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       apphbd - Application Heartbeat Monitor for High-Availability Linux


       apphbd [-srkdh] [-c file]


           apphbd is deprecated; its use is strongly discouraged. The functionality provided by
           apphbd has been replaced by resource-level monitoring in Pacemaker.

       /usr/lib/heartbeat/apphbd is a basic application heartbeat monitor daemon for Linux-HA. A
       group of Application Heartbeat APIs are defined for this heartbeat monitoring service.
       Applications may register with the daemon in order to be monitored. If an application
       fails to send a heartbeat within the specified interval, the daemon will log an event.

       apphbd may use a watchdog timer to monitor itself.

       apphbd extends its functionality by using plugins. A plugin, recmgr notifies the recovery
       manager daemon if certain events occur (e.g. an application fails to heartbeat).

       The Recovery Manager daemon (/usr/lib/heartbeat/recoverymgrd) receives notification from
       the recmgr plugin, then it tries to execute recovery scripts as configured. See the
       recoverymgrd default configuration file, recoverymgrd.conf for details.

       recoverymgrd registers itself with apphbd as a client application.  apphbd should be
       started first with the recmgr plugin loaded. Then, recoverymgrd should be configured and


       The following options are supported:

           Show the status of apphbd, running or stopped.

           Stop (kill) the daemon.

           Restart the daemon.  apphbd will reload its configuration file when restarted.

       -d level
           Set the debug level.

           Show a brief usage message.

       -c file
           Set an alternate configuration file. The default configuration file is ./
           For details on the file format and supported options, refer to the example
           file found in the documentation directory.


       ·   /run/ – default PID file

       · – Default configuration file for apphbd.  apphbd searches the file in its
           working directory.

       ·   recoverymgrd.conf – default configuration file for recoverymgrd. recoverymgrd searches
           the file in its working directory. An alternative configuration file may be specified
           on the command line.

       ·   /usr/lib/heartbeat/plugins/AppHBNotification – directory containing plugins for




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