The Resource Properties dialog is available from the Edit menu or from a resource context menu. This dialog displays the properties for a particular resource on a server. When accessed from the Edit menu, you can select the resource and the server. When accessed from a resource context menu, you can select the server.

General Tab

    • Tag. The name of a resource instance, unique to a system, that identifies the resource to an administrator.
    • ID. A character string associated with a resource instance, unique among all instances of the resource type, that identifies some internal characteristics of the resource instance to the application software associated with it.
    • Switchback. (editable if user has Administrator permission) The setting that governs the recovery behavior of the server where the resource was in service when it failed. If the setting is intelligent, the server acts as a possible backup for the given resource. If the setting is automatic, the server actively attempts to re-acquire the resource, providing the following conditions are met:
    º The resource hierarchy must have been in service on the server when it left the cluster.
    º If it is in service at all, then the resource must currently be in service on a server with a lower priority.
    • State. Current state of the resource instance:
    º Active – In-service locally and protected.
    º Warning – In-service locally, but local recovery will not be attempted.
    º Failed – Out-of-service, failed.
    º Standby – Out-of-service, unimpaired.
    º ILLSTATE – A resource state has not been initialized properly by the resource initialization process which is run as part of the LifeKeeper startup sequence. Resources in this state are not under LifeKeeper protection.
    º UNKNOWN – Resource state could not be determined. The GUI server may not be available.
    • Reason. If present, describes the reason the resource is in its current state, that is, the reason for the last state change. For example the application on galahad is in the OSU state because the shared primary resource ordbfsaa-on-tristan on tristan is in ISP or ISU state. Shared resources can be active on only one of the grouped systems at a time.
    • Initialization. The setting that determines resource initialization behavior at boot time, for example, AUTORES_ISP, INIT_ISP, or INIT_OSU.

Relations Tab

    • Parent. Identifies the tag names of the resources that are directly dependent on this resource.
    • Child. Identifies the tag names of all resources on which this resource depends.
    • Root. Tag name of the resource in this resource hierarchy that has no parent.

Equivalencies Tab

    • Server. The name of the server on which the resource has a defined equivalency.
    • Priority. (editable if the user has Administrator permission). The failover priority value of the targeted server, for this resource.
    • Tag. The tag name of this resource on the equivalent server.
    • Type. The type of equivalency (SHARED, COMMON, COMPOSITE).
    • Reorder Priorities. (available if the user has Administrator permission) Up/Down buttons let you to re-order the priority of the selected equivalency.

The OK button applies any changes that have been made and then closes the window. The Apply button applies any changes that have been made. The Cancel button, closes the window without saving any changes made since Apply was last clicked.


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