LifeKeeper does not require administration during operation. LifeKeeper works automatically to monitor protected resources and to perform the specified recovery actions if a fault should occur. You use the LifeKeeper GUI in these cases:

  • Resource and hierarchy definition. LifeKeeper provides these interface options:

      º LifeKeeper GUI


      º LifeKeeper command line interface
  • Resource monitoring. The LifeKeeper GUI provides access to resource status information and to the LifeKeeper logs.
  • Manual intervention. You may need to stop servers or specific resources for maintenance or other administrative actions. The LifeKeeper GUI provides menu functions that allow you to bring specific resources in and out of service. Once applications have been placed under LifeKeeper protection, they should be started and stopped only through these LifeKeeper interfaces. Starting and stopping LifeKeeper is done through the command line only.

See GUI Tasks and Maintenance Tasks for detailed instructions on performing LifeKeeper administration, configuration and maintenance operations.

A super user granted permissions by running the “su” or “sudo” command is able to execute LifeKeeper commands. However, SIOS Technology Corp. has tested executing LifeKeeper commands via the root user only.
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Error Detection and Notification

N-Way Recovery

Administrator Tasks

Editing Server Properties

Creating a Communication Path

Deleting a Communication Path

Server Properties – Failover

Creating Resource Hierarchies

Creating a File System Resource Hierarchy

Creating a Generic Application Resource Hierarchy

Creating a Raw Device Resource Hierarchy

QSP Resource Hierarchy

Editing Resource Properties

Editing Resource Priorities

Extending Resource Hierarchies

Extending a File System Resource Hierarchy

Extending a Generic Application Resource Hierarchy

Extending a Raw Device Resource Hierarchy

Unextending a Hierarchy

Creating a Resource Dependency

Deleting a Resource Dependency

Deleting a Hierarchy from All Servers

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