If any server in your LifeKeeper cluster experiences a failure that causes re-installation of the operating system (and thus LifeKeeper), you will have to re-extend the resource hierarchies from each server in the cluster. If any server in the cluster has a shared equivalency relationship with the re-installed server, however, LifeKeeper will not allow you to extend the existing resource hierarchy to the re-installed server. LifeKeeper will also not allow you to unextend the hierarchy from the re-installed server because the hierarchy does not really exist on the server that was re-installed.
- On each server where the resource hierarchies are configured, use the eqv_list command to obtain a list of all the shared equivalencies (see LCDI-relationship for details).
The example below shows the command and resulting output for the IP resource iptag on server1 and server2 where server2 is the server that was re-installed and server1 has the hierarchy configured:
- On each server where the resource hierarchies are configured, use eqv_remove to manually remove the equivalency relationship for each resource in the hierarchy (see LCDI-relationship for details).
For example, execute the following command on server1 using the example from step 1 above:
eqv_remove -t iptag -S server2 -e SHARED
- In clusters with more than two servers, steps 1-2 should be repeated on each server in the cluster where equivalency relationships for these resource hierarchies are defined.
- Finally, extend each resource hierarchy from the server where the resource hierarchy is in-service to the re-installed server using the GUI.