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Considerations for Settings and Operations in AWS VPC Peering

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Considering the Use of LifeKeeper I-O Fencing – AWS VPC Peering

AWS VPC Peering Connections Requirements

Quick Start Guides » AWS VPC Peering Connections Quick Start Guide » AWS VPC Peering Connections Requirements

The following requirements should be met when using this configuration. Below is a summary of requirements for the AWS environment and instances created on it. Requirements for AWS environment Create a base environment on AWS to provide services. The requirements for…

AWS VPC Peering Setup Procedure

Quick Start Guides » AWS VPC Peering Connections Quick Start Guide » AWS VPC Peering Setup Procedure

This section describes the general procedure to set up the environment shown in the figure below. Preparations Create an environment that satisfies the AWS VPC Peering Connections Requirements. Install LifeKeeper on each instance and create a communication…

Considering the Use of LifeKeeper I-O Fencing – AWS VPC Peering

Quick Start Guides » AWS VPC Peering Connections Quick Start Guide » Considerations for Settings and Operations in AWS VPC Peering » Considering the Use of LifeKeeper I-O Fencing – AWS VPC Peering

Since an AWS environment does not support shared disk configurations, SCSI reservations cannot be used to prevent split brain scenarios. For this reason, consider using the Quorum/Witness Server or STONITH, LifeKeeper’s I/O fencing functionality, to operate more…

AWS VPC Peering Connections Quick Start Guide

Quick Start Guides » AWS VPC Peering Connections Quick Start Guide

With the release of AWS Transit Gateway and AWS Transit Gateway inter-region peering, the Recovery Kit for EC2 route table scenario is now available for configurations where a client in a VPC (VPC B in the figure below) connects to an HA cluster located in a different…

LifeKeeper Software Requirements for AWS Environment

Quick Start Guides » AWS VPC Peering Connections Quick Start Guide » AWS VPC Peering Connections Requirements » LifeKeeper Software Requirements for AWS Environment

Install the same version of LifeKeeper software and patches on each server in the high-availability cluster. The Application Recovery Kits (ARK) required for this configuration are shown below. For the specific LifeKeeper requirements, please refer to: SPS for Linux…

LifeKeeper GUI Related Errors

Application Recovery Kits » NAS Recovery Kit Administration Guide » NAS Troubleshooting » LifeKeeper GUI Related Errors

Error Number Error Message 104901 The mount point %s is mounted Action: Please specify a mount point that is not mounted. 104902 The mount point %s is not an absolute path Action: Please specify a mount point that…

FLAG – Commands Related to Internal LifeKeeper Flags

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » Command Line Interface » Commands » FLAG – Commands Related to Internal LifeKeeper Flags

flg_create - Set a given LifeKeeper flag on a given node Options: -d -f flg_remove - Remove a given LifeKeeper flag on a given node Options: -d -f flg_list - List all LifeKeeper flags that are set on a given node Options: -d

LifeKeeper API for Monitoring

LifeKeeper Single Server Protection for Linux Technical Documentation » Administration » LifeKeeper API for Monitoring

Introduction The LifeKeeper API for Monitoring can obtain the operational status of LifeKeeper nodes and their protected resources by making status inquiries to the available nodes in the LifeKeeper cluster. Summary This document describes the LifeKeeper API for…

LifeKeeper API for Monitoring

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » LifeKeeper » User Guide » Using LifeKeeper for Linux » Advanced Tasks » LifeKeeper API for Monitoring

Introduction The LifeKeeper API for Monitoring can obtain the operational status of LifeKeeper nodes and their protected resources by making status inquiries to the available nodes in the LifeKeeper cluster. Summary This document describes the LifeKeeper API for…

Using LifeKeeper for Linux

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » LifeKeeper » User Guide » Using LifeKeeper for Linux

The following topics provide detailed information on the LifeKeeper graphical user interface (GUI) as well as the many tasks that can be performed within the LifeKeeper…

TYP – LifeKeeper Commands Related to Resource Hierarchy Types

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » Command Line Interface » Commands » TYP – LifeKeeper Commands Related to Resource Hierarchy Types

typ_create - Creates a given resource type on a given node Options: -d -a (need an app first) -r typ_remove - Removes the given resource type from the configuration database set of known resource types on the specified system (or local system if no additional…

INS – Commands Related to Individual LifeKeeper Hierarchy Instances

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » Command Line Interface » Commands » INS – Commands Related to Individual LifeKeeper Hierarchy Instances

ins_list - Lists the current information of the given resource hierarchy instance Options: -d -f: -a / -r / -t / -i specify optional app, type, tag, and id info ins_setas - Sets the automatic switchback strategy for a given hierarchy Options: -d -t -s …

APP – LifeKeeper Commands Related to Resource Applications (Group of Related Types)

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » Command Line Interface » Commands » APP – LifeKeeper Commands Related to Resource Applications (Group of Related Types)

app_create - Creates a given resource application on a given node Options: -d -a app_remove - Removes the given application from the configuration database set of known applications on the specified system (or local system if no additional system is specified…

SYS – LifeKeeper Commands Related to the Systems in the LifeKeeper Cluster

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » Command Line Interface » Commands » SYS – LifeKeeper Commands Related to the Systems in the LifeKeeper Cluster

sys_list – Lists out the systems known to a particular LifeKeeper node Options: -d sys_create – Creates knowledge of another system on LifeKeeper node Options: -s -d sys_remove – Removes knowledge of another system on a LifeKeeper…

Considerations for Settings and Operations in AWS Direct Connect

Quick Start Guides » AWS Direct Connect Quick Start Guide » Considerations for Settings and Operations in AWS Direct Connect

Considering the Use of LifeKeeper I-O Fencing Since the shared disk environment cannot be used in an AWS environment, you cannot use SCSI reservations to prevent a split-brain. IP resources may cause a split-brain as it uses the real IP resource with different IP…

LifeKeeper Configuration Tasks for NAS

Application Recovery Kits » NAS Recovery Kit Administration Guide » LifeKeeper Configuration Tasks for NAS

You can perform all LifeKeeper for Linux NAS Recovery Kit administrative tasks via the LifeKeeper Graphical User Interface (GUI). The LifeKeeper GUI provides a guided interface to configure, administer, and monitor NAS resources. The following tasks are available for…

LifeKeeper Tunable Settings for PostgreSQL

Application Recovery Kits » PostgreSQL Recovery Kit Administration Guide » PostgreSQL Installation » LifeKeeper Tunable Settings for PostgreSQL

The PostgreSQL Recovery Kit provides tunable environment variables to help customize resource protection in certain scenarios. To change the values of these variables, edit the file /etc/default/LifeKeeper. No processes need to be restarted for the new settings to take…

LifeKeeper Configuration Tasks for Samba

Application Recovery Kits » Samba Recovery Kit Administration Guide » LifeKeeper Configuration Tasks for Samba

You can perform all LifeKeeper for Linux Samba Recovery Kit administrative tasks via the LifeKeeper Graphical User Interface (GUI). The LifeKeeper GUI provides a guided interface to configure, administer, and monitor Samba resources. The following tasks are available…

LifeKeeper Configuration Tasks for MySQL

Application Recovery Kits » MySQL Recovery Kit Administration Guide » Installing/Configuring MySQL with LifeKeeper » LifeKeeper Configuration Tasks for MySQL

You can perform the following configuration tasks from the LifeKeeper GUI. The following four tasks are described in this section, as they are unique to a MySQL resource instance, and different for each Recovery Kit. Create a Resource Hierarchy. Creates an…

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux in the AWS Cloud (SAP)

Quick Start Guides » SIOS Protection Suite for Linux in the AWS Cloud (SAP)

Overview This document will guide the user during SIOS Protection Suite for Linux installation (SPS). Follow the quick decision matrix to understand how to install SPS for SAP environment. Note: The link above is provided here so it can be…

LifeKeeper Configuration Tasks for Apache

Application Recovery Kits » Apache Recovery Kit Administration Guide » LifeKeeper Configuration Tasks for Apache

You can perform the following configuration tasks from the LifeKeeper GUI. The following four tasks are described in this guide, as they are unique to an Apache resource instance and different for each Recovery Kit. Create a Resource Hierarchy. Creates an…

SIOS LifeKeeper for Linux Introduction

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » LifeKeeper » SIOS LifeKeeper for Linux Introduction

SIOS LifeKeeper for Linux provides high availability clustering for up to 32 nodes with many supported storage configurations, including shared storage (Fiber Channel SAN, iSCSI), network attached storage (NAS), host-based replication, integration with array-based SAN…

LifeKeeper Configuration Tasks for Postfix

Application Recovery Kits » Postfix Recovery Kit Administration Guide » LifeKeeper Configuration Tasks for Postfix

You can perform all LifeKeeper for Linux Postfix Recovery Kit administrative tasks via the LifeKeeper Graphical User Interface (GUI). The LifeKeeper GUI provides a guided interface to configure, administer, and monitor Postfix resources. The following tasks are…

LifeKeeper Configuration Tasks for MQ

Application Recovery Kits » WebSphere MQ Recovery Kit Administration Guide » LifeKeeper Configuration Tasks for MQ

All SPS for Linux WebSphere MQ Recovery Kit administrative tasks can be performed via the LifeKeeper Graphical User Interface (GUI). The LifeKeeper GUI provides a guided interface to configure, administer and monitor WebSphere resources. Overview The following tasks…

LifeKeeper Configuration Tasks for Oracle

Application Recovery Kits » Oracle Recovery Kit Administration Guide » LifeKeeper Configuration Tasks for Oracle

You can perform the following configuration tasks from the LifeKeeper GUI. The following four tasks are described in this guide, as they are unique to an Oracle resource instance and different for each Recovery Kit. Create a Resource Hierarchy. Creates an…

Creating an Oracle Listener for Multiple Resources

Application Recovery Kits » Oracle Recovery Kit Administration Guide » Oracle Appendix » Creating an Oracle Listener for Multiple Resources

You may want to create an Oracle Listener if any of the following statements are true for your system configuration: Multiple Listeners are defined for Multiple Oracle SIDs The Oracle Listener is a critical component in your configuration A Single Listener…

DEP – LifeKeeper Commands Related to How Resource Applications Relate to Each Other

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » Command Line Interface » Commands » DEP – LifeKeeper Commands Related to How Resource Applications Relate to Each Other

dep_create - Creates a dependency between two resource instances Options: -d -p -c dep_remove - Removes a dependency between two resource instances dep_list - Lists the dependency relationship between two instances Options: see online…

LifeKeeper Single Server Protection for Linux Introduction

LifeKeeper Single Server Protection » LifeKeeper Single Server Protection for Linux Installation Guide » LifeKeeper Single Server Protection for Linux Introduction

LifeKeeper Single Server Protection (SSP) allows for application monitoring in a single node configuration (i.e., no cluster requirements or restraints). Single node environments may be physical or virtual (vSphere, KVM, Amazon EC2). LifeKeeper SSP is built on the…

Configuring WebSphere MQ for use with LifeKeeper

Application Recovery Kits » WebSphere MQ Recovery Kit Administration Guide » WebSphere MQ Configuration Considerations » MQ Configuration Requirements » Configuring WebSphere MQ for use with LifeKeeper

There are a number of WebSphere MQ configuration considerations that need to be made before attempting to create LifeKeeper for Linux WebSphere MQ resource hierarchies. These changes are required to enable the Recovery Kit to perform PUT/GET tests and to make the path…

LifeKeeper

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » LifeKeeper

The following SPS product documentation is available from the SIOS Technology Corp. website: SPS for Linux Release Notes SPS for Linux Technical Documentation Optional Recovery Kit Documentation

LifeKeeper Single Server Protection for Linux Release Notes

LifeKeeper Single Server Protection » LifeKeeper Single Server Protection for Linux Release Notes

Version 9.4.1 Important!! Read This Document Before Attempting To Install Or Use This Product! This document contains last minute information that must be considered before, during and after installation. Introduction This release notes document is written…

LifeKeeper Single Server Protection for Linux Technical Documentation

LifeKeeper Single Server Protection for Linux Technical Documentation

About LifeKeeper Single Server Protection for Linux LifeKeeper Single Server Protection (SSP) allows for application monitoring in a single node configuration (i.e., no cluster requirements or restraints). Single node environments may be physical or virtual (vSphere,…

Configuring the LifeKeeper for Linux DB2 Recovery Kit

Application Recovery Kits » DB2 Recovery Kit Administration Guide » Configuring the LifeKeeper for Linux DB2 Recovery Kit

This section describes the LifeKeeper for Linux DB2 Recovery Kit configuration details. It also contains information you should consider before you start to configure and administer the DB2 Recovery Kit. Please refer to SPS for Linux Technical Documentation for…

LifeKeeper for Linux DB2 Recovery Kit Configuration Tasks

Application Recovery Kits » DB2 Recovery Kit Administration Guide » LifeKeeper for Linux DB2 Recovery Kit Configuration Tasks

You can perform all LifeKeeper for Linux DB2 Recovery Kit administrative tasks via the LifeKeeper Graphical User Interface (GUI). The LifeKeeper GUI provides a guided interface to configure, administer, and monitor DB2 resources. The following tasks are available for…

Configuring the Oracle Net Listener for LifeKeeper Protection

Application Recovery Kits » Oracle Recovery Kit Administration Guide » Configuring Oracle with LifeKeeper » Configuring the Oracle Net Listener for LifeKeeper Protection

If your Oracle database will have remote client connections, you will want to protect the Oracle Listener in addition to the Oracle database server. Please refer to the Oracle documentation for information on using Oracle network configuration utilities to create…

Configuring the LifeKeeper for Linux NAS Recovery Kit

Application Recovery Kits » NAS Recovery Kit Administration Guide » Configuring the LifeKeeper for Linux NAS Recovery Kit

This section describes the LifeKeeper for Linux NAS Recovery Kit configuration details. It also contains information you should consider before you start to configure and administer the NAS Recovery Kit. Please refer to SPS for Linux Technical Documentation for…

LifeKeeper Single Server Protection for Linux Installation Guide

LifeKeeper Single Server Protection » LifeKeeper Single Server Protection for Linux Installation Guide

About LifeKeeper Single Server Protection for Linux LifeKeeper Single Server Protection (SSP) allows for application monitoring in a single node configuration (i.e., no cluster requirements or restraints). Single node environments may be physical or virtual (vSphere,…

Configuring the LifeKeeper for Linux Postfix Recovery Kit

Application Recovery Kits » Postfix Recovery Kit Administration Guide » Configuring the LifeKeeper for Linux Postfix Recovery Kit

This section describes the LifeKeeper for Linux Postfix Recovery Kit configuration details. It also contains information you should consider before you start to configure and administer the Postfix Recovery Kit. Please refer to SPS for Linux Technical Documentation for…

AWS Direct Connect Requirements

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The following is a summary of requirements that should be met for an AWS environment and instances created on it. Requirements for AWS Environment Create a base environment on AWS to provide services. The requirements for using this configuration are as…

AWS Direct Connect Preparations

Quick Start Guides » AWS Direct Connect Quick Start Guide » AWS Direct Connect Setup Procedure » AWS Direct Connect Preparations

Create an environment that meets the AWS Direct Connect requirements. Install LifeKeeper on each instance and create a communication path between Node1 and Node2.

Additional Resources

Quick Start Guides » SIOS Protection Suite for Linux in the AWS Cloud (SAP) » Switchover and Failover Testing » Additional Resources

AWS services Amazon EC2 https://aws.amazon.com/documentation/ec2/ AWS CloudFormation https://aws.amazon.com/documentation/cloudformation/ Amazon VPC https://aws.amazon.com/documentation/vpc/ SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Step-By-Step: How to configure…

AWS Direct Connect Quick Start Guide

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Objective With the release of AWS Transit Gateway, a route table scenario for the Recovery Kit for EC2 is now available with the configuration where the on-premises environment (on-premises in the figure below) using AWS Direct Connect is connected to the HA cluster…

Resources Subdirectories

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » LifeKeeper » User Guide » Using LifeKeeper for Linux » Advanced Tasks » LCD » Resources Subdirectories

The scsi and gen directories each contain a resources subdirectory. The content of those directories provides a list of the resource types provided by LifeKeeper: scsi resource types. You find these resource types in the /opt/LifeKeeper/subsys/scsi/resources…

Protected Resources

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » LifeKeeper » SIOS LifeKeeper for Linux Introduction » Protected Resources

The LifeKeeper family of products includes software that allows you to provide failover protection for a range of system resources. The following figure demonstrates LifeKeeper’s flexibility and identifies the resource types you can specify for automatic…

AWS Direct Connect Setup Procedure

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This section describes the general procedure to setup the environment shown below.

Network Related Troubleshooting (GUI)

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » LifeKeeper » Troubleshooting » GUI Troubleshooting » Network Related Troubleshooting (GUI)

LifeKeeper uses Java RMI (Remote Method Invocation) for communications between GUI clients and servers. Some potential problems may be related to RMI, and others are general network configuration problems. Long Connection Delays on Windows Platforms From Sun…

Stopping LifeKeeper

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » LifeKeeper » User Guide » Using LifeKeeper for Linux » Common Tasks » Stopping LifeKeeper

If you need to stop LifeKeeper, type the following command as root to stop it: /etc/init.d/lifekeeper stop-nofailover or LKSTOP_MODE=stop-nofailover systemctl stop lifekeeper This command will shut down LifeKeeper on the local system if it is currently running.…

LifeKeeper Core

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » LifeKeeper » SIOS LifeKeeper for Linux Introduction » LifeKeeper Core

LifeKeeper Core is composed of four major components: LifeKeeper Core Software File System, Generic Application, Raw I/O and IP Recovery Kit Software LifeKeeper GUI Software LifeKeeper Man Pages LifeKeeper Core Software The LifeKeeper Core Software…

LifeKeeper Flags

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » LifeKeeper » User Guide » Using LifeKeeper for Linux » Advanced Tasks » LCD » LifeKeeper Flags

Near the end of the detailed status display, LifeKeeper provides a list of the flags set for the system. A common type is a Lock LCD flag used to ensure that other processes wait until the process lock completes its action. The following is the standard LCD lock…

LifeKeeper API

LifeKeeper Single Server Protection for Linux Technical Documentation » Intergration with VMware HA » SteelEye Management Console » LifeKeeper API

The LifeKeeper API is used to allow communications between LifeKeeper Single Server Protection servers and the SteelEye Management Console (SMC). Currently, this API is reserved for internal use only but may be opened up to customer and third party usage in a future…

Removing LifeKeeper

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » LifeKeeper » User Guide » Using LifeKeeper for Linux » Maintenance Tasks » Removing LifeKeeper

You can uninstall LifeKeeper in a Linux environment via the command line by entering the following command. /opt/LifeKeeper/bin/rmlk This command uninstalls all the LifeKeeper packages and removes the directory /opt/LifeKeeper from the system. The command can be…

Starting LifeKeeper

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » LifeKeeper » User Guide » Using LifeKeeper for Linux » Common Tasks » Starting LifeKeeper

All SPS software is installed in the directory /opt/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…

NET – Communication Paths Related Commands

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » Command Line Interface » Commands » NET – Communication Paths Related Commands

net_create - Creates a communication path between two SPS nodes Options: -d -s -D -n -b -r -l -p net_remove - Removes a communication path between two SPS nodes Options: -d -s -D -r net_list - Lists communication path information on a given…

SAP IP Resources

Application Recovery Kits » SAP Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SAP Installation » SAP IP Resources

Before continuing to set up the LifeKeeper hierarchy, determine the IP address that the SAP resource will use for failover or switchover. This is typically the virtual IP address used during the installation of SAP using the parameter SAPINST_USE_HOSTNAME. This IP…

AWS Direct Connect Known Issues and Troubleshooting

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There are currently no Known Issues.

Creating Direct Connect Resources

Quick Start Guides » AWS Direct Connect Quick Start Guide » AWS Direct Connect Setup Procedure » Creating Direct Connect Resources

Creating an IP Resource Create a virtual IP resource. The IP resource address must be outside the CIDR block managed by the VPC. Creating an EC2 Resource Create EC2 resources. For the IP resource requested when creating resources, specify the resource created…

Create the ERS Resources

Quick Start Guides » SIOS Protection Suite for Linux in the AWS Cloud (SAP) » ASCS + ERS with NFS » Create the ERS Resources

The ERS resource provides additional protection against a single point of failure of a Core Instance (Central Services Instance) or enqueue server process. When a Core Instance (Central Services Instance) fails and is restarted, it will retrieve the current status of…

Viewing LifeKeeper Processes

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » LifeKeeper » User Guide » Using LifeKeeper for Linux » Common Tasks » Viewing LifeKeeper Processes

To see a list of all LifeKeeper core daemon processes currently running, type the following command: ps -ef | grep LifeKeeper | grep -w bin | grep -v lklogmsg An example of the output is provided below: root 11663 11662 0 14:03 pts/0 00:00:00 /bin/bash…

LifeKeeper Alarming and Recovery

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » LifeKeeper » User Guide » Using LifeKeeper for Linux » Advanced Tasks » LCM » LifeKeeper Alarming and Recovery

LifeKeeper error detection and notification is based on the event alarming mechanism, sendevent. The key concept of the sendevent mechanism is that independent applications can register to receive alarms for critical components. Neither the alarm initiation component…

Configuring LifeKeeper Event Forwarding

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » LifeKeeper » Installation and Configuration » LifeKeeper Event Forwarding via SNMP » Configuring LifeKeeper Event Forwarding

Prerequisites The SNMP event forwarding feature is included as part of the LifeKeeper Core functionality and does not require additional LifeKeeper packages to be installed. Since LifeKeeper uses the snmptrap utility to generate the traps, the snmptrap command is…

LifeKeeper Administration Overview

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » LifeKeeper » LifeKeeper Administration Overview

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…

Viewing LifeKeeper Controlling Processes

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » LifeKeeper » User Guide » Using LifeKeeper for Linux » Common Tasks » Viewing LifeKeeper Controlling Processes

To verify that the LifeKeeper controlling processes are running, type the following command: ps -ef | grep runsv You should see output similar to the following: root 11663 11662 0 14:03 pts/0 00:00:00 /bin/bash /etc/redhat-lsb/lsb_start_daemon…

Configuring the LifeKeeper GUI

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » LifeKeeper » User Guide » Using LifeKeeper for Linux » GUI » Preparing to Run the GUI » Configuring the LifeKeeper GUI

Installing the LifeKeeper Server for GUI Administration Perform the following steps for each LifeKeeper server. Each step contains references or links for more detailed instructions. You must install the Java Runtime Environment (JRE) or Java Software Development…

Configuring Oracle with LifeKeeper

Application Recovery Kits » Oracle Recovery Kit Administration Guide » Configuring Oracle with LifeKeeper

This section contains information you should consider before you start to configure Oracle and examples of typical Oracle configurations. The following tasks are described in the Administration section within the SPS for Linux Technical Documentation because they are…

LifeKeeper – SAP Icons

Application Recovery Kits » SAP Recovery Kit Administration Guide » LifeKeeper – SAP Icons

The following icons are significant on how to interpret the status of SAP resources in a LifeKeeper environment. These icons will show up in the LifeKeeper UI. Active – Resource is active and in service (Normal state). …

Install the LifeKeeper Software

Application Recovery Kits » PostgreSQL Recovery Kit Administration Guide » PostgreSQL Installation » Install the LifeKeeper Software

Once you have installed the PostgreSQL software and created your database, you are ready to install the LifeKeeper Core software and any required patches followed by the PostgreSQL Recovery Kit. Refer to the SPS for Linux Installation Guide for details on installing…

Viewing the Status of Resources

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » LifeKeeper » User Guide » Using LifeKeeper for Linux » Common Tasks » Viewing the Status of Resources

The status or state of a resource is displayed in two formats: Global Resource Status (across all servers), and the Server Resource Status (on a single server). The global resource status is shown in the Resource Hierarchy Tree in the left pane of the status window.…

LifeKeeper Single Server Protection

LifeKeeper Single Server Protection

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LifeKeeper GUI – Overview

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » LifeKeeper » User Guide » Using LifeKeeper for Linux » GUI » Preparing to Run the GUI » LifeKeeper GUI – Overview

The LifeKeeper GUI uses Java technology to provide a graphical status interface to LifeKeeper and its configuration data. Since the LifeKeeper GUI is a client/server application, a user will run the graphical user interface on a client system in order to monitor or…

DNS, Postfix and LifeKeeper

Application Recovery Kits » Postfix Recovery Kit Administration Guide » Configuring the LifeKeeper for Linux Postfix Recovery Kit » DNS, Postfix and LifeKeeper

DNS offers a mechanism (MX Records) for specifying backup or alternate hosts for mail delivery. This mechanism also allows hosts to assume mail-handling responsibilities for other hosts that are not configured to accept mail, such as a null client. MX records also…

LifeKeeper GUI Software Package

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » LifeKeeper » User Guide » Using LifeKeeper for Linux » GUI » GUI Overview – General » LifeKeeper GUI Software Package

The LifeKeeper GUI is included in the steeleye-lkGUI software package which is bundled with the LifeKeeper Core Package Cluster. The steeleye-lkGUI package: Installs the LifeKeeper GUI Client in Java archive format. Installs the LifeKeeper GUI…

Changing LifeKeeper Configuration Values

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » LifeKeeper » User Guide » Using LifeKeeper for Linux » Maintenance Tasks » Changing LifeKeeper Configuration Values

There are a number of values in LifeKeeper that may need to be changed after LifeKeeper has been configured and set up. Examples of values that may be modified include the uname of LifeKeeper servers, comm path ip addresses, ip resource addresses and tag names. To…

Tuning the LifeKeeper Heartbeat

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » LifeKeeper » Installation and Configuration » Optional Configuration Tasks » Tuning the LifeKeeper Heartbeat

Overview of the Tunable Heartbeat The LifeKeeper heartbeat is the signal sent between LifeKeeper servers over the communications path(s) to ensure each server is “alive”. There are two aspects of the heartbeat that determine how quickly LifeKeeper detects…

Configuring Samba with LifeKeeper

Application Recovery Kits » Samba Recovery Kit Administration Guide » Configuring Samba with LifeKeeper

There are a number of Samba configuration considerations that need to be made before attempting to create LifeKeeper for Linux Samba resource hierarchies. Samba services on a Linux server are provided by two daemon processes, smbd and nmbd. These daemon processes are…

LifeKeeper Event Email Notification

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » LifeKeeper » Installation and Configuration » LifeKeeper Event Email Notification

Overview Configuration Troubleshooting

LifeKeeper Core – Known Issues / Restrictions

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » LifeKeeper » Troubleshooting » Known Issues and Restrictions » LifeKeeper Core – Known Issues / Restrictions

Description On SLES 15, LifeKeeper logging may not appear in the LifeKeeper log file following a log rotation If logrotate is run on the command line or if a background log rotation occurs due to the size of the log, LifeKeeper will stop…

Running LifeKeeper With a Firewall

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » LifeKeeper » User Guide » Using LifeKeeper for Linux » Maintenance Tasks » Running LifeKeeper With a Firewall

LifeKeeper for Linux can work with a firewall in place on the same server if you address the following network access requirements. *Note: If you wish to simply disable your firewall, see Disabling a Firewall below. LifeKeeper Communication Paths Communication paths…

ERS Resource Types in LifeKeeper

Application Recovery Kits » SAP Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SAP Administration » ERS Resource Types in LifeKeeper

*Important: Please see the SAP Recovery Kit – Known Issues / Restrictions The design and implementation of the ERS resource type was modified in SPS-L 9.4.0. This page describes the differences between the implementation prior to version 9.4.0 and the…

Maintaining a LifeKeeper Protected System

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » LifeKeeper » User Guide » Using LifeKeeper for Linux » Maintenance Tasks » Maintaining a LifeKeeper Protected System

When performing shutdown and maintenance on a LifeKeeper-protected server, you must put that system’s resource hierarchies in service on the backup server before performing maintenance. This process stops all activity for shared disks on the system needing…

Using mysqld Groups with LifeKeeper

Application Recovery Kits » MySQL Recovery Kit Administration Guide » MySQL Recovery Kit Configuration » Using mysqld Groups with LifeKeeper

The MySQL Application Recovery Kit supports my.cnf files using the mysqld group feature managed via mysqld_multi. This MySQL feature allows multiple MySQL instances to be easily configured via a single my.cnf file (typically stored in /etc.) The kit now detects a…

Configuring NFS Server with LifeKeeper

Application Recovery Kits » NFS Server Recovery Kit Administration Guide » NFS Server Recovery Kit Configuration Considerations » Configuring NFS Server with LifeKeeper

This section contains information to consider before starting to configure and administer the NFS Server Recovery Kit as well as examples of typical LifeKeeper NFS configurations. Please refer to SPS for Linux Technical Documentation for instructions on configuring…

Configuring LifeKeeper Event Email Notification

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » LifeKeeper » Installation and Configuration » LifeKeeper Event Email Notification » Configuring LifeKeeper Event Email Notification

Prerequisites The Event Email Notification feature is included as part of the LifeKeeper core functionality and does not require additional LifeKeeper packages to be installed. It does require that email software be installed and configured on each LifeKeeper node…

Upgrading an MQ LifeKeeper Cluster

Application Recovery Kits » WebSphere MQ Recovery Kit Administration Guide » MQ Recovery Kit Requirements » Upgrading an MQ LifeKeeper Cluster

Upgrade SPS on all nodes in the cluster including the WebSphere MQ Recovery Kit following the instructions documented in the Upgrading SPS section of the SIOS Protection Suite Installation Guide. Upgrade IBM WebSphere MQ software on each node in the cluster using…

Installing/Configuring MySQL with LifeKeeper

Application Recovery Kits » MySQL Recovery Kit Administration Guide » Installing/Configuring MySQL with LifeKeeper

LifeKeeper Configuration Tasks Creating a MySQL Resource Hierarchy Deleting a Resource Hierarchy Extending Your Hierarchy Unextending Your Hierarchy

LifeKeeper I/O Fencing Introduction

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » LifeKeeper » Installation and Configuration » LifeKeeper I/O Fencing Introduction

I/O fencing is the locking away of data from a malfunctioning node preventing uncoordinated access to shared storage. In an environment where multiple servers can access the same data, it is essential that all writes are performed in a controlled manner to avoid data…

Viewing LifeKeeper GUI Server Processes

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » LifeKeeper » User Guide » Using LifeKeeper for Linux » Common Tasks » Viewing LifeKeeper GUI Server Processes

To verify that the LifeKeeper GUI Server is running, type the following command: ps -ef | grep runGuiSer You should see output similar to the following: root 2805 1 0 08:24 ? 00:00:00 sh /opt/LifeKeeper/bin/runGuiServer To see a list of the other GUI Server daemon…

LifeKeeper Event Forwarding via SNMP

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » LifeKeeper » Installation and Configuration » LifeKeeper Event Forwarding via SNMP

Overview Configuration Troubleshooting

How to Make Existing Resources Support an IAM Role

Application Recovery Kits » Recovery Kit for EC2 Administration Guide » How to Make Existing Resources Support an IAM Role

Stating with v9.2.2 LifeKeeper supports the use of an IAM role Prior to v9.2.2, it was necessary to enter the AWS access key (access key ID and secret access key) when creating EC2 and Route53 resources, but if you create these resources after granting access privilege…

Running the GUI on a LifeKeeper Server

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » LifeKeeper » User Guide » Using LifeKeeper for Linux » GUI » Preparing to Run the GUI » Running the GUI on a LifeKeeper Server

The simplest way to run the LifeKeeper GUI is as an application on a LifeKeeper server. By doing so you are, in effect, running the GUI client and server on the same system. After configuring the LifeKeeper server for GUI Administration, you can run the GUI as an…

Overview of LifeKeeper Event Forwarding via SNMP

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » LifeKeeper » Installation and Configuration » LifeKeeper Event Forwarding via SNMP » Overview of LifeKeeper Event Forwarding via SNMP

The Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) defines a device-independent framework for managing networks. Devices on the network are described by MIB (Management Information Base) variables that are supplied by the vendor of the device. An SNMP agent runs on each…

Overview of LifeKeeper Event Email Notification

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » LifeKeeper » Installation and Configuration » LifeKeeper Event Email Notification » Overview of LifeKeeper Event Email Notification

LifeKeeper Event Email Notification is a mechanism by which one or more users may receive email notices when certain events occur in a LifeKeeper cluster. LifeKeeper has an event notification mechanism for registering applications that wish to be notified of specific…

Structure of LCD Directory in /opt/LifeKeeper

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » LifeKeeper » User Guide » Using LifeKeeper for Linux » Advanced Tasks » LCD » Structure of LCD Directory in /opt/LifeKeeper

The following diagram shows the directory structure of /opt/LifeKeeper.

Configuring Apache Web Server with LifeKeeper

Application Recovery Kits » Apache Recovery Kit Administration Guide » Configuring Apache Web Server with LifeKeeper

This section contains definitions and examples of typical LifeKeeper Apache Web Server configurations and information you should consider before you start to configure Apache Web Server. Please refer to the SPS for Linux Technical Documentation for instructions on…

Changing the LifeKeeper Test Queue Name

Application Recovery Kits » WebSphere MQ Recovery Kit Administration Guide » LifeKeeper Configuration Tasks for MQ » Editing MQ Configuration Resource Properties » Changing the LifeKeeper Test Queue Name

GUI First navigate to the WebSphere MQ Resource Properties Panel or the Resource Context Menu described above. Then click on PUT/GET TESTQUEUE Configuration icon or menu item. The following dialog will appear: Now enter the name of the LifeKeeper test queue and…

Installing the LifeKeeper Single Server Protection Software

LifeKeeper Single Server Protection » LifeKeeper Single Server Protection for Linux Installation Guide » Installing the LifeKeeper Single Server Protection Software

Install the LifeKeeper Single Server Protection software on each server in the LifeKeeper Single Server Protection configuration. ​Packages that LifeKeeper is dependent on are installed automatically because the LifeKeeper installation setup script uses package…

Supported Operating Systems and LifeKeeper Recovery Kits

Quick Start Guides » Chef Support Documentation » Overview » Supported Operating Systems and LifeKeeper Recovery Kits

The Operating Systems and LifeKeeper Recovery Kits supported via Chef automation are: Operating Systems Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 5, 6, and 7 Community ENTerprise Operating System (CentOS) version 5, 6, and 7 Oracle Linux version 5, 6, and 7 Red Hat…

LifeKeeper VMDK Recovery Kit Configuration Tasks

Application Recovery Kits » VMDK Shared Storage Recovery Kit Administration Guide » LifeKeeper VMDK Recovery Kit Configuration Tasks

You can perform all LifeKeeper for Linux VMDK Recovery Kit administrative tasks via the LifeKeeper Graphical User Interface (GUI). The LifeKeeper GUI provides a guided interface to configure, administer, and monitor VMDK resources. The following tasks are available…

Verifying LifeKeeper Single Server Protection Installation

LifeKeeper Single Server Protection » LifeKeeper Single Server Protection for Linux Installation Guide » Verifying LifeKeeper Single Server Protection Installation

You can verify that the LifeKeeper Single Server Protection packages were installed correctly by entering the following at the command line: rpm -V Note: If the package is installed correctly, no output will be displayed by this command. To perform a query from the…

Changing LifeKeeper WebSphere MQ Recovery Kit Defaults

Application Recovery Kits » WebSphere MQ Recovery Kit Administration Guide » LifeKeeper Configuration Tasks for MQ » Editing MQ Configuration Resource Properties » Changing LifeKeeper WebSphere MQ Recovery Kit Defaults

The IBM WebSphere MQ Recovery Kit uses a number of default values which can be tuned and modified if you have problems with the default settings. The default settings should be sufficient for most environments. If you have problems with timeouts you can use the…

Configuring Transparent Application Failover with LifeKeeper

Application Recovery Kits » Oracle Recovery Kit Administration Guide » Configuring Oracle with LifeKeeper » Configuring Transparent Application Failover with LifeKeeper

When a server failover or an Oracle database failure occurs, users can be severely disrupted. Typically the user’s connections to the database will be lost along with most work in progress. Upon the completion of the failover (or recovery of the Oracle database),…

Running the LifeKeeper GUI Through a Firewall

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » LifeKeeper » User Guide » Using LifeKeeper for Linux » Maintenance Tasks » Running the LifeKeeper GUI Through a Firewall

In some situations, a LifeKeeper cluster is placed behind a corporate firewall and administrators wish to run the LifeKeeper GUI from a remote system outside the firewall. LifeKeeper uses Remote Method Invocation (RMI) to communicate between the GUI server and client.…

Move Data to Shared Disk and LifeKeeper

Application Recovery Kits » SAP Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SAP Installation » Move Data to Shared Disk and LifeKeeper

The following steps are an example using Oracle. Note: In this example STC is being used as the DB ID as well as the SAP SID. All occurrences of “STC” or “stc” in these commands (e.g., /usr/sap/STC or user orastc) should be replaced with the actual DB ID or…

Recovering from a LifeKeeper Server Failure

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » LifeKeeper » Troubleshooting » Recovering from a LifeKeeper Server Failure

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…

inqfail error in the LifeKeeper Log

Application Recovery Kits » Oracle Recovery Kit Administration Guide » Oracle Troubleshooting » Oracle Known Issues and Restrictions » inqfail error in the LifeKeeper Log

If an inqfail error appears in your LifeKeeper error log following a failover, you will need to change the filesystemio setting. Note: The disk id and server name will be different for each configuration. To resolve this problem, you will need to change the setting…

Maintaining a LifeKeeper Single Server Protection Protected System

LifeKeeper Single Server Protection for Linux Technical Documentation » Administration » Maintaining a LifeKeeper Single Server Protection Protected System

When performing system or application maintenance on a LifeKeeper Single Server Protection-protected server, you should either stop LifeKeeper Single Server Protection monitoring or place the protected resources into maintenance mode. This will stop LifeKeeper Single…

SIOS LifeKeeper Single Server Protection vSphere Client Plug-in

LifeKeeper Single Server Protection for Linux Technical Documentation » Intergration with VMware HA » SteelEye Management Console » SIOS LifeKeeper Single Server Protection vSphere Client Plug-in

The SIOS LifeKeeper Single Server Protection vSphere Client plug-in integrates with the VMware vSphere client to provide application monitoring status for protected virtual machines. The plug-in must be registered with the vCenter Server in order to operate. The…

Enabling VMware HA Integration with LifeKeeper Single Server Protection

LifeKeeper Single Server Protection for Linux Technical Documentation » Administration » Enabling VMware HA Integration with LifeKeeper Single Server Protection

By default LifeKeeper Single Server Protection integration with VMware HA is disabled when installed on a VMware VM. To enable integration requires the following steps: Installation of VMware tools in the LifeKeeper Single Server Protection VM. Edit…

LifeKeeper Single Server Protection Heartbeat with VMware HA

LifeKeeper Single Server Protection for Linux Technical Documentation » Administration » LifeKeeper Single Server Protection Heartbeat with VMware HA

The LifeKeeper Single Server Protection heartbeat is the signal sent to VMware HA (every 10 seconds if running in a VMware guest OS and if HA is enabled) indicating that the protected applications are OK. If an application fails, LifeKeeper Single Server Protection…

tset Errors Appear in the LifeKeeper Log File

Application Recovery Kits » SAP Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SAP Troubleshooting » tset Errors Appear in the LifeKeeper Log File

Cause: The su commands used by the SAP and Database Recovery Kits cause a ‘tset’ error message to be output to the LK log that appears as follows: tset: standard error: Invalid argument This error comes from one of the profile files in the SAP…

Performing a Manual Switchover from the LifeKeeper GUI

Application Recovery Kits » PostgreSQL Recovery Kit Administration Guide » PostgreSQL Administration » Performing a Manual Switchover from the LifeKeeper GUI

You can initiate a manual switchover from the LifeKeeper GUI by selecting Edit, Resource, and In Service. For example, an in-service request executed on a backup server causes the PostgreSQL resource hierarchy to be placed in service on the backup server and taken…

Recovery Kit for EC2 Requirements

Application Recovery Kits » Recovery Kit for EC2 Administration Guide » Recovery Kit for EC2 Requirements

Before attempting to install or remove the Recovery Kit for EC2 you must understand Amazon Web Service software requirements, as well as the installation and removal procedures for the Recovery Kit for EC2 package. Amazon Web Service and Software Requirements Before…

Recovery Kit for EC2 Administration Guide

Application Recovery Kits » Recovery Kit for EC2 Administration Guide

The Recovery Kit for EC2 provides a mechanism to recover an Elastic IP from a failed primary server to a backup server. It also provides a mechanism to enable the IP Recovery Kit to work in multiple availability zones. Please see the Principles of Operation for a…

