During the setup of Session Recording, the components may not connect to other components. All the components communicate with the Session Recording Server (Broker). By default, the Broker (an IIS component) is secured using the IIS default Web site certificate. If one component cannot connect to the Session Recording Server, the other components may also fail when attempting to connect.
The Session Recording Agent and Session Recording Server (Storage Manager and Broker) log connection errors in the applications event log in the Event Viewer of the computer hosting the Session Recording Server, while the Session Recording Policy Console and Session Recording Player display connection error messages on screen when they fail to connect.
Testing connections to the Session Recording Server IIS site by using a Web browser to access the Session Recording Broker Web page can help you determine whether problems with communication between Session Recording components stem from misconfigured protocol configuration, certification issues, or problems starting Session Recording Broker.
If you are using HTTPS as your communication protocol, the computer hosting the Session Recording Server must be configured with a server certificate. All component connections to the Session Recording Server must have root certificate authority (CA). Otherwise, attempted connections between the components fail.
You can test your certificates by accessing the Session Recording Broker Web page as you would when testing IIS connectivity. If you are able to access the XML page for each component, the certificates are configured correctly.
Here are some common ways certificate issues cause connections to fail: