This documentation supports the 20.02 version of Remedy with Smart IT.

To view an earlier version, select the version from the Product version menu.

Troubleshooting Smart IT Live Chat issues

When end users interact with support agents who are logged in to Smart IT, some UI related issues might occur.

Related topics

Using Live Chat to interact with users

Interacting with users on Live Chat

Integrating Smart IT with Live Chat

Smart IT roles and permissions

Deploying the BMC Virtual Chat deployment package

Issue symptoms

When the support agent accepts a chat session from Smart IT through Live Chat, the UI stops responding.

Issue scope

This issue occurs after you install or upgrade Remedy with Smart IT, Remedy AR System Server, or Remedy Single Sign-On. This issue also occurs when you perform system-specific configurations, or when you store incorrect server references and parameters while copying or restoring the database. 

  • This issue affects the Smart IT Live Chat function.
  • This issue can impact everyone who is accessing Live Chat from Smart IT.
  • In a server group environment, if a server is incorrectly configured, this issue occurs intermittently.

Diagnosing and reporting an issue

1Check if the es_chat.url and the enableESChatIntegration attributes are configured correctly in the global settings (*) of the com.bmc.arsys.smartit component.
  1. To access the Remedy AR System, in a browser, enter the following URL address:

  2. In Centralized Configuration, perform the following actions:

    • To enable integration with Live Chat, set the enableESChatIntegration parameter to true.

    • In the es_chat.url parameter, specify the ES Chat server load balancer URL. 
      This parameter enables the agents to access Live Chat from Smart IT.

  3. Click Apply.

For more information, see Centralized configuration.

2Check if the Virtual Chat version 20.02 is deployed correctly.
  1. To access the Remedy AR System, in a browser, enter the following URL address:
  2. Open AR System Administration > AR System Deployment Management Console.
  3. Check the status of the following packages in the Virtual Chat D2P package:
    • 20.02:LiveChat:Binaries for the Virtual chat
    • 20.02:LiveChat: Binary to deploy RSSO agent properties file
  4. (If the file is not present in the <Tomcat_Home>\webapps\eschat\WEB-INF\classes directory) Log in to the Mid Tier server and paste the file in the <Tomcat_Home>\webapps\eschat\WEB-INF\classes directory.
  5. Open the file and enter the mentioned values for the following parameters: 
    • sso-service-url=<rsso internal url>
    • sso-external-url=<rsso  external url>
  6. Save the file and restart the Tomcat service.
    Remedy Single Sign-On is now integrated to work with BMC Virtual Chat.


If the following error message is displayed, restart the Remedy AR System server and the Virtual Chat server:
You do not have sufficient rights for this login. You must be a Chat Agent.

3Update the Agent identifier and Logout URL values in the file.
  1. Stop the Tomcat services.
  2. Copy the file from the midtier/WEB-INF/classes directory to the tomcat/webapps/eschat/WEB-INF/classes directory and update the following parameters:
    • agent-id=vc_agent
    • logout-urls=/logout.jsp
  3. Start the Tomcat services.

For more information about configuring the Remedy Single Sign-On agent, see Configuring Remedy SSO agent .


Check the armonitor.cfg (Windows) or the armonitor.conf (UNIX) file located in the filedeployer/conf directory for any incorrect syntax.

  1. Open and edit the armonitor.cfg or the armonitor.conf file located in the <Mid Tier Home>filedeployer/conf directory.
  2. Locate the line error that is reported by the armonitor.log.
    For example: Cannot run program WEBSERVER_DEPLOYMENT_DIRECTORY=C:\Program Files\Apache Software Foundation\Tomcat 8.5: CreateProcess error=2,  The system cannot find the file specified
  3. Modify the Environment-variable in the armonitor.cfg file as follows:

    Environment-variable: WEBSERVER_DEPLOYMENT_DIRECTORY=C:\Program Files\Apache Software Foundation\Tomcat 8.5
  4. Save the file and restart the BMC Mid Tier File Deployment Service.

5Confirm that the installed Remedy AR System server and Smart IT components are the correct and compatible versions.

To deploy BMC Live Chat version 20.02, make sure that you have installed the following:

  • BMC Virtual Chat version 9.1.02
  • Remedy Action Request System version 20.02
  • Smart IT version 20.02
  • Remedy IT Service Management Suite version 20.02
  • Remedy Single Sign-On version 19.08 or later
  • Apache Tomcat 7 or later
  • (To use the Live Chat feature in BMC Helix Business Workflows) BMC Helix Business Workflows version 19.11 or later

For more information, see System requirements .

6Apply the latest cumulative fix from BMC Customer SupportFor more information, see

Resolutions for common issues




The Live Chat option is not displayed on the Smart IT menu bar as shown below.


  1. In a browser, go to the following URL address:
  2. Log in as an administrator.
  3. Select AR System Administration > AR System Administration Console > Applications > Groups.
  4. Ensure that the following entries are present on the Group form. If the entries are not present, manually import the VAGroups.arx file to the Group form, by using the BMC Remedy Data Import Tool.
    To locate the VAGroups.arx file, extract the installation file for BMC Virtual Chat and go to the \BMCVirtualChatWindows_<version>\Disk1\files\remedy_files\en folder.

Creating and managing groups

Importing data into BMC Remedy AR System forms

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