Last Updated on 2022-10-21

KB00017: Dealing with startup timeouts on high-loaded nodes

EVA ICS versions: 3.4.0 and 3.x above


The default component startup timeout is 60 seconds. It may be not enough for high-loaded nodes or nodes which run on a slow hardware.


Increase startup timeouts:

  • The main startup timeout is located in /opt/eva/etc/eva-config. Put there e.g. STARTUP_TIMEOUT=180 to raise timeout to 180 seconds.

  • If using systemd, edit /etc/systemd/system/eva-ics.service and increase TimeoutStartSec. The value must be higher than the max expected timeout for all local controllers.

  • If the startup timeout is set for more than 60 seconds, modify the watchdog interval and make it equal or higher:

AUTO_PREFIX=1 /opt/eva/sbin/eva-registry-cli set-field config/watchdog
interval 180 -p number