Monday, February 4, 2008

ARCHITECTURE(1 to 13)

1. What are the 5 types of Siebel client?
--Dedicated
--Mobile
--Web
--Wireless
--Handheld.


2. What are the three object layers for a configured application?
--UI layer
--Business layer
--Data layer


3. State 5 of the components of the logical server architecture
--Gateway
--Enterprise
--Siebel Server
--File server
--Database server


4. What are the four server component states - describe each of them.
--Online
--Running
--Offline
--Shutdown


5. Describe briefly the following: gateway server, file server enterprise server
--Gateway Server - Provides access to and availability of Siebel Servers (name server and Connection Broker)
--File System - Shared directory that stores compressed files used by Siebel applications
--Enterprise Server - Group of Siebel Servers that access the same database server


6. Explain about Siebel Web Engine.
Generates the user interface in Siebel applications as HTML pages on the server and passes them to a Web browser through HTTP. SWE allows users to view and modify data. SWE retrieves and updates data by interfacing with the object manager.


7. What is Siebel Web Client?
Displays the interactive Siebel application used to manage the Siebel data.


8. Explain about the different types of client.
Handheld and Mobile Web Clients :
Access local .cfg and .srf files
Directly access a local database and Siebel File System
Directly connect to their designated Siebel Server for synchronization


Mobile Web Client:
Siebel.exe is launched from program group or startup icon
Startup switch identifies .cfg
.cfg identifies .srf, application, local database, and Siebel Server
Mobile and Handheld are not zero-footprint applications

Dedicated Web Client :
Uses a locally installed executable (siebel.exe) to support dedicated access to the database
No requirement for Web Server or SWSE
Not a zero-footprint application


9. What is Web Server?
--Identifies and passes Siebel requests from Web clients to the Siebel servers
--Passes completed HTML application pages back to Web clients


10. What is Siebel Server?
--Is a Windows service or Unix daemon process
--Is the platform that supports interactive, batch, and background processing for all Siebel clients
--Controls server components running on a machine


11. Explain about Server Load Balancing.
--Evenly distributes the workload across available servers
--Web Server load balancing supported by third-party HTTP load balancer
--Siebel Server load balancing supports two mechanisms
-Siebel SISNAPI/SSL load balancer built in to the SWSE
-Third-party HTTP load balancer


12. Explain about File System.
--Is a shared directory that stores compressed files used by Siebel applications
Examples: Product literature, sales tools, presentations
--Read/write access is controlled by the File System Manager server component


13. What is Object Definition?

Siebel object definitions are the metadata that define Siebel applications. Siebel object definitions implement the user interface, business entities, and database organization. Object definitions are stored in a set of database tables called the Siebel Repository.

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