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LBD Servicing Insights
Want to get a better idea where your Local Business Data (LBD) / On Prem deployment is when you are deploying a new package to it during servicing? Here are a few areas to check.
First, once a package has been prepared and downloaded, you can check what is happening with it by finding the orchestrator that has the "ArtifactsManagerPkg" installed on it. In the Service Fabric Explorer, expand the orchestrator nodes then LocalAgent and look for the package.
Next, look in the event viewer for that machine, using the node name to go back to the VM IP / DNS name. In the event viewer, go to Applications and Services Logs > Microsoft > Dynamics > AX-LocalAgent > Operational then the details tab.
That will let you know what is going on with a particular asset. In this instance, the zipped packaged that is the entire deployment was the subject of the message. You can browse in here to see other stuff that happened or is happening depending on when you check during the operation.
If you want to see where particular apps are in the installation process, In the Service Fabric Explorer, again look for the orchestrator node that has the OrchestrationServicePkg installed on it under LocalAgent.
In the event viewer for that node, go to Applications and Services Logs > Microsoft > Dynamics > AX-LocalAgent > Operational then the details tab.
If you're not seeing much activity, it is more than likely that the AOS is running 1 of the 2 longer running processes namely a database synchronize or deploying all SSRS report. To check on those, again open event viewer on the AOS. If you have more than 1 AOS in the cluster, you will have to check all AOSs. I haven't determined how it decides which AOS will perform which task yet. Go to Applications and Services Logs > Microsoft > Dynamics > AX-DatabaseSynchronize > Operational then click on the details tab.
Next, to check on report deployment, go to Applications and Services Logs > Microsoft > Dynamics > AX-SSRSReportDeployment > Operational then click on the details tab. Again, if you have more than 1 AOS, you may need to look at the others to find this info.
Each server in the cluster will have different areas to check out but digging around in there will give you a better idea of what is happening when.