Configure Storage for DK for Linux

Quick Start Guides » DataKeeper for Linux Evaluation Guide » Configure Storage for DK for Linux

Before You Begin Ensure the following: You have an extra disk/partition on both servers that can be used for data replication. A target volume’s size must equal to or larger than the size of its source disk/partition. Partition local storage for use with SIOS…

Special Considerations for Oracle

Application Recovery Kits » SAP Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SAP Administration » Special Considerations for Oracle

Once the SAP processes are functioning on the systems in the LifeKeeper cluster, resources will need to be created in LifeKeeper for the major SAP functions. These include the ASCS system, the DVEBMSG system, the SCS system and the Oracle database. This topic will…

DataKeeper for Linux Troubleshooting

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » DataKeeper » DataKeeper for Linux Troubleshooting

This section provides information regarding issues that may be encountered with the use of DataKeeper for Linux. Where appropriate, additional explanation of the cause of an error is provided along with necessary action to resolve the error condition. Messages…

Configuration Considerations for MySQL

Application Recovery Kits » MySQL Recovery Kit Administration Guide » MySQL Recovery Kit Configuration » Configuration Considerations for MySQL

Below are some specific considerations you need to think about concerning your LifeKeeper MySQL environment. To operate MySQL database services on the primary and backup servers, file systems and disk partitions must be accessible from each server. Before you can…

Recovery Kit for EC2 Configuration

Application Recovery Kits » Recovery Kit for EC2 Administration Guide » Recovery Kit for EC2 Configuration

To ensure that your LifeKeeper configuration provides the protection and flexibility you require you’ll need to be aware of the configuration requirements. To appropriately plan your configuration you must understand Amazon, Amazon Virtual Private Cloud, (VPC),…

DataKeeper for Linux Network Configuration

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » DataKeeper » SIOS DataKeeper Installation and Configuration » DataKeeper for Linux Network Configuration

The network path that is chosen for data replication between each pair of servers must also already be configured as a LifeKeeper communication path between those servers. To change the network path, see Changing the Data Replication Path. Avoid a configuration…

Specific Configuration Considerations for Oracle

Application Recovery Kits » Oracle Recovery Kit Administration Guide » Configuring Oracle with LifeKeeper » Specific Configuration Considerations for Oracle

Note: If you plan to use Oracle with Raw I/O, the Raw I/O devices must be properly set up prior to use. See the Appendix for instructions. (Raw I/O is not an option for LifeKeeper Single Server Protection.) Before configuring the Oracle Recovery Kit, complete the…

Client Configuration Considerations for MySQL

Application Recovery Kits » MySQL Recovery Kit Administration Guide » MySQL Recovery Kit Configuration » Client Configuration Considerations for MySQL

Following are some configuration considerations for MySQL database clients: If clients will connect from remote hosts, create an IP address under LifeKeeper to be used for client connections. Clients must be configured to connect to the database server through a…

DataKeeper for Linux Evaluation Guide

Quick Start Guides » DataKeeper for Linux Evaluation Guide

Objective This document is intended to aid you in installing, configuring and using the SIOS Protection Suite for Linux evaluation product with DataKeeper to enable real time, host based, block-level data replication There are five phases in this process: Phase 1…

Administering SIOS DataKeeper for Linux

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » DataKeeper » Administering SIOS DataKeeper for Linux

The following topics provide information to help in understanding and managing SIOS DataKeeper for Linux operations and issues after DataKeeper resources are…

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux

Search for an Error Code

Search for an Error Code

Please look at the Combined Message Catalog

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Release Notes

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Release Notes

Version 9.4.1 Released January 14, 2020 Important!! Read This Document Before Attempting To Install Or Use This Product! This document contains last minute information that must be considered before, during and after installation. Introduction This release…

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation

SIOS Protection Suite (SPS) for Linux integrates high availability clustering with innovative data replication functionality in a single, enterprise-class solution. SPS for Linux Integrated Components SIOS LifeKeeper provides a complete fault-resilient software…

Recovery Kit for EC2 Message Catalog

Search for an Error Code » Combined Message Catalog » Recovery Kit for EC2 Message Catalog

The Recovery Kit for EC2 Message Catalog below contains listings of all messages that may be encountered while utilizing the Recovery Kit for EC2. The Combined Message Catalog provides a listing of all messages that may be encountered while using SIOS Protection Suite…

Configuration Considerations for DB2 Single Partition

Application Recovery Kits » DB2 Recovery Kit Administration Guide » Configuring the LifeKeeper for Linux DB2 Recovery Kit » Configuration Considerations for DB2 Single Partition

The following should be considered before operating the LifeKeeper for Linux DB2 Recovery Kit in the single partition or workgroup environment: LifeKeeper requires the location of the DB2 instance home directory as well as associated databases, tablespaces, and…

DK for Linux Terms to Know

Quick Start Guides » DataKeeper for Linux Evaluation Guide » DK for Linux Terms to Know

The following terms are used throughout this document and, while some may be familiar to you, it may be helpful to review how SIOS defines and uses these terms. Network Communication Terms Crossover cable – A cable used to directly connect computing devices…

Test Your DK for Linux Environment

Quick Start Guides » DataKeeper for Linux Evaluation Guide » Test Your DK for Linux Environment

The following test scenarios have been included to guide you as you get started evaluating SIOS Protection Suite for Linux. Before beginning these tests, make sure the data replication resources are in the mirroring state. *Note: For these test examples, the Primary…

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Installation Guide

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Installation Guide

The SIOS Protection Suite (SPS) Installation Guide contains information on how to plan and install your SPS environment. In addition to providing the necessary steps for setting up your server, storage device and network components, it includes details for configuring…

Preparing for the New Cluster Generation

Quick Start Guides » Chef Support Documentation » Chef Procedure Details » Preparing for the New Cluster Generation

Prepare the LifeKeeper Chef cookbooks listed below. This is done on the Chef Workstation. LifeKeeper installation -Cookbook name: lkinstall LifeKeeper communication path creation -Cookbook name:commpath LifeKeeper resource hierarchy creation -Cookbook name:…

General Setup Steps for ASCS without NFS

Quick Start Guides » SIOS Protection Suite for Linux in the AWS Cloud (SAP) » ASCS without NFS » General Setup Steps for ASCS without NFS

Create Virtual IP, done in earlier steps Create an EC2 resource and create as dependency for virtual IP, done in earlier steps Install SAP on node 1 on “virtual hostname” based on “virtual IP” Stopsap on node1 Use the LifeKeeper GUI to…

Configuration Considerations for Apache Web Server

Application Recovery Kits » Apache Recovery Kit Administration Guide » Configuring Apache Web Server with LifeKeeper » Configuration Considerations for Apache Web Server

Before you create Apache resource hierarchies, you will need to make sure you have completed the following configuration tasks for the Apache Web Server application: In the case Apache package attached to a distribution is installed, it is normally set to autostart…

SIOS Protection Suite for SAP Solution Page

Application Recovery Kits » SAP Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SIOS Protection Suite for SAP Solution Page

SAP High Availability Interface 7.73 Package Version OS/Application Version Support LifeKeeper Core 9.4.1 Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (Up to 6.10) Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 (Up to 7.6) SUSE LINUX Enterprise Server (SLES) 11 (Up…

Changing the IP for the Queue Manager

Application Recovery Kits » WebSphere MQ Recovery Kit Administration Guide » WebSphere MQ Configuration Considerations » MQ Configuration Requirements » MQ Configuration Changes After Resource Creation » Changing the IP for the Queue Manager

To change the LifeKeeper protected IP associated with the WebSphere MQ queue manager, follow these steps: Create a new LifeKeeper virtual IP in the LifeKeeper GUI. Add the new virtual IP to the WebSphere MQ hierarchy. Remove the old virtual IP from the…

Guidelines for Creating an IP Dependancy

Application Recovery Kits » IP Recovery Kit Administration Guide » IP Recovery Kit Configuration » Guidelines for Creating an IP Dependancy

How and/or when you are going to create a parent/child dependency between a LifeKeeper-protected application and a LifeKeeper-protected IP address is typically dependent on the LifeKeeper-protected application. For example, in a LifeKeeper-protected Apache environment,…

SIOS DataKeeper for Linux Resource Types

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » DataKeeper » SIOS DataKeeper Installation and Configuration » SIOS DataKeeper for Linux Resource Types

When creating your DataKeeper resource hierarchy, LifeKeeper will prompt you to select a resource type. There are several different DataKeeper resource types. The following information can help you determine which type is best for your environment. Replicate New File…

Browser Security Parameters for GUI Applet

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » LifeKeeper » User Guide » Using LifeKeeper for Linux » GUI » Preparing to Run the GUI » Browser Security Parameters for GUI Applet

!WARNING: Be careful of other sites you visit with security set to low values. Firefox From the Edit menu, select Preferences. In the Preferences dialog box, select Content. Select the Enable Java and Enable Java Script options. Click Close. Internet…

Mirroring with SIOS DataKeeper for Linux

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » DataKeeper » Mirroring with SIOS DataKeeper for Linux

SIOS DataKeeper for Linux offers an alternative for customers who want to build a high availability cluster (using SIOS LifeKeeper) without shared storage or who simply want to replicate business-critical data in real-time between servers. SIOS DataKeeper uses either…

Install SIOS Protection Suite for Linux

Quick Start Guides » DataKeeper for Linux Evaluation Guide » Install SIOS Protection Suite for Linux

For ease of installation, SIOS has provided the SIOS Protection Suite for Linux with an installation script. Towards the end of the script, the desired Application Recovery Kits (ARKs) should be selected for installation. The software will be installed to the following…

Install SIOS Protection Suite for Linux – Apache

Quick Start Guides » Apache/MySQL Cluster Using Both Shared and Replicated Storage » Install SIOS Protection Suite for Linux – Apache

For ease of installation, SIOS has provided the SIOS Protection Suite for Linux with an installation script. Towards the end of the script, the desired Application Recovery Kits (ARKs) should be selected for installation. The software will be installed to the following…

Configuration Considerations for DB2 Multiple Partition

Application Recovery Kits » DB2 Recovery Kit Administration Guide » Configuring the LifeKeeper for Linux DB2 Recovery Kit » Configuration Considerations for DB2 Multiple Partition

DB2 Multiple Partition RESTRICTIONS: All DB2 multiple database partition servers will be protected on a particular machine when the LifeKeeper DB2 resource hierarchy is created on that machine. The nodes to protect are determined by examining the following…

Install SIOS Protection Suite for Linux – PostgreSQL

Quick Start Guides » PostgreSQL Cluster with Shared Storage (ISCSI) » Install SIOS Protection Suite for Linux – PostgreSQL

For ease of installation, SIOS has provided the SIOS Protection Suite for Linux with an installation script. Towards the end of the script, the desired Application Recovery Kits (ARKs) should be selected for installation. The software will be installed to the following…

Prepare to Install DK for Linux

Quick Start Guides » DataKeeper for Linux Evaluation Guide » Prepare to Install DK for Linux

Hardware Requirements Primary and Secondary Servers Systems must meet the minimum requirements for the Linux distribution to be used during the evaluation. 512MB RAM minimum; 1GB RAM recommended. 2GB of available hard disk space recommended. Multiple Network…

Obtaining and Installing the License for LKSSP

LifeKeeper Single Server Protection » LifeKeeper Single Server Protection for Linux Installation Guide » Obtaining and Installing the License for LKSSP

LifeKeeper Single Server Protection requires a unique license for each server. The license is a run-time license, which means that you can install LifeKeeper Single Server Protection without it, but the license must be installed before you can successfully start and…

Modifying Protection for the Sybase Monitor Server

Application Recovery Kits » Sybase ASE Recovery Kit Administration Guide » Sybase ASE Recovery Kit Administration » Modifying Protection for the Sybase Monitor Server

*NOTE: The Sybase Monitor Server is no longer supported with the Sybase ASE ARK v9.0.2 and later. The Monitor Server is a separate server from the database server that monitors the Adaptive Server. The Monitor Server can provide real time or historical data to client…

Configuration Considerations for All DB2 Configurations

Application Recovery Kits » DB2 Recovery Kit Administration Guide » Configuring the LifeKeeper for Linux DB2 Recovery Kit » Configuration Considerations for All DB2 Configurations

DB2 instance names should contain alphanumeric characters only. DB2 clients should be configured to connect to the database via a LifeKeeper protected IP address. Users can define: DB2SYSTEM=” in $instancehome/sqllib/profile.env and catalog the floating IP…

Configure the Cluster – DK for Linux

Quick Start Guides » DataKeeper for Linux Evaluation Guide » Configure the Cluster – DK for Linux

Primary Server Complete the following steps on the primary server to configure the cluster: Create TCP Communication (Comm) Path(s) Verify the Communication (Comm) Path(s) Before you begin, SIOS recommends at least two TCP communications paths between each…

Modifying Protection for the Sybase Backup Server

Application Recovery Kits » Sybase ASE Recovery Kit Administration Guide » Sybase ASE Recovery Kit Administration » Modifying Protection for the Sybase Backup Server

The Sybase Backup Server is an Open Server-based application that manages all database backups (dump) and restores (load) operations for Adaptive Server. The Sybase Backup Server can be protected by the SPS Sybase ASE resource hierarchy during the resource creation, or…

SIOS Protection for Linux Support Matrix

SIOS Protection for Linux Support Matrix

Supported Operating Systems Supported Applications Supported Virtualization Supported Operating Systems Product Supported Operating System SIOS Protection Suite for Linux / LifeKeeper for Linux v9.0 v9.0.1 v9.0.2 v9.1…

Creating Links for ASE and OCS

Application Recovery Kits » Sybase ASE Recovery Kit Administration Guide » Appendix – Creating Device Spaces Using Raw I/O with Sybase ASE » Creating Links for ASE and OCS

The SPS for Linux Sybase ASE Recovery Kit requires that the path $SYBASE/ASE- be symbolically linked to $SYBASE/ASE. In addition, the path $SYBASE/OCS- must be symbolically linked to $SYBASE/OCS. The SPS for Linux Sybase ASE Recovery Kit uses these links to access…

Adjusting Recovery Kit for EC2 Tunable Values

Application Recovery Kits » Recovery Kit for EC2 Administration Guide » Recovery Kit for EC2 Configuration » Adjusting Recovery Kit for EC2 Tunable Values

For the parameters that can be configured in the Recovery Kit for EC2, refer to the EC2 Parameters List.

Configuring the Route Table

Quick Start Guides » AWS VPC Peering Connections Quick Start Guide » Configuring the Route Table

The AWS environment should be configured as in the following diagram: Add the following routes to the route table for VPC B or the subnet that contains the client instance: Destination Address Target VPC A CIDR Block AWS Transit…

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Getting Started Guide

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Getting Started Guide

This document will guide you through the installation of the SIOS Protection Suite for Linux (SPS) and assumes the user has basic knowledge of the Linux operating system. Please refer to the SIOS Protection Suite for Linux product documentation for more…

Install SIOS Protection Suite for Linux – MySQL Cluster

Quick Start Guides » MySQL Cluster with Data Replication (“Shared Nothing” Cluster) » Install SIOS Protection Suite for Linux – MySQL Cluster

For ease of installation, SIOS has provided the SIOS Protection Suite for Linux with an installation script. Towards the end of the script, the desired Application Recovery Kits (ARKs) should be selected for installation. The software will be installed to the following…

Changing Username / Password for the Oracle Database Account

Application Recovery Kits » Oracle Recovery Kit Administration Guide » LifeKeeper Configuration Tasks for Oracle » Changing Username / Password for the Oracle Database Account

After a hierarchy has been created, change the Username and Password using one of the following procedures. If $ORACLE_HOME is on shared (or replicated) storage (common in active-passive configurations): On the system where the Oracle database resource is…

Requirements for Using Sybase ASE with Raw I/O

Application Recovery Kits » Sybase ASE Recovery Kit Administration Guide » Appendix – Creating Device Spaces Using Raw I/O with Sybase ASE » Requirements for Using Sybase ASE with Raw I/O

In order to use the Sybase ASE Recovery Kit with raw I/O, the following requirements must be met: The Linux OS must support raw I/O devices. For most distributions this support was included in the 2.4 kernel, but there are some distributions that support raw I/O on…

Using External Snapshot Functions for Disks and Devices Protected by DataKeeper

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » DataKeeper » Using External Snapshot Functions for Disks and Devices Protected by DataKeeper

Full synchronization is required when using a snapshot process to restore data to a disk or device that is actively protected by DataKeeper. Snapshot capability referred to in this document includes: Snapshots provided by cloud environment services such as…

Quick Start Guides

Quick Start Guides

AWS Direct Connect Quick Start Guide Protection Suite for Linux in the AWS Cloud (SAP) SAP HANA Recovery Kit Chef Support Documentation AWS VPC Peering Connections Quick Start Guide DataKeeper for Linux Evaluation Guide MySQL Cluster with Data Replication…

EC2 Resource Monitoring and Configuration

Application Recovery Kits » Recovery Kit for EC2 Administration Guide » Recovery Kit for EC2 Configuration » EC2 Resource Monitoring and Configuration

Route Table scenario (Backend Cluster): The recovery kit uses AWS CLI to perform the monitoring of the Route Table settings to enable an access from clients within the VPC to the protected IP resources. The recovery kit ensures that the target of the IP resources for…

Route53 Recovery Kit Administration Guide

Application Recovery Kits » Route53 Recovery Kit Administration Guide

Route53 Recovery Kit provides a mechanism for updating Amazon Route 53 DNS information corresponding to a virtual IP address and an actual IP address information of IP resources that are in dependency relation when switching to a failed primary server to a backup…

Creating an EC2 Resource Hierarchy

Application Recovery Kits » Recovery Kit for EC2 Administration Guide » Recovery Kit for EC2 Configuration » Creating an EC2 Resource Hierarchy

To create a resource instance from the primary server, complete the following steps: From the LifeKeeper GUI menu, select Edit, then Server. From the drop down menu, select Create Resource Hierarchy. A dialog box will appear with a drop down list showing all of…

EC2 User System Setup

Application Recovery Kits » Recovery Kit for EC2 Administration Guide » Recovery Kit for EC2 Configuration » EC2 User System Setup

Route Table scenario (Backend Cluster): The Route Table protection option in the Recovery Kit for EC2 provides the ability to automatically update the routing in the VPC. During a failover the recovery kit will update the route table to reflect the new Elastic Network…

Additional Steps to Configure SAP on SPS

Quick Start Guides » SIOS Protection Suite for Linux in the AWS Cloud (SAP) » Additional Steps to Configure SAP on SPS

Follow the steps below to configure SAP on SPS. Step 1. Test the Deployment To connect to the SPS-L nodes, you need to connect to Windows jumpbox. To connect to a Windows machine, you need to connect to remote desktop terminal. In AWS console, select the windows…

Route53 Recovery Kit Requirements

Application Recovery Kits » Route53 Recovery Kit Administration Guide » Route53 Recovery Kit Requirements

Prior to installing and configuring the Route53 Recovery Kit, be sure your configuration meets the following requirements. AWS Command Line Interface (AWS CLI) must be installed on all EC 2 instances. Refer to Installing AWS Command Line Interface” for…

LCD

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » LifeKeeper » User Guide » Using LifeKeeper for Linux » Advanced Tasks » LCD

LifeKeeper Configuration Database The LifeKeeper Configuration Database (LCD) maintains the object-oriented resource hierarchy information and stores recovery direction information for all resource types known to LifeKeeper. The data is cached within system shared…

EC2 Principles of Operation

Application Recovery Kits » Recovery Kit for EC2 Administration Guide » EC2 Principles of Operation

Recovery Kit for EC2 provides two functions. The Route Table scenario (Backend Cluster) manages Route Table for LifeKeeper-protected IP resources to be reached from clients within the Amazon VPC™. The Elastic IP scenario (Frontend Cluster) manages Elastic IP…

EC2 Parameters List

Parameters List » EC2 Parameters List

The table below lists the EC2 parameters. These values are set by adding them to the /etc/default/LifeKeeper configuration file. Because none of the components of the Recovery Kit for EC2 are memory resident, changes to these particular values become effective…

Route 53 Configuration

Application Recovery Kits » Route53 Recovery Kit Administration Guide » Route 53 Configuration

To configure LifeKeeper to provide the required protection capability and flexibility, you need to know the configuration requirements. You also need to understand Amazon, Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC), Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2), Amazon Route 53 and…

Resource Hierarchies

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » LifeKeeper » SIOS LifeKeeper for Linux Introduction » Configuration Concepts » Resource Hierarchies

The LifeKeeper GUI enables you to create a resource hierarchy on one server, then extend that hierarchy to one or more backup servers. LifeKeeper then automatically builds the designated hierarchies on all servers specified. LifeKeeper maintains hierarchy information…

Product Incompatibility Issue / Restriction

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » LifeKeeper » Troubleshooting » Known Issues and Restrictions » Product Incompatibility Issue / Restriction

Description SIOS AppKeeper Because SIOS LifeKeeper monitors and remediates OS and application services in clustered environments in AWS EC2, the use of SIOS AppKeeper in addition to SIOS LifeKeeper in those environments is not recommended or…

DataKeeper

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » DataKeeper

SIOS DataKeeper for Linux provides an integrated data mirroring capability for LifeKeeper environments. This feature enables LifeKeeper resources to operate in shared and non-shared storage environments. Mirroring with SIOS DataKeeper for Linux How SIOS DataKeeper…

Storage Mode

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » LifeKeeper » Installation and Configuration » LifeKeeper I/O Fencing Introduction » Quorum/Witness » Storage Mode

With this mode each node writes information about itself to a shared storage device on a regular basis and periodically reads the information written by the other nodes. A cluster is considered to have quorum consensus when each node is able to access the shared…

Route53 Parameters List

Parameters List » Route53 Parameters List

The table below lists and explains the tunable values that are available for modifying the behavior of the Route53 Recovery Kit. These values are set by adding the /etc/default/LifeKeeper configuration file. Because none of the components of the Route53 Recovery Kit…

SAP Recovery Kit Administration Guide

Application Recovery Kits » SAP Recovery Kit Administration Guide

The SIOS Protection Suite for Linux SAP Recovery Kit provides a mechanism to recover SAP NetWeaver from a failed primary server onto a backup server in a LifeKeeper environment. The SAP Recovery Kit works in conjunction with other SIOS Protection Suite Recovery Kits…

NFS Considerations

Application Recovery Kits » SAP Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SAP Administration » NFS Considerations

As previously described in the Configuration Considerations topic, if the file system has been configured on either the PAS Primary or Backup server to locally mount NFS shares, an NFS hierarchy out-of-service operation will hang the system and prevent a clean reboot.…

LCM

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » LifeKeeper » User Guide » Using LifeKeeper for Linux » Advanced Tasks » LCM

The LifeKeeper Communications Manager (LCM) provides reliable communication between processes on one or more LifeKeeper servers. This process can use redundant communication paths between systems so that failure of a single communication path does not cause failure of…

LCD Directory Structure

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » LifeKeeper » User Guide » Using LifeKeeper for Linux » Advanced Tasks » LCD » LCD Directory Structure

Major subdirectories under /opt/LifeKeeper: config. LifeKeeper configuration files, including shared equivalencies. bin. LifeKeeper executable programs, such as is_recoverable. See Fault Detection and Recovery Scenarios for descriptions. subsys.…

Administration

LifeKeeper Single Server Protection for Linux Technical Documentation » Administration

LifeKeeper Single Server Protection Administration Overview LifeKeeper Single Server Protection does not require administration during operation. LifeKeeper Single Server Protection works automatically to monitor protected resources and to perform the specified…

LCD Configuration Data

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » LifeKeeper » User Guide » Using LifeKeeper for Linux » Advanced Tasks » LCD » LCD Configuration Data

LCD stores the following related types of data: Dependency Information Resource Status Information Inter-Server Equivalency Information Dependency Information For each defined resource, LifeKeeper maintains a list of dependencies and a list of…

SAP Configuration Considerations

Application Recovery Kits » SAP Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SAP Configuration Considerations

This section contains information to consider before starting to configure SAP and contains examples of typical SAP configurations. It also includes a step-by-step process for configuring and protecting SAP with LifeKeeper. For instructions on installing SAP on Linux…

Introduction

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » Introduction

About SIOS Protection Suite for Linux SIOS Protection Suite (SPS) for Linux integrates high availability clustering with innovative data replication functionality in a single, enterprise-class solution. SPS for Linux Integrated Components SIOS LifeKeeper provides a…

Running the GUI on a Remote System

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » LifeKeeper » User Guide » Using LifeKeeper for Linux » GUI » Preparing to Run the GUI » Running the GUI on a Remote System

You may administer LifeKeeper from a Linux, Unix or Windows system outside the LifeKeeper cluster by running the LifeKeeper GUI as a Java applet. Configuring and running the GUI in this environment is described below. Configuring the GUI on a Remote System In order…

Combined Message Catalog

Search for an Error Code » Combined Message Catalog

Use Control F to search for a specific error code in each catalog. To search for any error code, select the Search button at the top right of the screen. …

Technical Notes

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » LifeKeeper » User Guide » Using LifeKeeper for Linux » Technical Notes

*We strongly recommend that you read the following technical notes concerning configuration and operational issues related to your LifeKeeper environment. LifeKeeper Features Item Description Licensing LifeKeeper requires unique runtime…

Setting Server Shutdown Strategy

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » LifeKeeper » Installation and Configuration » Optional Configuration Tasks » Setting Server Shutdown Strategy

The Shutdown Strategy is a LifeKeeper configuration option that governs whether or not resources are switched over to a backup server when a server is shut down. The options are: Do Not Switch Over Resources (default) LifeKeeper will not bring resources…

PostgreSQL Administration

Application Recovery Kits » PostgreSQL Recovery Kit Administration Guide » PostgreSQL Administration

Updating Database Administrator User The Update User option allows the LifeKeeper administrator to change the current PostgreSQL Database Administrator User for the LifeKeeper PostgreSQL resource instance. Testing Your PostgreSQL Resource Hierarchy You can test your…

SMC Troubleshooting

LifeKeeper Single Server Protection for Linux Technical Documentation » Troubleshooting » SMC Troubleshooting

See below for troubleshooting hints and tips. LifeKeeper Single Server Protection monitored guest virtual machines must have VMware Tools installed. LifeKeeper Single Server Protection is unable to completely connect to virtual machines that do not…

Transferring Resource Hierarchies

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » LifeKeeper » User Guide » Using LifeKeeper for Linux » Maintenance Tasks » Transferring Resource Hierarchies

When you need to perform routine maintenance or other tasks on a LifeKeeper Server, you can use the LifeKeeper GUI to move in-service resources to another server. To transfer in-service resource hierarchies from Server A to Server B, use the GUI to bring the…

NAS Configuration Considerations

Application Recovery Kits » NAS Recovery Kit Administration Guide » Configuring the LifeKeeper for Linux NAS Recovery Kit » NAS Configuration Considerations

The following should be considered before operating the LifeKeeper for Linux NAS Recovery Kit: Install the NAS Recovery Kit on the server(s) in your cluster configuration where you wish to mount your exported file systems and where you will extend your NAS resource…

Advanced Tasks

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » LifeKeeper » User Guide » Using LifeKeeper for Linux » Advanced Tasks

LCD LCM LifeKeeper API for Monitoring

Software RAID Hierarchy Creation and Administration

Application Recovery Kits » MD Recovery Kit Administration Guide » Software RAID Hierarchy Creation and Administration

LifeKeeper software RAID hierarchies are created automatically during the hierarchy creation process for resources that sit on top of virtual devices. The creation and extension of hierarchies containing the software RAID resource types will always be driven by the…

Maintenance Mode

Application Recovery Kits » SAP Recovery Kit Administration Guide » Maintenance Mode

Maintaining a LifeKeeper Protected System When performing shutdown and maintenance on a LifeKeeper-protected server, you must put that system’s resource hierarchies in service on the backup server before performing maintenance. This process stops all activity for…

MySQL Recovery Kit Administration Guide

Application Recovery Kits » MySQL Recovery Kit Administration Guide

The SIOS Protection Suite for Linux MySQL Recovery Kit provides an easy way to add LifeKeeper fault‑resilient protection for MySQL resources and databases. This enables a failure on the primary database server to be recovered on a designated backup server without…

Creating an SAP Resource Hierarchy

Application Recovery Kits » SAP Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SAP Installation » Creating an SAP Resource Hierarchy

To protect the SAP System, an SAP Hierarchy will be needed. This SAP Hierarchy consists of the Core (Central Services) Resource, the ERS Resource, the Primary Resource and Secondary Resources. To create this hierarchy, perform the following tasks from the Primary…

DMMP Kit Message Catalog

Search for an Error Code » Combined Message Catalog » DMMP Kit Message Catalog

Use Control F to search for a specific error code in each catalog. To search for any error code, select the Search button at the top right of the screen. …

Updating Sybase ASE Parameters

Application Recovery Kits » Sybase ASE Recovery Kit Administration Guide » Sybase ASE Recovery Kit Administration » Updating Sybase ASE Parameters

When database parameters are updated for a Sybase ASE instance, it is necessary to check that all changes will allow the instance to function on all LifeKeeper servers in the cluster. If changes require the addition or deletion of LifeKeeper resources, such as file…

Edit Menu – Resource

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » LifeKeeper » User Guide » Using LifeKeeper for Linux » GUI » Menus » Edit Menu – Resource

In Service. Bring a resource hierarchy into service. Out of Service. Take a resource hierarchy out of service. Extend Resource Hierarchy. Copy a resource hierarchy to another server for failover support. Unextend Resource Hierarchy. Remove an extended resource…

Incomplete Resource Created

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » LifeKeeper » Troubleshooting » Incomplete Resource Created

If the resource setup process is interrupted leaving instances only partially created, you must perform manual cleanup before attempting to install the hierarchy again. Use the LifeKeeper GUI to delete any partially-created resources. See Deleting a Hierarchy from All…

Installation – Known Issues / Restrictions

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » LifeKeeper » Troubleshooting » Known Issues and Restrictions » Installation – Known Issues / Restrictions

Description SAP Recovery Kit is Automatically Installed During Upgrade if SAP DB Recovery Kit has been Previously Installed If the SAP DB/SAP MaxDB Recovery Kit is installed, the SAP Recovery Kit will automatically be selected for installation…

Common Hardware Components

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » LifeKeeper » SIOS LifeKeeper for Linux Introduction » Configuration Concepts » Common Hardware Components

All LifeKeeper configurations share these common components: Server groups. The basis for the fault resilience provided by LifeKeeper is the grouping of two or more servers into a cluster. The servers can be any supported platform running a supported distribution of…

MD Recovery Kit Administration Guide

Application Recovery Kits » MD Recovery Kit Administration Guide

The SIOS Protection Suite (SPS) for Linux Software RAID (md) Recovery Kit provides software RAID support for other LifeKeeper recovery kits. Thus, LifeKeeper-protected applications can take advantage of the benefits offered by software RAID, including lower cost data…

Recovering from a Panic during a Manual Recovery

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » LifeKeeper » Troubleshooting » Recovering from a Panic during a Manual Recovery

A PANIC during manual switchover may cause incomplete recovery. If a PANIC or other major system failure occurs during a manual switchover, complete automatic recovery to the back-up system cannot be assured. Check the backup system to make sure all resources required…

Samba Recovery Kit Administration Guide

Application Recovery Kits » Samba Recovery Kit Administration Guide

The LifeKeeper for Linux Samba Recovery Kit provides fault resilient protection for Samba file and print shares on a Linux server existing in a heterogeneous network. This enables a failure on the primary Samba server to be recovered on a designated backup server…

Node Monitoring

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » LifeKeeper » Installation and Configuration » Standby Node Health Check » Node Monitoring

If all resources on a node are out of service, LifeKeeper considers it a standby node and calls the node monitoring script. The node monitoring script monitors CPU and memory utilization. If it determines that the node cannot be switched to successfully (due to high…

Resource Policy Management

LifeKeeper Single Server Protection » LifeKeeper Single Server Protection for Linux Installation Guide » Resource Policy Management

Resource Policy Management in LifeKeeper Single Server Protection (SSP) provides behavior management of resource local recovery and failover. Resource policies are managed with the lkpolicy command line tool (CLI). LifeKeeper SSP Recovery Behavior LifeKeeper SSP is…

Terms to Know – Apache

Quick Start Guides » Apache/MySQL Cluster Using Both Shared and Replicated Storage » Terms to Know – Apache

The following terms are used throughout this document and while some may be familiar to you, it may be helpful to review how SIOS defines and uses these terms. Network Communication Terms Crossover cable – A cable used to directly connect computing devices together…

Terms to Know – PostgreSQL

Quick Start Guides » PostgreSQL Cluster with Shared Storage (ISCSI) » Terms to Know – PostgreSQL

The following terms are used throughout this document and, while some may be familiar to you, it may be helpful to review how SIOS defines and uses these terms. Network Communication Terms Crossover cable – A cable used to directly connect computing devices…

Terms to Know

Quick Start Guides » MySQL Cluster with Data Replication (“Shared Nothing” Cluster) » Terms to Know

The following terms are used throughout this document and, while some may be familiar to you, it may be helpful to review how SIOS defines and uses these terms. Network Communication Terms Crossover cable – A cable used to directly connect computing devices…

Commands

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » Command Line Interface » Commands

Groupings and Basic Descriptions of LifeKeeper bin Commands The commands will be in: /opt/LifeKeeper/bin To place this in your path, execute: ‘. /etc/default/LifeKeeper’ Starting and Stopping LifeKeeper, the GUI, etc. lkstart – Start LifeKeeper…

DataKeeper Kit Message Catalog

Search for an Error Code » Combined Message Catalog » DataKeeper Kit Message Catalog

Use Control F to search for a specific error code in each catalog. To search for any error code, select the Search button at the top right of the screen. …

SAP Maintenance Mode

Application Recovery Kits » SAP Recovery Kit Administration Guide » Maintenance Mode » SAP Maintenance Mode

Placing LifeKeeper Protected Resources in Maintenance Mode During SAP Software Update LifeKeeper has the ability to place the resources in an SAP hierarchy into maintenance mode to allow the user to upgrade their SAP software in-place without having to first bring the…

SPS Configuration Steps

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » LifeKeeper » Installation and Configuration » SPS Configuration Steps

If you have installed your SPS environment as described in the SPS Installation Guide, you should be ready to start and configure the SPS software on each server in your cluster. Follow the steps below which contain links to topics with additional details. Perform…

VMDK Maintenance

Application Recovery Kits » VMDK Shared Storage Recovery Kit Administration Guide » LifeKeeper VMDK Recovery Kit Configuration Tasks » VMDK Maintenance

Recovery from a Failover Caused by a Node Failure If a failover occurs due to an ESXi host failure, the virtual hard disk cannot be disconnected. Therefore, the virtual hard disk remains connected to the stopped guest. For this reason, multiple guests try to access…

SIOS DataKeeper Installation and Configuration

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » DataKeeper » SIOS DataKeeper Installation and Configuration

Installing and Configuring SIOS DataKeeper for Linux Hardware/Software Requirements Before Configuring Your DataKeeper Resources The following topics contain information for consideration before beginning to create and administer your DataKeeper resources. They also…

Configuring Shared Storage

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Installation Guide » Setting Up Your SPS Environment » Configuring Shared Storage

LifeKeeper configurations may use the facilities of shared Small Computer System Interface (SCSI) host adapters and shared disk hardware to switch resources from a failed server to a designated backup server. A Fibre Channel Storage Area Network (SAN) may also be used…

Documentation and Training

LifeKeeper Single Server Protection for Linux Technical Documentation » Documentation and Training

A complete reference providing instructions for installing, configuring, administering and troubleshooting SIOS LifeKeeper Single Server Protection for Linux is available in the LifeKeeper Single Server Protection Documentation. The following sections cover every…

LCDI Commands

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » LifeKeeper » User Guide » Using LifeKeeper for Linux » Advanced Tasks » LCD » LCDI Commands

Steps to Create Resources by Defining Your Own Recovery Kit Note: Use the GUI to create resources if using the existing Recovery Kit. LifeKeeper provides two mechanisms for defining an application resource hierarchy: LifeKeeper GUI LifeKeeper Configuration…

Test Your Environment

Quick Start Guides » MySQL Cluster with Data Replication (“Shared Nothing” Cluster) » Test Your Environment

The following test scenarios have been included to guide you as you get started evaluating SIOS Protection Suite for Linux. Before beginning these tests, make sure the data replication resources are in the mirroring state. *Note: For these test examples, the Primary…

Common Causes of an SPS Initiated Failover

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » LifeKeeper » Troubleshooting » Common Causes of an SPS Initiated Failover

In the event of a failure, SPS has two methods of recovery: local recovery and inter-server recovery. If local recovery fails, a “failover” is implemented. A failover is defined as automatic switching to a backup server upon the failure or abnormal…

Issues Regarding DB2 EEE or multiple partition ESE and NFS

Application Recovery Kits » DB2 Recovery Kit Administration Guide » Configuring the LifeKeeper for Linux DB2 Recovery Kit » Configuration Considerations for DB2 Multiple Partition » Issues Regarding DB2 EEE or multiple partition ESE and NFS

If the NFS export point for the DB2 instance home directory becomes unavailable while the DB2 instances are running, the system will hang while waiting for the export point to become available again. Many system operations will not work correctly, including a system…

Postfix Configuration Validation

Application Recovery Kits » Postfix Recovery Kit Administration Guide » Postfix Configuration Validation

This section shows a method to check the systems by using the Typical LifeKeeper Postfix Environment 1 as an example before you start to create resources in LifeKeeper. Postfix Configuration Validation Steps Postfix Configuration The Postfix configuration files…

Testing Your Postfix Resource Hierarchy

Application Recovery Kits » Postfix Recovery Kit Administration Guide » LifeKeeper Configuration Tasks for Postfix » Testing Your Postfix Resource Hierarchy

You can test your Postfix resource hierarchy by initiating a manual switchover. This will simulate a failover of a resource instance from the primary server to the backup server. Performing a Manual Switchover from the GUI You can initiate a manual switchover from…

Shared Equivalencies

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » LifeKeeper » SIOS LifeKeeper for Linux Introduction » Configuration Concepts » Resource Hierarchies » Shared Equivalencies

When you create and extend a LifeKeeper resource hierarchy, the hierarchy exists on both the primary and the secondary servers. Most resource instances can be active on only one server at a time. For such resources, LifeKeeper defines a second kind of relationship…

GUI Troubleshooting

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » LifeKeeper » Troubleshooting » GUI Troubleshooting

If you are having problems configuring the LifeKeeper GUI from a remote system, see one of the following topics: Java Plug-In Troubleshooting Applet Troubleshooting Network-Related Troubleshooting

Quorum Parameters List

Parameters List » Quorum Parameters List

The table below lists the Quorum parameters. These values are tuned by editing the /etc/default/LifeKeeper configuration file. Parameter Name Meaning Setting Value Default Value When to Apply Notes QUORUM_MODE Specifies…

Verfying Network Configuration

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Installation Guide » Setting Up Your SPS Environment » Verfying Network Configuration

It is important to ensure that your network is configured and working properly before you install LifeKeeper. There are several tasks you should do at this point to verify your network operation: If your server installation has a firewall enabled, you will either…

Oracle Kit Message Catalog

Search for an Error Code » Combined Message Catalog » Oracle Kit Message Catalog

Use Control F to search for a specific error code in each catalog. To search for any error code, select the Search button at the top right of the screen. …

IP Recovery Kit Administration Guide

Application Recovery Kits » IP Recovery Kit Administration Guide

The SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Internet Protocol (IP) Recovery Kit provides a mechanism to recover an IP address from a failed primary server to a backup server in a LifeKeeper environment. The IP Recovery Kit can define an IP address that can be used to connect…

Test Your Environment – PostgreSQL

Quick Start Guides » PostgreSQL Cluster with Shared Storage (ISCSI) » Test Your Environment – PostgreSQL

The following test scenarios have been included to guide you as you get started evaluating SIOS Protection Suite for Linux. Before beginning these tests, make sure the data replication resources are in the mirroring state. Note: For these test examples, the Primary…

SNMP Troubleshooting

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » LifeKeeper » Installation and Configuration » LifeKeeper Event Forwarding via SNMP » SNMP Troubleshooting

Following are some possible problems and solutions related to SNMP Event Forwarding. For specific error messages, see the LifeKeeper Message Catalog. Problem: No SNMP trap messages are sent from LifeKeeper. Solution: Verify that the snmptrap utility is installed on…

