|Applies To||RSA Product Set: Identity Governance & Lifecycle|
RSA Version/Condition: All
|Issue||What is the aveksa_watchdog service in RSA Identity Governance & Lifecycle?|
|Resolution||The aveksa_watchdog service known as the ACM Watchdog checks that the database is running when RSA Identity Governance & Lifecycle is started. If the database is not running, it will watch for the database to start before continuing with the RSA Identity Governance & Lifecycle startup. Once the ACM Watchdog detects the database is running, it will resume the RSA Identity Governance & Lifecycle startup. The Watchdog may be monitored by looking at /tmp/ACMWatchdog.log.|
An example of the contents from the /tmp/ACMWatchdog.log file is shown below:
The ACM Watchdog service is enabled by default during the RSA Identity Governance & Lifecycle installation using the /etc/init.d/aveksa_watchdogscript and is started in run levels 3 and 5. To see if the Watchdog is enabled, execute ps -ef | grep Watchdog as the oracle user. If the Watchdog is enabled, you will see:
The ACM Watchdog may be stopped and started with the following commands executed as the oracle user:
Use the chkconfig command to change the run-level for the script. For more information on modifying the run level and/or disabling the Watchdog upon system startup, please refer to KB-1388 How to disable the automatic starting of ACM on system boot.