You see the following error in the logs "Other watchdog instance (pid 10392) is running for more than 540 sec, killing it!"
You receive mail notifications with the following content:
You are using an SMS Appliance running OS software version 5.x
Common hardware models likely to experience similar issues: 8220/8320/8240/8260
Common conditions leading to similar issues:
The watchdog is an internal process running on SMS Appliances which periodically (every 10 minutes) creates statistics data to send to the Control Center. In some cases (see Conditions) the watchdog takes more than 10 minutes to complete its execution, therefore the above notifications/errors are generated.
This message indicates an internal conflict that was automatically resolved. This error does not indicate an issue requiring a response. However, if the software version installed is not 9.0.2 or greater please upgrade to at least version 9.0.2. If the alerts continue after upgrading to version 9.0.2 or greater then proceed with the possible resolution the steps listed below.
Possible resolution steps:
If cron daemon/watchdog errors persist then restart the SNMP services. To restart SNMP services: