Sun Java System Instant Messaging 7.2 Administration Guide

Watchdog Parameters

The watchdog monitors the server process and attempts to restart the server if it determines that the server is not running. See Managing the Watchdog Process

Table A–9 lists and describes the watchdog configuration parameters.

Table A–9 Watchdog Configuration Parameters


Default Value 




Enables the watchdog feature. To reset this parameter or disable the watchdog, set this to false.

To avoid conflicts, you should disable the watchdog if you are monitoring the Instant Messaging server using the operating system administration console. 


300 (seconds)

The watchdog periodically polls the server to check whether it is running. This parameter sets the interval between two status polls. 



Sets the number of retries, times the watchdog will attempt to contact the Instant Messaging server, before shutting down and restarting the server. The maximum is ten retries.