Resource States

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » LifeKeeper » SIOS LifeKeeper for Linux Introduction » Configuration Concepts » Resource Hierarchies » Resource States

State Meaning In-Service, Protected (ISP) Resource is operational. LifeKeeper local recovery operates normally. LifeKeeper inter-server recovery and failure recovery is operational. In-Service, Unprotected (ISU) Resource is…

Resource Hierarchy Information

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » LifeKeeper » SIOS LifeKeeper for Linux Introduction » Configuration Concepts » Resource Hierarchies » Resource Hierarchy Information

The resource status of each resource is displayed in the Detailed Status Display and the Short Status Display. The LifeKeeper tag names of root resources are displayed beginning in the left-most position of the TAG column, with tag names of resources within the…

Server Failure Recovery Scenario

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » LifeKeeper » SIOS LifeKeeper for Linux Introduction » Fault Detection and Recovery Scenarios » Server Failure Recovery Scenario

The LifeKeeper Communications Manager (LCM) has two functions: Messaging. The LCM serves as a conduit through which LifeKeeper sends messages during recovery, configuration, or when running an audit. Failure detection. The LCM also plays a role in detecting…

MySQL Configuration Requirements

Application Recovery Kits » MySQL Recovery Kit Administration Guide » MySQL Recovery Kit Configuration » MySQL Configuration Requirements

Each of the examples involves one or two database instances: databaseA and databaseB. The Database Tag names are arbitrary names that describe these database instances to LifeKeeper. The word on and the system identifier that follows provide clarification but are not…

No Shared Storage Found When Configuring a Hierarchy

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » LifeKeeper » Troubleshooting » No Shared Storage Found When Configuring a Hierarchy

When you are configuring resource hierarchies there are a number of situations that might cause LifeKeeper to report a “No shared storage” message: Possible Cause: Communications paths are not defined between the servers with the shared storage. When a…

Resource Configuration Tasks

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » DataKeeper » SIOS DataKeeper Installation and Configuration » Resource Configuration Tasks

You can perform all SIOS DataKeeper configuration tasks via the LifeKeeper Graphical User Interface (GUI). The LifeKeeper GUI provides a guided interface to configure, administer and monitor SIOS DataKeeper resources. Overview The following tasks are available for…

GUI Toolbar

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » LifeKeeper » User Guide » Using LifeKeeper for Linux » GUI » Toolbars » GUI Toolbar

This toolbar is a combination of the default server and resource context toolbars which are displayed on the properties panel except that you must select a server and possibly a resource when you invoke actions from this toolbar. Connect. Connect…

OSU Resource Monitoring

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » LifeKeeper » Installation and Configuration » Standby Node Health Check » OSU Resource Monitoring

For each out-of-service (OSU) resource, lkcheck periodically calls the OSUquickCheck script for the resource. The OSUquickCheck script performs a quick health check for the resource. If it determines that the resource cannot start successfully, it changes the state of…

Apache Hierarchy Restore, Remove, and Recover Messages and Errors

Application Recovery Kits » Apache Recovery Kit Administration Guide » Apache Web Server Troubleshooting » Apache Hierarchy Restore, Remove, and Recover Messages and Errors

The following information and error messages are printed to the LifeKeeper error log. They may be viewed by typing “lk_log log”. Bringing an Apache Resource In Service (Restore) “LifeKeeper: RESTORE: APACHE: RESTORING $TAG TO SERVICE START AT:…

Software RAID (md) Software Requirements

Application Recovery Kits » MD Recovery Kit Administration Guide » Software RAID (md) Recovery Kit Hardware and Software Requirements » Software RAID (md) Software Requirements

Operating System. The Linux Software RAID product is included in all major Linux distributions. See the SPS for Linux Release Notes for a list of supported distributions and versions. mdadm(8) utility. The recovery kit installation requires that the mdadm rpm…

Storage and Adapter Requirements

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Installation Guide » Planning Your SPS Environment » Storage and Adapter Requirements

Determine your storage and host adapter requirements using the following guidelines: Storage Devices – Based on your application’s data storage requirements, you will need to determine the type and number of data storage devices required by your configuration.…

Standby Node Health Check

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » LifeKeeper » Installation and Configuration » Standby Node Health Check

Overview The Standby Node Health Check feature allows you to monitor CPU and memory utilization on the standby node and monitor the health of out-of-service resources to detect errors on the standby node. This allows for issues to be resolved in advance, reducing the…

Upgrading SPS

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Installation Guide » Upgrading SPS

SPS for Linux may be upgraded to future releases while preserving existing resource hierarchies. Review this information carefully to ensure that you minimize application downtime. *Note: LifeKeeper can be upgraded to the current version from up to two versions back.…

Email Notification Troubleshooting

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » LifeKeeper » Installation and Configuration » LifeKeeper Event Email Notification » Email Notification Troubleshooting

Following are some possible problems and solutions related to email notification of LifeKeeper events. For specific error messages, see the LifeKeeper Message Catalog. Problem: No email messages are received from LifeKeeper. Solution: Verify that the mail utility is…

Test Your Environment – Apache

Quick Start Guides » Apache/MySQL Cluster Using Both Shared and Replicated Storage » Test Your Environment – Apache

The following test scenarios have been included to guide you as you get started evaluating SIOS Protection Suite for Linux. Before beginning these tests, make sure the data replication resources are in the mirroring state. *Note: For these test examples, the Primary…

PostgreSQL Installation

Application Recovery Kits » PostgreSQL Recovery Kit Administration Guide » PostgreSQL Installation

Installing/Configuring PostgreSQL with LifeKeeper The following sequence is recommended for installing and configuring the PostgreSQL database and LifeKeeper software. Each of these steps links to detailed tasks. Install the PostgreSQL software. Create the…

Resource Types

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » LifeKeeper » SIOS LifeKeeper for Linux Introduction » Configuration Concepts » Resource Hierarchies » Resource Types

A resource can be either a hardware or software entity, categorized by resource type. LifeKeeper supplies file system and SCSI resource types, and the recovery kits provide communications, RDBMS and other application resource types. For example, a hierarchy for a…

Oracle Configuration Requirements

Application Recovery Kits » Oracle Recovery Kit Administration Guide » Configuring Oracle with LifeKeeper » Oracle Configuration Examples » Oracle Configuration Requirements

Each of the examples involves one or two databases: databaseA and databaseB. By default, LifeKeeper offers a tag name matching the Oracle database system identifier (SID). However, the screen examples in the following pages use tag names consisting of the SID and…

Software RAID Best Practices

Application Recovery Kits » MD Recovery Kit Administration Guide » Software RAID Best Practices

Terminal Resource In order to avoid some failures seen when all components of a mirror fail, it is recommended that a terminal resource (or instance or leaf node) be created. This terminal resource is a “gen app” resource that is used to tie all of the…

Detailed Status Display

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » LifeKeeper » SIOS LifeKeeper for Linux Introduction » Configuration Concepts » Resource Hierarchies » Detailed Status Display

This topic describes the categories of information provided in the detailed status display as shown in the following example of output from the lcdstatus command. For information on how to display this information, see the LCD(1M) man page. At the command…

Active – Standby Grouping

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » LifeKeeper » SIOS LifeKeeper for Linux Introduction » Configuration Concepts » Active – Standby Grouping

In an active/standby pair configuration, the primary server is processing, and the back-up servers are standing by in case of a failure on the primary server. The standby systems can be smaller, lower-performance systems, but they must have the processing capability to…

Extending Your NFS Hierarchy

Application Recovery Kits » NFS Server Recovery Kit Administration Guide » NFS Configuration Tasks » Extending Your NFS Hierarchy

After you have created a hierarchy, you will want to extend that hierarchy to another server in the cluster. There are two possible scenarios to extend your resource instance from the template server to a target server. The first scenario is when you “Continue”…

I/O Fencing with DataKeeper Configuration

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » DataKeeper » SIOS DataKeeper Installation and Configuration » I/O Fencing with DataKeeper Configuration

In principle, I/O fencing using storage reservations is not available in DataKeeper configuration and split brain can occur. Therefore, you need to take steps to prevent a split brain from occurring via the following controls. Exclusive Control using IP Resources IP…

Oracle Listener Kit Message Catalog

Search for an Error Code » Combined Message Catalog » Oracle Listener Kit Message Catalog

Use Control F to search for a specific error code in each catalog. To search for any error code, select the Search button at the top right of the screen. …

Documentation and Training

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » Documentation and Training

Documentation A complete reference providing instructions for installing, configuring, administering and troubleshooting SIOS Protection Suite for Linux.The following sections cover every aspect of SPS for Linux: Section Description …

Incomplete Resource Priority Modification

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » LifeKeeper » Troubleshooting » Incomplete Resource Priority Modification

A hierarchy in LifeKeeper is defined as all resources associated by parent/child relationships. For resources that have multiple parents, it is not always easy to discern from the GUI all of the root resources for a hierarchy. In order to maintain consistency in a…

View SAP Properties

Application Recovery Kits » SAP Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SAP Administration » View SAP Properties

The Resource Properties page allows you to view the configuration details for a specific SAP resource. To view the properties of a resource on a specific server or display the status of SAP processes, view the Properties Screen: Right-click your instance. Select…

Server Properties – Failover

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » LifeKeeper » LifeKeeper Administration Overview » Administrator Tasks » Server Properties – Failover

In the event that the primary server has attempted and failed local recovery, or failed completely, most server administrators will want LifeKeeper to automatically restore the protected resource(s) to a backup server. This is the default LifeKeeper behavior. However,…

Active – Active Grouping

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » LifeKeeper » SIOS LifeKeeper for Linux Introduction » Configuration Concepts » Active – Active Grouping

In an active/active pair configuration, all servers are active processors; they also serve as the backup server for resource hierarchies on other servers. For example, the configuration example below shows two active/active pairs of servers. Server 1 is processing…

User Guide

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » LifeKeeper » User Guide

The User Guide is a complete, searchable resource containing detailed information on the many tasks that can be performed within the LifeKeeper GUI. Click User Guide to access this documentation. The tasks that can be performed through the GUI can be grouped into…

General IP Planning Considerations

Application Recovery Kits » IP Recovery Kit Administration Guide » IP Recovery Kit Configuration » General IP Planning Considerations

After you have selected the addresses, netmasks and associated host/domain names you intend to use for IP resource hierarchies, add the appropriate entries to each server’s /etc/hosts file, and to the Domain Name Server (DNS), if used. *Note: Even if you are using a…

Network Configuration

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » LifeKeeper » Installation and Configuration » Network Configuration

Item Description IP Recovery Kit impact on routing table LifeKeeper-protected IP addresses are implemented on Linux as logical interfaces. When a logical interface is configured on Linux, a route to the subnet associated with the logical…

Generating a New Cluster

Quick Start Guides » Chef Support Documentation » Chef Procedure Details » Generating a New Cluster

Below are the general procedures for generating a new cluster. For more information on using the Chef commands such as knife or Chef-client, see the Chef documentation. Upload a cookbook to a server. Upload a cookbook from a Chef Workstation to a Chef Server by…

Common Tasks

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » LifeKeeper » User Guide » Using LifeKeeper for Linux » Common Tasks

The following are basic tasks that can be performed by any user. ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Starting LifeKeeper Stopping LifeKeeper Viewing…

Troubleshooting

LifeKeeper Single Server Protection for Linux Technical Documentation » Troubleshooting

This section contains restrictions and/or known issues open against LifeKeeper Single Server Protection as well as SMC troubleshooting hints and tips. For more troubleshooting information, see the LifeKeeper Technical Notes and Troubleshooting topics in the LifeKeeper…

SPS Documentation and Apache References

Application Recovery Kits » Apache Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SPS Documentation and Apache References

The following is a list of SPS related information available from SIOS Technology Corp.: SPS for Linux Release Notes SPS for Linux Technical Documentation (available from the Help menu within the LifeKeeper GUI) SPS for Linux Installation Guide This…

Active/Standby Configuration with /var/mqm on Shared Storage

Application Recovery Kits » WebSphere MQ Recovery Kit Administration Guide » WebSphere MQ Configuration Considerations » MQ Configuration Requirements » WebSphere MQ Configuration Examples » Active/Standby Configuration with /var/mqm on Shared Storage

In the Active/Standby configuration, Node1 is the primary LifeKeeper server. It protects the WebSphere MQ queue managers. All storage resides on a shared array between the cluster servers. While Node2 may be handling other applications/services, it acts only as a…

General Setup Steps

Quick Start Guides » SIOS Protection Suite for Linux in the AWS Cloud (SAP) » ASCS + ERS with NFS » General Setup Steps

Create Virtual IP, done in earlier steps on node1, extend, done in earlier steps Create EC2 resource and create as dependency for virtual IP, done in earlier steps Install SAP on node1 on “virtual hostname” based on “virtual IP” Stopsap on node…

MD Recovery Kit – Known Issues / Restrictions

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » LifeKeeper » Troubleshooting » Known Issues and Restrictions » MD Recovery Kit – Known Issues / Restrictions

Description MD Kit does not support mirrors created with “homehost” The LifeKeeper MD Recovery Kit will not work properly with a mirror created with the “homehost” feature. Where “homehost” is configured, LifeKeeper will…

Known Issues and Workarounds

LifeKeeper Single Server Protection for Linux Technical Documentation » Troubleshooting » Known Issues and Workarounds

Included below are the restrictions and/or known issues open against LifeKeeper Single Server Protection. Product Incompatibility SIOS AppKeeper Because SIOS LifeKeeper monitors and remediates OS and application services in clustered environments in AWS…

Short Status Display

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » LifeKeeper » SIOS LifeKeeper for Linux Introduction » Configuration Concepts » Resource Hierarchies » Short Status Display

This topic describes the categories of information provided in the short status display as shown in the following example of output from the lcdstatus -e command. For information on how to display this information, see the LCD man page. At the command line, you can…

Upgrading PostgreSQL

Application Recovery Kits » PostgreSQL Recovery Kit Administration Guide » PostgreSQL Installation » Upgrading PostgreSQL

During an upgrade from a previous version of the SPS for Linux PostgreSQL software, the upgrade will make modifications to the existing SPS PostgreSQL resource instance. When the SPS software is updated on the server, the following stored values will be added to the…

System Grouping Arrangements

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » LifeKeeper » SIOS LifeKeeper for Linux Introduction » Configuration Concepts » System Grouping Arrangements

A resource hierarchy is defined on a cluster of LifeKeeper servers. For a given hierarchy, each server is assigned a priority, with one (1) being the highest possible priority. The primary, or highest priority, server is the computer you want to use for the normal…

Server Properties Dialog

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » LifeKeeper » User Guide » Using LifeKeeper for Linux » Common Tasks » Server Properties Dialog

The Server Properties dialog is available from a server context menu or from the Edit menu. This dialog displays the properties for a particular server. The properties for the server will also be displayed in the properties panel if it is enabled. The three tabs of…

SPS LVM Hierarchy Creation and Administration

Application Recovery Kits » LVM Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SPS LVM Hierarchy Creation and Administration

SPS LVM hierarchies are created automatically during the hierarchy creation process for resources that sit on top of logical volumes. The creation and extension of hierarchies containing the LVM resource types will always be driven by the create and extend processes of…

Separation of SAP and NFS Hierarchies

Application Recovery Kits » SAP Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SAP Administration » Separation of SAP and NFS Hierarchies

Although the LifeKeeper SAP hierarchy described in this section implements the SAP NFS hierarchies as child dependencies to the SAP resource, it is possible to detach and maintain the NFS hierarchies separately after the SAP hierarchy is created. You should consider…

Active/Active Configuration with NAS Storage

Application Recovery Kits » WebSphere MQ Recovery Kit Administration Guide » WebSphere MQ Configuration Considerations » MQ Configuration Requirements » WebSphere MQ Configuration Examples » Active/Active Configuration with NAS Storage

In the Active/Active configuration below, both Node1 and Node2 are primary LifeKeeper servers for WebSphere MQ resources. Each server is also the backup server for the other. In this example, Node1 protects the NFS mount for queue manager QMGR1. Node2 protects the NFS…

Quick Service Protection Kit Message Catalog

Search for an Error Code » Combined Message Catalog » Quick Service Protection Kit Message Catalog

Use Control F to search for a specific error code in each catalog. To search for any error code, select the Search button at the top right of the screen. …

Toolbars

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » LifeKeeper » User Guide » Using LifeKeeper for Linux » GUI » Toolbars

SIOS LifeKeeper for Linux Toolbars ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ GUI Toolbar Resource Context Toolbar Server Context Toolbar

SAP Hierarchy Remove Errors

Application Recovery Kits » SAP Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SAP Troubleshooting » SAP Hierarchy Remove Errors

Symptom: File system remove fails with file system in use. Cause: Resource Protection Level was set to Basic or Minimum after the create or extend. When the resource Protection Level is set to Basic or Minimum, the SAP resource hierarchy will not be stopped during…

Active/Active Configuration with Shared Storage

Application Recovery Kits » WebSphere MQ Recovery Kit Administration Guide » WebSphere MQ Configuration Considerations » MQ Configuration Requirements » WebSphere MQ Configuration Examples » Active/Active Configuration with Shared Storage

In the Active/Active configuration below, both Node1 and Node2 are primary LifeKeeper servers for WebSphere MQ resources. Each server is also the backup server for the other. In this example, Node1 protects the shared storage array for queue manager QMGR1. Node2…

Thread is Hung Messages on Shared Storage

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » LifeKeeper » Troubleshooting » Thread is Hung Messages on Shared Storage

In situations where the device checking threads are not completing fast enough, this can cause messages to be placed in the LifeKeeper log stating that a thread is hung. This can cause resources to be moved from one server to another and in worse case, cause a server…

Software RAID (md) Recovery Kit Overview

Application Recovery Kits » MD Recovery Kit Administration Guide » Software RAID (md) Recovery Kit Overview

Software RAID (md) Operation The Multiple Device driver (md) is currently the standard Linux software RAID product included with all of the major Linux distributions. Linux software RAID allows multiple physical disks and/or disk partitions to be grouped together to…

SAP Installation

Application Recovery Kits » SAP Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SAP Installation

Configuration/Installation Before using LifeKeeper to create an SAP resource hierarchy, perform the following tasks in the order recommended below. Note that there are additional non-HA specific configuration tasks that must be performed that are not listed below.…

Mapping Server Configurations

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Installation Guide » Planning Your SPS Environment » Mapping Server Configurations

Document your server configuration using the following guidelines: Determine the server names, processor types, memory and other I/O devices for your configuration. When you specify a backup server, you should ensure that the server you select has the capacity to…

Creating a Software RAID Resource

Application Recovery Kits » MD Recovery Kit Administration Guide » Software RAID Hierarchy Creation and Administration » Creating a Software RAID Resource

To create a hierarchy in which a file system or higher-level application uses a software RAID virtual device, the following high-level procedure should be followed. Determine the desired configuration of your virtual devices. In doing this, keep in mind all of the…

GUI Overview – General

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » LifeKeeper » User Guide » Using LifeKeeper for Linux » GUI » GUI Overview – General

The GUI allows users working on any machine to administer, operate or monitor servers and resources in any cluster as long as they have the required group memberships on the cluster machines. (For details, see Configuring GUI Users. The GUI Server and Client components…

Shell Script Examples

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » Command Line Interface » Shell Script Examples

Examples Pulled Out of Shell Scripts to Create and Extend Hierarchies. Also how to create a dependency between two hierarchies. # Needed System…

NFS Configuration Examples

Application Recovery Kits » NFS Server Recovery Kit Administration Guide » NFS Server Recovery Kit Configuration Considerations » NFS Configuration Examples

The examples in this section show how NFS instances can be configured on shared (or replicated) disks. Each diagram shows the relationship between the type of configuration and the NFS parameters. Each configuration also adheres to the configuration rules and…

NAS Configuration Examples

Application Recovery Kits » NAS Recovery Kit Administration Guide » Configuring the LifeKeeper for Linux NAS Recovery Kit » NAS Configuration Examples

Configuration Examples A few examples of what happens during a fail over using LifeKeeper for Linux NAS Recovery Kit are provided below. Configuration 1: Active/Standby Configuration Example In this configuration, Server 1 is considered active because it is…

DB2 Kit Message Catalog

Search for an Error Code » Combined Message Catalog » DB2 Kit Message Catalog

Use Control F to search for a specific error code in each catalog. To search for any error code, select the Search button at the top right of the screen. …

Create Dependency with Mailbox Spool Resource

Application Recovery Kits » Postfix Recovery Kit Administration Guide » LifeKeeper Configuration Tasks for Postfix » Create Dependency with Mailbox Spool Resource

If the Postfix queue directory and Mailbox Spool directory are on the same file system (LUN) on the shared disk, both directories are protected by creating the Postfix resource hierarchy and extending the Postfix resource hierarchy to another server in your cluster. If…

Deleting a WebSphere MQ Hierarchy

Application Recovery Kits » WebSphere MQ Recovery Kit Administration Guide » LifeKeeper Configuration Tasks for MQ » Deleting a WebSphere MQ Hierarchy

It is important to understand what happens to dependencies and protected services when a WebSphere hierarchy is deleted. Dependencies: Before removing a resource hierarchy, you may wish to remove the dependencies. Dependent file systems will be removed. Dependent…

Custom and Maintenance-Mode Behavior via Policies

Application Recovery Kits » SAP Recovery Kit Administration Guide » Maintenance Mode » Custom and Maintenance-Mode Behavior via Policies

*Note: As of SPS-L version 9.3.2, HA Maintenance Mode can be enabled for an SAP hierarchy via the SSHCC Actions menu in the LifeKeeper UI. See SAP Maintenance Mode for more details. Resource Policy Management Overview Resource Policy Management in SIOS Protection…

WebSphere MQ Recovery Kit Administration Guide

Application Recovery Kits » WebSphere MQ Recovery Kit Administration Guide

The SIOS Protection Suite for Linux WebSphere MQ Recovery Kit provides fault resilient protection for WebSphere MQ queue managers and queue manager storage locations. This kit enables a failure on a primary WebSphere MQ server or queue manager to be recovered on the…

Installation of the Core Services

Application Recovery Kits » SAP Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SAP Installation » Installation of the Core Services

Before installing software, make sure that the date/time is synchronized on all servers. This is important for both LifeKeeper and SAP. The Core Services, ABAP and Java Central Services (ASCS and SCS), are single points of failure (SPOFs) and therefore must be…

Updating Database Administrator User

Application Recovery Kits » PostgreSQL Recovery Kit Administration Guide » PostgreSQL Administration » Updating Database Administrator User

This Update User option will update the stored value for the PostgreSQL Database Administrator User on all systems where the resource is protected. The Update User option can be invoked from either the LifeKeeper resource toolbar or the LifeKeeper resource context…

Upgrading from ERSv1 to ERSv2

Application Recovery Kits » SAP Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SAP Administration » Upgrading from ERSv1 to ERSv2

In order to upgrade from Enqueue Replication Server version 1 to Enqueue Replication Server version 2, first ensure that your SAP kernel version supports ERSv2 then complete the following steps: Upgrade the ASCS instance to use ENSAv2 by following the instructions…

Configuring GUI Users

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Installation Guide » Setting Up Your SPS Environment » Configuring GUI Users

GUI Authentication with PAM SPS for Linux now leverages the Pluggable Authentication Module (PAM) provided in the Linux Standard Base (LSB). SPS no longer uses its private password file once located in /opt/LifeKeeper/website/passwd. Instead, users are identified and…

Creating an NFS Resource Hierarchy

Quick Start Guides » SIOS Protection Suite for Linux in the AWS Cloud (SAP) » ASCS + ERS with NFS » Creating an NFS Resource Hierarchy

To create a resource instance from the primary server, you should complete the following steps: From the LifeKeeper GUI menu, select Edit, then Server. From the drop-down menu, select Create Resource Hierarchy. To change a selection already entered or if an error…

Create File Systems and Directory Structure

Application Recovery Kits » SAP Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SAP Installation » Create File Systems and Directory Structure

While there are many different configurations depending upon which database management system is being used, below is the basic layout that should be adhered to. Set up comm paths between the primary and secondary servers Add virtual ip resources to…

Majority Mode

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » LifeKeeper » Installation and Configuration » LifeKeeper I/O Fencing Introduction » Quorum/Witness » Majority Mode

Quorum checking is performed via SPS for Linux communication paths. A node has quorum when it is able to communicate with the majority of the nodes in the cluster.This quorum mode is available on clusters with three or more nodes. A node dedicated for witness checking…

Creating an NFS Resource Hierarchy

Application Recovery Kits » NFS Server Recovery Kit Administration Guide » NFS Configuration Tasks » Creating an NFS Resource Hierarchy

To create a resource instance from the primary server, you should complete the following steps: From the LifeKeeper GUI menu, select Edit, then Server. From the drop-down menu, select Create Resource Hierarchy. To change a selection already entered or if an error…

Editing MQ Configuration Resource Properties

Application Recovery Kits » WebSphere MQ Recovery Kit Administration Guide » LifeKeeper Configuration Tasks for MQ » Editing MQ Configuration Resource Properties

The WebSphere MQ Properties page allows you to view and modify the configuration details for a specific WebSphere MQ resource via the properties panel if it is enabled. Specific WebSphere MQ resource configuration properties can also be modified via the Resource…

[Global] Section of the Configuration File

Application Recovery Kits » Samba Recovery Kit Administration Guide » Configuring Samba with LifeKeeper » [Global] Section of the Configuration File

The [global] section is a special section in the configuration file that must appear in every configuration file used in a LifeKeeper Samba resource hierarchy. As the name implies, any options set in this section apply to all other sections unless that directive is…

IP Recovery Kit Configuration

Application Recovery Kits » IP Recovery Kit Administration Guide » IP Recovery Kit Configuration

To ensure that your LifeKeeper configuration provides the protection and flexibility you require, you need to be aware of the configuration rules. To appropriately plan your configuration, you must understand your network configuration, interface selection, user system…

IP Recovery Kit Principles of Operation

Application Recovery Kits » IP Recovery Kit Administration Guide » IP Recovery Kit Principles of Operation

LifeKeeper brings an IP resource into service by creating an IP alias address on one of the physical network interfaces on the primary server. Users connect to the node using this alias address. The IP Recovery Kit software performs checks to help ensure that the…

EC2 Local Recovery and Configuration

Application Recovery Kits » Recovery Kit for EC2 Administration Guide » Recovery Kit for EC2 Configuration » EC2 Local Recovery and Configuration

Local Recovery scenario (Backend Cluster): When a failure of the protected Route Table is detected by Recovery Kit for EC2, the resulting failure triggers the execution of the EC2 local recovery script. The local recovery gathers specified IP resource entries in all…

Quorum/Witness

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » LifeKeeper » Installation and Configuration » LifeKeeper I/O Fencing Introduction » Quorum/Witness

Quorum/Witness Server Support Package for LifeKeeper Feature Summary The Quorum/Witness Server Support Package for LifeKeeper (steeleye-lkQWK, hereinafter “Quorum/Witness Package”) combined with the existing failover process of the LifeKeeper core allows system…

IP Local Recovery and Configuration

Application Recovery Kits » IP Recovery Kit Administration Guide » IP Recovery Kit Configuration » IP Local Recovery and Configuration

The standard Linux NIC bonding mechanism is the recommended means of providing network interface redundancy in a high availability configuration. The LifeKeeper IP Recovery Kit fully supports the creation of virtual IP addresses on bonded interfaces. Local Recovery…

File System Health Monitoring

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » LifeKeeper » User Guide » Using LifeKeeper for Linux » Maintenance Tasks » File System Health Monitoring

The File System Health Monitoring feature detects conditions that could cause LifeKeeper protected applications that depend on the file system to fail. Monitoring occurs on active/in-service resources (i.e. file systems) only. The two conditions that are monitored…

IP Resource Monitoring and Configuration

Application Recovery Kits » IP Recovery Kit Administration Guide » IP Recovery Kit Configuration » IP Resource Monitoring and Configuration

By default, the LifeKeeper IP Recovery Kit monitors IP resources by executing a broadcast ping on the IP addresses logical subnet, then listening for replies. For this test to work properly, at least one additional non-LifeKeeper system capable of responding to…

Hierarchy Creation

Application Recovery Kits » Samba Recovery Kit Administration Guide » Samba Troubleshooting » Hierarchy Creation

Error Number Error Message Description 109001 Usage: "valid_cf"CfgPath CfgName TemplateSys The valid_cf script requires three arguments, the directory containing the configuration file, the name of the configuration file and the…

LCD Resource Types

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » LifeKeeper » User Guide » Using LifeKeeper for Linux » Advanced Tasks » LCD » LCD Resource Types

The LCD is maintained in both shared memory and in the /opt/LifeKeeper directory. As highlighted on the directory structure diagram, subsys contains two application resource sets you can use to define your application interface: gen – generic application and…

Testing Your DataKeeper Resource Hierarchy

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » DataKeeper » SIOS DataKeeper Installation and Configuration » Resource Configuration Tasks » Testing Your DataKeeper Resource Hierarchy

You can test your DataKeeper resource hierarchy by initiating a manual switchover. This will simulate a failover of the resource instance from the primary server to the backup server. Performing a Manual Switchover from the LifeKeeper GUI You can initiate a manual…

Maintenance Tasks

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » LifeKeeper » User Guide » Using LifeKeeper for Linux » Maintenance Tasks

The following are tasks for maintaining LifeKeeper. ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Changing Configuration Values File System Health…

Chef Processing Flow

Quick Start Guides » Chef Support Documentation » Overview » Chef Processing Flow

The processing flow with system designations when using LifeKeeper Chef support. Processing Flow Overview Extract the existing cluster resource configuration into an xml formatted file. Copy the extracted XML file to the Chef workstation. Convert the…

Samba Recovery Kit Overview

Application Recovery Kits » Samba Recovery Kit Administration Guide » Samba Recovery Kit Overview

Samba is a suite of applications that speak the Server Message Block (SMB) protocol, allowing a Linux server to communicate in a heterogeneous network with servers and clients running Microsoft Windows products. The Samba Recovery Kit enables LifeKeeper to protect…

Creating the SAP Resource Hierarchy

Quick Start Guides » SIOS Protection Suite for Linux in the AWS Cloud (SAP) » ASCS without NFS » Creating the SAP Resource Hierarchy

From the LifeKeeper GUI menu, select Edit, then Server. From the drop-down menu, select Create Resource Hierarchy. A dialog box will appear with a drop-down list box with all recognized recovery kits installed within the cluster. Select SAP from the drop-down…

IP Parameters List

Parameters List » IP Parameters List

The table below lists and explains names and meanings of the IP parameters. These values are tuned by editing the /etc/default/LifeKeeper configuration file. Parameter Name Meaning Setting Value Default Value When to Apply Notes…

Extending a Generic Application Resource Hierarchy

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » LifeKeeper » LifeKeeper Administration Overview » Administrator Tasks » Extending Resource Hierarchies » Extending a Generic Application Resource Hierarchy

This operation can be started automatically after you have finished creating a generic application resource hierarchy, or from an existing generic application resource, as described in the section on extending resource hierarchies. Then complete the steps below, which…

Resource Error Recovery Scenario

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » LifeKeeper » SIOS LifeKeeper for Linux Introduction » Fault Detection and Recovery Scenarios » Resource Error Recovery Scenario

LifeKeeper provides a real-time daemon monitor, lkcheck, to check the status and health of LifeKeeper-protected resources. For each in-service resource, lkcheck periodically calls the quickCheck script for that resource type. The quickCheck script performs a quick…

Extending a Raw Device Resource Hierarchy

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » LifeKeeper » LifeKeeper Administration Overview » Administrator Tasks » Extending Resource Hierarchies » Extending a Raw Device Resource Hierarchy

This operation can be started automatically after you have finished creating a raw device resource hierarchy, or from an existing raw device resource, as described in the section on extending resource hierarchies. Then complete the steps below, which are specific to…

Active – Standby – NFS v4

Application Recovery Kits » NFS Server Recovery Kit Administration Guide » NFS Server Recovery Kit Configuration Considerations » NFS Configuration Examples » Active – Standby – NFS v4

This section provides an example of Active/Standby for NFS v4. In this configuration, Server 1 is considered active because it is running NFS and exporting the file systems. Server 2 does other processing. If Server 1 fails, Server 2 gains access to the file systems…

Software RAID (md) Recovery Kit Hardware and Software Requirements

Application Recovery Kits » MD Recovery Kit Administration Guide » Software RAID (md) Recovery Kit Hardware and Software Requirements

Your LifeKeeper configuration must meet the following requirements prior to the installation of the LifeKeeper for Linux Software RAID (md) Recovery Kit. Please see the SPS for Linux Installation Guide for specific instructions regarding the configuration of your…

NFS Server Recovery Kit Configuration Considerations

Application Recovery Kits » NFS Server Recovery Kit Administration Guide » NFS Server Recovery Kit Configuration Considerations

These following sections contain information to be considered before starting to configure and administer the NFS Server Recovery Kit as well as examples of typical LifeKeeper NFS configurations. Please refer to SPS for Linux Technical Documentation for instructions…

Samba Configuration Steps

Application Recovery Kits » Samba Recovery Kit Administration Guide » Samba Configuration Steps

This section provides steps that you should take to configure your Samba resources. Plan your Samba configuration. This includes the following: º NetBIOS name(s) to be used º The interfaces that will be protected and allowed access to the shares …

Installing SAP

Quick Start Guides » SIOS Protection Suite for Linux in the AWS Cloud (SAP) » ASCS without NFS » Installing SAP

ASCS should be installed based on “virtual hostname” based on “virtual IP”, which should have been added to host files during earlier installation steps. Please be sure to do so if they have not already been done prior to installing SAP. When installing…

Creating the SAP Resource Hierarchy

Quick Start Guides » SIOS Protection Suite for Linux in the AWS Cloud (SAP) » ASCS + ERS with NFS » Creating the SAP Resource Hierarchy

From the LifeKeeper GUI menu, select Edit, then Server. From the drop-down menu, select Create Resource Hierarchy. A dialog box will appear with a drop-down list box with all recognized recovery kits installed within the cluster. Select SAP from the drop-down…

Resource Context Menu

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » LifeKeeper » User Guide » Using LifeKeeper for Linux » GUI » Menus » Resource Context Menu

The Resource Context Menu appears when you right-click on a global (cluster-wide) resource, as shown above, or a server-specific resource instance, as shown below, in the status table. The default resource context menu is described here, but this menu might be…

Deleting an Oracle Resource Hierarchy

Application Recovery Kits » Oracle Recovery Kit Administration Guide » LifeKeeper Configuration Tasks for Oracle » Deleting an Oracle Resource Hierarchy

To delete a resource hierarchy from all the servers in your SPS environment, complete the following steps: From the LifeKeeper GUI menu, select Edit, then Resource. From the drop down menu, select Delete Resource Hierarchy. Select the name of the Target Server where…

Chef Support Documentation

Quick Start Guides » Chef Support Documentation

Introduction Starting with v9.0.0 LifeKeeper for Linux provides support for the IT automation tool Chef. The addition of this support in LifeKeeper for Linux (here after referred to as LifeKeeper) allows the easy transfer of resource hierarchy information from a…

Active – Standby – NFS v2-v3

Application Recovery Kits » NFS Server Recovery Kit Administration Guide » NFS Server Recovery Kit Configuration Considerations » NFS Configuration Examples » Active – Standby – NFS v2-v3

This section provides an example of Active/Standby for NFS v2/v3. In this configuration, Server 1 is considered active because it is running NFS and exporting the file system. Server 2 does other processing. If Server 1 fails, Server 2 gains access to the file system…

Samba Recovery Kit Installation

Application Recovery Kits » Samba Recovery Kit Administration Guide » Samba Recovery Kit Installation

Please refer to the SPS for Linux Installation Guide for specific instructions on the installation and removal of the LifeKeeper for Linux software.

Active/Standby Configuration with NAS Storage

Application Recovery Kits » WebSphere MQ Recovery Kit Administration Guide » WebSphere MQ Configuration Considerations » MQ Configuration Requirements » WebSphere MQ Configuration Examples » Active/Standby Configuration with NAS Storage

In the Active/Standby configuration, Node1 is the primary LifeKeeper server. It protects the WebSphere MQ queue managers. All storage resides on a NAS server with the IP 10.0.0.100. While Node2 may be handling other applications/services, it acts only as a backup for…

Logging With syslog

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » LifeKeeper » SIOS LifeKeeper for Linux Introduction » Configuration Concepts » Logging With syslog

Beginning with LifeKeeper v8.0, logging is done through the standard syslog facility. LifeKeeper supports two syslog implementations: rsyslog and syslog-ng. During package installation, syslog will be configured to use the “local6” facility for all…

Resource Properties Dialog

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » LifeKeeper » User Guide » Using LifeKeeper for Linux » Common Tasks » Resource Properties Dialog

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…

Apache Hierarchy Creation Errors

Application Recovery Kits » Apache Recovery Kit Administration Guide » Apache Web Server Troubleshooting » Apache Hierarchy Creation Errors

The error messages that might be displayed during the Apache hierarchy creation are listed below, along with a suggested explanation for each. Error messages displayed by the LifeKeeper core and by other recovery kits are not listed in this guide. Note that you may…

Enforcing ASCS/ERS Avoidance Behavior When Using ENSA2/ERSv2

Quick Start Guides » SIOS Protection Suite for Linux in the AWS Cloud (SAP) » ASCS + ERS with NFS » Enforcing ASCS/ERS Avoidance Behavior When Using ENSA2/ERSv2

ERSv2 is intended to be active (in-service) on a node in the cluster where the ASCS resource is not active. The ERS quickCheck will automatically transfer the ERS hierarchy if ERS and ASCS are active on the same node and another node is available. To avoid getting…

Extending Your VMDK Hierarchy

Application Recovery Kits » VMDK Shared Storage Recovery Kit Administration Guide » LifeKeeper VMDK Recovery Kit Configuration Tasks » Extending Your VMDK Hierarchy

After you have created a hierarchy, you should extend that hierarchy to another server in the cluster. There are three possible ways to extend your resource instance: When you successfully create your VMDK resource hierarchy you will have an opportunity to select…

Extending Resource Hierarchies

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » LifeKeeper » LifeKeeper Administration Overview » Administrator Tasks » Extending Resource Hierarchies

The LifeKeeper Extend Resource Hierarchy option copies an existing hierarchy from one server and creates a similar hierarchy on another LifeKeeper server. Once a hierarchy is extended to other servers, cascading failover is available for that resource. The server where…

Samba Configuration Examples

Application Recovery Kits » Samba Recovery Kit Administration Guide » Configuring Samba with LifeKeeper » Samba Configuration Examples

This section contains definitions and examples of typical Samba configurations. Each example includes the configuration file entries that apply to LifeKeeper. Configuration 1:Active/Standby Configuration In the Active/Standby configuration, ServerA is the primary…

Extending Your DB2 Resource Hierarchy

Application Recovery Kits » DB2 Recovery Kit Administration Guide » LifeKeeper for Linux DB2 Recovery Kit Configuration Tasks » Extending Your DB2 Resource Hierarchy

After you have created a hierarchy, you should extend that hierarchy to another server in the cluster. There are three possible ways to extend your resource instance: When you successfully create your DB2 resource hierarchy you will have an opportunity to select…

DB2 Configuration Requirements

Application Recovery Kits » DB2 Recovery Kit Administration Guide » Configuring the LifeKeeper for Linux DB2 Recovery Kit » Configuration Considerations for DB2 Multiple Partition » DB2 Configuration Requirements

To ensure proper operation of the DB2 Recovery Kit in a multiple partition environment, LifeKeeper requires the following: If you cannot use an additional cluster for your NFS hierarchy, be aware that the LifeKeeper for Linux DB2 Recovery Kit restricts the…

MQ Configuration Requirements

Application Recovery Kits » WebSphere MQ Recovery Kit Administration Guide » WebSphere MQ Configuration Considerations » MQ Configuration Requirements

The section Configuring WebSphere MQ for Use with LifeKeeper contains a process for protecting a queue manager with LifeKeeper. In general, the following requirements must be met to successfully configure a WebSphere MQ queue manager with LifeKeeper: Configure…

PostgreSQL Resource Hierarchy

Application Recovery Kits » PostgreSQL Recovery Kit Administration Guide » PostgreSQL Resource Hierarchy

The following example shows a typical PostgreSQL resource hierarchy: The dependencies in the above example correspond to the following protected resources: Resource PostgreSQL Software Component LKIP.EXAMPLE.COM Protects the switchable…

Modifying the Samba Configuration File

Application Recovery Kits » Samba Recovery Kit Administration Guide » Samba Hierarchy Administration » Modifying the Samba Configuration File

When changes are required to a Samba configuration file that is used in a LifeKeeper Samba instance, perform these procedures on the server that is In Service, Protected (ISP). There are three types of configuration file changes: Those that do not directly impact…

Extending Your IP Hierarchy

Application Recovery Kits » IP Recovery Kit Administration Guide » IP Recovery Kit Configuration » Extending Your IP Hierarchy

*Note: See the section on Guidelines for Creating an IP Dependency before extending an IP resource to a backup server. After you have created a hierarchy, you will want to extend that hierarchy to another server in the cluster. There are three possible scenarios to…

Performing a Manual Switchover from the GUI

Application Recovery Kits » MySQL Recovery Kit Administration Guide » MySQL Administration » Performing a Manual Switchover from the GUI

You can test your MySQL resource hierarchy by initiating a manual switchover. This will simulate a failover of a resource instance from the primary server to the backup server. Performing a Manual Switchover from the GUI You can initiate a manual switchover from the…

Extending Your NAS Hierarchy

Application Recovery Kits » NAS Recovery Kit Administration Guide » LifeKeeper Configuration Tasks for NAS » Extending Your NAS Hierarchy

After you have created a hierarchy, you should extend that hierarchy to another server in the cluster. There are three possible ways to extend your resource instance: When you successfully create your NAS resource hierarchy you will have an opportunity to select…

Postfix Recovery Kit Installation

Application Recovery Kits » Postfix Recovery Kit Administration Guide » Postfix Hardware and Software Requirements » Postfix Recovery Kit Installation

Please refer to the SIOS Protection Suite Installation Guide for specific instructions on the installation and removal of the LifeKeeper for Linux software, including recovery kits.

