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  1. Preface
  2. Analyst Service
  3. Content Management Service
  4. Data Integration Service
  5. Data Integration Service Architecture
  6. Data Integration Service Management
  7. Data Integration Service Grid
  8. Data Integration Service Applications
  9. Mass Ingestion Service
  10. Metadata Access Service
  11. Metadata Manager Service
  12. Model Repository Service
  13. PowerCenter Integration Service
  14. PowerCenter Integration Service Architecture
  15. High Availability for the PowerCenter Integration Service
  16. PowerCenter Repository Service
  17. PowerCenter Repository Management
  18. PowerExchange Listener Service
  19. PowerExchange Logger Service
  20. SAP BW Service
  21. Search Service
  22. System Services
  23. Test Data Manager Service
  24. Test Data Warehouse Service
  25. Web Services Hub
  26. Application Service Upgrade
  27. Application Service Databases
  28. Connecting to Databases from Windows
  29. Connecting to Databases from UNIX
  30. Updating the DynamicSections Parameter of a DB2 Database

Session on a Grid

Session on a Grid

When you run a session on a grid, the master service process runs the workflow and workflow tasks, including the Scheduler. Because it runs on the master service process node, the Scheduler uses the date and time for the master service process node to start scheduled workflows. The Load Balancer distributes Command tasks as it does when you run a workflow on a grid. In addition, when the Load Balancer dispatches a Session task, it distributes the session threads to separate DTM processes.
The master service process starts a temporary preparer DTM process that fetches the session and prepares it to run. After the preparer DTM process prepares the session, it acts as the master DTM process, which monitors the DTM processes running on other nodes.
The worker service processes start the worker DTM processes on other nodes. The worker DTM runs the session. Multiple worker DTM processes running on a node might be running multiple sessions or multiple partition groups from a single session depending on the session configuration.
For example, you run a workflow on a grid that contains one Session task and one Command task. You also configure the session to run on the grid.
The following figure shows the service process and DTM distribution when you run a session on a grid on three nodes:
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When the PowerCenter Integration Service process runs the session on a grid, it performs the following tasks:
  • On Node 1, the master service process runs workflow tasks. It also starts a temporary preparer DTM process, which becomes the master DTM process. The Load Balancer dispatches the Command task and session threads to nodes in the grid.
  • On Node 2, the worker service process runs the Command task and starts the worker DTM processes that run the session threads.
  • On Node 3, the worker service process starts the worker DTM processes that run the session threads.