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AWS Direct Connect Quick Start Guide

Quick Start Guides » AWS Direct Connect Quick Start Guide

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…

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.

AWS Direct Connect Requirements

Quick Start Guides » AWS Direct Connect Quick Start Guide » AWS Direct Connect Requirements

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 Setup Procedure

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

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

AWS Direct Connect Known Issues and Troubleshooting

Quick Start Guides » Connecting to a LifeKeeper Cluster using AWS Transit Gateway Quick Start Guide » AWS Direct Connect Known Issues and Troubleshooting

There are currently no Known Issues.

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…

Connecting to a LifeKeeper Cluster using AWS VPC Peering Quick Start Guide

Quick Start Guides » Connecting to a LifeKeeper Cluster using AWS VPC Peering Quick Start Guide

Objective This document descries the requirements and basic operations for building connections among VPCs with LifeKeeper for Linux for v9.5.0. You can also build HA clusters in the AWS environment using the existing Recovery Kit for EC 2; however, you cannot…

Connecting to a LifeKeeper Cluster using AWS Transit Gateway Quick Start Guide

Quick Start Guides » Connecting to a LifeKeeper Cluster using AWS Transit Gateway 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…

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…

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…

Other AWS VPC Requirements

Quick Start Guides » Connecting to a LifeKeeper Cluster using AWS VPC Peering Quick Start Guide » Connecting to a LifeKeeper Cluster using AWS Requirements » Other AWS VPC Requirements

Requirements for using this service from other VPCs are as follows: Clients using the service should be able to resolve names of the hosts that are protected by Route53 resources. Clients using the service should access with the host name protected by Route53…

AWS VPC Peering Connections Requirements

Quick Start Guides » Connecting to a LifeKeeper Cluster using AWS Transit Gateway 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 » Connecting to a LifeKeeper Cluster using AWS Transit Gateway 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…

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…

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…

Related LifeKeeper Resources for AWS VPC Peering

Quick Start Guides » Connecting to a LifeKeeper Cluster using AWS VPC Peering Quick Start Guide » Related LifeKeeper Resources for AWS VPC Peering

Route53 Resource Summary When switchover occurs, it is necessary to update Amazon Route 53 DNS information in order to continue to secure the connection to the service. This feature is provided in Route53 resources. When the status of Route53 resource becomes “In…

LifeKeeper Software Requirements for AWS Environment

Quick Start Guides » Connecting to a LifeKeeper Cluster using AWS Transit Gateway 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…

Connecting to a LifeKeeper Cluster using AWS Requirements

Quick Start Guides » Connecting to a LifeKeeper Cluster using AWS VPC Peering Quick Start Guide » Connecting to a LifeKeeper Cluster using AWS Requirements

Some 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 using…

Considerations for Settings and Operations in AWS VPC Peering

Quick Start Guides » Connecting to a LifeKeeper Cluster using AWS Transit Gateway Quick Start Guide » Considerations for Settings and Operations in AWS VPC Peering

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

Setup Procedure for Connecting to a LifeKeeper Cluster using AWS

Quick Start Guides » Connecting to a LifeKeeper Cluster using AWS VPC Peering Quick Start Guide » Setup Procedure for Connecting to a LifeKeeper Cluster using AWS

In this section, a general procedure to setup the environment shown as the figure below Preparations Create an environment that satisfies Requirements. Please install LifeKeeper on each instance and create a communication path between Node1 and Node2 (or Node2’).…

Peering Requirements for Connecting to a LifeKeeper Cluster using AWS

Quick Start Guides » Connecting to a LifeKeeper Cluster using AWS VPC Peering Quick Start Guide » Connecting to a LifeKeeper Cluster using AWS Requirements » Peering Requirements for Connecting to a LifeKeeper Cluster using AWS

You need to install the same version of LifeKeeper software and patches on each server. The Application Recovery Kit (ARK) required for this configuration is shown below. For the specific LifeKeeper requirements, please refer to: SPS for Linux Technical Documentation…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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. …

Connecting to a LifeKeeper Cluster using AWS Settings and Operations Considerations