DB2 Recovery Kit Hardware and Software Requirements

Application Recovery Kits » DB2 Recovery Kit Administration Guide » DB2 Recovery Kit Hardware and Software Requirements

Your LifeKeeper configuration must meet the following requirements prior to the installation of the LifeKeeper for Linux DB2 Recovery Kit. Please see SIOS Protection Suite Installation Guide for specific instructions regarding the configuration of your LifeKeeper…

NAS Recovery Kit Administration Guide

Application Recovery Kits » NAS Recovery Kit Administration Guide

The LifeKeeper for Linux Network Attached Storage Recovery Kit (hereafter referred to as the NAS Recovery Kit) provides fault resilience for Network File System (NFS) software in a LifeKeeper environment. The NAS Recovery Kit affords LifeKeeper users the opportunity to…

Switchover and Failover Testing

Quick Start Guides » SIOS Protection Suite for Linux in the AWS Cloud (SAP) » Switchover and Failover Testing

Steps below are for testing the switchover and failover of a SIOS cluster for SAP. Open “SAP Logon” or “SAP GUI for Windows”, which is an SAP supplied Windows client the Windows client. The program can be downloaded from the SAP download site. The…

Configuring a Route Table

Quick Start Guides » AWS Direct Connect Quick Start Guide » AWS Direct Connect Setup Procedure » Configuring a Route Table

Configure a route table as shown below. Add the route information to the on-premises environment network to the route table of the VPC or subnet where the cluster nodes are located. Destination Address Target On-premises network address…

Intergration with VMware HA

LifeKeeper Single Server Protection for Linux Technical Documentation » Intergration with VMware HA

As noted in the Introduction Section, LifeKeeper Single Server Protection is designed for use in both physical and virtual environments. When LifeKeeper SSP is installed in a VMware VM the HA features of VMware can be used in conjunction with LifeKeeper SSP to monitor…

DB2 Configuration Examples

Application Recovery Kits » DB2 Recovery Kit Administration Guide » Configuring the LifeKeeper for Linux DB2 Recovery Kit » DB2 Configuration Examples

A few examples of what happens during a failover using LifeKeeper for Linux DB2 Recovery Kit are provided below. In the following pictures, EE and EEE are used to denote database configurations; ESE may be substituted wherever appropriate. Configuration 1: DB2 Single…

Changing the Log Level

Application Recovery Kits » WebSphere MQ Recovery Kit Administration Guide » LifeKeeper Configuration Tasks for MQ » Editing MQ Configuration Resource Properties » Changing the Log Level

GUI First navigate to the WebSphere MQ Resource Properties Panel or the Resource Context Menu described above. Then click on Logging Level Configuration icon or menu item. The following dialog will appear: Now select the Logging Level and click Next. You will be…

VMDK Hardware and Software Requirements

Application Recovery Kits » VMDK Shared Storage Recovery Kit Administration Guide » VMDK Hardware and Software Requirements

Your SPS configuration must meet the following requirements prior to the installation of the LifeKeeper for Linux VMDK Recovery Kit. See the SIOS Protection Suite Installation Guide for specific instructions regarding the configuration of your LifeKeeper hardware and…

NAS Recovery Kit Hardware and Software Requirements

Application Recovery Kits » NAS Recovery Kit Administration Guide » NAS Recovery Kit Hardware and Software Requirements

Requirements Your LifeKeeper configuration must meet the following requirements prior to the installation of the LifeKeeper for Linux NAS Recovery Kit. Please see SIOS Protection Suite Installation Guide for specific instructions regarding the configuration of your…

Configure the Cluster – Apache

Quick Start Guides » Apache/MySQL Cluster Using Both Shared and Replicated Storage » Configure the Cluster – Apache

Primary Server Complete the following steps on the primary server to configure the cluster: Create TCP Communication (Comm) Path(s) Verify the Communication (Comm) Path(s) Before you begin, SIOS recommends at least two TCP communications paths between each server…

Starting and Stopping the GUI Server

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » LifeKeeper » User Guide » Using LifeKeeper for Linux » GUI » Preparing to Run the GUI » Starting and Stopping the GUI Server

To Start the LifeKeeper GUI Server If the LifeKeeper GUI Server is not running, type the following command as root: /opt/LifeKeeper/bin/lkGUIserver start This command starts all LifeKeeper GUI Server daemon processes on the server being administered if they are not…

Upgrading from ENSAv1 to ENSAv2

Application Recovery Kits » SAP Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SAP Administration » Upgrading from ENSAv1 to ENSAv2

In order to upgrade from Standalone Enqueue Server version 1 to Standalone Enqueue Server version 2, first ensure that your SAP kernel version supports ENSAv2 then complete the following steps: Set the following parameters in the default profile (typically located…

Protecting EnterpriseDB Postgres Plus Advanced Server

Application Recovery Kits » PostgreSQL Recovery Kit Administration Guide » PostgreSQL Administration » Protecting EnterpriseDB Postgres Plus Advanced Server

No additional LifeKeeper configuration settings are needed to protect EnterpriseDB Postgres Plus Advanced Server Resources. Issue Solution During the installation of EnterpriseDB Postgres Plus Advanced Server, if the option…

Extending a Postfix Resource Hierarchy

Application Recovery Kits » Postfix Recovery Kit Administration Guide » LifeKeeper Configuration Tasks for Postfix » Extending a Postfix Resource Hierarchy

This operation can be started from the Edit menu, or initiated automatically upon completing the Create Resource Hierarchy option, in which case you should refer to Step 2 below. On the Edit menu, select Resource, then Extend Resource Hierarchy. The Pre-Extend…

Software RAID Repair

Application Recovery Kits » MD Recovery Kit Administration Guide » Software RAID Hierarchy Creation and Administration » Software RAID Repair

If one of the legs of a mirror fails, a repair can be done on that leg. If a problem occurs, the resource will be marked OSF. (Note: An email notification will occur if enabled.) Figure 16: LifeKeeper Hierarchy With Failed Component The mdComponent could be…

MySQL Recovery Kit Configuration

Application Recovery Kits » MySQL Recovery Kit Administration Guide » MySQL Recovery Kit Configuration

This section contains definitions and examples of typical LifeKeeper MySQL configurations and information you should consider before you start to configure MySQL. Please refer to the Resource Hierarchies section of the SPS for Linux Technical Documentation for…

Viewing and Editing IP Configuration Properties

Application Recovery Kits » IP Recovery Kit Administration Guide » IP Recovery Kit Configuration » Viewing and Editing IP Configuration Properties

The IP Configuration Properties page allows you to view the configuration details for a specific IP resource, as well as to modify a number of selected configuration items. To access the IP Configuration Properties page, from the LifeKeeper GUI menu select Edit, then…

GUI

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » LifeKeeper » User Guide » Using LifeKeeper for Linux » GUI

The GUI components should have already been installed as part of the LifeKeeper Core installation. The LifeKeeper GUI uses Java technology to provide a graphical user interface to LifeKeeper and its configuration data. Since the LifeKeeper GUI is a client/server…

Extending Your Samba Resource Hierarchy

Application Recovery Kits » Samba Recovery Kit Administration Guide » LifeKeeper Configuration Tasks for Samba » Extending Your Samba Resource Hierarchy

This operation can be started from the Edit menu, or initiated automatically upon completing the Create Resource Hierarchy option, in which case you should refer to Step 2 below. On the Edit menu, select Resource, then Extend Resource Hierarchy. The Pre-Extend…

IP Local Recovery

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » LifeKeeper » SIOS LifeKeeper for Linux Introduction » Fault Detection and Recovery Scenarios » IP Local Recovery

SIOS recommends the use of bonded interfaces via the standard Linux NIC bonding mechanism in any LifeKeeper release where a backup interface is required. Beginning with LifeKeeper Release 7.4.0, bonded interfacing is the only supported method. For releases prior to…

Troubleshooting Sybase ASE Error During Resource Creation

Application Recovery Kits » Sybase ASE Recovery Kit Administration Guide » Troubleshooting Sybase ASE Error During Resource Creation

Sybase ASE Error During Resource Creation Symptom: Unable to create the resource instance during the resource creation Cause: If the instance is running, it could be because the profile is not located in the default $Sybase directory Solution: In…

IP Recovery Kit Configuration Examples

Application Recovery Kits » IP Recovery Kit Administration Guide » IP Recovery Kit Configuration » IP Recovery Kit Configuration Examples

This topic identifies example network configurations and then describes two sample IP configuration exercises. The first example illustrates a typical case of a database application dependent upon a single IP resource and configured on a pre-existing subnet. The second…

GUI Message Catalog

Search for an Error Code » Combined Message Catalog » GUI Message Catalog

Use Control F to search for a specific error code in each catalog. To search for any error code, select the Search button at the top right of the screen. …

Menus

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » LifeKeeper » User Guide » Using LifeKeeper for Linux » GUI » Menus

SIOS LifeKeeper for Linux Menus ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Resource Context Menu Server Context Menu File Menu Edit Menu – Resource Edit Menu –…

Adjusting IP Recovery Kit Tunable Values

Application Recovery Kits » IP Recovery Kit Administration Guide » IP Recovery Kit Configuration » Adjusting IP Recovery Kit Tunable Values

For details about the tunable values that are available for modifying the behavior of the IP Recovery Kit, please click here. These values are tuned by editing the /etc/default/LifeKeeper configuration file. Because none of the components of the IP Recovery Kit are…

Creating a PostgreSQL Resource Hierarchy

Application Recovery Kits » PostgreSQL Recovery Kit Administration Guide » PostgreSQL Installation » Creating a PostgreSQL Resource Hierarchy

Perform the following steps on the primary server: On the Edit menu, select Server, then Create Resource Hierarchy. The Create Resource Wizard dialog will appear. Select PostgreSQL Database from the drop-down list and click Next. You will be prompted for the…

Bringing a Resource In Service

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » LifeKeeper » User Guide » Using LifeKeeper for Linux » Operator Tasks » Bringing a Resource In Service

There are five possible ways to begin. Right-click on the icon for the resource/server combination that you want to bring into service. When the Resource Context Menu appears, click In Service. Right-click on the icon for the global resource that you want…

Standby Node Health Check Parameters List

Parameters List » Standby Node Health Check Parameters List

It is necessary to enable/disable each functionality and configure the value for the Standby Node Health Check. These settings can be customized in the /etc/default/LifeKeeper configuration file. Parameter Description Value to Set Default Value…

Extending Your EC2 Hierarchy

Application Recovery Kits » Recovery Kit for EC2 Administration Guide » Recovery Kit for EC2 Configuration » Extending Your EC2 Hierarchy

After you have created a hierarchy, you must extend that hierarchy to another server in the cluster. There are three possible scenarios to extend your resource instance from the template server to a target server. Continue from creating the resource into extending…

Extending Your Route53 Resource Hierarchy

Application Recovery Kits » Route53 Recovery Kit Administration Guide » Route 53 Configuration » Extending Your Route53 Resource Hierarchy

After you have created a hierarchy, you must extend that hierarchy to another server in the cluster. There are three possible scenarios to extend your resource instance from the template server to a target server. Continue from creating the resource into extending…

Extending Your DataKeeper Hierarchy

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » DataKeeper » SIOS DataKeeper Installation and Configuration » Resource Configuration Tasks » Extending Your DataKeeper Hierarchy

This operation should be started on the Primary Server to the Secondary Server from the Edit menu or initiated automatically upon completing the Create Resource Hierarchy option in which case you should refer to Step 2 below. On the Edit menu, select Resource then…

VMDK Shared Storage Recovery Kit Administration Guide

Application Recovery Kits » VMDK Shared Storage Recovery Kit Administration Guide

VMDK Shared Storage Recovery Kit Technical Documentation LifeKeeper for Linux VMDK Shared Storage Recovery Kit (hereafter referred to as the VMDK Recovery Kit) provides a VMware virtual hard disk as shared storage. The VMDK Recovery Kit allows LifeKeeper users to…

Extract the Existing Cluster Information

Quick Start Guides » Chef Support Documentation » Chef Procedure Details » Extract the Existing Cluster Information

Run the commands listed below to extract the existing cluster configuration information created in step 1 above. Save this information into a file (note the export command outputs information to stdout). Ensure all resources are In Service on the node before running…

How SIOS DataKeeper Works

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » DataKeeper » How SIOS DataKeeper Works

SIOS DataKeeper creates and protects NetRAID devices. A NetRAID device is a RAID1 device that consists of a local disk or partition and a Network Block Device (NBD) as shown in the diagram below. A LifeKeeper supported file system can be mounted on a NetRAID…

Installing SAP

Quick Start Guides » SIOS Protection Suite for Linux in the AWS Cloud (SAP) » ASCS + ERS with NFS » Installing SAP

ASCS and ERS should be installed based on “virtual hostname” based on “virtual IP”, which should have been added to hosts files during earlier installation steps. Be sure to do so if they have not already been done prior to installing SAP. When…

IP Kit Message Catalog

Search for an Error Code » Combined Message Catalog » IP Kit Message Catalog

Use Control F to search for a specific error code in each catalog. To search for any error code, select the Search button at the top right of the screen. …

Sybase ASE Recovery Kit Overview

Application Recovery Kits » Sybase ASE Recovery Kit Administration Guide » Sybase ASE Recovery Kit Overview

The SIOS Protection Suite (SPS) for Linux Sybase ASE Recovery Kit provides a mechanism for protecting Sybase ASE Server instances within SPS. The Sybase ASE software, LifeKeeper Core and Sybase ASE Recovery Kit are installed on two or more servers in a cluster. Once…

vSphere Client User Interface

LifeKeeper Single Server Protection for Linux Technical Documentation » Intergration with VMware HA » SteelEye Management Console » vSphere Client User Interface

SIOS LifeKeeper Single Server Protection Tab When you register the vSphere Client plug-in, the LifeKeeper Single Server Protection tab will appear in the vSphere Client User Interface. Context Menus This vSphere Client plug-in offers several context levels for the…

Chef Procedure Details

Quick Start Guides » Chef Support Documentation » Chef Procedure Details

Environment Preparation LifeKeeper HA cluster configuration. Setup the LifeKeeper HA cluster to be used to generate the LifeKeeper Chef cookbook. This includes LifeKeeper installation (core and recovery kits), creation of communication paths, and creation of the…

Unextending a Hierarchy

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » LifeKeeper » LifeKeeper Administration Overview » Administrator Tasks » Unextending a Hierarchy

The LifeKeeper Unextend Resource Hierarchy option removes a complete hierarchy, including all of its resources, from a single server. This is different than the Delete Resource Hierarchy selection which removes a hierarchy from all servers. When using Unextend…

NAS Documentation and References

Application Recovery Kits » NAS Recovery Kit Administration Guide » NAS Documentation and References

The following LifeKeeper product documentation is available from SIOS Technology Corp.: SPS for Linux Release Notes SPS for Linux Technical Documentation SIOS Protection Suite Installation Guide Optional Recovery Kit Documentation This documentation,…

DB2 Documentation and References

Application Recovery Kits » DB2 Recovery Kit Administration Guide » DB2 Documentation and References

The following LifeKeeper product documentation is available from SIOS Technology Corp.: SPS for Linux Release Notes SPS for Linux Technical Documentation SIOS Protection Suite Installation Guide Optional Recovery Kit Documentation This…

Communication Paths Going Up and Down

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » LifeKeeper » Troubleshooting » Communication Paths Going Up and Down

If you find the communication paths failing then coming back up repeatedly (the LifeKeeper GUI showing them as Alive, then Dead, then Alive), the heartbeat tunables may not be set to the same values on all servers in the cluster. This situation is also possible if the…

Connecting Servers and Shared Storage

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Installation Guide » Setting Up Your SPS Environment » Connecting Servers and Shared Storage

If you are planning to use LifeKeeper in a non-shared storage environment, then you may skip this information. If you are using LifeKeeper in a data replication (mirroring) environment, see the DataKeeper section of this documentation. If you are using LifeKeeper in a…

Taking a Resource Out of Service

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » LifeKeeper » User Guide » Using LifeKeeper for Linux » Operator Tasks » Taking a Resource Out of Service

There are four possible ways to begin. Right-click on the icon for the global resource or resource/server combination that you want to take out of service. When the Resource Context Menu appears, click Out of Service. On the Global Toolbar, click the Out…

Confirm Failover and Block Resource Failover Settings

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » LifeKeeper » Installation and Configuration » Optional Configuration Tasks » Confirm Failover and Block Resource Failover Settings

Normally, LifeKeeper will automatically switch operations to a backup node when a node failure or a resource failure occurs. However, depending on the environment, requiring manual confirmation by a system administrator may be desirable, instead of an automatic…

Recovering After a Failover

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » LifeKeeper » User Guide » Using LifeKeeper for Linux » Maintenance Tasks » Recovering After a Failover

After LifeKeeper performs a failover recovery from a primary server (Server A) to a backup server (Server B), perform the following steps: Review logs. When LifeKeeper on Server B performs a failover recovery from Server A, status messages are displayed during the…

Samba Hierarchy Administration

Application Recovery Kits » Samba Recovery Kit Administration Guide » Samba Hierarchy Administration

Once your Samba resource hierarchies are created, follow these guidelines for ongoing administration of your Samba resources. Modifying the Samba Configuration File Maintaining the smbpasswd File

Postfix Hardware and Software Requirements

Application Recovery Kits » Postfix Recovery Kit Administration Guide » Postfix Hardware and Software Requirements

Your LifeKeeper configuration must meet the following requirements prior to the installation of the LifeKeeper for Linux Postfix Recovery Kit. Please see SIOS Protection Suite Installation Guide for specific instructions regarding the configuration of your LifeKeeper…

Configuration Concepts

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » LifeKeeper » SIOS LifeKeeper for Linux Introduction » Configuration Concepts

LifeKeeper works on the basis of resource hierarchies you define for groups of two or more servers. The following topics introduce the LifeKeeper failover configuration…

112051 – vipconfig.ref

Application Recovery Kits » SAP Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SAP Troubleshooting » SPS SAP Messages » 112051 – vipconfig.ref

Cause: The “{value name}” or “{value name}” value in the file “{filename}” is still set to the physical server name on “{server}”. Action: The value(s) must be set to a virtual server name. See…

Enable/Disable Listener Protection

Application Recovery Kits » WebSphere MQ Recovery Kit Administration Guide » LifeKeeper Configuration Tasks for MQ » Editing MQ Configuration Resource Properties » Enable/Disable Listener Protection

GUI First navigate to the WebSphere MQ Resource Properties Panel or the Resource Context Menu described above. The resource must be in service to modify the Listener Protection value. Then click on Listener Protection Configuration icon or menu item. The following…

Plan Your SAP Configuration

Application Recovery Kits » SAP Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SAP Installation » Plan Your SAP Configuration

Determine which configuration you wish to use. The required tasks vary depending on the configuration. Determine whether the SAP system-wide /usr/sap/trans directory will be hosted on the SAP Primary Application Server or on a file server. It can be hosted either…

Extending Your Oracle Hierarchy

Application Recovery Kits » Oracle Recovery Kit Administration Guide » LifeKeeper Configuration Tasks for Oracle » Extending Your Oracle Hierarchy

After you have created a hierarchy, you will want to extend that hierarchy to another server in the cluster. There are three possible scenarios to extend your resource instance from the template server to a target server. The first scenario is when you “Continue”…

Extending a File System Resource Hierarchy

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » LifeKeeper » LifeKeeper Administration Overview » Administrator Tasks » Extending Resource Hierarchies » Extending a File System Resource Hierarchy

This operation can be started automatically after you have finished creating a file system resource hierarchy, or from an existing file system resource, as described in the section on extending resource hierarchies. Then complete the steps below, which are specific to…

Configure the Cluster – PostgreSQL

Quick Start Guides » PostgreSQL Cluster with Shared Storage (ISCSI) » Configure the Cluster – PostgreSQL

Primary Server Complete the following steps on the primary server to configure the cluster: Create TCP Communication (Comm) Path(s) Verify the Communication (Comm) Path(s) Before you begin, SIOS recommends at least two TCP communications paths between each server…

View Menu

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » LifeKeeper » User Guide » Using LifeKeeper for Linux » GUI » Menus » View Menu

Expand Tree. Expand the entire resource hierarchy tree. Collapse Tree. Collapse the entire resource hierarchy tree. Row Height. Modify the row viewing size of the resources in the resource hierarchy tree and table. Select small, medium or large row height…

Enabled VMware HA Fault Detection and Recovery Scenario

LifeKeeper Single Server Protection for Linux Technical Documentation » Administration » Enabled VMware HA Fault Detection and Recovery Scenario

The ability to provide detection and alarming for problems within an application is critical to building the best total fault resilient solution. Since every specific application varies on the mechanism and format of failures, no one set of generic mechanisms can be…

Avoiding Full Resynchronizations

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » DataKeeper » Administering SIOS DataKeeper for Linux » Avoiding Full Resynchronizations

When replicating large amounts of data over a WAN link, it is desirable to avoid full resynchronizations which can consume large amounts of network bandwidth and time. With newer kernels, SIOS DataKeeper can avoid almost all full resyncs by using its bitmap technology.…

Creating an Apache Web Server Resource Hierarchy

Application Recovery Kits » Apache Recovery Kit Administration Guide » LifeKeeper Configuration Tasks for Apache » Creating an Apache Web Server Resource Hierarchy

*IMPORTANT: Before you create your Web Server resource hierarchy, you must make sure that your Apache configuration file has included an existing LifeKeeper-protected IP resource. In a shared environment where the web documents and/or configuration files are on a…

Extending a WebSphere MQ Hierarchy

Application Recovery Kits » WebSphere MQ Recovery Kit Administration Guide » LifeKeeper Configuration Tasks for MQ » Extending a WebSphere MQ Hierarchy

This operation can be started from the Edit menu or initiated automatically upon completing the Create Resource Hierarchy option, in which case you should refer to Step 2 below. On the Edit menu, select Resource, then Extend Resource Hierarchy. The Pre-Extend Wizard…

Postfix Recovery Kit Administration Guide

Application Recovery Kits » Postfix Recovery Kit Administration Guide

Postfix plays a variety of roles, all critical to the proper flow of email. It listens on the network for incoming mail, transports mail messages to other servers, and delivers local mail to a local program. The LifeKeeper for Linux Postfix Recovery Kit provides a…

SAP Recovery Kit – Known Issues / Restrictions

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » LifeKeeper » Troubleshooting » Known Issues and Restrictions » SAP Recovery Kit – Known Issues / Restrictions

Description SAP Dual Stack Environment Restriction The redesigned ERS resource type introduced in SPS-L 9.4.0 (which operates in a hierarchy separate from the corresponding central services instance) does not support an SAP dual stack (ABAP+Java)…

Creating a DataKeeper Resource Hierarchy

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » DataKeeper » SIOS DataKeeper Installation and Configuration » Resource Configuration Tasks » Creating a DataKeeper Resource Hierarchy

Perform the following on your primary server: Select Edit > Server > Create Resource Hierarchy The Create Resource Wizard dialog will appear. Select the Data Replication option from the drop down list and click Next to continue. You will be prompted for the…

Watchdog

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » LifeKeeper » Installation and Configuration » LifeKeeper I/O Fencing Introduction » Watchdog

Watchdog is a method of monitoring a server to ensure that if the server is not working properly, corrective action (reboot) will be taken so that it does not cause problems. Watchdog can be implemented using special watchdog hardware or using a software-only…

Using DB2 with Raw I/O

Application Recovery Kits » DB2 Recovery Kit Administration Guide » Configuring the LifeKeeper for Linux DB2 Recovery Kit » Using DB2 with Raw I/O

If you plan to use DB2 with Raw I/O devices, you must install the LifeKeeper Raw I/O Recovery Kit from the LifeKeeper Core CD. You must also properly set up the Raw I/O devices prior to use. See the Appendix for instructions.

Configure the Cluster

Quick Start Guides » MySQL Cluster with Data Replication (“Shared Nothing” Cluster) » Configure the Cluster

Primary Server Complete the following steps on the primary server to configure the cluster: Create TCP Communication (Comm) Path(s) Verify the Communication (Comm) Path(s) Before you begin, SIOS recommends at least two TCP communications paths between each server…

Unextend a Hierarchy

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » Command Line Interface » Commands » INS – Commands Related to Individual LifeKeeper Hierarchy Instances » Unextend a Hierarchy

/opt/LifeKeeper/lkadm/bin/unextmgr

Samba Recovery Kit Requirements

Application Recovery Kits » Samba Recovery Kit Administration Guide » Samba Recovery Kit Requirements

Your LifeKeeper configuration must meet the following requirements prior to the installation of the Samba Recovery Kit. Please see the SIOS Protection Suite Installation Guide for specific instructions regarding the configuration of your LifeKeeper hardware and…

Creating a File System Resource Hierarchy

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » LifeKeeper » LifeKeeper Administration Overview » Administrator Tasks » Creating Resource Hierarchies » Creating a File System Resource Hierarchy

Use this option to protect a file system only (for example, if you have shared files that need protection). There are four ways to begin creating a file system resource hierarchy. º Right-click on a server icon to bring up the server context menu, then click…

Install SPS

Application Recovery Kits » SAP Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SAP Installation » Install SPS

On both the Primary and the Backup servers, LifeKeeper software will now be installed including the following recovery kits: SAP appropriate database (i.e. Oracle, SAP DB) IP NFS NAS Stop Oracle Listener and SAP on both machines. For Example,…

PostgreSQL Hardware and Software Requirements

Application Recovery Kits » PostgreSQL Recovery Kit Administration Guide » PostgreSQL Hardware and Software Requirements

Your LifeKeeper configuration must meet the following requirements prior to the installation of LifeKeeper for Linux PostgreSQL Recovery Kit. Please refer to the SPS for Linux Installation Guide for specific instructions regarding the installation and configuration of…

DB2 Recovery Kit Administration Guide

Application Recovery Kits » DB2 Recovery Kit Administration Guide

The SPS for Linux DB2 Recovery Kit provides fault resilient protection for DB2 database instances. LifeKeeper, together with the DB2 Universal Database product family afford increased availability to DB2 operating environments by effectively recovering database server…

112032 – dbup.ref

Application Recovery Kits » SAP Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SAP Troubleshooting » SPS SAP Messages » 112032 – dbup.ref

Cause: All of the database components for “{db name}” are running for “{instance}” on “{server}”. Action: Additional information is available in the LifeKeeper and system logs. Return to SPS SAP…

112021 – disabled.ref

Application Recovery Kits » SAP Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SAP Troubleshooting » SPS SAP Messages » 112021 – disabled.ref

Cause: The “{recover action}” (“{script}” action) has been disabled for the LifeKeeper resource “{resource name}” on “{server}”. Action: The desired action will need to be enabled for this…

Configuration Definitions and Examples

Application Recovery Kits » Apache Recovery Kit Administration Guide » Configuring Apache Web Server with LifeKeeper » Configuration Definitions and Examples

Apache Web Server supports multiple instances of the httpd daemon running at the same time. Each LifeKeeper Apache Web Server hierarchy corresponds to a separate Apache instance with its own “server root” directory. Each instance may support one or more web sites,…

Testing an Apache Web Server Resource Hierarchy

Application Recovery Kits » Apache Recovery Kit Administration Guide » LifeKeeper Configuration Tasks for Apache » Testing an Apache Web Server Resource Hierarchy

You can test your Apache resource hierarchy by initiating a manual switchover. This will simulate a failover of a resource instance from the primary server to the backup server. Performing a Manual Switchover from the GUI You can initiate a manual switchover from the…

Testing Your Oracle Resource Hierarchy

Application Recovery Kits » Oracle Recovery Kit Administration Guide » LifeKeeper Configuration Tasks for Oracle » Testing Your Oracle Resource Hierarchy

You can test your Oracle resource hierarchy by initiating a manual switchover. This will simulate a failover of a resource instance from the primary server to the backup server. Performing a Manual Switchover from the GUI You can initiate a manual switchover from the…

PostgreSQL Recovery Kit Administration Guide

Application Recovery Kits » PostgreSQL Recovery Kit Administration Guide

The SIOS Protection Suite for Linux PostgreSQL Recovery Kit is an SQL compliant, object-relational database management system (ORDBMS) based on POSTGRES. Since its inception, PostgreSQL has become one of the most advanced open source relational database management…

112033 – dbdown.ref

Application Recovery Kits » SAP Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SAP Troubleshooting » SPS SAP Messages » 112033 – dbdown.ref

Cause: One or more of the database components for “{db name}” are down for “{instance}” on “{server}”. Action: Additional information is available in the LifeKeeper and system logs. Return to SPS SAP…

Software RAID Notes and Restrictions

Application Recovery Kits » MD Recovery Kit Administration Guide » Software RAID (md) Recovery Kit Overview » Software RAID Notes and Restrictions

The following notes and restrictions apply to this version of the Software RAID Recovery Kit. Activating Virtual Devices During Boot Up Virtual devices on shared storage should not be activated during system boot-up. Persistent Superblock All virtual devices must…

Watchdog

LifeKeeper Single Server Protection for Linux Technical Documentation » Administration » Watchdog

Watchdog is a method of monitoring a server to ensure that if the server is not working properly, corrective action (reboot) will be taken so that it does not cause problems. Watchdog can be implemented using special watchdog hardware or using a software-only…

Changing Shutdown Timeout Values

Application Recovery Kits » WebSphere MQ Recovery Kit Administration Guide » LifeKeeper Configuration Tasks for MQ » Editing MQ Configuration Resource Properties » Changing Shutdown Timeout Values

GUI First, navigate to the WebSphere MQ resource properties panel or the resource context menu described above. Then click on Shutdown Timeout Configuration icon or menu item. The following dialog will appear: Now enter the immediate shutdown timeout value in…

NFS Hierarchy Creation Errors

Application Recovery Kits » NFS Server Recovery Kit Administration Guide » NFS Troubleshooting » NFS Hierarchy Creation Errors

The error messages that might be displayed during the NFS hierarchy creation are listed below, along with a suggested explanation for each. The messages listed cover both the creation of the nfs and hanfs resources. Error messages displayed by the LifeKeeper core and…

Using Network Attached Storage

Application Recovery Kits » MySQL Recovery Kit Administration Guide » MySQL Recovery Kit Configuration » Using Network Attached Storage

There are a couple of special considerations to take into account when configuring LifeKeeper to use an NFS file server (Network Attached Storage) as cluster storage. Use the NAS Recovery Kit The optional Network Attached Storage (NAS) recovery kit is required when…

Extending a PostgreSQL Resource Hierarchy

Application Recovery Kits » PostgreSQL Recovery Kit Administration Guide » PostgreSQL Installation » Extending a PostgreSQL Resource Hierarchy

This operation can be started from the Edit menu or initiated automatically upon completing the Create Resource Hierarchy option, in which case you should refer to Step 2 below. On the Edit menu, select Resource, then Extend Resource Hierarchy. The Pre-Extend Wizard…

Apache Recovery Kit Requirements

Application Recovery Kits » Apache Recovery Kit Administration Guide » Apache Recovery Kit Requirements

Before attempting to install or remove the Apache Recovery Kit, you must understand the hardware and software requirements for the package and the installation and removal procedures. Kit Hardware and Software Requirements Before installing and configuring the…

112027 – checksummary.ref

Application Recovery Kits » SAP Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SAP Troubleshooting » SPS SAP Messages » 112027 – checksummary.ref

Cause: “{status check}” for “{instance}”: running processes=“{number}”, stopped processes=“{number}”, total expected=“{number}” on…

112034 – stopfailed.ref

Application Recovery Kits » SAP Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SAP Troubleshooting » SPS SAP Messages » 112034 – stopfailed.ref

Cause: Unable to stop the sap process/utility “{process/utility name}” with command “{command}” on “{server}”. Action: Please check the LifeKeeper and system logs for additional information and retry the…

112002 – restorefailed.ref

Application Recovery Kits » SAP Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SAP Troubleshooting » SPS SAP Messages » 112002 – restorefailed.ref

Cause: The SAP Instance “{instance}” and all required processes were not started successfully during the “{action}” on server “{server}”. Action: Please check the LifeKeeper and system logs for…

112026 – nopidnostatus.ref

Application Recovery Kits » SAP Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SAP Troubleshooting » SPS SAP Messages » 112026 – nopidnostatus.ref

Cause: The process id was not found or the textstatus for “{process name}” was not set to running (textstatus=“{state}”) on “{server}”. Action: Additional information is available in the LifeKeeper and system…

112084 – resourcecannotfailover.ref

Application Recovery Kits » SAP Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SAP Troubleshooting » SPS SAP Messages » 112084 – resourcecannotfailover.ref

Cause: No system in the cluster is currently a viable failover target for the resource hierarchy containing “{resource tag}”. Action: Additional information is available in the LifeKeeper and system logs. Return to SPS SAP Messages

112020 – updatesuccess.ref

Application Recovery Kits » SAP Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SAP Troubleshooting » SPS SAP Messages » 112020 – updatesuccess.ref

Cause: The update of the resource information field for resource with tag “{tag name}” was successful on “{server}”. Action: Additional information is available in the LifeKeeper and system logs. Return to SPS SAP…

MySQL Recovery Kit Hardware and Software Requirements

Application Recovery Kits » MySQL Recovery Kit Administration Guide » MySQL Recovery Kit Hardware and Software Requirements

Before you can install and set up the recovery software, your server must meet certain hardware and software requirements. You should refer to the SPS for Linux Installation Guide for specific instructions on how to install or remove the LifeKeeper MySQL Recovery…

Extending Your MySQL Hierarchy

Application Recovery Kits » MySQL Recovery Kit Administration Guide » Installing/Configuring MySQL with LifeKeeper » Extending Your MySQL Hierarchy

After you have created a hierarchy, you will want to extend that hierarchy to another server in the cluster. There are three possible scenarios to extend your resource instance from the template server to a target server. The first scenario is when you Continue from…

112057 – fscreatefailed.ref

Application Recovery Kits » SAP Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SAP Troubleshooting » SPS SAP Messages » 112057 – fscreatefailed.ref

Cause: Unable to create a file system resource hierarchy for the file system “{file system}” on “{server}”. Action: Additional information available in the LifeKeeper and system logs. Return to SPS SAP Messages

112038 – nfsup.ref

Application Recovery Kits » SAP Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SAP Troubleshooting » SPS SAP Messages » 112038 – nfsup.ref

Cause: The NFS server “{server}” for SAP SID “{SAP System ID}” and Instance “{instance}” is accessible on “{server}”. Action: Additional information available in the LifeKeeper and system…

112068 – objectinit.ref

Application Recovery Kits » SAP Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SAP Troubleshooting » SPS SAP Messages » 112068 – objectinit.ref

Cause: “Getting the tag object for “{tag}” failed, retrying using the template information of “{template system}” on “{server}”. Action: Additional information is available in the LifeKeeper and system…

112025 – status.ref

Application Recovery Kits » SAP Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SAP Troubleshooting » SPS SAP Messages » 112025 – status.ref

Cause: All processes for SAP SID “{SAP System ID}” and Instance “{instance}” are “{state}” on “{server}”. Action: Additional information is available in the LifeKeeper and system…

112029 – stopinstancefailed.ref

Application Recovery Kits » SAP Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SAP Troubleshooting » SPS SAP Messages » 112029 – stopinstancefailed.ref

Cause: The SAP Instance “{instance}” and all required processes were not stopped successfully on server “{server}”. Action: Please check the LifeKeeper and system logs for additional information and retry the…

Storage and Adapter Options

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Installation Guide » Planning Your SPS Environment » Storage and Adapter Options

For a list of the disk array storage models currently supported by LifeKeeper in shared storage configurations, see the Supported Storage. Refer to Storage and Adapter Configuration for details about driver versions and other configuration requirements for these arrays…

Preparing to Run the GUI

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » LifeKeeper » User Guide » Using LifeKeeper for Linux » GUI » Preparing to Run the GUI

Overview Configuration Starting and Stopping the GUI Server Java Security Policy Java Plug-in Running the GUI on a Remote System Running the GUI on a LifeKeeper Server Browser Security Parameters for GUI Applet

NFS Server Recovery Kit Requirements

Application Recovery Kits » NFS Server Recovery Kit Administration Guide » NFS Server Recovery Kit Requirements

Before installing and configuring the LifeKeeper NFS Server Recovery Kit, be sure that your configuration meets the following requirements: Servers. The Recovery Kit requires two or more servers configured in accordance with the LifeKeeper requirements described in…

MQ Hardware and Software Requirements

Application Recovery Kits » WebSphere MQ Recovery Kit Administration Guide » MQ Recovery Kit Requirements » MQ Hardware and Software Requirements

Hardware Requirements Servers. The Recovery Kit requires two or more servers configured in accordance with the requirements described in the SIOS Protection Suite Installation Guide. See the Linux Configuration Table for supported Linux distributions. Data…

Oracle – Known Issues / Restrictions

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » LifeKeeper » Troubleshooting » Known Issues and Restrictions » Oracle – Known Issues / Restrictions

Description The Oracle Recovery Kit does not include support for Connection Manager and Oracle Names features The LifeKeeper Oracle Recovery Kit does not include support for the following Oracle Net features of Oracle: Oracle Connection Manager, a…

112031 – nolkdbhost.ref

Application Recovery Kits » SAP Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SAP Troubleshooting » SPS SAP Messages » 112031 – nolkdbhost.ref

Cause: The dbhost “{dbhost name}” is not on a LifeKeeper protected node paired with “{server}”. Action: Verify the dbhost is valid and functional for the protected instance(s). Return to SPS SAP Messages

Server Context Toolbar

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » LifeKeeper » User Guide » Using LifeKeeper for Linux » GUI » Toolbars » Server Context Toolbar

The server context toolbar is displayed in the properties panel when you select a server in the status table. The actions are invoked for the server that you select. Disconnect. Disconnect from a LifeKeeper cluster. Refresh.…

Installing and Setting Up Database Applications

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Installation Guide » Setting Up Your SPS Environment » Installing and Setting Up Database Applications

If your environment includes a protected database application such as Oracle, DB2 or MySQL, you should install the application using the documentation provided with the database. Ensure that the database is on a shared file system and that the configuration files are…

Out-of-Service Resource Dialog

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » LifeKeeper » User Guide » Dialogs » Out-of-Service Resource Dialog

Select a Resource. This dialog provides a list containing the names of all resources that are in service in your LifeKeeper cluster. Select the resource that you want to take out of service. *Note: If you initiated the Out-of-Service task by right-clicking from the…

Data Replication – Known Issues / Restrictions

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » LifeKeeper » Troubleshooting » Known Issues and Restrictions » Data Replication – Known Issues / Restrictions

Description Partitions with an odd number of sectors are not supported when running kernel 4.12 or later The use of a partition with an odd number of sectors is not supported in a DataKeeper mirror in environments running kernel 4.12 or later. This…

Troubleshooting sapinit

Application Recovery Kits » SAP Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SAP Troubleshooting » Troubleshooting sapinit

