Error: The monit service does not respond. Refer to Parallels technical support for help.


I have Plesk 12 installed on a machine running CentOS 6, but I am not able to start Watchdog due to the following error message:

Error: The monit service does not respond. Refer to Parallels technical support for help.

It seems that the monitrc template is using a log location which doesn’t exist and therefor failes to start.

Open the following file:

# nano -w /usr/local/psa/etc/modules/watchdog/monitrc.tpl

Find the following line:

set logfile /var/log/plesk/modules/monit.log

Change this line to and save the file:

set logfile /var/log/plesk/monit.log

Start watchdog. It should start without any errors.