A service endpoint is the Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) location of an
Enterprise Server for .NET component running as a service. The default configuration is a port on the local machine, that is, all components operating
on a single machine.
Key WCF service interactions an installation uses include:
- Dispatcher-to-SEP, to submit requests for processing.
- SEP-to-dispatcher, to register an SEP as available for processing requests (self-hosted SEPs only).
- SEP-to-listener, to send responses back to clients and receive data from specific client conversations.
- SEP-to-monitor, to register database and server instances, register special SEPs (such as debug SEPs) and SEP pools, and process
certain CICS APIs.
- Monitor-to-dispatcher, to submit requests generated by events such as timers.
Note: The listener always sends its WCF service location to the dispatcher, so you do not have to configure the listener's endpoint
for the dispatcher.
For a system operating on a cluster, service endpoints are defined as URLs. The URL defines the endpoint's protocol, hostname,
port, and path.