Symptom: sapstartsrv processes and additional SAP instance processes started by init script fail or cause processes to run on LifeKeeper Standby Node. Cause: SAP provides an init script for automatically starting SAP instances on a local node. When a resource is…

IP Recovery Kit Requirements

Application Recovery Kits » IP Recovery Kit Administration Guide » IP Recovery Kit Requirements

Before attempting to install or remove the IP Recovery Kit, you must understand the hardware and software requirements for the package and the installation and removal procedures. Kit Hardware and Software Requirements Before installing and configuring the LifeKeeper…

Creating a Raw Device Resource Hierarchy

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » LifeKeeper » LifeKeeper Administration Overview » Administrator Tasks » Creating Resource Hierarchies » Creating a Raw Device Resource Hierarchy

Use this option to protect a raw device resource. For example, if you create additional table space on a raw device that needs to be added to an existing database hierarchy, you would use this option to create a raw device resource. *Note: LifeKeeper locks shared disk…

Parameters List

Parameters List

Core Parameters List The table below lists and explains names and meanings of the Core parameters. These values are tuned by editing the /etc/default/LifeKeeper configuration file. Parameter Name Meaning Setting Value Default Value When to…

112083 – resourcecanfailover.ref

Application Recovery Kits » SAP Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SAP Troubleshooting » SPS SAP Messages » 112083 – resourcecanfailover.ref

Cause: System “{system}” is a viable failover target for the resource hierarchy containing “{resource tag}”. Action: Additional information is available in the LifeKeeper and system logs. Return to SPS SAP…

Configuration 1 – /var/mqm on Shared Storage

Application Recovery Kits » WebSphere MQ Recovery Kit Administration Guide » WebSphere MQ Configuration Considerations » MQ Configuration Requirements » MQ Supported File System Layouts » Configuration 1 – /var/mqm on Shared Storage

In this configuration, the whole /var/mqm directory is mounted on LifeKeeper supported shared storage (SCSI, SAN, NAS or replicated). Note: This only works for Active/Passive configurations. Figure 3 – File System Layout 1 – /var/mqm on Shared…

NAS Troubleshooting

Application Recovery Kits » NAS Recovery Kit Administration Guide » NAS Troubleshooting

Symptom Possible Cause LifeKeeper fail over operation fails with umount busy error. The file system kit used to build NAS hierarchies cannot detect and remove processes not protected by LifeKeeper that are using the mounted file system in a…

Oracle Recovery Kit Hardware and Software Requirements

Application Recovery Kits » Oracle Recovery Kit Administration Guide » Oracle Recovery Kit Hardware and Software Requirements

Before attempting to install or remove the LifeKeeper Oracle Recovery Kit, you must understand the hardware and software requirements and the installation and removal procedures. Kit Hardware and Software Requirements Be sure that your configuration meets the…

SteelEye Management Console

LifeKeeper Single Server Protection for Linux Technical Documentation » Intergration with VMware HA » SteelEye Management Console

The SteelEye Management Console, or SMC, is an optional piece of LifeKeeper Single Server Protection when running in VMware HA configurations. The SMC is a dedicated system that provides a management interface that is integrated with VMware vCenter. The following…

Configuring Credentials

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » LifeKeeper » Installation and Configuration » Configuring Credentials

Credentials for communicating with other systems are managed via a credential store. This store can be managed, as needed, by the /opt/LifeKeeper/bin/credstore utility. This utility allows server access credentials to be set, changed and removed – on a per server…

Configuring Credentials

LifeKeeper Single Server Protection for Linux Technical Documentation » Intergration with VMware HA » SteelEye Management Console » Configuring Credentials

The SMC and LifeKeeper Single Server Protection software manages credentials for communicating with other systems (i.e., vCenter Server or SIOS LifeKeeper Single Server Protection) via a credential store. This store is used during plug-in registration (see Configuring…

Oracle Known Issues and Restrictions

Application Recovery Kits » Oracle Recovery Kit Administration Guide » Oracle Troubleshooting » Oracle Known Issues and Restrictions

Control File Switchover Failu If the $ORACLE_HOME directory does not recover, the database control files may not be set up properly. For automatic switchover, the control files need to be configured on a shared device during the database creation. If you keep the…

Running DB2

Application Recovery Kits » DB2 Recovery Kit Administration Guide » Configuring the LifeKeeper for Linux DB2 Recovery Kit » Running DB2

Reducing the DB2 Process Startup Times In some instances the startup times of the DB2 processes can be excessive when using DB2 8.x under LifeKeeper protection. Making the following change to the kernel network parameters can improve this situation. Add the following…

File System Kit Message Catalog

Search for an Error Code » Combined Message Catalog » File System Kit Message Catalog

Use Control F to search for a specific error code in each catalog. To search for any error code, select the Search button at the top right of the screen. …

VMDK Recovery Kit Overview

Application Recovery Kits » VMDK Shared Storage Recovery Kit Administration Guide » VMDK Recovery Kit Overview

The primary focus of the LifeKeeper for Linux VMDK Recovery Kit is to offer LifeKeeper users an alternative storage method for shared storage and data replication. The VMDK Recovery Kit enables the creation of LifeKeeper resource hierarchies on LifeKeeper protected…

Software Packaging

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Installation Guide » Software Packaging

The SIOS Protection Suite (SPS) for Linux software, including Optional SPS Recovery Kits, is contained within a single image file (sps.img). SPS for Linux Installation Image File The SPS for Linux image file (sps.img) provides a set of installation scripts designed…

Extending an Apache Web Server Resource Hierarchy

Application Recovery Kits » Apache Recovery Kit Administration Guide » LifeKeeper Configuration Tasks for Apache » Extending an Apache Web Server Resource Hierarchy

This operation can be started from the Edit menu, or initiated automatically upon completing the Create Resource Hierarchy option, in which case you should refer to Step 2 below. On the Edit menu, select Resource, then Extend Resource Hierarchy. The Pre-Extend…

Oracle Appendix

Application Recovery Kits » Oracle Recovery Kit Administration Guide » Oracle Appendix

Raw I/O Adding a Tablespace After Creating Hierarchy Creating Oracle Listener for Multiple Resources Updating the Listener Protection Level Updating the Listener Recovery Level Updating the Protected Listener(s)

Changing the Command Server Protection Configuration

Application Recovery Kits » WebSphere MQ Recovery Kit Administration Guide » LifeKeeper Configuration Tasks for MQ » Editing MQ Configuration Resource Properties » Changing the Command Server Protection Configuration

GUI First navigate to the WebSphere MQ Resource Properties Panel or the Resource Context Menu described above. Then click on Command Server Protection Configuration icon or menu item. The following dialog will appear: Select Full Control of the command server…

Gen/App Kit Message Catalog

Search for an Error Code » Combined Message Catalog » Gen/App Kit Message Catalog

Use Control F to search for a specific error code in each catalog. To search for any error code, select the Search button at the top right of the screen. …

Command Line Mirror Administration

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » DataKeeper » Administering SIOS DataKeeper for Linux » Command Line Mirror Administration

In addition to performing actions through the LifeKeeper GUI, the mirror can also be administered using the command line. There are several commands (found in the $LKROOT/bin directory) that can be used to administer a DataKeeper resource. Mirror…

Upgrading LKSSP

LifeKeeper Single Server Protection » LifeKeeper Single Server Protection for Linux Installation Guide » Upgrading LKSSP

LifeKeeper Single Server Protection (SSP) can be upgraded to future releases while maintaining existing hierarchies. *Note: Only the previous two generations of LifeKeeper Single Server Protection can be upgraded to the latest version. If you are upgrading from older…

Installing and Configuring Sybase ASE with SPS

Application Recovery Kits » Sybase ASE Recovery Kit Administration Guide » Installing and Configuring Sybase ASE with SPS

The following sequence is recommended for installing and configuring the Sybase ASE product and SPS software. Each of these steps links to detailed tasks. Install the Sybase ASE Software Create the Sybase ASE Servers Install the SPS Software After you have…

Deleting a Samba Resource Hierarchy

Application Recovery Kits » Samba Recovery Kit Administration Guide » LifeKeeper Configuration Tasks for Samba » Deleting a Samba Resource Hierarchy

It is important to understand what happens to dependencies and protected services when a Samba hierarchy is deleted. Dependencies: Before removing a resource hierarchy, you may wish to remove the dependencies. Dependent file systems will be removed unless they are…

NAS Error Messages

Application Recovery Kits » NAS Recovery Kit Administration Guide » NAS Troubleshooting » NAS Error Messages

Error Messages This section provides a list of messages that you may encounter while creating and extending an SPS NAS resource hierarchy or removing and restoring a resource. Where appropriate, it provides an additional explanation of the cause of an error and…

IP Interface Selection

Application Recovery Kits » IP Recovery Kit Administration Guide » IP Recovery Kit Configuration » IP Interface Selection

When creating an IP resource, select the IP resource address, the netmask to use with the address and the network interface. Not all combinations are allowed. The address/netmask pair provided and all the address/netmask pairs currently in-service determine choices.…

Hierarchy Relationships

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » LifeKeeper » SIOS LifeKeeper for Linux Introduction » Configuration Concepts » Resource Hierarchies » Hierarchy Relationships

LifeKeeper allows you to create relationships between resource instances. The primary relationship is a dependency, for example one resource instance depends on another resource instance for its operation . The combination of resource instances and dependencies is the…

112024 – nonfs.ref

Application Recovery Kits » SAP Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SAP Troubleshooting » SPS SAP Messages » 112024 – nonfs.ref

Cause: There was an error verifying the NFS connections for SAP related mount points on “{server}”. Action: One or more NFS servers is not operational and needs to be restarted. Return to SPS SAP Messages

Serial (TTY) Console WARNING

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » LifeKeeper » Troubleshooting » Serial (TTY) Console WARNING

If any part of the serial console data path is unreliable or goes out of service, users who have a serial (RS-232 TTY) console can experience severe problems with LifeKeeper service. During operation, LifeKeeper generates console messages. If your configuration has a…

Java Security Policy

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » LifeKeeper » User Guide » Using LifeKeeper for Linux » GUI » Preparing to Run the GUI » Java Security Policy

The LifeKeeper GUI uses policy-based access control. When the GUI client is loaded, it is assigned permissions based on the security policy currently in effect. The policy, which specifies permissions that are available for code from various signers/locations, is…

LVM Documentation and References

Application Recovery Kits » LVM Recovery Kit Administration Guide » LVM Documentation and References

The following LifeKeeper product documentation is available from SIOS Technology Corp.: SPS for Linux Release Notes SPS for Linux Technical Documentation SIOS Protection Suite Installation Guide Optional Recovery Kit Documentation This documentation,…

Resource Policy Management

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » LifeKeeper » Installation and Configuration » Resource Policy Management

Resource Policy Management in SIOS Protection Suite for Linux provides behavior management of resource local recovery and failover. Resource policies are managed with the lkpolicy command line tool (CLI). SIOS Protection Suite SIOS Protection Suite is designed to…

Storage and Adapter Configuration

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » LifeKeeper » Installation and Configuration » Storage and Adapter Configuration

Item Description Multipath I/O and Redundant Controllers There are several multipath I/O solutions either already available or currently being developed for the Linux environment. SIOS Technology Corp. is actively working with a number of…

NAS Recovery Kit Overview

Application Recovery Kits » NAS Recovery Kit Administration Guide » NAS Recovery Kit Overview

LifeKeeper for Linux NAS Recovery Kit The primary focus of the LifeKeeper for Linux NAS Recovery Kit is to offer LifeKeeper users an alternative storage method to shared storage and data replication. The NAS Recovery Kit enables the creation of LifeKeeper resource…

Using Network Attached Storage with Sybase ASE

Application Recovery Kits » Sybase ASE Recovery Kit Administration Guide » Sybase ASE Recovery Kit Configuration Considerations » Using Network Attached Storage with Sybase ASE

There are a couple of special considerations to take into account when configuring SPS to use an NFS file server (Network Attached Storage) as cluster storage. Use the NAS Recovery Kit The optional Network Attached Storage (NAS) Recovery Kit is required when using an…

[Homes] Section of the Configuration File

Application Recovery Kits » Samba Recovery Kit Administration Guide » Configuring Samba with LifeKeeper » [Homes] Section of the Configuration File

The [homes] section is a special section in the configuration file to handle connection attempts to a user’s home directory on a Samba server if it is not specifically defined as a share. LifeKeeper does not protect users’ home directories via this special share;…

Maintaining a Resource Hierarchy

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » LifeKeeper » User Guide » Using LifeKeeper for Linux » Maintenance Tasks » Maintaining a Resource Hierarchy

You can perform maintenance on a resource hierarchy while maintaining LifeKeeper protection of all other hierarchies on the system. This involves taking the hierarchy in need of maintenance out of service and then bringing it back in-service after you complete the…

SAP Administration

Application Recovery Kits » SAP Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SAP Administration

This section provides tips and other information that may be helpful for administration and maintenance of certain configurations. NFS Considerations Client Reconnect LifeKeeper SAP Tunable Parameters Separation of SAP and NFS Hierarchies Update Protection…

Replicate New File System

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » DataKeeper » SIOS DataKeeper Installation and Configuration » Resource Configuration Tasks » Creating a DataKeeper Resource Hierarchy » Replicate New File System

This option will create a NetRAID device, format it with a LifeKeeper supported file system type, mount the file system on the NetRAID device and place both the mounted file system and the NetRAID device under LifeKeeper protection. The NetRAID device and the local…

Set Up TTY Connections

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » LifeKeeper » Installation and Configuration » SPS Configuration Steps » Set Up TTY Connections

If you plan to use a TTY communications (comm) path for a LifeKeeper heartbeat, you need to set up the physical connection for that heartbeat. Remember that multiple communication paths are required to avoid false failover due to a simple communications failure. Two or…

Configuring the VMDK Recovery Kit

Application Recovery Kits » VMDK Shared Storage Recovery Kit Administration Guide » Configuring the VMDK Recovery Kit

This section describes the VMDK Recovery Kit configuration details. It also contains information you should consider before you start to configure and administer the VMDK Recovery Kit. Refer to the SPS for Linux Technical Documentation for instructions on configuring…

WebSphere MQ Configuration Considerations

Application Recovery Kits » WebSphere MQ Recovery Kit Administration Guide » WebSphere MQ Configuration Considerations

This section contains information that should be considered before beginning to configure WebSphere MQ. It also contains a step-by-step process for configuring and protecting a WebSphere MQ queue manager with LifeKeeper. For instructions on installing WebSphere MQ on…

Convert the Existing Cluster Information into a Chef File

Quick Start Guides » Chef Support Documentation » Chef Procedure Details » Convert the Existing Cluster Information into a Chef File

Log in to the Linux node where the exp2chef.pl was copied in section ’Environment Preparation’. Specify the cluster configuration XML file as an argument, and run the exp2chef.pl script. ~/Chef/exp2chef.pl Example: The Cluster information XML file is…

DB2 Recovery Kit Overview

Application Recovery Kits » DB2 Recovery Kit Administration Guide » DB2 Recovery Kit Overview

LifeKeeper for Linux DB2 Recovery Kit In versions 8 and greater, DB2 UDB Enterprise Edition (EE) and Enterprise-Extended Edition (EEE) have been combined into a single product named DB2 UDB Enterprise Server Edition (ESE). Previous versions included two separate…

Taking a DataKeeper Resource Out of Service

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » DataKeeper » SIOS DataKeeper Installation and Configuration » Resource Configuration Tasks » Taking a DataKeeper Resource Out of Service

Taking a DataKeeper resource out of service removes LifeKeeper protection for the resource. It breaks the mirror, unmounts the file system (if applicable), stops the md device and kills the nbd server and client. !WARNING: Do not take your DataKeeper resource out of…

HA nfs-utils Installation and Configuration

Application Recovery Kits » NFS Server Recovery Kit Administration Guide » NFS Troubleshooting » HA nfs-utils Installation and Configuration

Version 5.0.0 and greater of the LifeKeeper NFS Server Recovery Kit requires the installation and configuration of a high availability enabled nfs-utils package (on some OS distribution versions, nfs-utils is provided via another package). The Recovery Kit will attempt…

Hardware and Software Requirements

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » DataKeeper » SIOS DataKeeper Installation and Configuration » Hardware and Software Requirements

Your LifeKeeper configuration should meet the following requirements prior to the installation of SIOS DataKeeper. Hardware Requirements Servers – Two or more LifeKeeper for Linux supported servers. IP Network Interface Cards – Each server requires…

IPv6 – Known Issues / Restrictions

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » LifeKeeper » Troubleshooting » Known Issues and Restrictions » IPv6 – Known Issues / Restrictions

Description SIOS has migrated to the use of the ip command and away from the ifconfig command. Because of this change, customers with external scripts are advised to make a similar change. Instead of issuing the ifconfig command and parsing the…

112015 – nopid.ref

Application Recovery Kits » SAP Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SAP Troubleshooting » SPS SAP Messages » 112015 – nopid.ref

Cause: Unable to find a running process id for the command/utility “{command/utility}” for SAP SID “{SAP System ID}” and Instance “{instance}” on “{server}”. Action: Additional information is…

Unextending Your NFS Hierarchy

Application Recovery Kits » NFS Server Recovery Kit Administration Guide » NFS Configuration Tasks » Unextending Your NFS Hierarchy

Perform the following steps to unextend a resource hierarchy: From the LifeKeeper GUI menu, select Edit and Resource. From the drop-down menu, select Unextend Resource Hierarchy. Select the Target Server where you want to unextend the NFS resource. It cannot be…

Deleting a Postfix Resource Hierarchy

Application Recovery Kits » Postfix Recovery Kit Administration Guide » LifeKeeper Configuration Tasks for Postfix » Deleting a Postfix Resource Hierarchy

It is important to understand what happens to dependencies and protected services when a Postfix hierarchy is deleted. Dependencies: When you choose to delete the Postfix hierarchy, only the Postfix resource will be deleted. Dependent IP and file system resources…

Creating an Oracle Resource Hierarchy

Application Recovery Kits » Oracle Recovery Kit Administration Guide » LifeKeeper Configuration Tasks for Oracle » Creating an Oracle Resource Hierarchy

Note: In order to take advantage of Oracle Net remote client access, the IP address used for client connectivity must be under LifeKeeper protection as a dependent of the Oracle hierarchy. (Refer to the section Configuring the Oracle Net Listener for LifeKeeper…

Oracle Parameters List

Parameters List » Oracle Parameters List

The table below lists and explains names and meanings of the Oracle parameters. These values are tuned by editing the /etc/default/LifeKeeper configuration file. Parameter Name Meaning Setting Value Default Value When to Apply Notes…

GUI Mirror Administration

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » DataKeeper » Administering SIOS DataKeeper for Linux » GUI Mirror Administration

A SIOS DataKeeper mirror can be administered through the LifeKeeper GUI in two ways: By enabling the Properties Panel and clicking the toolbar icons (shown in the screenshot). Click on each icon below for a description. OR By…

Considerations on MySQL use in systemd Environments

Application Recovery Kits » MySQL Recovery Kit Administration Guide » MySQL Recovery Kit Configuration » Considerations on MySQL use in systemd Environments

If MySQL (version 5.7.6 or later) is installed on a OS distribution adopting systemd, the mysqld_safe and mysqld_multi commands are not installed and thus unavailable for LifeKeeper use. In these environments, LifeKeeper will use the systemctl command to start and stop…

112089 – unsupportedinstancetype.ref

Application Recovery Kits » SAP Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SAP Troubleshooting » SPS SAP Messages » 112089 – unsupportedinstancetype.ref

Cause: “{Routine}” was called for a resource with unsupported instance type “{instance type}”. This method supports only SAP instance type(s) “{supported instance type(s)}”. Action: Additional information is…

N-Way Recovery

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » LifeKeeper » LifeKeeper Administration Overview » N-Way Recovery

N-Way recovery allows different resources to fail over to different backup servers in a cluster. Return to Protected Resources

Postfix Troubleshooting

Application Recovery Kits » Postfix Recovery Kit Administration Guide » Postfix Troubleshooting

This section provides a list of messages that you may encounter during the process of creating, extending, removing and restoring a LifeKeeper Postfix hierarchy, and, where appropriate, provides additional explanation of the cause of the errors and necessary action to…

WAN Configuration

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » DataKeeper » SIOS DataKeeper Installation and Configuration » WAN Configuration

Using SIOS DataKeeper in a WAN environment requires special configuration due to the nature of WAN networking. The following tips are recommended: To prevent false failover, you should enable manual failover confirmation. Because most WANs are somewhat less…

Creating a Sybase ASE Resource Hierarchy

Application Recovery Kits » Sybase ASE Recovery Kit Administration Guide » Installing and Configuring Sybase ASE with SPS » Creating a Sybase ASE Resource Hierarchy

Perform the following steps on the primary server: On the Edit menu, select Server, then Create Resource Hierarchy. The Create Resource Wizard dialog will appear. Select Sybase ASE Database from the drop-down list and click Next. You will be prompted for…

Software RAID (md) Documentation and References

Application Recovery Kits » MD Recovery Kit Administration Guide » Software RAID (md) Documentation and References

The following SPS product documentation is available from the SIOS Technology Corp. website: SPS for Linux Release Notes SPS for Linux Technical Documentation Optional Recovery Kit Documentation This documentation, along with documentation associated with…

Quick Service Protection (QSP) Recovery Kit

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » LifeKeeper » LifeKeeper Administration Overview » Administrator Tasks » Creating Resource Hierarchies » Quick Service Protection (QSP) Recovery Kit

The QSP Recovery Kit provides a simplified method to protect the OS service. With the QSP Recovery Kit users can easily create a LifeKeeper resource instance to protect an OS service provided that service can be started and stopped by the OS service command or the…

MD Troubleshooting

Application Recovery Kits » MD Recovery Kit Administration Guide » MD Troubleshooting

Error Messages This section provides a list of messages that may be encountered with the use of the SPS Software RAID Recovery Kit. Where appropriate, it provides an additional explanation of the cause of an error and necessary action to resolve the error…

112039 – nfsdown.ref

Application Recovery Kits » SAP Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SAP Troubleshooting » SPS SAP Messages » 112039 – nfsdown.ref

Cause: The NFS server “{server}” for SAP SID “{SAP System ID}” and Instance “{instance}” is not accessible on “{server}”. Action: Additional information available in the LifeKeeper and…

Adding a Device Space after Creating a Sybase Hierarchy

Application Recovery Kits » Sybase ASE Recovery Kit Administration Guide » Appendix – Creating Device Spaces Using Raw I/O with Sybase ASE » Adding a Device Space after Creating a Sybase Hierarchy

If a database device is added on a raw I/O device or shared file system after the Sybase ASE hierarchy has been created in SPS, you must manually create a resource hierarchy for the raw device or file system via the LifeKeeper GUI. The newly created resource hierarchy…

Upgrading from a Previous Version of the SAP Recovery Kit

Application Recovery Kits » SAP Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SAP Installation » Upgrading from a Previous Version of the SAP Recovery Kit

To upgrade from a previous version of the SAP Recovery Kit, perform the following steps. Prior to upgrading, please review the Plan Your Configuration topic to make sure you understand all the implications of the new software. Note: If running a version prior to…

Testing MQ Client Connectivity

Application Recovery Kits » WebSphere MQ Recovery Kit Administration Guide » LifeKeeper Configuration Tasks for MQ » Testing a WebSphere MQ Resource Hierarchy » Testing MQ Client Connectivity

Testing Client Connectivity To test client connectivity, perform the following steps: On the primary server, use the amqsbcgc command to connect to the queue manager: export MQSERVER=‘SYSTEM.DEF.SVRCONN/TCP/192.168.1.90(1414)’ Note: Replace the IP…

DataKeeper Resource

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » DataKeeper » SIOS DataKeeper Installation and Configuration » Resource Configuration Tasks » Creating a DataKeeper Resource Hierarchy » DataKeeper Resource

This option will create only the NetRAID device (not a file system) and place the device under LifeKeeper protection. You should select this option if you only want to create a DataKeeper device on a disk or partition and place the device under LifeKeeper protection.…

Viewing Server Log Files

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » LifeKeeper » User Guide » Using LifeKeeper for Linux » Common Tasks » Viewing Server Log Files

There are four ways to begin. Right-click on a server icon to display the Server Context Menu, then click View Log to bring up the LifeKeeper Log Viewer Dialog. On the Global Toolbar, click the View Log button, then select the server that you want to view…

Creating a WebSphere MQ Resource Hierarchy

Application Recovery Kits » WebSphere MQ Recovery Kit Administration Guide » LifeKeeper Configuration Tasks for MQ » Creating a WebSphere MQ Resource Hierarchy

After completing the necessary setup tasks, use the following steps to define the WebSphere MQ resource hierarchy. From the LifeKeeper GUI menu, select Edit, then Server. From here, select Create Resource Hierarchy. The Create Resource Wizard dialog box will…

Replicate Existing File System

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » DataKeeper » SIOS DataKeeper Installation and Configuration » Resource Configuration Tasks » Creating a DataKeeper Resource Hierarchy » Replicate Existing File System

This option will unmount a currently mounted file system on a local disk or partition, create a NetRAID device, then re-mount the file system on the NetRAID device. Both the NetRAID device and the mounted file system are placed under LifeKeeper protection. You should…

Java Only Configuration (SCS)

Application Recovery Kits » SAP Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SAP Configuration Considerations » Java Only Configuration (SCS)

The Java Only Configuration comprises the installation of: Central Services Instance for Java (SCS Instance) Enqueue Replication Server Instance (ERS Instance) for the SCS Instance (optional) Database Instance (DB Instance) Primary Application Server…

ABAP SCS (ASCS)

Application Recovery Kits » SAP Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SAP Configuration Considerations » ABAP SCS (ASCS)

The ABAP Only Configuration comprises the installation of: Central Services Instance for ABAP (ASCS Instance) Enqueue Replication Server Instance (ERS instance) for the ASCS Instance (optional) Database Instance (DB Instance) Primary Application Server…

112088 – multcorrenqresources.ref

Application Recovery Kits » SAP Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SAP Troubleshooting » SPS SAP Messages » 112088 – multcorrenqresources.ref

Cause: More than one corresponding enqueue resource was found for “{resource tag}” on “{system}”. Corresponding enqueue resources with the same SID were: “{corresponding enqueue resource tag(s)}”.…

Changing the Data Replication Path

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » DataKeeper » SIOS DataKeeper Installation and Configuration » Changing the Data Replication Path

Starting with LK 7.1, IP addresses for mirror endpoints can be modified using lk_chg_value. For example, to change a mirror endpoint from IP address 192.168.0.1 to 192.168.1.1: # lkstop (lk_chg_value cannot be run while LifeKeeper is running) # lk_chg_value…

Software RAID Reconfiguration

Application Recovery Kits » MD Recovery Kit Administration Guide » Software RAID Hierarchy Creation and Administration » Software RAID Reconfiguration

One of the primary benefits of using software RAID is the ability to dynamically add, remove and resize virtual devices as storage requirements change. Because this may involve adding or deleting physical partitions or disks from a virtual device definition, the…

Intelligent Versus Automatic Switchback

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » LifeKeeper » SIOS LifeKeeper for Linux Introduction » Configuration Concepts » Intelligent Versus Automatic Switchback

By default, the switchback setting of a resource is intelligent. This means that once the failover occurs for that resource from Server A to Server B, the resource remains on Server B until another failure or until an administrator intelligently switches the resource…

Installation Overview

LifeKeeper Single Server Protection for Linux Technical Documentation » Intergration with VMware HA » SteelEye Management Console » Installation Overview

The installation of the SteelEye Management Console, or SMC, consists of several important steps: A server (virtual or physical) must be identified to host the SMC. This server must be a dedicated system for running the SMC. SIOS Technology Corp. does not currently…

Error Detection and Notification

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » LifeKeeper » LifeKeeper Administration Overview » Error Detection and Notification

The ability to provide detection and alarming for problems within an application is critical to building the best total fault resilient solution. Since every specific application varies on the mechanism and format of failures, no one set of generic mechanisms can be…

Configuration 3 – Symbolic Links

Application Recovery Kits » WebSphere MQ Recovery Kit Administration Guide » WebSphere MQ Configuration Considerations » MQ Configuration Requirements » MQ Supported File System Layouts » Configuration 3 – Symbolic Links

The recommended configuration for Active/Active configurations without LVM and with a large number of queue managers is the use of symbolic links. In this case, one or more dedicated mount points are created (e.g./mg). A LifeKeeper protected file system is mounted…

Configuring the vSphere Client Plug-in

LifeKeeper Single Server Protection for Linux Technical Documentation » Intergration with VMware HA » SteelEye Management Console » Configuring the vSphere Client Plug-in

The vSphere Client plug-in can be re-registered, or the credentials can be changed, at any time after installation. This includes registering the plug-in with a different vCenter server if needed. If the plug-in is going to be installed on a different vCenter server,…

Creating Switchable IP Address

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Installation Guide » Setting Up Your SPS Environment » Creating Switchable IP Address

A switchable IP address is a “virtual” IP address that can be switched between servers. It is separate from the IP address associated with the network interface card of each server. Applications under LifeKeeper protection are associated with the switchable IP…

SAP DB / MaxDB Resource Hierarchy

Application Recovery Kits » SAP MaxDB Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SAP MaxDB Recovery Kit Overview » SAP DB / MaxDB Resource Hierarchy

The following example shows a typical SAP DB / MaxDB resource hierarchy: The dependencies in the above example correspond to the following protected resources: Resource SAP DB Software Component LKIP.EXAMPLE.COM protects the…

Running Multiple Instances of Samba

Application Recovery Kits » Samba Recovery Kit Administration Guide » Configuring Samba with LifeKeeper » Running Multiple Instances of Samba

Running multiple instances of Samba in a LifeKeeper cluster introduces additional configuration requirements and restrictions. The following Samba configuration scenarios may involve multiple instances of Samba: Active/Standby configuration with multiple LifeKeeper…

NFS Server – Known Issues / Restrictions

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » LifeKeeper » Troubleshooting » Known Issues and Restrictions » NFS Server – Known Issues / Restrictions

Description Top level NFS resource hierarchy uses the switchback type of the hanfs resource The switchback type, which dictates whether the NFS resource hierarchy will automatically switch back to the primary server when it comes back into service…

Administration of SAP HANA Resource

Quick Start Guides » SAP HANA Recovery Kit » Administration of SAP HANA Resource

Switch over of SAP HANA resource If a switch over of the primary database instance is started, the recovery kit performs the following steps: The database instance on the previous primary node will be stopped A takeover of the system replication will be…

Java Plug-In

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » LifeKeeper » User Guide » Using LifeKeeper for Linux » GUI » Preparing to Run the GUI » Java Plug-In

Regardless of the browser you are using (see supported browsers), the first time your browser attempts to load the LifeKeeper GUI, it will either automatically download the Java Plug-In software or redirect you to a web page to download and install it. From that point…

SAP Recovery Kit Overview

Application Recovery Kits » SAP Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SAP Recovery Kit Overview

There are some services in the SAP NetWeaver framework that cannot be replicated. They cannot exist more than once for the same SAP system, therefore, they are single points of failure. The LifeKeeper SAP Recovery Kit provides protection for these single points of…

112085 – ersshouldmove.ref

Application Recovery Kits » SAP Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SAP Troubleshooting » SPS SAP Messages » 112085 – ersshouldmove.ref

Cause: Conditions are favorable to move the “{ERS resource tag}” resource hierarchy on “{system}”. The corresponding central services resource “{A/SCS resource tag}” is ISP on…

Communication Status Information

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » LifeKeeper » User Guide » Using LifeKeeper for Linux » Advanced Tasks » LCM » Communication Status Information

The communications status information section of the status display lists the servers known to LifeKeeper and their current state followed by information about each communication path. The following sample is from the communication status section of a short status…

DMMP – Known Issues / Restrictions

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » LifeKeeper » Troubleshooting » Known Issues and Restrictions » DMMP – Known Issues / Restrictions

Description DMMP: Write issued on standby server can hang If a write is issued to a DMMP device that is reserved on another server, then the IO can hang indefinitely (or until the device is no longer reserved on the other server). If/when the…

Register ESXi Host

Application Recovery Kits » VMDK Shared Storage Recovery Kit Administration Guide » LifeKeeper VMDK Recovery Kit Configuration Tasks » Register ESXi Host

Before creating a VMDK resource, register the ESXi host information. Follow the steps below: Execute the following command on the console screen. # /opt/LifeKeeper/lkadm/subsys/scsi/vmdk/bin/esxi_register -a When you execute the command, you will be asked for…

Resource Context Toolbar

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » LifeKeeper » User Guide » Using LifeKeeper for Linux » GUI » Toolbars » Resource Context Toolbar

The resource context toolbar is displayed in the properties panel when you select a server-specific resource instance in the status table. The actions are invoked for the server and the resource that you select. Actions that are not available for selection for a…

SCSI Reservations

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » LifeKeeper » Installation and Configuration » LifeKeeper I/O Fencing Introduction » SCSI Reservations

Storage Fencing Using SCSI Reservations While LifeKeeper for Linux supports both resource fencing and node fencing, its primary fencing mechanism is storage fencing through SCSI reservations. This fence, which provides the highest level of data protection for shared…

SAP Automatic Switchback

Application Recovery Kits » SAP Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SAP Configuration Considerations » SAP Automatic Switchback

In Active/Active configurations, the SAP Primary Application Server Instance (PAS), ABAP SAP Central Services Instance (ASCS) or SAP Central Services Instance (SCS) and Database (DB) hierarchies are separate and are in service on different servers during normal…

Setting Up SAP from the Command Line

Application Recovery Kits » SAP Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SAP Installation » Setting Up SAP from the Command Line

You can set up the SAP Recovery Kit through the use of the command line. Creating an SAP Resource from the Command Line From the Primary Server, execute the following command: $LKROOT/lkadm/subsys/appsuite/sap/bin/create …

Creating a Route53 Resource Hierarchy

Application Recovery Kits » Route53 Recovery Kit Administration Guide » Route 53 Configuration » Creating a Route53 Resource Hierarchy

To create a resource instance from the primary server, complete the following steps. From the LifeKeeper GUI menu, select Edit then Server From the drop down menu, select Create Resource Hierarchy. A dialog box will appear with a drop down list showing all of…

DB2 Troubleshooting

Application Recovery Kits » DB2 Recovery Kit Administration Guide » DB2 Troubleshooting

Symptom Possible Cause One or more of your DB2 EEE partition servers fail to start The db2nodes.cfg file’s port number may have erroneously outgrown the range set in the /etc/services file. View the number of ports set in the…

Testing Your VMDK Resource Hierarchy

Application Recovery Kits » VMDK Shared Storage Recovery Kit Administration Guide » LifeKeeper VMDK Recovery Kit Configuration Tasks » Testing Your VMDK Resource Hierarchy

You can test your VMDK resource hierarchy by initiating a manual switchover that will simulate a failover of the resource instance from the primary server to the backup server. Performing a Manual Switchover from the LifeKeeper GUI You can initiate a manual…

Appendix C – WebSphere MQ Configuration Sheet

Application Recovery Kits » WebSphere MQ Recovery Kit Administration Guide » Appendix C – WebSphere MQ Configuration Sheet

Cluster name     …

Known Issues and Restrictions

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » LifeKeeper » Troubleshooting » Known Issues and Restrictions

Included below are the restrictions or known issues open against LifeKeeper for Linux, broken down by functional area. Product Incompatibility Known Issue / Restriction Installation Known Issues / Restrictions LifeKeeper Core Known Issues / Restrictions Internet/IP…

Changing the Server Connection Channel

Application Recovery Kits » WebSphere MQ Recovery Kit Administration Guide » LifeKeeper Configuration Tasks for MQ » Editing MQ Configuration Resource Properties » Changing the Server Connection Channel

GUI First navigate to the WebSphere MQ resource properties panel or the resource context menu described above. The resource must be in service to modify the Server Connection Channel value. Then click on Server Connection Channel Configuration icon or menu item. The…

In Service Dialog

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » LifeKeeper » User Guide » Dialogs » In Service Dialog

Select a Server. The first dialog provides a drop-down list box containing the names of servers in your LifeKeeper cluster. Select the Server where you want to bring the resource instance into service. Click on the Next button to proceed to the next dialog. *Note:…

Testing Your NAS Resource Hierarchy

Application Recovery Kits » NAS Recovery Kit Administration Guide » LifeKeeper Configuration Tasks for NAS » Testing Your NAS Resource Hierarchy

Testing Your Resource Hierarchy You can test your NAS resource hierarchy by initiating a manual switchover that will simulate a fail over of the resource instance from the primary server to the backup server. Performing a Manual Switchover from the LifeKeeper…

Installing the Software

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Installation Guide » Installing the Software

Install the SPS software on each server in the SPS configuration. Packages that LifeKeeper is dependent on are installed automatically because the LifeKeeper installation setup script uses package manager tools (yum or zypper) to ensure installation of all dependent…

Resynchronization

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » DataKeeper » Administering SIOS DataKeeper for Linux » Resynchronization

During the resynchronization of a DataKeeper resource, the state of this resource instance on the target server is “Resyncing”. However, the resource instance is “Source” (ISP) on the primary server. The LifeKeeper GUI reflects this status by representing the…

Route53 Troubleshooting

Application Recovery Kits » Route53 Recovery Kit Administration Guide » Route53 Troubleshooting

The Message Catalog provides a listing of all messages that may be encountered while using SIOS Protection Suite for Linux and, where appropriate, provides additional explanation of the cause of the errors and necessary action to resolve the error condition. This full…

Testing Your NFS Hierarchy

Application Recovery Kits » NFS Server Recovery Kit Administration Guide » NFS Configuration Tasks » Testing Your NFS Hierarchy

Before testing your NFS resource hierarchy, you should validate your client setup as described below. You can then test your NFS resource hierarchy by initiating a manual switchover. This will simulate a failover of a resource instance from the primary server to the…

Resource Labels

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » LifeKeeper » User Guide » Using LifeKeeper for Linux » Common Tasks » Resource Labels

This option group allows you to specify whether resources are viewed in the resource hierarchy tree by their tag name or ID. *Note: The resource tag/ID shown in the resource hierarchy tree belongs to the server having the lowest priority number. If you wish to see the…

SCSI Kit Message Catalog

Search for an Error Code » Combined Message Catalog » SCSI Kit Message Catalog

Use Control F to search for a specific error code in each catalog. To search for any error code, select the Search button at the top right of the screen. …

SAP MaxDB Recovery Kit Administration Guide

Application Recovery Kits » SAP MaxDB Recovery Kit Administration Guide

SAP DB / MaxDB (SAP DB) is a SQL-based, industrial-strength database system that can be deployed for a wide array of purposes. It is highly scalable, platform-independent and provides full transaction support. The database system was originally owned by SAP but has…

All MD Devices In-Service

Application Recovery Kits » MD Recovery Kit Administration Guide » Software RAID Best Practices » All MD Devices In-Service

When creating a NetRAID resource in a cluster, all MD devices configured in the cluster should be in-service on the node where the NetRAID device is configured. This will enable NetRAID to use an MD number that will not conflict with any existing MD devices. If this…

Postfix Configuration Requirements

Application Recovery Kits » Postfix Recovery Kit Administration Guide » Configuring the LifeKeeper for Linux Postfix Recovery Kit » Postfix Configuration Requirements

If the IP address used by the SMTP service is specified, the IP address should be a virtual IP address that is protected by Lifekeeper. main.cf The Postfix Recovery Kit refers to the value of the following parameters: º mail_owner º…

MySQL Cluster with Data Replication (“Shared Nothing” Cluster)

Quick Start Guides » MySQL Cluster with Data Replication (“Shared Nothing” Cluster)

Objective This document is intended to aid you in installing, configuring and using the SIOS Protection Suite for Linux evaluation product to make MySQL highly available. If MySQL is not already installed, please allocate some time to install it on your servers. Once…

Adjusting SAP Recovery Kit Tunable Values

Application Recovery Kits » SAP Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SAP Administration » Adjusting SAP Recovery Kit Tunable Values

Several of the SAP scripts have been written with a timeout feature to allow hung scripts to automatically kill themselves. This feature is required due to potential problems with unavailable NFS shares. This is explained in greater detail in the NFS Mounts and su…

Apache/MySQL Cluster Using Both Shared and Replicated Storage

Quick Start Guides » Apache/MySQL Cluster Using Both Shared and Replicated Storage

Objective This document is intended to aid you in installing, configuring and using the SIOS Protection Suite for Linux evaluation product to make Apache and MySQL highly available. If Apache and MySQL are not already installed, please allocate some time to install…

Activating the SAP SIOS HA Cluster Connector (SSHCC)

Application Recovery Kits » SAP Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SAP Installation » Activating the SAP SIOS HA Cluster Connector (SSHCC)

The SAP SIOS HA Cluster Connector (SSHCC) provides an interface between the SAP Start Service (sapstartsrv) and LifeKeeper. While the HA Cluster Connector is active for an SAP instance, calls through sapcontrol which affect the state of the instance will be routed…

Running Setup

LifeKeeper Single Server Protection for Linux Technical Documentation » Intergration with VMware HA » SteelEye Management Console » Running Setup

The SteelEye Management Console software components can be installed from either a CD/DVD or from the ISO img file containing the CD image. All software procedures from this point must be run as the root user. In either case, the CD or ISO img file must be mounted.…

Creating a Samba Resource Hierarchy

Application Recovery Kits » Samba Recovery Kit Administration Guide » LifeKeeper Configuration Tasks for Samba » Creating a Samba Resource Hierarchy

After you have completed the necessary setup tasks, use the following steps to define the Samba resource hierarchy. From the LifeKeeper GUI menu, select Edit, then Server. From the menu, select Create Resource Hierarchy. The Create Resource Wizard dialog box will…

Hierarchy Restore, Remove and Recover Messages

Application Recovery Kits » NFS Server Recovery Kit Administration Guide » NFS Troubleshooting » Hierarchy Restore, Remove and Recover Messages

Bringing an NFS Resource In‑Service (Restore) Error Number Error Message Description 106007 Cannot bring NFS or HANFS resource “TAG” in service on server "SERVER" Review other error messages to determine the action…

How to Use Setup Scripts

LifeKeeper Single Server Protection » LifeKeeper Single Server Protection for Linux Installation Guide » How to Use Setup Scripts

How to Install / Upgrade LifeKeeper SSP Using the Setup Script To install LifeKeeper SSP, perform the following activities using the setup script. Interactive Mode After logging in as the root user, use the following command to mount the sps.img file: mount -t…

NFS Configuration Tasks

Application Recovery Kits » NFS Server Recovery Kit Administration Guide » NFS Configuration Tasks

The following configuration tasks can be performed from the LifeKeeper GUI. These four tasks are described in this section as they are unique to an NFS Server resource instance and different for each Recovery Kit. *Note: Throughout this section, we explain how to…

PostgreSQL Cluster with Shared Storage (ISCSI)

Quick Start Guides » PostgreSQL Cluster with Shared Storage (ISCSI)

Objective This document is intended to aid you in installing, configuring and using the SIOS Protection Suite for Linux evaluation product, to make PostgreSQL highly available. If PostgreSQL is not already installed, please allocate some time to install it on your…

MySQL Troubleshooting

Application Recovery Kits » MySQL Recovery Kit Administration Guide » MySQL Troubleshooting

Common Error Messages This section provides a list of messages that you may encounter while creating and extending an SPS MySQL resource hierarchy or removing and restoring a resource. Where appropriate, it provides an additional explanation of the cause of an error…

Active/Standby and Active/Active Configurations

Application Recovery Kits » Apache Recovery Kit Administration Guide » Configuring Apache Web Server with LifeKeeper » Configuration Definitions and Examples » Active/Standby and Active/Active Configurations

Apache Web Server is called an Active/Active application with LifeKeeper. This means that more than one instance of Apache can be running on a server at any time. For example, if two servers are running an instance of Apache and one server fails, the Apache instance on…

Creating an IP Resource Hierarchy

Application Recovery Kits » IP Recovery Kit Administration Guide » IP Recovery Kit Configuration » Creating an IP Resource Hierarchy

To create a resource instance from the primary server, complete the following steps: From the LifeKeeper GUI menu, select Edit, then Server. From the drop down menu, select Create Resource Hierarchy. A dialog box will appear with a dropdown list box menu listing…

ABAP+Java Configuration (ASCS and SCS)

Application Recovery Kits » SAP Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SAP Configuration Considerations » ABAP+Java Configuration (ASCS and SCS)

The ABAP+Java Configuration comprises the installation of: Central Services Instance for ABAP (ASCS Instance) Enqueue Replication Server Instance (ERS instance) for the ASCS Instance (optional) (Both the ASCS Instance and the SCS Instance must each have their…

File Menu

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » LifeKeeper » User Guide » Using LifeKeeper for Linux » GUI » Menus » File Menu

Connect. Connect to a LifeKeeper cluster. Connection to each server in the LifeKeeper cluster requires login authentication on that server. Exit. Disconnect from all servers and close the GUI window.

