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Test MID Server connectivity

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Test MID Server connectivity

Confirm network connectivity to the MID Server for automatic upgrades, and then ensure that the MID Server can communicate with the instance.

Before you begin

Role required: admin

About this task

The system that hosts the MID Server must be able to access one of these URLs to automatically upgrade:
  • HTTPS: on the default HTTPS port (443)
  • HTTP: on the default HTTPS port (80)


  1. Use PING to test connectivity with the host on the network (ping<host IP>).
  2. If no ping response is returned, use TRACEROUTE to see where traffic might be stopped (traceroute<host>).
  3. Use TELNET to connect to any of the TCP ports (telnet<host> <port>).
  4. Use an SNMP scanning tool to determine if a potential network device is responsive.
  5. Resolve the most likely issues around network connectivity:
    • Routing: Confirm that the MID Server host has network access to the IP ranges you are attempting to discover.
    • Firewalls: Confirm access to the physical firewalls that protect a large environment such as the Data Center. Confirm access to any logical firewalls that protect an individual computer. MID Server communications are initiated inside the firewall and therefore do not require any special firewall rules or VPNs.
    • Access Control Lists (ACL): Confirm that ACLs contain the IP addresses based list on SNMP network devices that allows communication to a particular target.
    • Resolve all issues with your network teams to better understand your topology. Deploy additional MID Servers if necessary to help keep your network secure. Configure access from your existing MID Server host to networking components.
  6. Verify that the MID Server service is running on the host:
    • Windows: In the Windows Services console, locate the ServiceNow [MID Server name] and confirm that each MID Server has the Started Status value.
    • Linux: Ensure that the agent0.log.0.lck appears in the /servicenow/ MID Server name]/agent folder.
  7. After each MID Server restart, open the agent0.log.0 and address all error messages.
  8. From the ServiceNow instance, navigate to MID Server > Servers.
  9. Review and verify that all MID Servers that are connected to the instance are listed.
  10. Verify that the Status is Up for the MID Servers.