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DB2 Documentation and References

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

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

Documentation and Training

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

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

NAS Documentation and References

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

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

VMDK Documentation and References

Application Recovery Kits » VMDK Shared Storage Recovery Kit Administration Guide » VMDK Documentation and References

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

Documentation and Training

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » Documentation and Training

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

LVM Documentation and References

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

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

SPS Documentation and Apache References

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

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

Software RAID (md) Documentation and References

Application Recovery Kits » MD Recovery Kit Administration Guide » Software RAID (md) Documentation and References

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

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation

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

LifeKeeper Single Server Protection for Linux Technical Documentation

LifeKeeper Single Server Protection for Linux Technical Documentation

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

SIOS Protection for Linux Support Matrix

SIOS Protection for Linux Support Matrix

Supported Operating Systems Supported Applications Supported Virtualization Supported Operating Systems Product Supported Operating System SIOS Protection Suite for Linux / LifeKeeper for Linux v9.1 v9.1.1 v9.1.2 v9.2…

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…

SAP Recovery Kit Administration Guide

Application Recovery Kits » SAP Recovery Kit Administration Guide

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

SAP MaxDB Recovery Kit Administration Guide

Application Recovery Kits » SAP MaxDB Recovery Kit Administration Guide

SAP DB / MaxDB (SAP DB) is a SQL-based, industrial-strength database system that can be deployed for a wide array of purposes. It is highly scalable, platform-independent and provides full transaction support. The database system was originally owned by SAP but has…

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…

SAP HANA Recovery Kit Administration Guide

Application Recovery Kits » SAP HANA Recovery Kit Administration Guide

*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…

LifeKeeper

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » LifeKeeper

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

Help Menu

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

Technical Documentation. Displays the landing page of the SIOS Technology Corp. Technical Documentation. About…. Displays LifeKeeper GUI version information.

Data Replication Configuration

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

Item Description SIOS DataKeeper Feature/ Distribution Matrix SIOS DataKeeper supports Linux kernel versions 2.6 and higher. SIOS DataKeeper Documentation The documentation for SIOS DataKeeper is located within the SIOS…

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…

Java Plug-In

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » LifeKeeper » User Guide » Using LifeKeeper for Linux » GUI » Preparing to Run the GUI » Java Plug-In

Regardless of the browser you are using (see supported browsers), the first time your browser attempts to load the LifeKeeper GUI, it will either automatically download the Java Plug-In software or redirect you to a web page to download and install it. From that point…

MySQL Recovery Kit Administration Guide

Application Recovery Kits » MySQL Recovery Kit Administration Guide

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

IP Recovery Kit Requirements

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

Before attempting to install or remove the IP Recovery Kit, you must understand the hardware and software requirements for the package and the installation and removal procedures. Kit Hardware and Software Requirements Before installing and configuring the LifeKeeper…

Command Line Interface

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » Command Line Interface

SIOS Protection Suite’s Command Line Interface can be used as an alternative to the Graphical User Interface. Administrator tasks may be automated by incorporating calls to the CLI in shell scripting. Document Contents This guide contains the following…

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…

LVM Recovery Kit Administration Guide

Application Recovery Kits » LVM Recovery Kit Administration Guide

The SIOS Protection Suite (SPS) for Linux Logical Volume Manager (LVM) Recovery Kit provides logical volume support for other SPS Recovery Kits. Thus, SPS-protected applications can take advantage of the benefits offered by the Logical Volume Manager, including…

Resource Context Menu

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

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

MD Recovery Kit Administration Guide

Application Recovery Kits » MD Recovery Kit Administration Guide

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

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…

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…

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…

Software Packaging

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Installation Guide » Software Packaging

The SIOS Protection Suite (SPS) for Linux software, including Optional SPS Recovery Kits, is contained within a single image file (sps.img). SPS for Linux Installation Image File The SPS for Linux image file (sps.img) provides a set of installation scripts designed…

Sybase ASE Recovery Kit Administration Guide

Application Recovery Kits » Sybase ASE Recovery Kit Administration Guide

Sybase Adaptive Server Enterprise is a powerful data management platform for high performance business applications. Sybase ASE is a versatile, enterprise-class RDBMS that is especially good at handling OLTP workloads. Sybase ASE is used widely in financial,…

