This menu allows to configure system to reboot, when a specific IP address does not respond, or when it detects, that the software has locked up. The detection is done in two ways:
- Software watchdog timer (mostly caused by hardware malfunction) device can recover itself with a reboot.
- Ping watchdog can monitor connectivity to a specific IP address and trigger reboot function.
|watch-address (IP; Default: none)||The system will reboot, in case 6 sequential pings to the given IP address will fail. If set to none this feature is disabled. By default router will reboot every 6 minutes if watch-address is set and not reachable.|
|watchdog-timer (yes | no; Default: yes)||Whether to reboot if system is unresponsive for a minute|
|no-ping-delay (time; Default: 5m)||Specifies how long will it wait before trying to reach the watch-address.|
|ping-timeout (time; Default: 60s)||Specifies the time interval in which the device will be pinged 6 times (after "no-ping-delay").|
|automatic-supout (yes | no; Default: yes)||When software failure happens, a file named "autosupout.rif" is generated automatically, when software failure occurs. The previous "autosupout.rif" file is renamed to "autosupout.old.rif. It contains the same information as a regular supout.rif file.|
|auto-send-supout (yes | no; Default: no)||After the support output file is automatically generated, it can be sent by email|
|send-email-from (string; Default: )||e-mail address to send the support output file from. If not set, the value set in /tool e-mail is used|
|send-email-to (string; Default: )||e-mail address to send the support output file to.|
|send-smtp-server (string; Default: )||SMTP server address to send the support output file through. If not set, the value set in /tool e-mail is used.|
To make system generate a support output file and sent it automatically to email@example.com throught the 192.0.2.1in case of a software crash:
[admin@MikroTik] system watchdog> set auto-send-supout=yes \ \... firstname.lastname@example.org send-smtp-server=192.0.2.1 [admin@MikroTik] system watchdog> print watch-address: none watchdog-timer: yes no-ping-delay: 5m automatic-supout: yes auto-send-supout: yes send-smtp-server: 192.0.2.1 send-email-to: email@example.com [admin@MikroTik] system watchdog>