Help Menu

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » LifeKeeper » User Guide » Using LifeKeeper for Linux » GUI » Menus » Help Menu

Technical Documentation. Displays the landing page of the SIOS Technology Corp. Technical Documentation. About…. Displays LifeKeeper GUI version information.

Optional Configuration Tasks

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » LifeKeeper » Installation and Configuration » Optional Configuration Tasks

Confirm Failover and Block Resource Failover Settings Setting Server Shutdown Strategy Tuning the LifeKeeper Heartbeat Using Custom Certificates

Taking the System to init state S WARNING

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » LifeKeeper » Troubleshooting » Taking the System to init state S WARNING

When LifeKeeper is operational, the system must not be taken directly to init state S. Due to the operation of the Linux init system, such a transition causes all the LifeKeeper processes to be killed immediately and may precipitate a fastfail. Instead, you should…

Install the PostgreSQL Software

Application Recovery Kits » PostgreSQL Recovery Kit Administration Guide » PostgreSQL Installation » Install the PostgreSQL Software

Install the PostgreSQL software on all servers in the cluster using identical parameters/settings. Refer to the PostgreSQL Administration Guide for details. The following are additional recommendations and reminders to ensure that LifeKeeper will work with…

tcp_remote Mode

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » LifeKeeper » Installation and Configuration » LifeKeeper I/O Fencing Introduction » Quorum/Witness » tcp_remote Mode

In this setting Quorum is determined by checking the ability to connect to TCP/IP services on remote hosts. Connections are done via TCP/IP to a specific port on a host and are done independent of any of the defined communication paths. Being able to connect to the…

Share Definition Sections of the Configuration File

Application Recovery Kits » Samba Recovery Kit Administration Guide » Configuring Samba with LifeKeeper » Share Definition Sections of the Configuration File

All other sections in the configuration file define the file and/or print shares that clients can attempt to access for this instance. A configuration file must have one or more shares defined. The Samba configuration file can contain file shares only, print shares…

Adjusting SAP HANA Recovery Kit Tunable Values

Quick Start Guides » SAP HANA Recovery Kit » SAP HANA Configuration » Adjusting SAP HANA Recovery Kit Tunable Values

Several of the scripts included with the Recovery Kit have been written with a timeout feature to allow hung scripts to automatically kill themselves. HANA-DEBUG can be enabled or disabled. The default for HANA_DEBUG is 0 (disabled). To enable, set this parameter to 1…

LVM Troubleshooting

Application Recovery Kits » LVM Recovery Kit Administration Guide » LVM Troubleshooting

Error Messages This section provides a list of messages that you may encounter with the use of the SPS LVM Recovery Kit. Where appropriate, it provides an additional explanation of the cause of an error and necessary action to resolve the error condition. Because the…

Adding a Device Space after Creating a Hierarchy

Application Recovery Kits » SAP MaxDB Recovery Kit Administration Guide » Appendix – Creating Device Spaces Using Raw I/O with SAP DB » Adding a Device Space after Creating a Hierarchy

If a tablespace is added on a raw I/O device or shared file system after the SAP DB hierarchy has been created in SPS, you must manually create a resource hierarchy for the raw device or file system via the LifeKeeper GUI. The newly created resource hierarchy must then…

NFS Parameters List

Parameters List » NFS Parameters List

The table below lists and explains names and meanings of the NFS parameters. These values are tuned by editing the /etc/default/LifeKeeper configuration file. Parameter Name Meaning Setting Value Default Value When to Apply Notes…

Oracle Recovery Kit Administration Guide

Application Recovery Kits » Oracle Recovery Kit Administration Guide

The SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Oracle® Recovery Kit provides fault resilience for Oracle software in an SPS environment. The Recovery Kit software furnishes a mechanism to tie the data integrity of Oracle databases to the increased availability provided by SIOS…

Postfix Hierarchy Creation Error Messages

Application Recovery Kits » Postfix Recovery Kit Administration Guide » Postfix Troubleshooting » Postfix Hierarchy Creation Error Messages

Error Error Message No config path The Postfix configuration path was not found. Please enter the configuration path. main.cf not found in the configuration path The file main.cf does not exist in the path specified. Please…

Sybase ASE Recovery Kit Hardware and Software Requirements

Application Recovery Kits » Sybase ASE Recovery Kit Administration Guide » Sybase ASE Recovery Kit Hardware and Software Requirements

Your LifeKeeper configuration must meet the following requirements prior to the installation of the LifeKeeper for Linux Sybase Recovery Kit. Please refer to the SPS for Linux Installation Guide for specific instructions regarding the installation and configuration of…

Creating a Postfix Resource Hierarchy

Application Recovery Kits » Postfix Recovery Kit Administration Guide » LifeKeeper Configuration Tasks for Postfix » Creating a Postfix Resource Hierarchy

After you have completed the necessary setup tasks, use the following steps to define the Postfix resource hierarchy. IMPORTANT: The alias IP address should be under LifeKeeper protection before creating the Postfix resource instance. From the LifeKeeper GUI menu,…

Multiple Database Server Environment

Application Recovery Kits » MySQL Recovery Kit Administration Guide » MySQL Recovery Kit Configuration » Multiple Database Server Environment

Following are some configuration considerations if you have multiple MySQL database servers and databases: If running active/active or muliple MySQL instances (of the same or different versions), please consider using the mysqld Group feature if possible. SIOS…

NFS Specific Configuration Considerations

Application Recovery Kits » NFS Server Recovery Kit Administration Guide » NFS Server Recovery Kit Configuration Considerations » NFS Specific Configuration Considerations

The following should be considered before using the LifeKeeper NFS Server Recovery Kit: The NFS file system to be placed under LifeKeeper protection must be exported by the primary server (the server where the NFS resource is being created). This implies that NFS is…

Editing Resource Properties

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » LifeKeeper » LifeKeeper Administration Overview » Administrator Tasks » Editing Resource Properties

To edit the properties of a resource, bring up the Resource Properties dialog just as you would for viewing resource properties. If you are logged into that server with the appropriate permissions, the following items will be editable. º…

Disabling Reservations

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » LifeKeeper » Installation and Configuration » LifeKeeper I/O Fencing Introduction » Disabling Reservations

While reservations provide the highest level of data protection for shared storage, in some cases, the use of reservations is not available and must be disabled within LifeKeeper. With reservations disabled, the storage no longer acts as an arbitrator in cases where…

Using Custom Certificates with the SPS API

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » LifeKeeper » Installation and Configuration » Optional Configuration Tasks » Using Custom Certificates with the SPS API

Beginning with Release 7.5, the SIOS Protection Suite (SPS) API uses SSL/TLS to communicate between different systems. Currently, this API is only partially used and is reserved for internal use only but may be opened up to customer and third party usage in a future…

STONITH

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » LifeKeeper » Installation and Configuration » LifeKeeper I/O Fencing Introduction » STONITH

STONITH (Shoot The Other Node in the Head) is a fencing technique for remotely powering down a node in a cluster. LifeKeeper can provide STONITH capabilities by using external power switch controls, IPMI-enabled motherboard controls and hypervisor-provided power…

Protecting PostgreSQL Best Practices

Application Recovery Kits » PostgreSQL Recovery Kit Administration Guide » PostgreSQL Configuration Considerations » Protecting PostgreSQL Best Practices

In an Active/Standby configuration, the backup server is not actively running the PostgreSQL, but stands by in case the primary server experiences a failure. In an Active/Active configuration, each server is actively running a PostgreSQL instance, while acting as a…

Creating a DB2 Resource Hierarchy

Application Recovery Kits » DB2 Recovery Kit Administration Guide » LifeKeeper for Linux DB2 Recovery Kit Configuration Tasks » Creating a DB2 Resource Hierarchy

Perform the following on your primary server: Select Edit > Server > Create Resource Hierarchy. The “Select Recovery Kit” dialog appears. Select the DB2 Database option from the drop down list. Click Next to continue. CAUTION: If you click the Cancel…

Updating the Oracle Listener Recovery Level

Application Recovery Kits » Oracle Recovery Kit Administration Guide » Oracle Appendix » Creating an Oracle Listener for Multiple Resources » Updating the Oracle Listener Recovery Level

Select a listener and then the button from the Resource toolbar to update the recovery level of the resource. Enter the following information. Field Tips Listener Recovery Level Select the level of recovery for the specified…

MQ Error Messages

Application Recovery Kits » WebSphere MQ Recovery Kit Administration Guide » WebSphre MQ Troubleshooting » MQ Error Messages

This section provides a list of messages that you may encounter with the use of the SPS MQ Recovery Kit. Where appropriate, it provides an additional explanation of the cause of an error and necessary action to resolve the error condition. Because the MQ Recovery Kit…

SAP Health Monitoring

Application Recovery Kits » SAP Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SAP Configuration Considerations » SAP Health Monitoring

LifeKeeper monitors the health of the Primary Application Server (PAS) Instance and initiates a recovery operation if it determines that SAP is not functioning correctly. The status will be returned to the user, via the GUI Properties Panel and CLI, as Gray…

Command Line Interface

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » Command Line Interface

SIOS Protection Suite’s Command Line Interface can be used as an alternative to the Graphical User Interface. Administrator tasks may be automated by incorporating calls to the CLI in shell scripting. Document Contents This guide contains the following…

Creating Resource Hierarchies

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » LifeKeeper » LifeKeeper Administration Overview » Administrator Tasks » Creating Resource Hierarchies

There are four ways to begin creating a resource hierarchy. º Right-click on a server icon to bring up the server context menu, then click on Create Resource Hierarchy. º On the global toolbar, click on the Create Resource Hierarchy button. º…

Oracle Active/Active Configurations

Application Recovery Kits » Oracle Recovery Kit Administration Guide » Configuring Oracle with LifeKeeper » Oracle Configuration Examples » Oracle Active/Active Configurations

An active/active configuration consists of at least two servers, each running a different database instance. The databases must be on different shared disks. $ORACLE_HOME can be on non-shared or on shared disks depending upon the configuration requirements. For…

Creating a MySQL Resource Hierarchy

Application Recovery Kits » MySQL Recovery Kit Administration Guide » Installing/Configuring MySQL with LifeKeeper » Creating a MySQL Resource Hierarchy

!IMPORTANT: In a LifeKeeper cluster environment where the MySQL data directory (datadir) files are on a shared disk, you must make sure that the shared file system is mounted on the primary/template server. If the file system resource is created first, the shared…

Testing Your SAP DB Resource Hierarchy

Application Recovery Kits » SAP MaxDB Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SAP DB / MaxDB Resource Configuration Tasks » Testing Your SAP DB Resource Hierarchy

You can test your SAP DB resource hierarchy by initiating a manual switchover that will simulate a failover of the resource instance from the primary server to a backup server. Performing a Manual Switchover from the LifeKeeper GUI You can initiate a manual…

LVM Recovery Kit Overview

Application Recovery Kits » LVM Recovery Kit Administration Guide » LVM Recovery Kit Overview

LVM Operation LVM is currently the standard volume management product included with all of the major Linux distributions. LVM allows multiple physical disks and/or disk partitions to be grouped together into entities known as volume groups. Volume groups may then be…

Editing Attribute Files

Quick Start Guides » Chef Support Documentation » Chef Procedure Details » Editing Attribute Files

When generated the attribute files contain some information that is unique to the system on which it was generated. Because of this some of the parameter values must be modified before it can be used to generate nodes in a new LifeKeeper cluster. The tables below list…

Testing Your Sybase ASE Resource Hierarchy

Application Recovery Kits » Sybase ASE Recovery Kit Administration Guide » Installing and Configuring Sybase ASE with SPS » Testing Your Sybase ASE Resource Hierarchy

You can test your Sybase ASE resource hierarchy by initiating a manual switchover that will simulate a failover of the resource instance from the primary server to a backup server. Performing a Manual Switchover from the LifeKeeper GUI You can initiate a manual…

SAP Virtual Server Name

Application Recovery Kits » SAP Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SAP Configuration Considerations » SAP Virtual Server Name

SAP Application Servers and SAP clients communicate with the SAP Primary Application Server (PAS) using the name of the server where the PAS Instance is running. Likewise, the SAP PAS communicates with the Database (DB) using the name of the DB server. In a high…

SAP Hardware and Software Requirements

Application Recovery Kits » SAP Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SAP Hardware and Software Requirements

Before installing and configuring the SPS SAP Recovery Kit, be sure that your configuration meets the following requirements: Servers. This recovery kit requires two or more computers configured in accordance with the requirements described in the SPS for Linux…

Quick Service Protection (QSP) Recovery Kit

LifeKeeper Single Server Protection for Linux Technical Documentation » Administration » Quick Service Protection (QSP) Recovery Kit

The QSP Recovery Kit provides a simplified method to protect the OS service. With the QSP Recovery Kit users can easily create a LifeKeeper resource instance to protect an OS service provided that service can be started and stopped by the OS service command. The…

112007 – running.ref

Application Recovery Kits » SAP Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SAP Troubleshooting » SPS SAP Messages » 112007 – running.ref

Cause: The command “{command}” is running on “{server}”. Action: Additional information is available in the LifeKeeper and system logs. Return to SPS SAP Messages

112018 – commandReturned.ref

Application Recovery Kits » SAP Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SAP Troubleshooting » SPS SAP Messages » 112018 – commandReturned.ref

Cause: The “{command}” command returned “{variable}” on “{server}”. Action: Additional information is available in the LifeKeeper and system logs. Return to SPS SAP Messages

NFS Server Recovery Kit Administration Guide

Application Recovery Kits » NFS Server Recovery Kit Administration Guide

The SIOS Protection Suite for Linux NFS Server Recovery Kit provides fault resilience for Network File System (NFS) software in a SIOS Protection Suite environment. This enables a failure on the primary NFS server to be recovered on a designated backup server without…

Relocating QMDIR and QMLOGDIR

Application Recovery Kits » WebSphere MQ Recovery Kit Administration Guide » WebSphere MQ Configuration Considerations » MQ Configuration Requirements » MQ Configuration Changes After Resource Creation » Relocating QMDIR and QMLOGDIR

If the location of the QMDIR and QMLOGDIR are changed, the LifeKeeper configuration must be modified. You have the following options to do so: Recreate the queue manager resource hierarchies. This involves deletion of the queue manager hierarchy and creation of…

WebSphere MQ Configuration Examples

Application Recovery Kits » WebSphere MQ Recovery Kit Administration Guide » WebSphere MQ Configuration Considerations » MQ Configuration Requirements » WebSphere MQ Configuration Examples

This section contains definitions and examples of typical WebSphere MQ configurations. Each example includes the configuration file entries that apply to LifeKeeper.

112006 – notrunning.ref

Application Recovery Kits » SAP Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SAP Troubleshooting » SPS SAP Messages » 112006 – notrunning.ref

Cause: The command “{command name}” is not running on “{server}”. Action: Additional information is available in the LifeKeeper and system logs. Return to SPS SAP Messages

Status Table

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » LifeKeeper » User Guide » Using LifeKeeper for Linux » Status Table

The status table provides a visual representation of the status of connected servers and their resources. It shows: the state of each server in the top row the global (cross-server) state and the parent-child relationships of each resource in the left-most…

The Samba Configuration File

Application Recovery Kits » Samba Recovery Kit Administration Guide » Configuring Samba with LifeKeeper » The Samba Configuration File

While a Samba configuration file can contain many different directives, this description focuses on those aspects of the configuration file that affect your LifeKeeper configuration. Here are some key points about the configuration file: The configuration file is…

SAP Directory Structure

Application Recovery Kits » SAP Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SAP Configuration Considerations » SAP Directory Structure

The directory structure for the database will be different for each database management system that is used with the SAP system. Please consult the SAP installation guide specific to the database management system for details on the directory structure for the…

SAP Abbreviations and Definitions

Application Recovery Kits » SAP Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SAP Abbreviations and Definitions

The following abbreviations are used throughout this documentation: Abbreviation Meaning AS SAP Application Server. Although AS typically refers to any application server, within the context of this document, it is intended to mean a…

SAP HANA Recovery Kit

Quick Start Guides » SAP HANA Recovery Kit

The same SAP HANA Recovery Kit now handles both SAP HANA Platform Edition 1 or 2. SAP HANA provides three different mechanisms to increase the availability. Host Auto-Failover – At least one standby node added to a SAP HANA system. These nodes are configured to…

Linux Configuration

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » LifeKeeper » Installation and Configuration » Linux Configuration

Operating System The default operating…

Updating the Oracle Protected Listener(s)

Application Recovery Kits » Oracle Recovery Kit Administration Guide » Oracle Appendix » Creating an Oracle Listener for Multiple Resources » Updating the Oracle Protected Listener(s)

Select a listener and then the button from the Resource toolbar to update your protected listener(s). Enter the following information. Field Tips Listener Name(s) Select the name or names of the Oracle Listener(s) to provide…

Oracle Configuration Examples

Application Recovery Kits » Oracle Recovery Kit Administration Guide » Configuring Oracle with LifeKeeper » Oracle Configuration Examples

The following figures illustrate examples of both active/standby and active/active Oracle configurations in an SPS environment. The examples in this section show how Oracle database instances can be configured on local and shared disks. Each diagram shows the…

Creating a Generic Application Resource Hierarchy

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » LifeKeeper » LifeKeeper Administration Overview » Administrator Tasks » Creating Resource Hierarchies » Creating a Generic Application Resource Hierarchy

Use this option to protect a user-defined application that has no associated recovery kit. Templates are provided for the user supplied scripts referenced below in $LKROOT/lkadm/subsys/gen/app/templates. Copy these templates to another directory before customizing them…

SAP HANA Configuration

Quick Start Guides » SAP HANA Recovery Kit » SAP HANA Configuration

Creating an SAP HANA Resource From the LifeKeeper GUI menu, select Edit, then Server. From the drop-down menu, select Create Resource Hierarchy. A dialog box will appear with a drop-down list with all recognized recovery kits installed within the cluster. Select…

Adding a Tablespace After Creating Hierarchy

Application Recovery Kits » Oracle Recovery Kit Administration Guide » Oracle Appendix » Setting up Oracle to Use Raw I/O » Adding a Tablespace After Creating Hierarchy

If a tablespace is added on a Raw I/O device after the Oracle hierarchy has been created in LifeKeeper, you must create a LifeKeeper Raw I/O hierarchy via the GUI and manually create a dependency between the Oracle resource (as parent) and the Raw I/O resource (as…

[Printers] Section of the Configuration File

Application Recovery Kits » Samba Recovery Kit Administration Guide » Configuring Samba with LifeKeeper » [Printers] Section of the Configuration File

The [printers] section handles connection attempts to printers on a Samba server if it is not specifically defined as a share. LifeKeeper does not protect printer shares via this special section nor through the global directive load printers. Each LifeKeeper-protected…

MySQL Configuration Examples

Application Recovery Kits » MySQL Recovery Kit Administration Guide » MySQL Recovery Kit Configuration » MySQL Configuration Examples

The examples in this section show how MySQL database instances can be configured. Each diagram shows the relationship between the type of configuration and the MySQL parameters. Each configuration also adheres to the configuration rules and requirements described in…

Creating a NAS Resource Hierarchy

Application Recovery Kits » NAS Recovery Kit Administration Guide » LifeKeeper Configuration Tasks for NAS » Creating a NAS Resource Hierarchy

Perform the following on your primary server: Select Edit > Server > Create Resource Hierarchy. The Select Recovery Kit dialog appears. Select the File System option from the drop down list. Simply put, a NAS Resource Hierarchy is a File System Hierarchy created…

Install and Configure Apache and PHP

Quick Start Guides » Apache/MySQL Cluster Using Both Shared and Replicated Storage » Install and Configure Apache and PHP

Before you Begin Ensure the following: If you are not familiar with installing and configuring Apache, please refer to the Apache documentation. Apache should not be running at the time you attempt to protect it with LifeKeeper. *Important: If Apache and PHP…

Creating a VMDK Resource Hierarchy

Application Recovery Kits » VMDK Shared Storage Recovery Kit Administration Guide » LifeKeeper VMDK Recovery Kit Configuration Tasks » Creating a VMDK Resource Hierarchy

Perform the following on your primary server and initiate the Create Resource Wizard. Select Edit > Server > Create Resource Hierarchy The Select Recovery Kit dialog appears. Select the File System option from the dropdown list. (Note: A VMDK Resource…

Using Custom Certificates

LifeKeeper Single Server Protection for Linux Technical Documentation » Intergration with VMware HA » SteelEye Management Console » Using Custom Certificates

LifeKeeper Single Server Protection uses SSL/TLS to communicate between different systems. By default, the product is installed with default certificates that provide some assurance of identity between nodes. This document explains how to replace these default…

LVM – Known Issues / Restrictions

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » LifeKeeper » Troubleshooting » Known Issues and Restrictions » LVM – Known Issues / Restrictions

Description Important reminder about DataKeeper for Linux asynchronous mode in an LVM over DataKeepr configuration Kernel panics may occur in configurations were LVM resources sit above multiple asynchronous mirrors. In these configurations data…

Perform SAP Tests

Application Recovery Kits » SAP Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SAP Installation » Perform SAP Tests

Perform the following series of tests. The test steps are different for each configuration. Some steps call for verifying that SAP is running correctly but do not call out specific tests to perform. For a list of possible tests to perform to verify that SAP is…

Testing Your DB2 Resource Hierarchy

Application Recovery Kits » DB2 Recovery Kit Administration Guide » LifeKeeper for Linux DB2 Recovery Kit Configuration Tasks » Testing Your DB2 Resource Hierarchy

Test your DB2 resource hierarchy by initiating a manual switchover that will simulate a failover of the resource instance from the primary server to the backup server. Performing a Manual Switchover from the LifeKeeper GUI You can initiate a manual switchover from…

Creating a Communication Path

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » LifeKeeper » LifeKeeper Administration Overview » Administrator Tasks » Creating a Communication Path

Before configuring a LifeKeeper communication path between servers, verify the hardware and software setup. For more information, see the SPS for Linux Release Notes. To create a communication path between a pair of servers, you must define the path individually on…

SAP Parameters List

Parameters List » SAP Parameters List

The table below lists and explains names and meanings of the SAP parameters. These values are tuned by editing the /etc/default/LifeKeeper configuration file. Parameter Name Meaning Setting Value Default Value When to Apply Notes…

I/O Fencing Mechanisms

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » LifeKeeper » Installation and Configuration » LifeKeeper I/O Fencing Introduction » I/O Fencing Mechanisms

LifeKeeper for Linux provides various fencing mechanisms. Depending on the server and storage configuration, available fencing mechanisms and allowed combinations of these may differ. Refer to the information linked below for fencing mechanisms available in each…

Creating a PostgreSQL Database

Application Recovery Kits » PostgreSQL Recovery Kit Administration Guide » PostgreSQL Installation » Creating a PostgreSQL Database

Follow the instructions in your PostgreSQL Administration Guide to create your database. In addition, please note the following recommendations: The PostgreSQL data directory should be initialized using the initdb utility, specifying the –D option. The initdb…

PostgreSQL General Tips

Application Recovery Kits » PostgreSQL Recovery Kit Administration Guide » PostgreSQL Troubleshooting » PostgreSQL General Tips

The following error messages and conditions may be encountered while using the recovery kit. Error Solution Unable to protect PostgreSQL database using the same port as another LK protected PostgreSQL database. Verify the version of…

IP User System Setup

Application Recovery Kits » IP Recovery Kit Administration Guide » IP Recovery Kit Configuration » IP User System Setup

When the IP Recover Kit software switches an IP resource from one server to another, the MAC address associated with the switched IP address changes because the interface changes. Each router and user system on the LAN must reflect this change in its ARP table before…

Appendix A – Sample mqs.ini Configuration File

Application Recovery Kits » WebSphere MQ Recovery Kit Administration Guide » Appendix A – Sample mqs.ini Configuration File

#********************************************************************# #* *# #* *# #* Licensed Materials – Property of IBM …

Linux Dependencies

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Installation Guide » Setting Up Your SPS Environment » Linux Dependencies

Successful completion of the installation of SPS for Linux requires the installation of a number of prerequisite packages. To prevent script failures, these packages should be installed prior to attempting to run the installation setup script. The prerequisite…

Multipath Recovery Kits (DMMP / HDLM / PPATH /NECSPS) Known Issues / Restrictions

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » LifeKeeper » Troubleshooting » Known Issues and Restrictions » Multipath Recovery Kits (DMMP / HDLM / PPATH /NECSPS) Known Issues / Restrictions

Description Multipath Recovery Kits (DMMP / HDLM / PPATH / NECSPS): Registration conflict error occurs on lkstop when resource OSF The multipath recovery kits (DMMP, HDLM, PPATH, NECSPS) can have a system halt occur on the active (ISP) node when…

Update SAP Protection Level

Application Recovery Kits » SAP Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SAP Administration » Update SAP Protection Level

The Protection Level represents the actions that are allowed for each resource. To find out what your current protection level is or to change this option, go to Update Protection Level. The level of protection can be set to FULL, STANDARD, BASIC or…

NFS Troubleshooting

Application Recovery Kits » NFS Server Recovery Kit Administration Guide » NFS Troubleshooting

This section provides a list of messages that you may encounter while creating and extending a LifeKeeper NFS resource hierarchy or removing and restoring a resource. Where appropriate, it provides an additional explanation of the cause of an error and necessary action…

Apache Web Server Troubleshooting

Application Recovery Kits » Apache Recovery Kit Administration Guide » Apache Web Server Troubleshooting

This section provides a list of messages that you may encounter during the process of creating and extending a LifeKeeper Apache Web Server resource hierarchy, removing and restoring a resource, and, where appropriate, provides additional explanation of the cause of…

Licensing

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Installation Guide » Licensing

Obtaining and Installing the License SPS for Linux requires a unique license for each server. The license is a run-time license, which means that you can install SPS without it, but the license must be installed before you can successfully start and run the…

How to Use Setup Scripts

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Installation Guide » How to Use Setup Scripts

How to Install / Upgrade SPS Using the Setup Script To install or upgrade SPS, follow the steps below. Interactive Mode After logging in as the root user, use the following command to mount the sps.img file: mount -t iso9660 -o loop Where PATH is the path to…

112046 – removefailed.ref

Application Recovery Kits » SAP Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SAP Troubleshooting » SPS SAP Messages » 112046 – removefailed.ref

Cause: The SAP Instance “{instance name}” and all required processes were not stopped successfully during the “{action}” on server “{server}”. Action: Additional information available in the LifeKeeper and…

MD Device Number

Application Recovery Kits » MD Recovery Kit Administration Guide » Software RAID Best Practices » MD Device Number

If/when configuring an MD device on a node in a cluster, use a unique MD number within the cluster, even if the MD device will not be used with or controlled by LifeKeeper.

112048 – alreadyprotected.ref

Application Recovery Kits » SAP Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SAP Troubleshooting » SPS SAP Messages » 112048 – alreadyprotected.ref

Cause: The SAP Instance “{instance name}” is already under LifeKeeper protection on server “{server}”. Action: Choose another SAP Instance to protect or specify the correct SAP Instance. Return to SPS SAP…

112010 – instancerunning.ref

Application Recovery Kits » SAP Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SAP Troubleshooting » SPS SAP Messages » 112010 – instancerunning.ref

Cause: The SAP SID “{SAP System ID}” with instance “{instance}” is running on “{server}”. Action: Additional information is available in the LifeKeeper and system logs. Return to SPS SAP…

112047 – removesuccess.ref

Application Recovery Kits » SAP Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SAP Troubleshooting » SPS SAP Messages » 112047 – removesuccess.ref

Cause: The SAP Instance “{instance name}” and all required processes were stopped successfully during the “{action}” on server “{server}”. Action: Additional information available in the LifeKeeper and system…

Resource Tag Name Restrictions

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » LifeKeeper » Troubleshooting » Resource Tag Name Restrictions

Tag Name Length All tags within LifeKeeper may not exceed the 256 character limit. Valid “Special” Characters -   _   .   /    The first character in a tag should not contain “.” or…

Setting Up DB2 to use Raw I/O

Application Recovery Kits » DB2 Recovery Kit Administration Guide » Setting Up DB2 to use Raw I/O

There are several requirements for configuring RAW I/O devices for DB2 so that the DB2 instance can be protected by LifeKeeper. Requirements The Linux OS must support Raw I/O devices. For most distributions this support was included in the 2.4 kernel, but there are…

112003 – restoresuccess.ref

Application Recovery Kits » SAP Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SAP Troubleshooting » SPS SAP Messages » 112003 – restoresuccess.ref

Cause: The SAP Instance “{instance}” and all required processes were started successfully during the “{action}” on server “{server}”. Action:Reference Documents Additional information is available in…

112067 – links.ref

Application Recovery Kits » SAP Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SAP Troubleshooting » SPS SAP Messages » 112067 – links.ref

Cause: The LifeKeeper SAP environment is using links instead of NFS mounts on “{server}”. Action: Unable to verify the existence of the SAP startup and stop files. Return to SPS SAP Messages

112043 – hung.ref

Application Recovery Kits » SAP Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SAP Troubleshooting » SPS SAP Messages » 112043 – hung.ref

Cause: The command “{command}” with pid “{pid}” has hung. Forcibly terminating the command “{command}” on “{server}”. Action: Additional information available in the LifeKeeper…

112037 – valueempty.ref

Application Recovery Kits » SAP Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SAP Troubleshooting » SPS SAP Messages » 112037 – valueempty.ref

Cause: The internal object value “{value}” was empty. Unable to complete “{function}” on “{server}”. Action: Additional information available in the LifeKeeper and system logs. Return to SPS SAP…

Resource Monitoring

Application Recovery Kits » Samba Recovery Kit Administration Guide » Samba Troubleshooting » Resource Monitoring

Error Number Error Message Description 109031 Connection attempt to smbd daemon on address "100.25.104.26" failed. The health check of the smbd daemon process failed when a connection attempt on the listed IP address failed. A…

Sybase ASE Recovery Kit Administration Guide

Application Recovery Kits » Sybase ASE Recovery Kit Administration Guide

Sybase Adaptive Server Enterprise is a powerful data management platform for high performance business applications. Sybase ASE is a versatile, enterprise-class RDBMS that is especially good at handling OLTP workloads. Sybase ASE is used widely in financial,…

SAP Troubleshooting

Application Recovery Kits » SAP Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SAP Troubleshooting

This section provides a list of messages that you may encounter during the process of creating and extending an SPS SAP resource hierarchy, removing and restoring a resource and, where appropriate, provides additional explanation of the cause of the errors and…

Prepare to Install – PostgreSQL

Quick Start Guides » PostgreSQL Cluster with Shared Storage (ISCSI) » Prepare to Install – PostgreSQL

Hardware Requirements Primary and Secondary Servers Systems must meet the minimum requirements for the Linux distribution to be used during the evaluation. 512MB RAM minimum; 1GB RAM recommended. 2GB of available hard disk space recommended. Multiple Network…

LVM Recovery Kit Administration Guide

Application Recovery Kits » LVM Recovery Kit Administration Guide

The SIOS Protection Suite (SPS) for Linux Logical Volume Manager (LVM) Recovery Kit provides logical volume support for other SPS Recovery Kits. Thus, SPS-protected applications can take advantage of the benefits offered by the Logical Volume Manager, including…

112058 – depcreatefail.ref

Application Recovery Kits » SAP Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SAP Troubleshooting » SPS SAP Messages » 112058 – depcreatefail.ref

Cause: Unable to create a dependency between parent tag “{tag name}” and child tag “{tag name}” on “{server}”. Action: Additional information available in the LifeKeeper and system logs. Return to SPS SAP…

Fault Detection and Recovery Scenarios

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » LifeKeeper » SIOS LifeKeeper for Linux Introduction » Fault Detection and Recovery Scenarios

To demonstrate how the various LifeKeeper components work together to provide fault detection and recovery, see the following topics that illustrate and describe three types of recovery…

112009 – instancenotrunning.ref

Application Recovery Kits » SAP Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SAP Troubleshooting » SPS SAP Messages » 112009 – instancenotrunning.ref

Cause: The SAP SID “{SAP system ID}” with instance “{instance}” is not running on “{server}”. Action: Additional information is available in the LifeKeeper and system logs Return to SPS SAP…

Oracle Active/Standby Configurations

Application Recovery Kits » Oracle Recovery Kit Administration Guide » Configuring Oracle with LifeKeeper » Oracle Configuration Examples » Oracle Active/Standby Configurations

This section provides two active/standby configuration examples, shown in Figure 1and Figure 2. In these configurations, Server 1 is considered active because it has exclusive access to the database. Server 2 does other processing. If Server 1 fails, Server 2 gains…

Application Configuration

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » LifeKeeper » Installation and Configuration » Application Configuration

Item Description Database Initialization Files The initialization files for databases need to be either on a shared device and symbolically linked to specified locations in the local file system or kept on separate systems and manually…

Prepare to Install

Quick Start Guides » MySQL Cluster with Data Replication (“Shared Nothing” Cluster) » Prepare to Install

Hardware Requirements Primary and Secondary Servers Systems must meet the minimum requirements for the Linux distribution to be used during the evaluation. 512MB RAM minimum; 1GB RAM recommended. 2GB of available hard disk space recommended. Multiple…

SAP DB / MaxDB Resource Configuration Tasks

Application Recovery Kits » SAP MaxDB Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SAP DB / MaxDB Resource Configuration Tasks

Once you have completed the setup tasks described in the previous section, you are ready to create and extend your SAP DB resource hierarchies. The following tasks are available for configuring the SPS for Linux SAP DB / Max DB Recovery Kit: Create Resource…

Configuration File Synchronization Utility

Application Recovery Kits » Samba Recovery Kit Administration Guide » Samba Troubleshooting » Configuration File Synchronization Utility

Error Number Error Message Description 109013 The hierarchy for the specified configuration file does not have an equivalency with the target system. Select another target system or configuration file. The -t TargetSys argument to…

Connecting Servers to a Cluster

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » LifeKeeper » User Guide » Using LifeKeeper for Linux » Common Tasks » Connecting Servers to a Cluster

There are two possible ways to begin. On the Global Toolbar, click the Connect button. On the File Menu, click Connect. In the Server Name field of the Cluster Connect dialog, enter the name of a server within the cluster to which you want to…

Testing Your IP Resource Hierarchy

Application Recovery Kits » IP Recovery Kit Administration Guide » IP Recovery Kit Configuration » Testing Your IP Resource Hierarchy

You can test your IP resource hierarchy by initiating a manual switchover. This will simulate a failover of a resource instance from the primary server to the backup server. Performing a Manual Switchover from the GUI You can initiate a manual switchover from the…

VMDK Error Messages

Application Recovery Kits » VMDK Shared Storage Recovery Kit Administration Guide » VMDK Troubleshooting » VMDK Error Messages

This section provides a list of messages that you may encounter while creating and extending a LifeKeeper VMDK resource hierarchy or removing and restoring a resource. Where appropriate, it provides an additional explanation of the cause of an error and necessary…

DataKeeper Parameters List

Parameters List » DataKeeper Parameters List

The table below lists and explains names and meanings of the DataKeeper parameters. These values are tuned by editing the /etc/default/LifeKeeper configuration file. Parameter Name Meaning Setting Value Default Value When to Apply Notes…

System Requirements

LifeKeeper Single Server Protection for Linux Technical Documentation » Intergration with VMware HA » SteelEye Management Console » System Requirements

The SteelEye Management Console, or SMC, must be installed on a dedicated server. The server can be physical or virtual but must not be used for any other purpose. SIOS Technology Corp. does not currently support running the SMC software on servers that are also being…

SAP Client Reconnect

Application Recovery Kits » SAP Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SAP Administration » SAP Client Reconnect

An SAP client can either be configured to log on to a specific SAP instance or a logon group. If configured to log on through a logon group, SAP determines which running instance the client actually connects to. If the instance to which the client is connected goes…

Setting up Oracle to Use Raw I/O

Application Recovery Kits » Oracle Recovery Kit Administration Guide » Oracle Appendix » Setting up Oracle to Use Raw I/O

Use the following steps to create an Oracle database that uses shared Raw I/O devices instead of files. Determine the minimum number and sizes of files that you will need to create your database, including control files, tablespaces and redologs. You can create a…

Supported Storage

Supported Storage

DELL Vendor (*1) Storage Model Bus Type Connect Type (*2) Support Status Required ARK(*3) (i.e. Multipath ARK) Supported LK Version (*4) Notes DELL Dell EqualLogic: PS4100 PS4110 PS4210 PS6100…

Internet/IP Licensing – Known Issues / Restrictions

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » LifeKeeper » Troubleshooting » Known Issues and Restrictions » Internet/IP Licensing – Known Issues / Restrictions

Description /etc/hosts settings dependency /etc/hosts settings: When using internet-based licensing (IPv4 address), the configuration of /etc/hosts can negatively impact license validation. If LifeKeeper startup fails with: Error in obtaining…

Obtaining an Internet HOST ID

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Installation Guide » Licensing » Obtaining an Internet HOST ID

Use lmutil to obtain your machine’s Internet Host ID. The Internet Host ID is normally the primary IP address of the primary network interface in the system. Internet Host IDs can be used as an alternative to Ethernet (or MAC) Host IDs and may be preferable in…

Overview

Quick Start Guides » Chef Support Documentation » Overview

What is Chef? Managing servers has traditionally been performed using a manual set of procedures to perform the required tasks. Chef is a tool that allows you to take these manual procedures and automate them into repeatable processes. This is sometimes referred to as…

Setting up NFS

Quick Start Guides » SIOS Protection Suite for Linux in the AWS Cloud (SAP) » ASCS + ERS with NFS » Setting up NFS

NFS server should have been installed on both cluster nodes prior to installation of SIOS as a prerequisite. Create the NFS exports based on the SAP’s requirements in your SAP design. Below are examples that may be use as a guide but not a representation of your SAP…

Viewing Mirror Status

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » DataKeeper » Administering SIOS DataKeeper for Linux » Viewing Mirror Status

You can view the Replication Status dialog to see the following information about your mirror: Mirror status: Fully Operational, Paused, Resyncing, or Out Of Sync Synchronization status: percent complete Replication type: synchronous or…

LVM Hardware and Software Requirements

Application Recovery Kits » LVM Recovery Kit Administration Guide » LVM Recovery Kit Requirements » LVM Hardware and Software Requirements

Hardware Requirements Servers. This recovery kit requires two or more computers configured in accordance with the requirements described in the SPS for Linux Release Notes and the SPS for Linux Installation Guide, which are shipped with the product media. Data…

NFS Server Recovery Kit Overview

Application Recovery Kits » NFS Server Recovery Kit Administration Guide » NFS Server Recovery Kit Overview

The NFS Server Recovery Kit provides a High Availability NFS service in hierarchical cooperation with the Filesystem Recovery Kit (provided as part of the steeleye-lk package) and the IP Recovery Kit (steeleye-lkIP). The kit ensures that an IP resource and a file…

Postfix Configuration Examples

Application Recovery Kits » Postfix Recovery Kit Administration Guide » Configuring the LifeKeeper for Linux Postfix Recovery Kit » Postfix Configuration Examples

Configuration 1: Active/Standby Configuration Example Figure 1: Typical LifeKeeper Active/Standby Postfix Environment 1 The Postfix configuration files are on both servers The Postfix executable files are on both servers. The queue area (e.g.…

Cluster Connect Dialog

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » LifeKeeper » User Guide » Using LifeKeeper for Linux » Common Tasks » Cluster Connect Dialog

Server Name. The name of the server to which you want to connect. Login. The login name of a user with LifeKeeper authorization on the server to which you want to connect. Password. The password that authorizes the specified login on the server to which you want…

Password Dialog

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » LifeKeeper » User Guide » Dialogs » Password Dialog

This dialog is displayed if the initial login name or password entered in the Cluster Connect dialog is invalid. Login. The login name of a user with LifeKeeper authorization on the specified server. Password. The password that authorizes the specified login on…

Recovering from a Non-Killable Process

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » LifeKeeper » Troubleshooting » Recovering from a Non-Killable Process

If a process is not killable, LifeKeeper may not be able to unmount a shared disk partition. Therefore, the resource cannot be brought into service on the other system. The only way to recover from a non-killable process is to reboot the system.