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…

NFS Server Recovery Kit Administration Guide

Application Recovery Kits » NFS Server Recovery Kit Administration Guide

The SIOS Protection Suite for Linux NFS Server Recovery Kit provides fault resilience for Network File System (NFS) software in a SIOS Protection Suite environment. This enables a failure on the primary NFS server to be recovered on a designated backup server without…

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…

Troubleshooting

LifeKeeper Single Server Protection for Linux Technical Documentation » Troubleshooting

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

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. …

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…

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…

Samba Recovery Kit Administration Guide

Application Recovery Kits » Samba Recovery Kit Administration Guide

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

SAP HANA Recovery Kit Hardware and Software Requirements

Application Recovery Kits » SAP HANA Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SAP HANA Recovery Kit Hardware and Software Requirements

*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…

Installing the LifeKeeper Single Server Protection Software

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

This document will guide you through the installation of the LifeKeeper Single Server Protection Software (SSP) and assumes the user has basic knowledge of the Linux operating system. Please refer to the LifeKeeper Single Server Protection Software for Linux product…

Postfix Recovery Kit Administration Guide

Application Recovery Kits » Postfix Recovery Kit Administration Guide

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

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…

Installing and Setting Up Database Applications

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Installation Guide » Setting Up Your SPS Environment » Installing and Setting Up Database Applications

If your environment includes a protected database application such as Oracle, DB2 or MySQL, you should install the application using the documentation provided with the database. Ensure that the database is on a shared file system and that the configuration files are…

WebSphere MQ Recovery Kit Administration Guide

Application Recovery Kits » WebSphere MQ Recovery Kit Administration Guide

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

Connecting Servers and Shared Storage

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

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

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…

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…

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…

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…

WebSphere MQ Configuration Considerations

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

This section contains information that should be considered before beginning to configure WebSphere MQ. It also contains a step-by-step process for configuring and protecting a WebSphere MQ queue manager with LifeKeeper. For instructions on installing WebSphere MQ on…

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…

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…

NFS Server Recovery Kit Configuration Considerations

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

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

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…

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…

Apache – Known Issues / Restrictions

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

Description Apache Kit does not support IPv6; doesn’t indentify IPv6 in httpd.conf Any IPv6 addresses assigned to the ‘Listen’ directive entry in the httpd.conf file will cause problems. Solution: Until there is support for IPv6 in…

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…

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Installation Guide

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Installation Guide

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

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…

MD Parameters List

Parameters List » MD Parameters List

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

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…

112082 – enqueueversionmismatch.ref

Application Recovery Kits » SAP Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SAP Troubleshooting » SPS SAP Messages » 112082 – enqueueversionmismatch.ref

Cause: Instance “{instance}” is running a different version of the enqueue server than its corresponding enqueue replication server. This configuration is not supported by SAP and will lead to unexpected resource behavior. See SAP Note 2711036…

Oracle Recovery Kit Administration Guide

Application Recovery Kits » Oracle Recovery Kit Administration Guide

The SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Oracle® Recovery Kit provides fault resilience for Oracle software in an SPS environment. The Recovery Kit software furnishes a mechanism to tie the data integrity of Oracle databases to the increased availability provided by SIOS…

VMDK Shared Storage Recovery Kit Administration Guide

Application Recovery Kits » VMDK Shared Storage Recovery Kit Administration Guide

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

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…

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…

Requirements for Using Sybase ASE with Raw I/O

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

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

Apache Recovery Kit Requirements

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

Before attempting to install or remove the Apache Recovery Kit, you must understand the hardware and software requirements for the package and the installation and removal procedures. Kit Hardware and Software Requirements Before installing and configuring the…

Software RAID (md) Hardware Requirements

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

Servers. This recovery kit requires two or more computers configured in accordance with the requirements described in the SPS for Linux Release Notes and the SPS for Linux Installation Guide, which are located on the SIOS Technical Documentation site at…

LifeKeeper Single Server Protection for Linux Installation Guide

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

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

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…

Postfix Troubleshooting

Application Recovery Kits » Postfix Recovery Kit Administration Guide » Postfix Troubleshooting

