Sun Java System Directory Server Enterprise Edition 6.0 Installation Guide

Watchdog Process

The Watchdog is an Identity Synchronization for Windows Java process that is responsible for starting, restarting, and stopping individual background Java processes. The Watchdog launches and monitors the central logger, system manager, and connectors (but does not monitor subcomponents, Message Queue, or the Identity Synchronization for Windows Console).

The Watchdog is installed anywhere you install Core and it can be started as a Solaris daemon, Linux daemon, or a Windows service. (For information about starting and stopping services, see Starting and Stopping Services.)