Edit Menu – Server

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » LifeKeeper » User Guide » Using LifeKeeper for Linux » GUI » Menus » Edit Menu – Server

Disconnect. Disconnect from a cluster. Refresh. Refresh GUI. View Logs. View LifeKeeper log messages on connected servers. Create Resource Hierarchy. Create a resource hierarchy. Create Comm Path. Create a communication path between servers. Delete Comm Path.…

Prepare to Install – Apache

Quick Start Guides » Apache/MySQL Cluster Using Both Shared and Replicated Storage » Prepare to Install – Apache

Hardware Requirements Primary and Secondary Servers Systems must meet the minimum requirements for the Linux distribution to be used during the evaluation. 512MB RAM minimum; 1GB RAM recommended. 2GB of available hard disk space recommended. Multiple Network…

DB2 – Known Issues / Restrictions

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » LifeKeeper » Troubleshooting » Known Issues and Restrictions » DB2 – Known Issues / Restrictions

Description DB2 Recovery Kit reports unnecessary error If DB2 is installed on a shared disk, the following message may be seen when extending a DB2 resource. LifeKeeper was unable to add instance “%s” and/or its variables to the DB2…

SAP MaxDB Parameters List

Parameters List » SAP MaxDB Parameters List

The table below lists and explains names and meanings of the SAP MaxDB Recovery Kit parameters. These values are tuned by editing the /etc/default/LifeKeeper configuration file. Parameter Name Meaning Setting Value Default Value When to Apply…

112055 – sharedwarning.ref

Application Recovery Kits » SAP Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SAP Troubleshooting » SPS SAP Messages » 112055 – sharedwarning.ref

Cause: This is a warning but will become a critical error if “{path}” is not shared on “{server}”. Action: The indicated path was found, but it does not appear to be located on a shared file system. This path is required…

Creating a Resource Dependency

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » LifeKeeper » LifeKeeper Administration Overview » Administrator Tasks » Creating a Resource Dependency

While most Recovery Kits create their dependencies during the original resource hierarchy creation task, under certain circumstances, you may want to create new or additional resource dependencies or delete existing ones. An example might be that you wish to change an…

Configure Storage

Quick Start Guides » MySQL Cluster with Data Replication (“Shared Nothing” Cluster) » Configure Storage

Before You Begin Ensure the following: You have an extra disk/partition on both servers that can be used for data replication. A target volume’s size must be equal to or larger than the size of its source disk/partition. Partition local storage for use with…

MQ Parameters List

Parameters List » MQ Parameters List

The table below lists and explains names and meanings of the MQ parameters. These values are tuned by editing the /etc/default/LifeKeeper configuration file. Parameter Name Meaning Setting Value Default Value When to Apply Notes…

PostgreSQL Parameters List

Parameters List » PostgreSQL Parameters List

The table below lists and explains names and meanings of the PostgreSQL parameters. These values are tuned by editing the /etc/default/LifeKeeper configuration file. Parameter Name Meaning Setting Value Default Value When to Apply Notes…

Extending an SAP DB Resource Hierarchy

Application Recovery Kits » SAP MaxDB Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SAP DB / MaxDB Resource Configuration Tasks » Extending an SAP DB Resource Hierarchy

This operation can be started from the Edit menu or initiated automatically upon completing the Create Resource Hierarchy option, in which case you should refer to Step 2 below. On the Edit menu, select Resource, then Extend Resource Hierarchy. The Pre-Extend Wizard…

LVM Hierarchy Creation Procedures

Application Recovery Kits » LVM Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SPS LVM Hierarchy Creation and Administration » LVM Hierarchy Creation Procedures

To create a hierarchy in which a file system or higher-level application uses an LVM logical volume, the following high-level procedure should be followed. Determine the desired configuration of your LVM volume groups and logical volumes. In doing this, keep in mind…

Deleting an EC2 Resource Hierarchy

Application Recovery Kits » Recovery Kit for EC2 Administration Guide » Recovery Kit for EC2 Configuration » Deleting an EC2 Resource Hierarchy

To delete a resource hierarchy from all of the servers in your LifeKeeper environment, complete the following steps: From the LifeKeeper GUI menu, select Edit, then Resource. From the dropdown menu, select Delete Resource Hierarchy. Select the name of the Target…

Deleting a Route53 Resource Hierarchy

Application Recovery Kits » Route53 Recovery Kit Administration Guide » Route 53 Configuration » Deleting a Route53 Resource Hierarchy

To delete a resource hierarchy from all of the servers in your LifeKeeper environment, complete the following steps: From the LifeKeeper GUI menu, select Edit, then Resouce. From the dropdown menu, select Delete Resource Hierarchy. Select the name of the Target…

112086 – ersremotelyisprestorefailure.ref

Application Recovery Kits » SAP Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SAP Troubleshooting » SPS SAP Messages » 112086 – ersremotelyisprestorefailure.ref

Cause: The ERS resource corresponding to resource “{resource tag}” is in-service and maintaining backup locks on a remote system. Bringing resource “{resource tag}” in-service on “{system}” would…

Recovering Out-of-Service Hierarchies

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » LifeKeeper » Troubleshooting » Recovering Out-of-Service Hierarchies

As a part of the recovery following the failure of a LifeKeeper server, resource hierarchies that are configured on the failed server, but are not in-service anywhere at the time of the server failure, are recovered on the highest priority alive server at the time of…

Deleting an Apache Web Server Resource Hierarchy

Application Recovery Kits » Apache Recovery Kit Administration Guide » LifeKeeper Configuration Tasks for Apache » Deleting an Apache Web Server Resource Hierarchy

It is important to remember that if you delete a hierarchy before you take it out-of-service, the resource hierarchy will be removed from LifeKeeper protection, but the Apache instance will continue to run on the currently active server unless it is manually stopped or…

MD Parameters List

Parameters List » MD Parameters List

The table below lists and explains names and meanings of the MD parameters. These values are tuned by editing the /etc/default/LifeKeeper configuration file. Parameter Name Meaning Setting Value Default Value When to Apply Notes…

Volume Group Reconfiguration

Application Recovery Kits » LVM Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SPS LVM Hierarchy Creation and Administration » Volume Group Reconfiguration

One of the primary benefits of using a logical volume manager is the ability to dynamically resize logical volumes as storage requirements change. Because this may involve adding or deleting physical partitions or disks from an LVM volume group definition, the LVM…

Extending a Sybase ASE Resource Hierarchy

Application Recovery Kits » Sybase ASE Recovery Kit Administration Guide » Installing and Configuring Sybase ASE with SPS » Extending a Sybase ASE Resource Hierarchy

This operation can be started from the Edit menu or initiated automatically upon completing the Create Resource Hierarchy option, in which case you should refer to Step 2 below. On the Edit menu, select Resource, then Extend Resource Hierarchy. The Pre-Extend Wizard…

Monitoring Mirror Status via Command Line

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » DataKeeper » Administering SIOS DataKeeper for Linux » Monitoring Mirror Status via Command Line

Normally, the mirror status can be checked using the Replication Status tab in the Resource Properties dialog of the LifeKeeper GUI. However, you may also monitor the status of your mirror by executing: $LKROOT/bin/mirror_status Example: # mirror_status…

Setting Up Your SPS Environment

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Installation Guide » Setting Up Your SPS Environment

Now that the requirements have been determined and LifeKeeper configuration has been mapped, components of this SPS environment can be set up. *Although it is possible to perform some setup tasks in a different sequence, this list is provided in the recommended…

VMDK Configuration Considerations

Application Recovery Kits » VMDK Shared Storage Recovery Kit Administration Guide » Configuring the VMDK Recovery Kit » VMDK Configuration Considerations

Install the VMDK Recovery Kit on the servers in the cluster where you want to share your virtual hard disks. Create a virtual hard disk in VMDK format. Virtual hard disks must be created on a datastore that is shared with the guests that make up the…

MySQL – Known Issues / Restrictions

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » LifeKeeper » Troubleshooting » Known Issues and Restrictions » MySQL – Known Issues / Restrictions

Description The “include” directive is not supported The “include” directive is not supported. All the setup configuration information must be described in a single my.cnf file. Crash Recovery Restarting MySQL…

GUI – Known Issues / Restrictions

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » LifeKeeper » Troubleshooting » Known Issues and Restrictions » GUI – Known Issues / Restrictions

Description GUI login prompt may not re-appear when reconnecting via a web browser after exiting the GUI When you exit or disconnect from the GUI applet and then try to reconnect from the same web browser session, the login prompt may not…

Creating an SAP DB Resource Hierarchy

Application Recovery Kits » SAP MaxDB Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SAP DB / MaxDB Resource Configuration Tasks » Creating an SAP DB Resource Hierarchy

Perform the following steps on the primary server: On the Edit menu, select Server, then Create Resource Hierarchy. The Create Resource Wizard dialog will appear. Select SAP DB Database from the drop-down list and click Enter. You will be prompted for the…

NFS Extend Hierarchy Errors

Application Recovery Kits » NFS Server Recovery Kit Administration Guide » NFS Troubleshooting » NFS Extend Hierarchy Errors

The error messages that might be displayed during NFS hierarchy extension are listed below, along with a suggested explanation for each. Note that these error messages appear when the GUI indicates it is "Executing the pre-extend script…." to validate the hierarchy…

Clustering with Fusion-io

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » DataKeeper » Clustering with Fusion-io

Fusion-io Best Practices for Maximizing DataKeeper Performance SPS for Linux includes integrated, block level data replication functionality that makes it very easy to set up a cluster when there is no shared storage involved. Using Fusion-io, SPS for Linux allows you…

Active/Active MySQL Configuration

Application Recovery Kits » MySQL Recovery Kit Administration Guide » MySQL Recovery Kit Configuration » Active/Active MySQL Configuration

An active/active configuration consists of two or more servers actively running a different database instance with each serving as a backup for each other. The database instances must be on different shared physical disks. For LifeKeeper configurations supporting…

MQ Recovery Kit Resource Hierarchies

Application Recovery Kits » WebSphere MQ Recovery Kit Administration Guide » WebSphere MQ Recovery Kit Overview » MQ Recovery Kit Resource Hierarchies

A typical WebSphere MQ hierarchy will be comprised of a WebSphere MQ queue manager resource. It also contains one or more file system resources, depending on the file system layout and zero or more IP resources. The exact makeup of the hierarchy depends on what is…

VMDK Troubleshooting

Application Recovery Kits » VMDK Shared Storage Recovery Kit Administration Guide » VMDK Troubleshooting

Symptom Possible Cause Mount point is not included in the selection when creating resources. Possible causes are as follows: PowerShell/PowerCLI is not installed An ESXi host is not registered disk.enableUUID parameter is not set The…

WebSphere MQ Recovery Kit Overview

Application Recovery Kits » WebSphere MQ Recovery Kit Administration Guide » WebSphere MQ Recovery Kit Overview

WebSphere MQ (formerly known as MQSeries) is an IBM software product that provides reliable and guaranteed one time only delivery of messages. The core element of WebSphere MQ is the queue manager which handles one or more queues that are used to send (put) and receive…

Server Context Menu

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » LifeKeeper » User Guide » Using LifeKeeper for Linux » GUI » Menus » Server Context Menu

The Server Context Menu appears when you right-click on a server icon in the status table. This menu is the same as the Edit Menu’s Server submenu except that the actions are always invoked on the server that you initially selected. Disconnect. Disconnect…

MQ Recovery Kit Features

Application Recovery Kits » WebSphere MQ Recovery Kit Administration Guide » WebSphere MQ Recovery Kit Overview » MQ Recovery Kit Features

The WebSphere MQ Recovery Kit provides the following features: Supports mult-instance Queue Managers (queue managers created with multiple versions of MQ software) Supports Active/Active configurations Supports LINEAR and CIRCULAR logging (detected…

Bringing a DataKeeper Resource In Service

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » DataKeeper » SIOS DataKeeper Installation and Configuration » Resource Configuration Tasks » Bringing a DataKeeper Resource In Service

Bringing a DataKeeper resource in service is similar to creating the resource: LifeKeeper starts the nbd server and client, starts the md device which synchronizes the data between the source and target devices, and mounts the file system (if…

Sybase ASE – Known Issues / Restrictions

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » LifeKeeper » Troubleshooting » Known Issues and Restrictions » Sybase ASE – Known Issues / Restrictions

Description User Name/Password Issues: If the default user name is password-protected, the create UI does not detect this until after all validation is complete When creating the Sybase resource, you are prompted to enter the user name. The help…

Output Panel

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » LifeKeeper » User Guide » Using LifeKeeper for Linux » Output Panel

The output panel collects output from commands issued by the LifeKeeper GUI client. When a command begins to run, a time stamped label is added to the output panel, and all of the output from that command is added under this label. If you are running multiple commands…

Deleting a DB2 Resource Hierarchy

Application Recovery Kits » DB2 Recovery Kit Administration Guide » LifeKeeper for Linux DB2 Recovery Kit Configuration Tasks » Deleting a DB2 Resource Hierarchy

To delete a DB2 resource from all servers in your LifeKeeper configuration, complete the following steps: From the LifeKeeper GUI menu, select Edit, then Resource. From the drop down menu, select Delete Resource Hierarchy. Select the name of the Target Server…

Available I/O Fencing Mechanisms (Virtual Machines in VMware)

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » LifeKeeper » Installation and Configuration » LifeKeeper I/O Fencing Introduction » I/O Fencing Mechanisms » Available I/O Fencing Mechanisms (Virtual Machines in VMware)

This page describes the combinations of fencing mechanisms that can be used with various storage configurations in a VMware virtual server environment. Shared Disk Configuration (Single or Multipath Configuration Using SCSI Reservations) This configuration…

Deleting a NAS Resource Hierarchy

Application Recovery Kits » NAS Recovery Kit Administration Guide » LifeKeeper Configuration Tasks for NAS » Deleting a NAS Resource Hierarchy

To delete a NAS resource from all servers in your LifeKeeper configuration, complete the following steps: From the LifeKeeper GUI menu, select Edit, then Resource. From the drop down menu, select Delete Resource Hierarchy. Select the name of the Target Server…

Deleting an IP Resource Hierarchy

Application Recovery Kits » IP Recovery Kit Administration Guide » IP Recovery Kit Configuration » Deleting an IP Resource Hierarchy

To delete a resource hierarchy from all the servers in your LifeKeeper environment, complete the following steps: From the LifeKeeper GUI menu, select Edit, then Resource. From the drop down menu, select Delete Resource Hierarchy. Select the name of the Target…

Deleting an NFS Resource Hierarchy

Application Recovery Kits » NFS Server Recovery Kit Administration Guide » NFS Configuration Tasks » Deleting an NFS Resource Hierarchy

To delete a resource hierarchy from all the servers in your LifeKeeper environment, complete the following steps: From the LifeKeeper GUI menu, select Edit, then Resource. From the drop-down menu, select Delete Resource Hierarchy. Select the name of the Target…

SAP Error Messages During Failover or In-Service

Application Recovery Kits » SAP Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SAP Troubleshooting » SAP Error Messages During Failover or In-Service

After a failover of a SAP, there will be error messages in the SAP logs. Many of these error messages are normal and can be ignored. On Failure of the DB BVx: Work Process is in reconnect status – This error message simply states that a work progress has lost the…

Deleting a VMDK Resource Hierarchy

Application Recovery Kits » VMDK Shared Storage Recovery Kit Administration Guide » LifeKeeper VMDK Recovery Kit Configuration Tasks » Deleting a VMDK Resource Hierarchy

To delete a VMDK resource from all servers in your LifeKeeper configuration, complete the following steps: From the LifeKeeper GUI menu, select Edit, then Resource. From the dropdown menu, select Delete Resource Hierarchy. Select the name of the Target Server…

Deleting a MySQL Resource Hierarchy

Application Recovery Kits » MySQL Recovery Kit Administration Guide » Installing/Configuring MySQL with LifeKeeper » Deleting a MySQL Resource Hierarchy

To delete a resource hierarchy from all the servers in your LifeKeeper environment, complete the following steps: From the LifeKeeper GUI menu, select Edit, and then Resource. From the drop‑down menu, select Delete Resource Hierarchy. Select the name of the…

Configure Storage – Apache

Quick Start Guides » Apache/MySQL Cluster Using Both Shared and Replicated Storage » Configure Storage – Apache

Before you Begin Ensure the following: You have an extra disk/partition on both servers that can be used for data replication. A target volume’s size must equal to or larger than the size of its source disk/partition. Shared storage is available. This can either…

Unextending a PostgreSQL Resource Hierarchy

Application Recovery Kits » PostgreSQL Recovery Kit Administration Guide » PostgreSQL Installation » Unextending a PostgreSQL Resource Hierarchy

To remove a resource hierarchy from a single server in the LifeKeeper cluster, do the following: On the Edit menu, select Resource, then Unextend Resource Hierarchy. Select the Target Server where you want to unextend the PostgreSQL resource. It cannot be the server…

Unextending Your Route53 Resource Hierarchy

Application Recovery Kits » Route53 Recovery Kit Administration Guide » Route 53 Configuration » Unextending Your Route53 Resource Hierarchy

To unextend a hierarchy complete the following steps: From the LifeKeeper GUI menu, select Edit, then Resource. From the dropdown menu, select Unextend Resource Hierarchy. Select the Target Server that you are unextending from the Route53 resource. It cannot be…

Unextending Your DB2 Resource Hierarchy

Application Recovery Kits » DB2 Recovery Kit Administration Guide » LifeKeeper for Linux DB2 Recovery Kit Configuration Tasks » Unextending Your DB2 Resource Hierarchy

From the LifeKeeper GUI menu, select Edit, Resource, and Unextend Resource Hierarchy. Select the Target Server where you want to unextend the DB2 resource. It cannot be the server where the resource is currently in service (active). Note: If you selected the…

Unextending a WebSphere MQ Hierarchy

Application Recovery Kits » WebSphere MQ Recovery Kit Administration Guide » LifeKeeper Configuration Tasks for MQ » Unextending a WebSphere MQ Hierarchy

To remove a resource hierarchy from a single server in the LifeKeeper cluster, do the following: On the Edit menu, select Resource, then Unextend Resource Hierarchy. Select the Target Server where you want to unextend the WebSphere MQ resource. It cannot be the…

Unextending a Postfix Resource Hierarchy

Application Recovery Kits » Postfix Recovery Kit Administration Guide » LifeKeeper Configuration Tasks for Postfix » Unextending a Postfix Resource Hierarchy

To remove a resource hierarchy from a single server in the LifeKeeper cluster, do the following: On the Edit menu, select Resource, then Unextend Resource Hierarchy. Select the Target Server where you want to unextend the Postfix resource. It cannot be the…

Unextending Your NAS Hierarchy

Application Recovery Kits » NAS Recovery Kit Administration Guide » LifeKeeper Configuration Tasks for NAS » Unextending Your NAS Hierarchy

From the LifeKeeper GUI menu, select Edit, Resource, and Unextend Resource Hierarchy. Select the Target Server where you want to unextend the NAS resource. It cannot be the server where the resource is currently in service (active). Note: If you selected the…

Deleting a PostgreSQL Resource Hierarchy

Application Recovery Kits » PostgreSQL Recovery Kit Administration Guide » PostgreSQL Installation » Deleting a PostgreSQL Resource Hierarchy

To delete a PostgreSQL resource hierarchy from all servers in your LifeKeeper configuration, complete the following steps: On the Edit menu, select Resource, then Delete Resource Hierarchy. Select the name of the Target Server where you will be deleting your…

Unextending Your Samba Resource Hierarchy

Application Recovery Kits » Samba Recovery Kit Administration Guide » LifeKeeper Configuration Tasks for Samba » Unextending Your Samba Resource Hierarchy

To remove a resource hierarchy from a single server in the LifeKeeper cluster, do the following: On the Edit menu, select Resource, then Unextend Resource Hierarchy. Select the Target Server where you want to unextend the Samba resource. It cannot be the server…

Viewing the Status of a Server

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » LifeKeeper » User Guide » Using LifeKeeper for Linux » Common Tasks » Viewing the Status of a Server

The state of a server can be determined by looking at the graphic representation of the server in the table’s header as shown below. Server State Visual state What it Means ALIVE Client has valid connection to the…

Unextending Your MySQL Hierarchy

Application Recovery Kits » MySQL Recovery Kit Administration Guide » Installing/Configuring MySQL with LifeKeeper » Unextending Your MySQL Hierarchy

From the LifeKeeper GUI menu, select Edit, and Resource. From the drop‑down menu, select Unextend Resource Hierarchy. Select the Target Server where you want to unextend the MySQL resource. It cannot be the server where the MySQL resource is currently in…

Unextending Your VMDK Hierarchy

Application Recovery Kits » VMDK Shared Storage Recovery Kit Administration Guide » LifeKeeper VMDK Recovery Kit Configuration Tasks » Unextending Your VMDK Hierarchy

From the LifeKeeper GUI menu, select Edit > Resource > Unextend Resource Hierarchy. Select the Target Server where you want to unextend the VMDK resource. It cannot be the server where the resource is currently in-service (active). Note: If you selected the…

Unextending Your EC2 Hierarchy

Application Recovery Kits » Recovery Kit for EC2 Administration Guide » Recovery Kit for EC2 Configuration » Unextending Your EC2 Hierarchy

To unextend a hierarchy complete the following steps: From the LifeKeeper GUI menu, select Edit, then Resource. From the dropdown menu, select Unextend Resource Hierarchy. Select the Target Server that you are unextending from the EC2 resource. It cannot be the…

Active/Standby MySQL Configuration

Application Recovery Kits » MySQL Recovery Kit Administration Guide » MySQL Recovery Kit Configuration » Active/Standby MySQL Configuration

This section provides an example of an active/standby configuration. In this configuration, Server 1 is considered active because it has exclusive access to the database. Server 2 does other processing. If Server 1 fails, Server 2 gains access to the database, and…

Maintaining the smvpasswd File

Application Recovery Kits » Samba Recovery Kit Administration Guide » Samba Hierarchy Administration » Maintaining the smvpasswd File

Samba provides four different authentication methods via the security directive. The share and user security settings both require access to the local smbpasswd file to determine if access will be granted. As noted in the section Running Multiple Instances of Samba…

Deleting an SAP Resource Hierarchy

Application Recovery Kits » SAP Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SAP Installation » Deleting an SAP Resource Hierarchy

To delete a resource from all servers in your LifeKeeper configuration, complete the following steps. *Note: Each resource should be deleted separately in order to delete the entire hierarchy. On the Edit menu, select Resource, then Delete Resource…

Viewing Message History

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » LifeKeeper » User Guide » Using LifeKeeper for Linux » Common Tasks » Viewing Message History

On the View Menu, click History. The LifeKeeper GUI Message History dialog is displayed. If you want to clear all messages from the history, click Clear. Click OK to close the dialog. The Message History dialog displays the most recent messages from the…

Unextending Your Oracle Hierarchy

Application Recovery Kits » Oracle Recovery Kit Administration Guide » LifeKeeper Configuration Tasks for Oracle » Unextending Your Oracle Hierarchy

From the LifeKeeper GUI menu, select Edit, then Resource. From the drop-down menu, select Unextend Resource Hierarchy. Select the Target Server where you want to unextend the Oracle resource. It cannot be the server where Oracle is currently in service. Note: If…

Deleting a DataKeeper Resource Hierarchy

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » DataKeeper » SIOS DataKeeper Installation and Configuration » Resource Configuration Tasks » Deleting a DataKeeper Resource Hierarchy

To delete a DataKeeper resource from all servers in your LifeKeeper configuration, complete the following steps. *Note: It is recommended that you take the DataKeeper resource out of service BEFORE deleting it. Otherwise, the md and NetRAID devices will not be…

Addressing vSphere Client Plug-in Security Warnings

LifeKeeper Single Server Protection for Linux Technical Documentation » Intergration with VMware HA » SteelEye Management Console » Addressing vSphere Client Plug-in Security Warnings

The LifeKeeper Single Server Protection vSphere Client Plug-in uses a self-signed certificate to enable SSL communications. It is normal to receive a security warning when viewing the plug-in contents. To reduce or eliminate the security warnings, you should install…

Unextending Your DataKeeper Hierarchy

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » DataKeeper » SIOS DataKeeper Installation and Configuration » Resource Configuration Tasks » Unextending Your DataKeeper Hierarchy

To remove a resource hierarchy from a single server in the LifeKeeper cluster, do the following: On the Edit menu, select Resource then Unextend Resource Hierarchy. Select the Target Server where you want to unextend the DataKeeper resource. It cannot be the…

Unextending Your IP Hierarchy

Application Recovery Kits » IP Recovery Kit Administration Guide » IP Recovery Kit Configuration » Unextending Your IP Hierarchy

From the LifeKeeper GUI menu, select Edit, then Resource. From the dropdown menu, select Unextend Resource Hierarchy. Select the Target Server where you want to unextend the IP resource. It cannot be the server where the IP address is currently in…

SPS SAP Messages

Application Recovery Kits » SAP Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SAP Troubleshooting » SPS SAP Messages

This section references specific SPS Cause and Action messages as they relate to SAP. Refer to the collection of SPS SAP Messages to find the coded/named error message related to your issue. 112048 – alreadyprotected.ref 112022 – cannotfind.ref 112073…

Adjusting Route53 Recovery Kit Tunable Values

Application Recovery Kits » Route53 Recovery Kit Administration Guide » Route 53 Configuration » Adjusting Route53 Recovery Kit Tunable Values

For the parameters can be configured in the Route53 Recovery Kit, refer to Parameter Lists.

Installation and Configuration

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » LifeKeeper » Installation and Configuration

SPS for Linux Installation For complete installation instructions on installing the SPS for Linux software, see the SPS for Linux Installation Guide. Refer to the SPS for Linux Release Notes for additional information. SPS for Linux Configuration Once the SPS…

112005 – lkinfoerror.ref

Application Recovery Kits » SAP Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SAP Troubleshooting » SPS SAP Messages » 112005 – lkinfoerror.ref

Cause: Unable to find the resource information for the specified tag in function “{function name}” for “{instance}” on “{server}”. Action: Verify that the instance exists and is a valid SAP…

112050 – multivip.ref

Application Recovery Kits » SAP Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SAP Troubleshooting » SPS SAP Messages » 112050 – multivip.ref

Cause: Detected multiple Virtual IP addresses/Virtual Names for the Instance “{instance name}” on “{server}”. Action: Verify the configuration settings for the Instance are correct. Return to SPS SAP Messages

EC2 Troubleshooting

Application Recovery Kits » Recovery Kit for EC2 Administration Guide » EC2 Troubleshooting

The Message Catalog provides a list of all messages that may be encountered while using SIOS Protection Suite for Linux and, where appropriate, provides additional explanation of the cause of the errors and necessary action to resolve the error condition. This full…

Modifying User_Keys

Application Recovery Kits » SAP MaxDB Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SAP DB Resource Hierarchy Administration » Modifying User_Keys

If the User_Key for an existing hierarchy needs to be changed, the hierarchy must be deleted and recreated.

Using Mirrored File Systems with DataKeeper

Application Recovery Kits » PostgreSQL Recovery Kit Administration Guide » PostgreSQL Configuration Considerations » Using Mirrored File Systems with DataKeeper

The PostgreSQL Recovery Kit supports the use of SIOS DataKeeper as a shared file system. The mirrored file systems can be used for the PostgreSQL installation path, log path, the data directory and the executable path. For example, a dependent file system for a…

112061 – targetandtemplate.ref

Application Recovery Kits » SAP Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SAP Troubleshooting » SPS SAP Messages » 112061 – targetandtemplate.ref

Cause: The values specified for the target and the template servers are the same. Action: Please specify the correct values for the target and template servers. Return to SPS SAP Messages

Using Sybase ASE Mirrored File Systems with DataKeeper

Application Recovery Kits » Sybase ASE Recovery Kit Administration Guide » Sybase ASE Recovery Kit Configuration Considerations » Using Sybase ASE Mirrored File Systems with DataKeeper

The Sybase ASE Recovery Kit supports the use of SIOS DataKeeper as a device space. In addition, the Sybase ASE software can be installed on mirrored file systems. For example, a dependent file system for a Sybase ASE resource would look similar to the following, which…

LVM Recovery Kit Requirements

Application Recovery Kits » LVM Recovery Kit Administration Guide » LVM Recovery Kit Requirements

Your SPS configuration must meet the following requirements prior to the installation of the SPS for Linux LVM Recovery Kit. Please see the SIOS Protection Suite Installation Guide for specific instructions regarding the configuration of your SPS for Linux hardware and…

Sybase ASE Recovery Kit Administration

Application Recovery Kits » Sybase ASE Recovery Kit Administration Guide » Sybase ASE Recovery Kit Administration

Resource Hierarchy Administration Provides important recommendations for ongoing administration of the Sybase ASE hierarchy. The following tasks may be required after your resource hierarchies have been created. Modifying Protection for the Sybase Backup…

VMDK Documentation and References

Application Recovery Kits » VMDK Shared Storage Recovery Kit Administration Guide » VMDK Documentation and References

The following SPS product documentation is available from SIOS Technology Corp.: SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Release Notes SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Installation Guide Optional Application…

112000 – usage.ref

Application Recovery Kits » SAP Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SAP Troubleshooting » SPS SAP Messages » 112000 – usage.ref

Cause: Usage: “{command name}” “{command usage}” Action: Specify the correct usage for the requested command. Return to SPS SAP Messages

Viewing MQ Resource Properties

Application Recovery Kits » WebSphere MQ Recovery Kit Administration Guide » LifeKeeper Configuration Tasks for MQ » Viewing MQ Resource Properties

To view the IBM WebSphere MQ resource properties, right-click on the icon for the resource/server combination for which you want to view the properties. When the resource context menu appears, click Properties. The following dialog will appear. Resource properties…

Install the Sybase ASE Software

Application Recovery Kits » Sybase ASE Recovery Kit Administration Guide » Installing and Configuring Sybase ASE with SPS » Install the Sybase ASE Software

Install the Sybase ASE software on all servers in the cluster using identical parameters/settings. Refer to the Installation Guide Adaptive Server for Linux for details. The following are additional recommendations to ensure that SPS will work with Sybase ASE: A…

Installing the Linux OS and Associated Communication Packages

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Installation Guide » Setting Up Your SPS Environment » Installing the Linux OS and Associated Communication Packages

Before attempting to install the SPS for Linux software, you must first ensure that your Linux operating system is successfully installed and operational. Please see the Linux installation instructions provided with your distribution of Linux for complete installation…

Using SAP DB / Max DB Mirrored File Systems with DataKeeper

Application Recovery Kits » SAP MaxDB Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SAP DB / MaxDB Configuration Considerations » Using SAP DB / Max DB Mirrored File Systems with DataKeeper

The SAP DB / Max DB Recovery Kit supports the use of DataKeeper as a device space. In addition, the SAP DB / MaxDB software can be installed on mirrored file systems. For example, a dependent file system for an SAP DB / MaxDB resource would look similar to the…

112059 – inprogress.ref

Application Recovery Kits » SAP Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SAP Troubleshooting » SPS SAP Messages » 112059 – inprogress.ref

Cause: A check is already in progress for “{tag}”, exiting “{command}” on “{server}”. Action: Please wait… Return to SPS SAP Messages

Viewing Server Properties

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » LifeKeeper » User Guide » Using LifeKeeper for Linux » Common Tasks » Viewing Server Properties

There are two possible ways to begin. Right-click on the icon for the server for which you want to view the properties. When the Server Context Menu appears, click Properties. Server properties will also be displayed in the Properties Panel if it is enabled…

ASCS without NFS

Quick Start Guides » SIOS Protection Suite for Linux in the AWS Cloud (SAP) » ASCS without NFS

Here are the steps to setup ASCS without NFS: General Setup Steps for ASCS without NFS Installing SAP Creating the SAP Resource Hierarchy

Planning Your SPS Environment

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Installation Guide » Planning Your SPS Environment

The following topics will assist in defining the SPS for Linux cluster environment. ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Mapping Server Configurations Storage and Adapter…

Route53 User System Setup

Application Recovery Kits » Route53 Recovery Kit Administration Guide » Route 53 Configuration » Route53 User System Setup

Ran IP resource that required for creating the Route53 resource can be either the virtual IP resource or the actual IP resource (resource for the primary IP address that is configured for NIC). When Using the Virtual IP Resource When using the virtual IP resource for…

112062 – homedir.ref

Application Recovery Kits » SAP Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SAP Troubleshooting » SPS SAP Messages » 112062 – homedir.ref

Cause: Unable to find the home directory “{directory name}” for the SAP user “{user name}” on “{server}”. Action: Verify SAP is installed correctly. Return to SPS SAP Messages

112035 – multimp.ref

Application Recovery Kits » SAP Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SAP Troubleshooting » SPS SAP Messages » 112035 – multimp.ref

Cause: Detected multiple devices for the mount point “{mount point}” on “{server}”. Action: Verify the mounted file systems are correct. Return to SPS SAP Messages

112017 – sigwait.ref

Application Recovery Kits » SAP Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SAP Troubleshooting » SPS SAP Messages » 112017 – sigwait.ref

Cause: Signal “{signal}” sent to process id “{process id}”, waiting for a recheck to occur on “{server}”. Action: Please wait… Return to SPS SAP Messages

Appendix – Creating Device Spaces Using Raw I/O with Sybase ASE

Application Recovery Kits » Sybase ASE Recovery Kit Administration Guide » Appendix – Creating Device Spaces Using Raw I/O with Sybase ASE

Creating Device Spaces Using Raw I/O Requirements Naming Conventions Raw I-O Setup Steps Adding a Database Device After Creating Hierarchy Creating Links for ASE and OCS

Viewing Resource Properties

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » LifeKeeper » User Guide » Using LifeKeeper for Linux » Common Tasks » Viewing Resource Properties

There are three possible ways to begin. º Right-click on the icon for the resource/server combination for which you want to view the properties. When the Resource Context Menu appears, click Properties. Resource properties will also be displayed in the…

Install the SPS Software with Sybase

Application Recovery Kits » Sybase ASE Recovery Kit Administration Guide » Installing and Configuring Sybase ASE with SPS » Install the SPS Software with Sybase

Once you have installed the Sybase ASE software and created your database servers, you are ready to install the SPS Core software, SPS for Linux IP Recovery Kit and any required patches followed by the Sybase ASE Recovery Kit. Also, if you plan to use Sybase ASE with…

112053 – multisid.ref

Application Recovery Kits » SAP Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SAP Troubleshooting » SPS SAP Messages » 112053 – multisid.ref

Cause: Detected multiple instance directories for the SAP SID “{SAP System ID}” with Instance ID “{instance}” in directory “{directory name}” on “{server}”. Action: The chosen SID is only allowed to…

112065 – idnotequal.ref

Application Recovery Kits » SAP Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SAP Troubleshooting » SPS SAP Messages » 112065 – idnotequal.ref

Cause: The id for user “{user name}” is not the same on template server “{server}” and target server “{server}”. Action: Please correct the user id for the user so that it matches between the template and…

SAP License

Application Recovery Kits » SAP Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SAP Configuration Considerations » SAP License

In a high availability (HA) environment, SAP is configured to run on both a Primary and a Backup Server. Since the SAP licensing scheme is hardware dependent, a separate license is required for each server where SAP is configured to run. It will, therefore, be…

112064 – gidnotequal.ref

Application Recovery Kits » SAP Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SAP Troubleshooting » SPS SAP Messages » 112064 – gidnotequal.ref

Cause: The group id for user “{user name}” is not the same on template server “{server}” and target server “{server}”. Action: Please correct the group id for the user so that it matches between the template…

112080 – enqueuereplicationoutofsync.ref

Application Recovery Kits » SAP Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SAP Troubleshooting » SPS SAP Messages » 112080 – enqueuereplicationoutofsync.ref

Cause: Enqueue replication is enabled for resource “{resource tag}” but is currently inactive or out-of-sync. While the enqueue replication server is down, no redundancy is provided for the enqueue server lock table. Action: Please verify that…

112073 – cantcreateobject.ref

Application Recovery Kits » SAP Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SAP Troubleshooting » SPS SAP Messages » 112073 – cantcreateobject.ref

Cause: Unable to create an internal object for the SAP instance using SID=“{SAP system id}”, Instance=“{instance name}” and Tag=“{tag name}” on “{server}”. Action: The values specified for the object…

Restore

Application Recovery Kits » Samba Recovery Kit Administration Guide » Samba Troubleshooting » Restore

Error Number Error Message Description 109027 Failed start of smbd as daemon process. The attempt to start smbd as a daemon failed. Check the Samba log files for additional information. 109028 Failed start of nmbd…