This section provides a list of messages that you may encounter during the process of creating, extending, removing and restoring a LifeKeeper Postfix hierarchy, and, where appropriate, provides additional explanation of the cause of the errors and necessary action to…

LifeKeeper Single Server Protection for Linux Introduction

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

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

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…

NAS Recovery Kit Administration Guide

Application Recovery Kits » NAS Recovery Kit Administration Guide

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

Apache Recovery Kit Administration Guide

Application Recovery Kits » Apache Recovery Kit Administration Guide

The SIOS Protection Suite (SPS) for Linux Apache Web Server Recovery Kit provides fault resilience for Apache Web Server software in an SPS environment. This guide explains the following topics: SPS Documentation. A list of all the SPS for Linux documentation and…

DB2 Recovery Kit Administration Guide

Application Recovery Kits » DB2 Recovery Kit Administration Guide

The SPS for Linux DB2 Recovery Kit provides fault resilient protection for DB2 database instances. LifeKeeper, together with the DB2 Universal Database product family afford increased availability to DB2 operating environments by effectively recovering database server…

Configuring Shared Storage

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

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

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 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…

The Evaluation Process – PostgreSQL

Quick Start Guides » PostgreSQL Cluster with Shared Storage (ISCSI) » The Evaluation Process – PostgreSQL

SIOS strongly recommends performing your evaluation of SIOS Protection Suite for Linux in a test lab environment. SIOS is not responsible and cannot provide support for evaluation software installed in a production environment. All questions during the evaluation…

The Evaluation Process – Apache

Quick Start Guides » Apache/MySQL Cluster Using Both Shared and Replicated Storage » The Evaluation Process – Apache

SIOS strongly recommends performing your evaluation of SIOS Protection Suite for Linux in a test lab environment. SIOS is not responsible and cannot provide support for evaluation software installed in a production environment. All questions during the evaluation…

Oracle – Known Issues / Restrictions

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

Description The Oracle Recovery Kit does not include support for Connection Manager and Oracle Names features The LifeKeeper Oracle Recovery Kit does not include support for the following Oracle Net features of Oracle: Oracle Connection Manager, a…

The Evaluation Process – MySQL Cluster

Quick Start Guides » MySQL Cluster with Data Replication (“Shared Nothing” Cluster) » The Evaluation Process – MySQL Cluster

SIOS strongly recommends performing your evaluation of SIOS Protection Suite for Linux in a test lab environment. SIOS is not responsible and cannot provide support for evaluation software installed in a production environment. All questions during the evaluation…

The Evaluation Process

Quick Start Guides » DataKeeper for Linux Evaluation Guide » The Evaluation Process

SIOS strongly recommends performing your evaluation of SIOS Protection Suite for Linux within a test lab environment. SIOS is not responsible and cannot provide support for evaluation software installed in a production environment. All questions during the evaluation…

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

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

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

Introduction

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » Introduction

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

SAP Hardware and Software Requirements

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

Before installing and configuring the SPS SAP Recovery Kit, be sure that your configuration meets the following requirements: Servers. This recovery kit requires two or more computers configured in accordance with the requirements described in the SPS for Linux…

Common SAP Recovery Kit Tasks

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

The following tasks are described in the Administration section within the SPS for Linux Technical Documentation because they are common tasks with steps that are identical across all Recovery Kits. Create a Resource Dependency. Creates a parent/child dependency…

Configuring the Oracle Net Listener for LifeKeeper Protection

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

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

Creating Switchable IP Address

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Installation Guide » Setting Up Your SPS Environment » Creating Switchable IP Address

A switchable IP address is a “virtual” IP address that can be switched between servers. It is separate from the IP address associated with the network interface card of each server. Applications under LifeKeeper protection are associated with the switchable IP…

MySQL Configuration Examples

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

The examples in this section show how MySQL database instances can be configured. Each diagram shows the relationship between the type of configuration and the MySQL parameters. Each configuration also adheres to the configuration rules and requirements described in…

SAP HANA Resource Configuration Tasks

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

Once you have completed the setup tasks described in the previous section, you are ready to create and extend your SAP HANA resource hierarchies. The following tasks are available for configuring the SIOS Protection Suite for Linux SAP HANA Recovery Kit: Create…