Quick Start Guides » Connecting to a LifeKeeper Cluster using AWS VPC Peering Quick Start Guide » Connecting to a LifeKeeper Cluster using AWS Settings and Operations Considerations

Considering the Use of LifeKeeper I-O Fencing when Connecting to a LifeKeeper Cluster using AWS

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…

Considering the Use of LifeKeeper I-O Fencing when Connecting to a LifeKeeper Cluster using AWS

Quick Start Guides » Connecting to a LifeKeeper Cluster using AWS VPC Peering Quick Start Guide » Connecting to a LifeKeeper Cluster using AWS Settings and Operations Considerations » Considering the Use of LifeKeeper I-O Fencing when Connecting to a LifeKeeper Cluster using AWS

Since the shared disk environment cannot be used in AWS environment, you cannot use SCSI reservations to prevent a split-brain. Also, IP resource may cause the split-brain as it uses the real IP resource with different IP addresses for each node. For this reason,…

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

Quick Start Guides » Connecting to a LifeKeeper Cluster using AWS Transit Gateway 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…

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…

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…

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 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…

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…

Configuring the Route Table

Quick Start Guides » Connecting to a LifeKeeper Cluster using AWS Transit Gateway 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…

LifeKeeper Single Server Protection for Linux Release Notes

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

Version 9.5.0 Released May 12, 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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Migrating a Pluggable Database

Application Recovery Kits » Oracle Recovery Kit Administration Guide » Oracle Appendix » Migrating a Pluggable Database

This section describes the procedure for migrating a pluggable database (PDB) between container databases (CDB) protected by LifeKeeper. We recommend to make a backup of the database in advance. How to Migrate This section describes how to migrate a PDB using the PDB…

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…

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…

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…

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…

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Release Notes

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Release Notes

Version 9.5.0 Released May 12, 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…

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…

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.

LifeKeeper Core – Known Issues / Restrictions

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

Description If there is a problem with a network connection, stop the service that automatically configures the network In an environment where IP addresses are protected using LifeKeeper, IP resources may conflict with daemons and services that…

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…

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…

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.…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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. Code Severity Message Cause/Action …

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

MQ Supported File System Layouts

Application Recovery Kits » WebSphere MQ Recovery Kit Administration Guide » WebSphere MQ Configuration Considerations » MQ Configuration Requirements » MQ Supported File System Layouts

Depending on your shared storage system and the file system layout, there are three different supported configurations. They differ in the file system layout. The following section describes the supported file system layouts. Configuration 1 – /var/mqm on Shared…

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…

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…

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…

Upgrading from the SAP HANA Gen/App to the SAP HANA Recovery Kit

Application Recovery Kits » SAP HANA Recovery Kit Administration Guide » Upgrading from the SAP HANA Gen/App to the SAP HANA Recovery Kit

*Beginning in v9.5.0 SIOS has released the new SAP HANA Application Recovery Kit. SIOS will continue to support the SAP HANA gen/app based Recovery Kit with the 9.4.x releases until March 31, 2022. If you are using SIOS Protection Suite for Linux v9.5 or later you must…

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…

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…

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…

112008 – start.ref

Application Recovery Kits » SAP Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SAP Troubleshooting » SPS SAP Messages » 112008 – start.ref

Cause: Issuing a start/restart of the command “{command}” on “{server}”. Action: Please wait… Return to SPS SAP Messages

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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. Code Severity Message Cause/Action …

Updating the Oracle Listener Protection Level

Application Recovery Kits » Oracle Recovery Kit Administration Guide » Oracle Appendix » Creating an Oracle Listener for Multiple Resources » Updating the Oracle Listener Protection Level

Select a resource and then the button from the Resource toolbar to update the protection level of the resource. Enter the following information. Field Tips Listener Protection Level Select one of the following: Full Control…

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…

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…

112066 – filemissing.ref

Application Recovery Kits » SAP Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SAP Troubleshooting » SPS SAP Messages » 112066 – filemissing.ref

Cause: The start and stop files are missing from “{path name}” on “{server}”. Action: Verify that SAP is installed correctly. Return to SPS SAP Messages

