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The Alteryx Service is unable to start, and/or the Gallery fails to load in the browser.
The message Gallery Service failed to start in a timely fashion can be found in the Server's Service logs.
AlteryxService_LogStartupError: There was an error starting the Alteryx Service <Gallery Service failed to start in a timely fashion, exiting.>
The Service is unable to ping the Gallery endpoint. This can happen for a variety of reasons.
Isolating a misconfigured gallery URL
The following base URL for Gallery can be configured as:
If this not working, please go to Solution C
2. Machine Name with Fully Qualified Domain Name (FQDN)
If (1) works and (2) does not, please go to Solution A
3. Domain Name System (DNS)
If (1) and (2) works and (3) does not, please go to Solution A
4. SSL Enabled (Compatible with all previous setups)
If (2) and (3) work, but (4) does not work, please go to Solution A
To identify which component is causing the issue, a general recommendation is to downgrade to setup (1) and move up in complication until the issue replicates.
Additionally, a common practice to isolate if the gallery is properly resolving to the correct IP address is to use “nslookup” and “ipconfig /all”.
1. Open a command prompt as administrator
2. Type "nslookup gallerywebsite.com"
**Do not include http:// or https://
The Domain Name Server and its IP address of the address that is provided (the gallery URL) will be listed
3. Type "ipconfig /all"
The Domain Server Name information and the IP address of the current machine will be listed.
If these do not match up, then this can be a source to begin troubleshooting.
Isolating a proxy
Generally, IT or the Server Admin will know if a proxy is being used on the Server.
Check cURL environment variables are configured properly.
Go to Solution B if a proxy is affecting your Gallery
Traffic is being properly routed back to Gallery
Generally, IT or the Server Admin will know of any certain setups, such as load balancers, that can affect reroutes. Wireshark traces may be obtained to get more information.
Please go to Solution A if your Gallery URL is being redirected
Check with your IT to ensure that the Server can be recognized on the company’s network or that any third party entities are properly set up (DNS, SSL, etc.)
While we do not support or recommend any specific SSL cert software, please reference the Community article Configuring Alteryx Server for SSL: Obtaining and Installing for details on how to properly sign and bind a certificate to the Alteryx Server.
Ensure that cURL environment variables are configured properly.
Common variables to check that can be the source if the traffic goes to the proxy and does not come back are: http_proxy, https_proxy, all_proxy
localhost can be affected if it is not set as a no_proxy exclusion
To set environment variables please see this article.
If any additional assistance is required, please open a ticket with Alteryx Support through the Case Portal.