Sentinel: Watchdog Process Defined

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  • 18-Aug-2006
  • 26-Apr-2012

Environment

Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Standard Edition
Microsoft Windows 2000 Server
RedHat Linux
Solaris 9

Situation

What is the Watchdog Process?

Resolution

Watchdog is a Sentinel Process that manages other Sentinel Processes. If a process other than Watchdog stops, Watchdog will report this and will then restart that process. For Windows, Watchdog is a service and is called eSecurity. If this service is stopped, it will stop all Sentinel processes on that machine.

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