112011 – startinstance.ref

Application Recovery Kits » SAP Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SAP Troubleshooting » SPS SAP Messages » 112011 – startinstance.ref

Cause: Issuing a start/restart of the SAP SID “{SAP System ID}” with instance “{instance}” on “{server}”. Action: Please wait… Return to SPS SAP Messages

SAP HANA Resource Hierarchy Administration

Application Recovery Kits » SAP HANA Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SAP HANA Resource Hierarchy Administration

*Important Note: Unless otherwise noted in this guide, all administrative tasks for a LifeKeeper-protected SAP HANA Database should be performed through LifeKeeper. Performing administrative actions such as stopping the database or disabling SAP HANA System…

LKCLI Subcommands for Each ARK

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » Command Line Interface » LKCLI (LifeKeeper Command Line Interface) » LKCLI Subcommands for Each ARK

ARK List Apache DataKeeper EC2 FileSystem Generic Application IP MySQL NFS Oracle OracleListener PostgreSQL QSP Route53 Apache See the Configuring LifeKeeper section of the Apache Recovery Kit Administration Guide. create apache Option…

LKCLI (LifeKeeper Command Line Interface)

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » Command Line Interface » LKCLI (LifeKeeper Command Line Interface)

LKCLI provides functions that can be performed with the LifeKeeper GUI through the command line interface. LifeKeeper provides export/import of communication paths and resource information which the GUI does not provide. Export/import functionality enables duplicating…

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…

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)…

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…

LKCLI – Communication Path Creation and Deletion

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » Command Line Interface » LKCLI Guide » LKCLI – Communication Path Creation and Deletion

What is a communication path? LifeKeeper configures clusters by connecting multiple nodes to each other. Availability can be maintained by switching to resources on another node in the cluster in the event that a node fails. To achieve this, it is necessary to…

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…

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…

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.…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

PostgreSQL Configuration Considerations

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

This section contains information that you should consider before you start to configure and administer the PostgreSQL Recovery Kit. Using Mirrored File Systems with DataKeeper Protecting PostgreSQL: Best Practices

Appendix C – WebSphere MQ Configuration Sheet

Application Recovery Kits » WebSphere MQ Recovery Kit Administration Guide » Appendix C – WebSphere MQ Configuration Sheet

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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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Remove

Application Recovery Kits » Samba Recovery Kit Administration Guide » Samba Troubleshooting » Remove

Error Number Error Message Description 109033 Failed start of smbd as daemon process. Attempting to stop via SIGKILL. The normal termination of the smbd daemon process failed so the daemon will be forcibly terminated. …

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…

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…

SAP DB / MaxDB Configuration Considerations

Application Recovery Kits » SAP MaxDB Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SAP DB / MaxDB Configuration Considerations

This section contains information that you should consider before you start to configure and administer the SAP DB / Max DB Recovery Kit. Using Raw I/O Using Mirrored File Systems with DataKeeper Active/Standby Considerations Active/Standby Configuration…

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 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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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 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…

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…

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 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…

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…

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…

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),…

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…

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…

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…

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 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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Oracle Database Startup Problems

Application Recovery Kits » Oracle Recovery Kit Administration Guide » Oracle Troubleshooting » Oracle Known Issues and Restrictions » Oracle Database Startup Problems

Problem: During DataBase start-up using sqlplus, the following message is received: “ORA-03113 end-of-file on communication channel” Action: Make sure the initialization file (init.ora) and the password file (orapw) are in 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…

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…

ASCS + ERS Restart_Program Parameter

Application Recovery Kits » SAP Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SAP Troubleshooting » ASCS + ERS Restart_Program Parameter

Symptom: The enqueue server or enqueue replicator process 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…

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…

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…

SAP HANA Recovery Kit Message Catalog

Search for an Error Code » Combined Message Catalog » SAP HANA Recovery 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. Code Severity Message Cause/Action …

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Supported Storage

Supported Storage

Supported Storage List for LifeKeeper for Linux v9 Last updated: August 12, 2020 The table below is a list of LifeKeeper for Linux v9 supported storage and should be considered when configuring your environment. About Supported Storage Some types of storage used as…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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:…