Notes – Special Configuration Steps

Application Recovery Kits » SAP Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SAP Configuration Considerations » Notes – Special Configuration Steps

The following items require special configuration steps in a high availability (HA) environment. Please consult the document SAP Web Application Server in Switchover Environments for additional information on configuration requirements for each: Login Groups SAP…

112014 – multisap.ref

Application Recovery Kits » SAP Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SAP Troubleshooting » SPS SAP Messages » 112014 – multisap.ref

Cause: Detected multiple SAP servers in the file “{filename}” for SAP SID “{SAP System ID}” and Instance “{instance}” on “{server}”. Action: Multiple SAP servers for the SID and Instance…

PostgreSQL Tunables

Application Recovery Kits » PostgreSQL Recovery Kit Administration Guide » PostgreSQL Troubleshooting » PostgreSQL Tunables

Error Solution LKPGSQL_KILLPID_TIME Time to wait after a process id is killed before rechecking for this process. LKPGSQL_CONN_RETRIES Replaces LKPGSQLMAXCOUNT – number of times to try a client connection after an action (start…

Create the User_Key

Application Recovery Kits » SAP MaxDB Recovery Kit Administration Guide » Configuring SAP DB / MaxDB with SPS » Create the User_Key

The SAP DB / MaxDB instance requires several options for a user to successfully access a database instance. These required pieces of information must be passed in to the SAP DB / MaxDB tool being used to access the database instance. The SAP DB / MaxDB software…

SAP DB / MaxDB Recovery Kit Hardware and Software Requirements

Application Recovery Kits » SAP MaxDB Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SAP DB / MaxDB Recovery Kit Hardware and Software Requirements

Your SPS configuration must meet the following requirements prior to the installation of SPS for Linux SAP DB / MaxDB Recovery Kit. Please see the SPS for Linux Installation Guide for specific instructions regarding the installation and configuration of your SPS…

Install the SPS Software

Application Recovery Kits » SAP MaxDB Recovery Kit Administration Guide » Configuring SAP DB / MaxDB with SPS » Install the SPS Software

Once you have installed the SAP DB / MaxDB software, created your database and created the User_Key, you are ready to install the SPS Core software and any required patches followed by the SAP DB / Max DB Recovery Kit. Also, if you plan to use SAP DB / MaxDB with raw…

Active/Active Configuration Example

Application Recovery Kits » SAP MaxDB Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SAP DB / MaxDB Configuration Considerations » SAP DB / MaxDB Active/Active Considerations » Active/Active Configuration Example

Configuration Notes: The IndepDataPath, IndepProgPath and DependPath are locally installed on both servers. Each database is configured on separate shared disks. The database instance includes all log device spaces, system device spaces and data device…

MQ Configuration Changes After Resource Creation

Application Recovery Kits » WebSphere MQ Recovery Kit Administration Guide » WebSphere MQ Configuration Considerations » MQ Configuration Requirements » MQ Configuration Changes After Resource Creation

The SPS WebSphere MQ Recovery Kit uses WebSphere MQ commands to start and stop the queue manager. Some exceptions to this rule…

Data Replication Configuration

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » LifeKeeper » Installation and Configuration » Data Replication Configuration

Item Description SIOS DataKeeper Feature/ Distribution Matrix SIOS DataKeeper supports Linux kernel versions 2.6 and higher. SIOS DataKeeper Documentation The documentation for SIOS DataKeeper is located within the SIOS…

112013 – nosuchfile.ref

Application Recovery Kits » SAP Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SAP Troubleshooting » SPS SAP Messages » 112013 – nosuchfile.ref

Cause: The file “{filename}” does not exist or was not readable on “{server}”. Action: Verify that the specified file exists and/or has read permission set for the root user. Return to SPS SAP Messages

112023 – dbnotopen.ref

Application Recovery Kits » SAP Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SAP Troubleshooting » SPS SAP Messages » 112023 – dbnotopen.ref

Cause: Database “{DB name}” is not open for SAP SID “{SAP System ID}” and Instance “{instance}” on “{server}”. Action: Information only. No action required. Return to SPS SAP…

Changing the Virtual Machine Option Settings

Application Recovery Kits » VMDK Shared Storage Recovery Kit Administration Guide » LifeKeeper VMDK Recovery Kit Configuration Tasks » Changing the Virtual Machine Option Settings

The VMDK Recovery Kit requires the following options to be set: Key Value disk.enableUUID TRUE Open the edit dialog and add the above parameters for each VM: Edit settings VM Options Advanced Configuration Parameters …

Postfix Protection Objects

Application Recovery Kits » Postfix Recovery Kit Administration Guide » Configuring the LifeKeeper for Linux Postfix Recovery Kit » Postfix Protection Objects

The Postfix Recovery Kit protects the following objects: Postfix service daemon Network socket of Postfix Create one or more virtual IP addresses for monitoring mail and assign them to the inet_interfaces parameter in the Postfix configuration file. If…

112004 – missingparam.ref

Application Recovery Kits » SAP Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SAP Troubleshooting » SPS SAP Messages » 112004 – missingparam.ref

Cause: The “{parameter}” parameter was not specified for the “{function name}” function on “{server}”. Action: If this was a command line operation, specify the correct parameters; otherwise consult the…

112093 – unabletokill.ref

Application Recovery Kits » SAP Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SAP Troubleshooting » SPS SAP Messages » 112093 – unabletokill.ref

Cause: Unable to kill “{processes}” for SID “{SID}” and instance “{instance}” (PID(s): “{process pids}”). Action: Please kill the processes manually and attempt the…

112016 – usingkill.ref

Application Recovery Kits » SAP Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SAP Troubleshooting » SPS SAP Messages » 112016 – usingkill.ref

Cause: Stopping process id “{process id}” of “{SAP command}” for SAP SID “{SAP System ID}” and Instance “{instance}” with command “{command}” on…

112070 – invalidfile.ref

Application Recovery Kits » SAP Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SAP Troubleshooting » SPS SAP Messages » 112070 – invalidfile.ref

Cause: The file “{file name}” is not a valid file.The file does not contain any required definitions on “{server}”. Action: Please specify the correct file for this operation. Return to SPS SAP Messages

Oracle Troubleshooting

Application Recovery Kits » Oracle Recovery Kit Administration Guide » Oracle Troubleshooting

The Oracle Recovery Message Catalog below contains listings of all messages that may be encountered while utilizing the Oracle kit. The Combined Message Catalog provides a listing of all messages that may be encountered while using SIOS Protection Suite for Linux and,…

Protecting Symfoware Server/Enterprise Postgres

Application Recovery Kits » PostgreSQL Recovery Kit Administration Guide » PostgreSQL Administration » Protecting Symfoware Server/Enterprise Postgres

The following table explains the supported features when protecting Symfoware Server/Enterprise Postgres. The support range Support the compatible functions with PostgreSQL. The mirroring functionality is not supported. Use DataKeeper…

112019 – updatefailed.ref

Application Recovery Kits » SAP Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SAP Troubleshooting » SPS SAP Messages » 112019 – updatefailed.ref

Cause: The update of the resource information field for resource with tag “{tag name}” has failed on “{server}”. Action: View the resource properties manually using ins_list -t to verify the resource is functional. Return to SPS…

112060 – recoverfailed.ref

Application Recovery Kits » SAP Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SAP Troubleshooting » SPS SAP Messages » 112060 – recoverfailed.ref

Cause: All attempts at local recovery for the SAP resource “{resource name}” have failed on “{server}”. Action: A failover to the backup server will be attempted. Return to SPS SAP Messages

Using Raw I/O with Sybase Setup Steps

Application Recovery Kits » Sybase ASE Recovery Kit Administration Guide » Appendix – Creating Device Spaces Using Raw I/O with Sybase ASE » Using Raw I/O with Sybase Setup Steps

Select a shared disk partition of appropriate size for the Sybase ASE database device. Bind an unused raw device node to this partition. Since this needs to be done every time the machine is rebooted, and requires root access, you may want to add the raw bindings…

Installation of the Database

Application Recovery Kits » SAP Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SAP Installation » Installation of the Database

Note the group id for dba and oinstall as this will be needed for the backup machine. Change to the software directory and run the following: ./sapinst SAPINST_USE_HOSTNAME={database connectivity ip address} Run SAPinst to install the Database Instance using…

Sybase ASE Software Asset Manager (SySAM)

Application Recovery Kits » Sybase ASE Recovery Kit Administration Guide » Sybase ASE Recovery Kit Configuration Considerations » Sybase ASE Software Asset Manager (SySAM)

The Sybase Software Asset Management (SySAM) is used to manage licensed Sybase products. At Sybase ASE server startup, each ASE server component checks the license file in its environment for permission to run specific features. In order for the ASE server to do this,…

Postfix Hierarchy Extend Error Messages

Application Recovery Kits » Postfix Recovery Kit Administration Guide » Postfix Troubleshooting » Postfix Hierarchy Extend Error Messages

Error Error Message postfix id does not match between servers The Postfix uid does not match on the servers in the cluster. Please set the same uid for the user “postfix” on the cluster servers. postdrop gid does not match…

112082 – enqueueversionmismatch.ref

Application Recovery Kits » SAP Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SAP Troubleshooting » SPS SAP Messages » 112082 – enqueueversionmismatch.ref

Cause: Instance “{instance}” is running a different version of the enqueue server than its corresponding enqueue replication server. This configuration is not supported by SAP and will lead to unexpected resource behavior. See SAP Note 2711036…

Common Samba Error Messages

Application Recovery Kits » Samba Recovery Kit Administration Guide » Samba Troubleshooting » Common Samba Error Messages

This section provides a list of messages that you may encounter with the use of the SPS Samba Recovery Kit. Where appropriate, it provides an additional explanation of the cause of an error and necessary action to resolve the error condition. Because the Samba…

Create the SAP DB / MaxDB Database

Application Recovery Kits » SAP MaxDB Recovery Kit Administration Guide » Configuring SAP DB / MaxDB with SPS » Create the SAP DB / MaxDB Database

Follow the instructions in your SAP DB / MaxDB User Manual to create your database. In addition, please note the following recommendations: There must be a DBM operator with authority for starting, stopping, obtaining status and obtaining database parameters via…

SAP HANA Requirements

Quick Start Guides » SAP HANA Recovery Kit » SAP HANA Requirements

Hardware Requirements Servers: Servers should be configured in accordance with the requirements described in the SAP HANA Master Guide, notes mentioned in this guide, SPS for Linux Documentation and the SPS for Linux Release Notes Storage: For SAP HANA…

SAP DB / MaxDB Recovery Kit Error Messages

Application Recovery Kits » SAP MaxDB Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SAP DB / MaxDB Troubleshooting » SAP DB / MaxDB Recovery Kit Error Messages

Error Number Message* 111000 Usage: %s independent_program_path 111001 Usage: %s %s %s 111002 No value specified to script %s for input argument %s. 111003 User %s with User_Key %s cannot…

The Evaluation Process – MySQL Cluster

Quick Start Guides » MySQL Cluster with Data Replication (“Shared Nothing” Cluster) » The Evaluation Process – MySQL Cluster

SIOS strongly recommends performing your evaluation of SIOS Protection Suite for Linux in a test lab environment. SIOS is not responsible and cannot provide support for evaluation software installed in a production environment. All questions during the evaluation…

PostgreSQL Troubleshooting

Application Recovery Kits » PostgreSQL Recovery Kit Administration Guide » PostgreSQL Troubleshooting

This section provides a list of messages that you may encounter while creating and extending an SPS PostgreSQL resource hierarchy or removing and restoring a resource. Where appropriate, it provides an additional explanation of the cause of an error and necessary…

The Evaluation Process – PostgreSQL

Quick Start Guides » PostgreSQL Cluster with Shared Storage (ISCSI) » The Evaluation Process – PostgreSQL

SIOS strongly recommends performing your evaluation of SIOS Protection Suite for Linux in a test lab environment. SIOS is not responsible and cannot provide support for evaluation software installed in a production environment. All questions during the evaluation…

Sybase ASE Active/Active Considerations

Application Recovery Kits » Sybase ASE Recovery Kit Administration Guide » Sybase ASE Recovery Kit Configuration Considerations » Sybase ASE Active/Active Considerations

In an Active/Active configuration, each server is actively running one or more Sybase ASE Servers, while acting as a backup for the other SPS server in case of failure. The following scenario provides specific requirements that must be adhered to in sequential order…

Active/Standby Configuration Example

Application Recovery Kits » SAP MaxDB Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SAP DB / MaxDB Configuration Considerations » SAP DB / MaxDB Active/Standby Considerations » Active/Standby Configuration Example

IndepData = /shr1/data IndepPrograms = /shr1/programs DependPath = /shr1/depend Configuration Notes: Both servers use the IndepProgPath, DependPath and IndepDataPath on the shared storage. The database instance DB1 is located on the shared storage. This…

The Evaluation Process – Apache

Quick Start Guides » Apache/MySQL Cluster Using Both Shared and Replicated Storage » The Evaluation Process – Apache

SIOS strongly recommends performing your evaluation of SIOS Protection Suite for Linux in a test lab environment. SIOS is not responsible and cannot provide support for evaluation software installed in a production environment. All questions during the evaluation…

The Evaluation Process

Quick Start Guides » DataKeeper for Linux Evaluation Guide » The Evaluation Process

SIOS strongly recommends performing your evaluation of SIOS Protection Suite for Linux within a test lab environment. SIOS is not responsible and cannot provide support for evaluation software installed in a production environment. All questions during the evaluation…

Hierarchy Delete Messages and Errors

Application Recovery Kits » NFS Server Recovery Kit Administration Guide » NFS Troubleshooting » Hierarchy Delete Messages and Errors

Error Number Error Message Description 106015 Unable to restore the entry for export point "EXPORT POINT" in /etc/exports on server "SERVER" Restore the entry manually. 106021 An entry for export point "EXPORT…

Software RAID (md) Hardware Requirements

Application Recovery Kits » MD Recovery Kit Administration Guide » Software RAID (md) Recovery Kit Hardware and Software Requirements » Software RAID (md) Hardware Requirements

Servers. This recovery kit requires two or more computers configured in accordance with the requirements described in the SPS for Linux Release Notes and the SPS for Linux Installation Guide, which are located on the SIOS Technical Documentation site at…

Pause and Resume

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » DataKeeper » Administering SIOS DataKeeper for Linux » GUI Mirror Administration » Pause and Resume

Pause Mirror Resume Mirror You may pause a mirror to temporarily stop all writes from being replicated to the target disk. For example, you might pause the mirror to take a snapshot of the target disk or to increase I/O performance on the source system during…

Using Raw I/O with Sybase

Application Recovery Kits » Sybase ASE Recovery Kit Administration Guide » Sybase ASE Recovery Kit Configuration Considerations » Using Raw I/O with Sybase

If you plan to use Sybase ASE with raw devices, you must install the SPS Raw I/O Recovery Kit from the SPS Core image file. You must also properly set up the raw I/O devices prior to use. See the topic Creating Database Devices Using Raw I/O for instructions.…

Viewing Connected Servers

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » LifeKeeper » User Guide » Using LifeKeeper for Linux » Common Tasks » Viewing Connected Servers

The state of a server can be determined by looking at the graphic representation of the server in the table’s header as shown below. See Viewing the Status of a Server for an explanation of the server states indicated visually by the server icon. …

MQ Recovery Kit Requirements

Application Recovery Kits » WebSphere MQ Recovery Kit Administration Guide » MQ Recovery Kit Requirements

Your SPS configuration must meet the following requirements prior to the installation of the WebSphere MQ Recovery Kit. Please see the SIOS Protection Suite Installation Guide for specific instructions regarding the installation, removal and configuration of your SPS…

112091 – enqversionprofileerror.ref

Application Recovery Kits » SAP Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SAP Troubleshooting » SPS SAP Messages » 112091 – enqversionprofileerror.ref

Cause: The profile “{profile}” either does not exist or cannot be read on “{system}”. The enqueue version for resource “{resource tag}” will be set to 1 by default. Action: Please verify that the…

Apache Recovery Kit Administration Guide

Application Recovery Kits » Apache Recovery Kit Administration Guide

The SIOS Protection Suite (SPS) for Linux Apache Web Server Recovery Kit provides fault resilience for Apache Web Server software in an SPS environment. This guide explains the following topics: SPS Documentation. A list of all the SPS for Linux documentation and…

112056 – nonfsresource.ref

Application Recovery Kits » SAP Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SAP Troubleshooting » SPS SAP Messages » 112056 – nonfsresource.ref

Cause: The NFS export for the path “{path name}” required by the instance “{instance name}” does not have an NFS hierarchy protecting it on “{server}”. Action: You must create an NFS hierarchy to protect the SAP NFS…

Sybase ASE Monitor Server and Backup Server

Application Recovery Kits » Sybase ASE Recovery Kit Administration Guide » Sybase ASE Recovery Kit Configuration Considerations » Sybase ASE Monitor Server and Backup Server

The SPS for Linux Sybase ASE Recovery Kit provides resource protection for the Adaptive Server, Backup Server, and Monitor Server components. However, the Backup Server and Monitor Server components are not required components of a resource hierarchy. The Sybase Backup…

112092 – enqrepenabledprofileerror.ref

Application Recovery Kits » SAP Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SAP Troubleshooting » SPS SAP Messages » 112092 – enqrepenabledprofileerror.ref

Cause: The profile “{profile}” either does not exist or cannot be read on “{system}”. Unable to determine whether enqueue replication is enabled for resource “{resource tag}”. Action: Please verify…

Using Raw I/O with SAP DB / MaxDB

Application Recovery Kits » SAP MaxDB Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SAP DB / MaxDB Configuration Considerations » Using Raw I/O with SAP DB / MaxDB

If you plan to use SAP DB / MaxDB with raw devices, you must install the SPS Raw I/O Recovery Kit from the SPS Installation Image file. You must also properly set up the raw I/O devices prior to use. See the Appendix for instructions.

Changing the Listener Port

Application Recovery Kits » WebSphere MQ Recovery Kit Administration Guide » WebSphere MQ Configuration Considerations » MQ Configuration Requirements » MQ Configuration Changes After Resource Creation » Changing the Listener Port

To change the listener port of a queue manager, follow these steps: Alter the listener object in runmqsc then stop and start the listener: su – MQUSER runmqsc QUEUE.MANAGER.NAME alter LISTENER(SYSTEM.DEFAULT.LISTENER.TCP) TRPTYPE(TCP)…

Apache – Known Issues / Restrictions

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » LifeKeeper » Troubleshooting » Known Issues and Restrictions » Apache – Known Issues / Restrictions

Description Apache Kit does not support IPv6; doesn’t indentify IPv6 in httpd.conf Any IPv6 addresses assigned to the ‘Listen’ directive entry in the httpd.conf file will cause problems. Solution: Until there is support for IPv6 in…

Configuration 2 – Direct Mounts

Application Recovery Kits » WebSphere MQ Recovery Kit Administration Guide » WebSphere MQ Configuration Considerations » MQ Configuration Requirements » MQ Supported File System Layouts » Configuration 2 – Direct Mounts

In this configuration, the QMDIR and the QMLOGDIR directories are located on shared storage. This requires two dedicated LUNS or partitions or the use of LVM for each queue manager. If LVM is used, two logical volumes from the same LUN can be created and separately…

Active – Active – NFS v2-v3

Application Recovery Kits » NFS Server Recovery Kit Administration Guide » NFS Server Recovery Kit Configuration Considerations » NFS Configuration Examples » Active – Active – NFS v2-v3

An example of Active/Active for NFS v2/v3 consists of two or more systems actively running NFS and exporting file systems. Active/Active Configuration Example for NFS v2/v3 Configuration Notes: The NFS software must be installed on both servers. Initially,…

112045 – noequiv.ref

Application Recovery Kits » SAP Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SAP Troubleshooting » SPS SAP Messages » 112045 – noequiv.ref

Cause: There are no equivalent systems available to perform the “{action}” action for the Replicated Enqueue Instance “{ERS instance}” on “{server}”. Action: The resource must be extended to at most one server…

Updating SAP DB Parameters

Application Recovery Kits » SAP MaxDB Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SAP DB Resource Hierarchy Administration » Updating SAP DB Parameters

When database parameters are updated for an SAP DB instance, it is necessary to ensure that the updated parameter files are redistributed to all servers protecting the instance. If the IndepDataPath is on a shared disk, then all servers protecting the instance will be…

Verfying the SPS Installation

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Installation Guide » Verfying the SPS Installation

You can verify that the SPS packages were installed correctly by entering the following at the command line: rpm -V *Note: If the package is installed correctly, no output will be displayed by this command. To perform a query from the command line, type rpm -qi…

Sybase ASE Active/Standby Considerations

Application Recovery Kits » Sybase ASE Recovery Kit Administration Guide » Sybase ASE Recovery Kit Configuration Considerations » Sybase ASE Active/Standby Considerations

In an Active/Standby configuration, the backup server is not actively running the Sybase ASE but stands by in case the primary server experiences a failure. The following scenarios provide specific requirements that must be adhered to when protecting a Sybase ASE…

VMware ESX Server/vSphere Virtual Machines Configuration Guidelines

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Release Notes » VMware ESX Server/vSphere Virtual Machines Configuration Guidelines

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux in VMware ESX Server/vSphere Virtual Machines Configuration Guidelines VMware is a virtual machine technology implemented entirely in software, allowing it to be installed and used on nearly any Intel or AMD processor-based system that…

Available I/O Fencing Mechanisms (Physical Servers)

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » LifeKeeper » Installation and Configuration » LifeKeeper I/O Fencing Introduction » I/O Fencing Mechanisms » Available I/O Fencing Mechanisms (Physical Servers)

This page describes the combinations of fencing mechanisms that can be used with various storage configurations in a physical server environment. Shared Disk Configuration (Single or Multipath Configuration Using SCSI Reservations) This configuration corresponds to…

Samba Troubleshooting

Application Recovery Kits » Samba Recovery Kit Administration Guide » Samba Troubleshooting

Failure restoring Samba hierarchy Failure of a Samba hierarchy restore can leave the daemon processes smbd and nmbd running. (The restore operation is initiated via the completion of a create, failover, or manual switchover, or via a local recovery caused by a…

Disable Autostart in ERS Profile

Application Recovery Kits » SAP Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SAP Troubleshooting » Disable Autostart in ERS Profile

Symptom: A status check of an ERS Instance causes a sapstart for the selected instance. ERS instance is always running on both systems. Cause: When an ERS Instance has Autostart=1 set in the profile, certain sapcontrol calls will cause the instance to be started as…

Verifying Installation

LifeKeeper Single Server Protection for Linux Technical Documentation » Intergration with VMware HA » SteelEye Management Console » Verifying Installation

The SteelEye Management Console installation can be verified by connecting, via a web browser, to https:/// which should show a page indicating that the SMC services are available. *Note: It is normal to receive a security warning since the SMC uses a self-signed SSL…

112036 – notshared.ref

Application Recovery Kits » SAP Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SAP Troubleshooting » SPS SAP Messages » 112036 – notshared.ref

Cause: The path “{path name}” is not located on a shared file system or shared device on “{server}”. The indicated path was found, but it does not appear to be located on a shared file system. This path is required to be on a shared…

SAP DB / MaxDB Active/Active Considerations

Application Recovery Kits » SAP MaxDB Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SAP DB / MaxDB Configuration Considerations » SAP DB / MaxDB Active/Active Considerations

In an Active/Active configuration, each server is actively running one SAP DB instance while acting as a backup for the other server in case of failure. The following scenario provides specific requirements that must be adhered to in sequential order when protecting an…

Message Bar

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » LifeKeeper » User Guide » Using LifeKeeper for Linux » Message Bar

The message bar appears beneath the status window. It is used for displaying messages in a single text line. Message such as “Connecting to Server X” or “Failure to connect to Server X” might be displayed. To hide the message bar, clear the…

Viewing Oracle Configuration Settings

Application Recovery Kits » Oracle Recovery Kit Administration Guide » LifeKeeper Configuration Tasks for Oracle » Viewing Oracle Configuration Settings

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…

Naming Conventions

Application Recovery Kits » SAP MaxDB Recovery Kit Administration Guide » Appendix – Creating Device Spaces Using Raw I/O with SAP DB » Naming Conventions

The naming of raw devices and controller varies by Linux distribution. On Red Hat, the device name is /dev/raw/raw and the controller is /dev/rawctl On SuSE SLES 11 versions, the device name is /dev/raw/raw and the controller is /dev/raw/rawctl Raw I/O Setup…

SAP Test Preparation

Application Recovery Kits » SAP Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SAP Installation » SAP Test Preparation

Set up an SAP GUI on an SAP client to log in to SAP using the virtual SAP server name. Set up an SAP GUI on an SAP client to log in to the redundant AS. If desired, install additional AS’s on other servers in the cluster and set up a login group among all…

SAP Installation Errors

Application Recovery Kits » SAP Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SAP Troubleshooting » SAP Installation Errors

Incorrect Name in tnsnames.ora or listener.ora Files Cause: When using the Oracle database, if the SAP installation program complains about the incorrect server name being in the tnsnames.ora or listener.ora file when you do the PAS Backup Server installation, then…

Configuring SAP DB / MaxDB with SPS

Application Recovery Kits » SAP MaxDB Recovery Kit Administration Guide » Configuring SAP DB / MaxDB with SPS

The following sequence is recommended for installing and configuring the SAP DB / MaxDB database and SPS software. Each of these steps links to detailed tasks that follow. Install the SAP DB / MaxDB Software Create the SAP DB / MaxDB Database Create the…

SAP MaxDB Recovery Kit Overview

Application Recovery Kits » SAP MaxDB Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SAP MaxDB Recovery Kit Overview

The SPS for Linux SAP DB / Max DB Recovery Kit provides a mechanism for protecting SAP DB instances within SPS. The SAP DB software, SPS Core and SAP DB / Max DB Recovery Kit are installed on two or more servers in a cluster. Once the SAP DB database instance is under…

Appendix – Creating Device Spaces Using Raw I/O with SAP DB

Application Recovery Kits » SAP MaxDB Recovery Kit Administration Guide » Appendix – Creating Device Spaces Using Raw I/O with SAP DB

If you plan to use SAP DB / MaxDB with raw devices, you must install the SPS Raw I/O Recovery Kit from the SPS Installation Image file. You must also properly set up the raw I/O devices prior to use. Requirements In order to use the SAP DB / Max DB Recovery Kit with…

Using LVM with DataKeeper

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » DataKeeper » Using LVM with DataKeeper

SPS for Linux currently supports both the use of DataKeeper “above” LVM and LVM “above” DataKeeper. In a standard DataKeeper configuration, using DataKeeper above LVM is supported and DO NOT install the SPS LVM Recovery Kit. DataKeeper is the…

Application Recovery Kits

LifeKeeper Single Server Protection for Linux Technical Documentation » Application Recovery Kits

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Application Recovery Kits (ARKs) include tools and utilities that allow SPS to manage and control a specific application. The following optional recovery kits are available with this release of SPS. Apache Recovery Kit Administration…

Network Bandwidth Requirements

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » DataKeeper » SIOS DataKeeper Installation and Configuration » Network Bandwidth Requirements

Prior to installing SIOS DataKeeper, you should determine the network bandwidth requirements for replicating your current configuration whether you are employing virtual machines or using physical Linux servers. If you are employing virtual machines (VMs), use the…

SSHCC HA Actions

Application Recovery Kits » SAP Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SAP Administration » SSHCC HA Actions

The SAP SIOS HA Cluster Connector (SSHCC) Actions provide a list of advanced configuration operations that work in conjunction with the SAP SIOS HA Cluster Connector. The following advanced configuration operations are available: Start Instance – performs an…

Sybase Interfaces File Considerations

Application Recovery Kits » Sybase ASE Recovery Kit Administration Guide » Sybase ASE Recovery Kit Configuration Considerations » Sybase Interfaces File Considerations

The Sybase ASE Recovery Kit uses the Sybase ASE interfaces file for the detection of the client IP addresses and ports. This file is located under $SYBASE and is typically called interfaces. This file is updated whenever an Adaptive Server, Monitor Server or Backup…

Using the LVM Recovery Kit with DataKeeper

Application Recovery Kits » LVM Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SPS LVM Hierarchy Creation and Administration » Using the LVM Recovery Kit with DataKeeper

SPS for Linux currently supports both the use of DataKeeper “above” LVM and LVM “above” DataKeeper. In a standard DataKeeper configuration, using DataKeeper above LVM is supported and DO NOT install the SPS LVM Recovery Kit. DataKeeper is the…

Properties Panel

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » LifeKeeper » User Guide » Using LifeKeeper for Linux » Properties Panel

The properties panel displays the properties of the server or resource that is selected in the status table. The properties panel has the same functionality as the server properties dialog or the resource properties dialog, plus a context-sensitive toolbar to provide…

Troubleshooting

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » LifeKeeper » Troubleshooting

The Message Catalog provides a listing of all error codes, including operational, administrative and GUI, that may be encountered while using SIOS Protection Suite for Linux and, where appropriate, provides additional explanation of the cause of the error code and…

LVM Recovery Kit Notes and Restrictions

Application Recovery Kits » LVM Recovery Kit Administration Guide » LVM Recovery Kit Overview » LVM Recovery Kit Notes and Restrictions

The following notes and restrictions apply to this version of the LVM Recovery Kit. Support for Raw I/O and Entire Disks While Figure 1 shows logical volumes residing below various file systems and volume groups on top of disk partitions, it is important to note that…

Application Recovery Kits

Application Recovery Kits

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Application Recovery Kits (ARKs) include tools and utilities that allow SPS to manage and control a specific application. The following optional recovery kits are available with this release of SPS. Apache Recovery Kit Administration…

Measuring Rate of Change on a Linux System (Physical or Virtual)

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » DataKeeper » SIOS DataKeeper Installation and Configuration » Network Bandwidth Requirements » Measuring Rate of Change on a Linux System (Physical or Virtual)

DataKeeper for Linux can replicate data across any available network. In Wide Area Network (WAN) configurations, special consideration must be given to the question, “Is there sufficient bandwidth to successfully replicate the partition and keep the mirror in the…

Apache Extend Hierarchy Errors

Application Recovery Kits » Apache Recovery Kit Administration Guide » Apache Web Server Troubleshooting » Apache Extend Hierarchy Errors

The error messages that might be displayed during Apache hierarchy extension are listed below, along with a suggested explanation for each. Note that these error messages appear when the GUI indicates it is “Executing the pre-extend script….” to validate the…

Install, Configure, and Start PostgreSQL

Quick Start Guides » PostgreSQL Cluster with Shared Storage (ISCSI) » Install, Configure, and Start PostgreSQL

Primary Server On your Primary server, perform the following actions: Install both the “postgresql-server” and “postgresql” rpm packages if they do not exist on your system. Apply any required dependencies as well # yum install postgresql…

Deleting a Hierarchy from All Servers

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » LifeKeeper » LifeKeeper Administration Overview » Administrator Tasks » Deleting a Hierarchy from All Servers

There are five possible ways to begin. º Right-click on the icon for a resource in the hierarchy that you want to delete under the server where you want the deletion to begin. When the resource context menu appears, click Delete Resource Hierarchy. º…

ASCS + ERS Restart_Program Parameter

Application Recovery Kits » SAP Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SAP Troubleshooting » ASCS + ERS Restart_Program Parameter

Symptom: The ERS instance is running on both the primary and backup servers at the same time. Cause: If the ERS instance profile is configured to start the instance with Restart_Program instead of Start_Program, the sapstart process will automatically restart the…

SAP HANA Installation

Quick Start Guides » SAP HANA Recovery Kit » SAP HANA Installation

Installing Scripts for SAP HANA ARK Install the rpm downloaded into the /tmp directory. rpm -ivh /tmp/steeleye-lkHOTFIX-HANA-SP1-9.1.0-6538.noarch.rpm Installation of SAP HANA v2 Application Recovery Kit was successful Installation supports a rolling upgrade. First,…

Viewing PostgreSQL Configuration Settings

Application Recovery Kits » PostgreSQL Recovery Kit Administration Guide » PostgreSQL Installation » Viewing PostgreSQL Configuration Settings

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…

Editing Server Properties

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » LifeKeeper » LifeKeeper Administration Overview » Administrator Tasks » Editing Server Properties

To edit the properties of a server, bring up the Server Properties dialog just as you would for viewing server properties. If you are logged into that server with the appropriate permissions, the following items will be editable. º Shutdown Strategy …

WebSphre MQ Troubleshooting

Application Recovery Kits » WebSphere MQ Recovery Kit Administration Guide » WebSphre MQ Troubleshooting

WebSphere MQ Log Locations If the queue manager name is known and the queue manager is available, WebSphere MQ error logs are located in the directory specified by the LogPath parameter defined in the queue manager configuration file qm.ini. If the queue manager is…

Testing a WebSphere MQ Resource Hierarchy

Application Recovery Kits » WebSphere MQ Recovery Kit Administration Guide » LifeKeeper Configuration Tasks for MQ » Testing a WebSphere MQ Resource Hierarchy

You can test your WebSphere MQ resource hierarchy by initiating a manual switchover. This will simulate a failover of a resource instance from the primary server to the backup server. On the Edit menu, select Resource, then In Service. For example, an In Service…

Hierarchy Extension

Application Recovery Kits » Samba Recovery Kit Administration Guide » Samba Troubleshooting » Hierarchy Extension

Error Number Error Message Description 109008 Replication of config file to target server "ServerB" failed. The "mkdir" of "/etc/samba/config_files" failed. Or Replication of config file to target server "ServerB" failed. The…

SAP DB / MaxDB Troubleshooting

Application Recovery Kits » SAP MaxDB Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SAP DB / MaxDB Troubleshooting

General Tips The following error messages are not generated by the SAP DB / Max DB Recovery Kit but may be encountered while using the recovery kit Error Message Solution Unable to create pipe /usr/spool/sql/fifo/ The directory…

Force Mirror Online

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » DataKeeper » Administering SIOS DataKeeper for Linux » GUI Mirror Administration » Force Mirror Online

Force Mirror Online should be used only in the event that both servers have become inoperable and the primary server cannot bring the resource in service after rebooting. Selecting Force Mirror Online removes the data_corrupt flag and brings the DataKeeper…

Install the SAP DB / MaxDB Software

Application Recovery Kits » SAP MaxDB Recovery Kit Administration Guide » Configuring SAP DB / MaxDB with SPS » Install the SAP DB / MaxDB Software

Install the SAP DB /MaxDB software on all servers in the cluster using identical parameters/settings. Refer to the SAP DB Installation Guide for details. The following are additional recommendations to ensure that SPS will work with SAP DB / MaxDB: A non-root system…

Deleting a Communication Path

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » LifeKeeper » LifeKeeper Administration Overview » Administrator Tasks » Deleting a Communication Path

There are four ways to begin. º Right-click on a server icon, then click Delete Comm Path when the server context menu appears. º On the global toolbar, click the Delete Comm Path button. º On the server context toolbar, if displayed, click…

Create the Sybase ASE Servers

Application Recovery Kits » Sybase ASE Recovery Kit Administration Guide » Installing and Configuring Sybase ASE with SPS » Create the Sybase ASE Servers

*NOTE: The Sybase Monitor Server is no longer supported with the Sybase ASE ARK v9.0.2 and later. Follow the instructions in your Installation Guide Adaptive Server for Linux for configuring the Sybase Adaptive Server, Monitor Server and Backup Server. The following…

SAP DB / MaxDB Active/Standby Considerations

Application Recovery Kits » SAP MaxDB Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SAP DB / MaxDB Configuration Considerations » SAP DB / MaxDB Active/Standby Considerations

In an Active/Standby configuration, the backup server is not actively running the SAP DB / MaxDB but stands by in case the primary server experiences a failure. The following scenarios provide specific requirements that must be adhered to when protecting an SAP DB…

Install, Configure, and Start MySQL

Quick Start Guides » MySQL Cluster with Data Replication (“Shared Nothing” Cluster) » Install, Configure, and Start MySQL

Primary Server On your Primary server, perform the following actions: Install both the “mysql” and “mysql-server” rpm packages if they do not exist on your system. Apply any required dependencies as well # yum install mysql mysql-server Verify…

Install, Configure, and Start MySQL – Apache

Quick Start Guides » Apache/MySQL Cluster Using Both Shared and Replicated Storage » Install, Configure, and Start MySQL – Apache

Primary Server On your Primary server, perform the following actions: Install both the “mysql” and “mysql-server” rpm packages if they do not exist on your system. Apply any required dependencies as well # yum install mysql mysql-server Verify…

WebSphere MQ – Known Issues / Restrictions

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » LifeKeeper » Troubleshooting » Known Issues and Restrictions » WebSphere MQ – Known Issues / Restrictions

Description Error when lksupport command is executed: The following error can be output when lksupport command is executed in the case MQ queue manager protected by MQ RK is set on the disk shared by NFS. cat: /mqm/qmgrs/tkqmgr/qm.ini: Operation…

Update SAP Recovery Level

Application Recovery Kits » SAP Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SAP Administration » Update SAP Recovery Level

The Recovery Level provides instruction for the resource in the event of a failure. To find out what your current recovery level is or to change this option, go to Update Recovery Level. The recovery level can be set to FULL, LOCAL or REMOTE. Right-click your…

Common SAP Recovery Kit Tasks

Application Recovery Kits » SAP Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SAP Installation » Common SAP Recovery Kit Tasks

The following tasks are described in the Administration section within the SPS for Linux Technical Documentation because they are common tasks with steps that are identical across all Recovery Kits. Create a Resource Dependency. Creates a parent/child dependency…

Testing Your Samba Resource Hierarchy

Application Recovery Kits » Samba Recovery Kit Administration Guide » LifeKeeper Configuration Tasks for Samba » Testing Your Samba Resource Hierarchy

You can test your Samba resource hierarchy by initiating a manual switchover. This will simulate a failover of a resource instance from the primary server to the backup server. Selecting Edit, then Resource, then In Service. For example, an In Service request executed…

Editing Resource Priorities

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » LifeKeeper » LifeKeeper Administration Overview » Administrator Tasks » Editing Resource Priorities

You can edit or reorder the priorities of servers on which a resource hierarchy has been defined. First, bring up the Resource Properties dialog just as you would for viewing resource properties. The Resource Properties dialog displays the priority for a particular…

Deleting a Resource Dependency

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » LifeKeeper » LifeKeeper Administration Overview » Administrator Tasks » Deleting a Resource Dependency

There are four possible ways to begin. º Right-click on the icon for the parent server-specific resource under the server, or the parent global resource, from which you want to delete a parent-child dependency. When the resource context menu appears, click…

Viewing Resource Tags and IDs

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » LifeKeeper » User Guide » Using LifeKeeper for Linux » Common Tasks » Viewing Resource Tags and IDs

A resource’s tag and ID can be viewed quickly by positioning the cursor over a resource icon in the status window and clicking the left mouse button once (single-click). The resource tag and ID of the server having the lowest priority number are displayed in the…

Configure Storage – PostgreSQL

Quick Start Guides » PostgreSQL Cluster with Shared Storage (ISCSI) » Configure Storage – PostgreSQL

Before you Begin Ensure the following: If planning to use replicated storage, have an extra volume/partition on both servers that can be used for data replication. A target volume’s size must equal to or larger than the size of its source volume. If planning to…

Expanding and Collapsing a Resource Hierarhcy Tree

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » LifeKeeper » User Guide » Using LifeKeeper for Linux » Common Tasks » Expanding and Collapsing a Resource Hierarhcy Tree

In this segment of the tree, the resource file_system_2 is expanded and the resource nfs-/opt/qe_auto/NFS/export1 is collapsed. appears to the left of a resource icon if it is expanded. appears if it is collapsed. To expand a resource…

roc-calc-diskstats

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » DataKeeper » SIOS DataKeeper Installation and Configuration » Network Bandwidth Requirements » Measuring Rate of Change on a Linux System (Physical or Virtual) » roc-calc-diskstats

#!/usr/bin/perl # Copyright (c) 2011, SIOS Technology, Corp. # Author: Paul Clements use strict; sub msg { printf STDERR _; } sub dbg { return if (! $ENV{'ROC_DEBUG'}); msg _; } $0 =~ s@^.*/@@; # basename sub usage { msg "Usage: $0 [dev-list]\n"; msg…

Postfix Resource In-Service / Out-of-Service / Health Monitoring Error Messages

Application Recovery Kits » Postfix Recovery Kit Administration Guide » Postfix Troubleshooting » Postfix Resource In-Service / Out-of-Service / Health Monitoring Error Messages

Error Error Message Master process of postfix is not running The master process of Postfix is not running. Please check the Postfix error log. Failed in a check by postfix command Postfix command check option has failed.…