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Starting LifeKeeper

When you have completed all of the verification tasks, you are ready to start LifeKeeper on both servers. This section provides information for starting the LifeKeeper server daemon processes. The LifeKeeper GUI application is launched using a separate command and is described in Configuring the LifeKeeper GUI. LifeKeeper provides a command line interface that starts and stops the LifeKeeper daemon processes. These daemon processes must be running before you start the LifeKeeper GUI.

Starting LifeKeeper Server Processes

If LifeKeeper is not currently running on your system, type the following command as the user root on all servers:


Following the delay of a few seconds, a message similar to the following is displayed:

# /opt/LifeKeeper/bin/lkstart steeleye-lk 7.3.0 Copyright (C)2011 SIOS Technology Corp. LIFEKEEPER STARTING TO INITIALIZE AT: Tue Jan 1814:43:03 EDT 2011 LifeKeeper is starting to initialize at Tue Jan 18 14:43:04EDT 2011 LIFEKEEPER NOW RUNNING AT: Tue Jan 18 14:45:44 EDT 2011

Note: If you receive the following error message when you start LifeKeeper, you should install / re-install the LifeKeeper Installation Support CD:

ERROR: Cannot find the /opt/LifeKeeper/config/lkstart-hook file. Have you installed the LifeKeeper Distribution Enabling package?

See the LCD(1M) man page by entering man LCD at the command line for details on the lkstart command.

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