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…

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…

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. • Right-click on a server icon to bring up the server context menu, then click on…

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…

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…

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…

[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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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). …

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Oracle PDB Kit Message Catalog

Search for an Error Code » Combined Message Catalog » Oracle PDB 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. …

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

SAP HANA Recovery Kit Overview

Application Recovery Kits » SAP HANA Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SAP HANA Recovery Kit Overview

The SAP HANA Recovery Kit is compatible with SAP HANA Platform 2 (SP04 or later). SAP HANA provides three different mechanisms to increase availability. Host Auto-Failover – At least one standby node added to a SAP HANA system. These nodes are configured to work…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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 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…

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…

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…

Setting up LifeKeeper with Ansible

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » Command Line Interface » Setting up LifeKeeper with Ansible

Overview This guide describes the steps to automate the installation of LifeKeeper on multiple nodes with Ansible based on a response file. It is primarily intended to be used as a reference by users who are already using Ansible when adding LifeKeeper into their…

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…

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…

LKCLI – Resource Creation

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » Command Line Interface » LKCLI Guide » LKCLI – Resource Creation

This topic describes how to create LifeKeeper resources for protected services and applications. Note: Be sure to create a communication path first (refer to LKCLI Communication Path Creation and Deletion). Creating File System Resources The steps for creating file…

Testing your SAP HANA Resource Hierarchy

Application Recovery Kits » SAP HANA Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SAP HANA Resource Configuration Tasks » Testing your SAP HANA Resource Hierarchy

Test Scenarios To understand the behavior of the SAP HANA Recovery Kit, perform the following tests. The following prerequisites must be completed before performing any test: LifeKeeper and the SAP HANA database must be installed and configured according to the…

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…

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 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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

LKCLI – Maintenance Tasks

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » Command Line Interface » LKCLI Guide » LKCLI – Maintenance Tasks

This section explains how to maintain the LifeKeeper-protected systems and resources. Configuration These instructions assume that the configuration is 2 nodes. Maintaining a LifeKeeper Protected Machine The maintenance tasks performed on target1 such as…

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…

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…

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 …

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…

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…

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 resources fail to come in-service due to csh bug in RHEL 8 Due to a bug in the tcsh package available for RHEL 8, the SAP administrative user’s .cshrc and .login files are not sourced correctly in certain situations. Due to this,…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Upgrading SPS

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Installation Guide » Upgrading SPS

*Beginning in v9.5.0 SIOS has released the new SAP HANA Application Recovery Kit. SIOS will continue to support the SAP HANA gen/app based Recovery Kit with the 9.4.x releases until March 31, 2022. • The existing SAP HANA gen/app based Recovery Kit is not…

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…

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…

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…

NFS Server – Known Issues / Restrictions

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

Description NFS v4 and bind mounts cannot be used together on systems where /etc/mtab is a symlink to /proc/self/mounts Bind mounts cannot be used with NFS v4 shares on these systems (RHEL 7.0 and later, CentOS 7.0 and later, OEL 7.0 and later, and…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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. …

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…

Linux Configuration

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

Operating System The default operating…

Changing Replication and Operation Modes

Application Recovery Kits » SAP HANA Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SAP HANA Resource Hierarchy Administration » Changing Replication and Operation Modes

Warning: While the replication and operation modes may be changed for the secondary replication site, the user should never perform a manual takeover or switchover of SAP HANA System Replication outside of LifeKeeper. Doing so will result in an error state in which…

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…

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 to front displays a…

Configuring a Pluggable Database with Oracle Multitenant

Application Recovery Kits » Oracle Recovery Kit Administration Guide » Configuring Oracle with LifeKeeper » Configuring a Pluggable Database with Oracle Multitenant

LifeKeeper can protect the pluggable database (“PDB”) as well as the Oracle database server provided that the Oracle database supports the Oracle Multitenant architecture and protects the container database (“CDB”), Checking CDB and PDB Oracle resources…

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…

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. …

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…

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. …