Broker 10.5 | webMethods Broker Documentation | Administering webMethods Broker | Broker Monitor | The Role of Broker Monitor
The Role of Broker Monitor
How Broker Monitor Starts Broker Servers
How Broker Monitor Monitors the State of Broker Servers
Status Messages Logged by Broker Monitor
Broker Monitor (awbrokermon) is a separate process that runs on the machine that hosts Broker Server. It has three functions:
*It starts Broker Servers.
*It monitors the state of the Broker Servers running on the host machine and automatically attempts to restart them if they fail.
*It logs status messages about the Broker Servers.
During installation, Broker Monitor binds to a port and IP address on the host machine. Broker Monitor listens for requests from administrative clients (such as the Broker user interface in My webMethods) on the port to which it is bound. The default port of Broker Monitor is 6850.
Typical Broker Monitor installation monitors all Broker Servers on the host machine
You can have more than one instance of Broker Monitor on the host machine if the host machine has more than one instance of webMethods Broker installed. When running multiple instances of webMethods Broker, each installation is a stand-alone application with its own set of unique configuration and its own Broker Monitor. Broker Monitor only interacts with the Broker Servers in its own webMethods Broker environment. For more information, see Running Multiple Instances of webMethods Broker on the Same Host and Ports and Running Multiple Instances of Broker Monitor .
For more information about binding Broker Monitor to an IP address, see Broker Security Model.