Sun Java System Messaging Server 6.3 Administration Guide

4.5.1 Automatic Restart in High Availability Deployments

Automatic restart in high availability deployments require the following configutil parameters to be set:

Table 4–5 HA Automatic Restart Parameters


Description/HA Value  


Enable watcher on start-msg startup. Default is yes.


Enable automatic restart of failed or frozen (unresponsive) servers including IMAP, POP, HTTP, job controller, dispatcher, and MMP servers. Default is No. 


Failure retry time-out. If a server fails more than once during this designated period of time, then the system will stop trying to restart this server. If this happens in an HA system, Messaging Server is shutdown and a failover to the other system occurs. The value (set in seconds) should be set to a period value longer than the msprobe interval. (See local.schedule.msprobe below). Default is 600.


msprobe run schedule. A crontab style schedule string (see Table 20–10). Default is 5,15,25,35,45,55 * * * * lib/msprobe

To disable: set local.schedule.msprobe.enable to NO.