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LifeKeeper Installation Overview

For complete installation instructions on installing the LifeKeeper for Linux software see Installing the LifeKeeper Software.  Refer to the LifeKeeper for Linux Release Notes for additional information.

Installing via Graphical Interface

You can install LifeKeeper using any rpm supported graphical interface or through the command line. For more information on rpm software, you can go to the following web site:

Installing via Command Line

LifeKeeper can be installed through the command line, regardless of the Linux distribution you are operating under.

  1. Determine the mount point to your CD-ROM drive, and from the command line prompt, type cd /mnt/cdrom/LifeKeeper*/RPMS
  2. At the next prompt , type rpm -i <package name>.rpm

Note: If you are installing the LifeKeeper Core CD,  you must start with the LifeKeeper Core package first (steeleye-lk), then the rest of the packages on the Core CD:





The following optional package can be installed depending upon your environment:


  1. You will see informational messages during the installation. If you receive no error messages before you get another prompt sign, the LifeKeeper packages have installed correctly.
  2. Install the LifeKeeper software, as appropriate, on the other server(s) in the cluster using the same procedure.

For upgrade installations, you would use the rpm -U option in place of the rpm -i option.

See Upgrading LifeKeeper for additional upgrade information.

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