The PXS Heartbeat Monitor program, pxsekg, has no command line options. The command line is reserved for the options required by the application being monitored. However, 3 parameters can be set using the program environment:
PXSMONITOR The timeout in seconds for the heartbeat monitor to expect heartbeats from the heartbeat client. Range: 30-3600 seconds Default: 50 seconds PXSHEARTBEAT The timeout in seconds for the heartbeat client to send heartbeats to the the heartbeat monitor. Range: 20-1800 seconds Default: 30 seconds PXSLIMIT The number of consecutive missed hearbeats which will cause the heartbeat monitor to fail over to run the application. Range: 1-20 Default: 5
The value of
PXSMONITOR must be strictly greater than the value
PXSHEARTBEAT. With the default values, the monitor will
fail over appoximately 5 minutes after the primary stops heartbeating.