AR System server.

  • The ar.cfg configuration file contains AR System server configuration changes. This file is located in the C:\Program Files\BMC Software\ARSystem\Conf subdirectory of your AR System server installation directory. For more information about the ar.cfg file, see ar.cfg or ar.conf  in the BMC Remedy Action Request System online documentation.


You can also manually update the ar.cfg or ar.conf file to match the entries in the Modify Server Configuration window of the Reconciliation Manager and restart the Reconciliation Engine to configure the settings.

  • If you configured the server configuration settings and if these settings are not updated in the ar.cfg or ar.conf file, query the Application Pending form for records where 'Category' = "Reconciliation".
    This enables you to verify that the Application Pending form contains an Update-Config record for the Reconciliation Engine.
AR System server

Verify the following on the AR System server:

  • The Reconciliation Engine is running.
    The process name for the Reconciliation Engine is arrecond.exe on Windows and arrecond on UNIX.
  • The value in the process ID field is not changing.


    To verify that the process ID frequently changes, note its value every few minutes.

    When the Reconciliation Engine process stops abruptly, the armonitor configuration file restarts the process and a new process ID is assigned to it. Therefore, the changing process ID value indicates that the Reconciliation Engine is constantly restarted.

arrecond.log file

Verify that the arrecond.log file exists on the AR System server.
The Reconciliation Engine creates the arrecond.log and a log file named <reconciliationJobName_integer>.log, for example, BMCAsset - Identification_5.log. The arrecond.log tracks Reconciliation Engine scheduling. 

 ar.cfg (ar.conf) configuration file

Confirm that the  ar.cfg (ar.conf) configuration file is setup correctly.

  1. Open the armonitor.cfg (armonitor.conf ) file on the AR System server.
    The armonitor.cfg file contains the commands that the armonitor binary executes. On Windows, this configuration file is located in the C:\Program Files\BMC Software\ARSystem\Conf subdirectory of your AR System server installation directory. On UNIX, it is located in the /etc/arsystem/<ARInstanceName>/ subdirectory. For more information about the armonitor.cfg file, see armonitor.cfg or armonitor.conf in the BMC Remedy Action Request System online documentation.
  2. In the configuration file, search for the line entry that runs the arrecond.exe executable (Windows) or


    To view the script, open it in a UNIX editor.

  3. Note the value that is specified for the -i parameter.
    The value specified for this parameter is a directory name, which must be the same as the AR System server installation directory.
  4. If the directory name for the -i parameter is different than the AR System server installation directory, change it to match the AR System directory name.

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