I'm updating a Tridion Sites 9.5 (training) environment and can see the DXA application has the wrong Content Service endpoint.

The DXA site log shows:

Sdl.Tridion.Api.GraphQL.Client.Exceptions.GraphQLClientException: Unable to connect to the remote server ---> System.Net.WebException: Unable to connect to the remote server ---> System.Net.Sockets.SocketException: A connection attempt failed because the connected party did not properly respond after a period of time, or established connection failed because connected host has failed to respond 10.x.x.x:8081 at System.Net.Sockets.Socket.DoConnect(EndPoint endPointSnapshot, SocketAddress socketAddress) at System.Net.ServicePoint.ConnectSocketInternal(Boolean connectFailure, Socket s4, Socket s6, Socket& socket, IPAddress& address, ConnectSocketState state, IAsyncResult asyncResult, Exception& exception) --- End of inner exception stack trace ---

The service instead should be at localhost:8081 instead. Visiting http://localhost:8081/content.svc/health shows:


And http://localhost:8081/content.svc returns an expected {"error":"invalid_grant"} (I haven't modified anything for authorization).


Where do we set the URL for the Content Service? I think it goes in cd_storage_conf but is that just in the Content Service config folder?

Checking \content\config\cd_storage_conf.xml, I can see:

<Role Name="ContentServiceCapability" Url="http://10.x.x.x:8081/content.svc"/>

I think this should be instead:

<Role Name="ContentServiceCapability" Url="http://localhost:8081/content.svc"/>

But I'm confused because I've seen examples that also shows the Content Service URL/URI in the Discovery Service's cd_storage_conf.

After making changes, do we run java -jar discovery-registration.jar update command in the Discovery Config folder as well?

Running discovery-registration reports the following.

Created or Updated Capabilities:
  "id" : "DefaultTokenService",
  "lastUpdateTime" : 1659478275651,
  "uri" : "http://dxd.tridiondemo.com:8082/token.svc"
  "id" : "DefaultWeb",
  "lastUpdateTime" : 1659478275764
  "id" : "DefaultContentService",
  "lastUpdateTime" : 1659478275815,
  "uri" : "http://localhost:8081/content.svc"

So I think I updated the service endpoint, but after the changes, the registration command, and restarting both the Discovery and Content Service doesn't seem to change the DXA error.

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It seems this particular error may have been related to something else, either authentication or not restarting the services.

In short, to update the URL/URI for the Content Service (when running as Windows Service in a test or training environment):

  1. Update cd_storage_conf.xml in the Content Service configuration folder.
  2. (Re)install the Content Service, using the auto-register switch to register the Content Service microservice as a Capability.

ConfigRepository will have:

    <Role Name="ContentServiceCapability" Url="http://localhost:8081/content.svc"/>

Per the documentation, you only need to add the Content Service URI in the Discovery Service cd_storage_conf.xml if you did not set auto-register and you want to manually configure the Content Service.

Otherwise, leave out the Content Service in the Discovery Service, skip the java -jar discovery-registration.jar command, and auto register the Content Service instead.

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