QlikView Publisher is intermittently crashing with no obvious cause or regularity.
In Windows Application Logs, there will be the following entries:
Source: .NET Runtime
Framework Version: v4.0.30319
Description: The process was terminated due to an unhandled exception.
Exception Info: System.Net.Sockets.SocketException
Source: Application Error
Faulting application name: QVDistributionService.exe
Faulting module name: KERNELBASE.dll
Exception code: 0xe0434352
Fault offset: 0x0000000000008b9c
Faulting process id: 0xe08
You can also verify whether this issue is present by running netstat -aob > ports then searching for :666 which will show QDS is listening on this port on the QDS machine.
Options to resolve (in order of speed and ease):
- If server is on an internal only network: Turn off internal port scanning for port 666 on that server
- Turn on Service Recovery options: Under Administrator tools > Services > QlikViewDistributionService > Recovery > First/Second/Third failure: Restart Service
- Upgrade to 11.20 SR13 or higher/Request a patch with the standard patch diligence procedure
Note! Blocking port 666 through the Windows Firewall does not remedy the issue.