SAP DB / MaxDB Resource Configuration Tasks

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

Once you have completed the setup tasks described in the previous section, you are ready to create and extend your SAP DB resource hierarchies. The following tasks are available for configuring the SPS for Linux SAP DB / Max DB Recovery Kit: Create Resource…

MySQL Recovery Kit Hardware and Software Requirements

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

Before you can install and set up the recovery software, your server must meet certain hardware and software requirements. You should refer to the SPS for Linux Installation Guide for specific instructions on how to install or remove the LifeKeeper MySQL Recovery…

Appendix – Creating Device Spaces Using Raw I/O with SAP DB

Application Recovery Kits » SAP MaxDB Recovery Kit Administration Guide » Appendix – Creating Device Spaces Using Raw I/O with SAP DB

If you plan to use SAP DB / MaxDB with raw devices, you must install the SPS Raw I/O Recovery Kit from the SPS Installation Image file. You must also properly set up the raw I/O devices prior to use. Requirements In order to use the SAP DB / Max DB Recovery Kit with…

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 …

Protecting Symfoware Server/Enterprise Postgres

Application Recovery Kits » PostgreSQL Recovery Kit Administration Guide » PostgreSQL Administration » Protecting Symfoware Server/Enterprise Postgres

The following table explains the supported features when protecting Symfoware Server/Enterprise Postgres. The support range Support the compatible functions with PostgreSQL. The mirroring functionality is not supported. Use DataKeeper…

Edit Menu – Resource

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

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

LVM Hierarchy Creation Procedures

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

To create a hierarchy in which a file system or higher-level application uses an LVM logical volume, the following high-level procedure should be followed. Determine the desired configuration of your LVM volume groups and logical volumes. In doing this, keep in mind…

Installing and Configuring Sybase ASE with SPS

Application Recovery Kits » Sybase ASE Recovery Kit Administration Guide » Installing and Configuring Sybase ASE with SPS

The following sequence is recommended for installing and configuring the Sybase ASE product and SPS software. Each of these steps links to detailed tasks. Install the Sybase ASE Software Create the Sybase ASE Servers Install the SPS Software After you have…

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 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…

HA nfs-utils Installation and Configuration

Application Recovery Kits » NFS Server Recovery Kit Administration Guide » NFS Troubleshooting » HA nfs-utils Installation and Configuration

Version 5.0.0 and greater of the LifeKeeper NFS Server Recovery Kit requires the installation and configuration of a high availability enabled nfs-utils package (on some OS distribution versions, nfs-utils is provided via another package). The Recovery Kit will attempt…

Oracle Recovery Kit Hardware and Software Requirements

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

Before attempting to install or remove the LifeKeeper Oracle Recovery Kit, you must understand the hardware and software requirements and the installation and removal procedures. Kit Hardware and Software Requirements Be sure that your configuration meets the…

PostgreSQL Installation

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

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

I/O Fencing with DataKeeper Configuration

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

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

Separation of SAP and NFS Hierarchies

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

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

Administration

LifeKeeper Single Server Protection for Linux Technical Documentation » Administration

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

Apache Web Server Troubleshooting

Application Recovery Kits » Apache Recovery Kit Administration Guide » Apache Web Server Troubleshooting

This section provides a list of messages that you may encounter during the process of creating and extending a LifeKeeper Apache Web Server resource hierarchy, removing and restoring a resource, and, where appropriate, provides additional explanation of the cause of…

Creating a Software RAID Resource

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

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

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…

Create Dependency with Mailbox Spool Resource

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

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

Properties Panel

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

The properties panel displays the properties of the server or resource that is selected in the status table. The properties panel has the same functionality as the server properties dialog or the resource properties dialog, plus a context-sensitive toolbar to provide…

MD Troubleshooting

Application Recovery Kits » MD Recovery Kit Administration Guide » MD Troubleshooting

Error Messages This section provides a list of messages that may be encountered with the use of the SPS Software RAID Recovery Kit. Where appropriate, it provides an additional explanation of the cause of an error and necessary action to resolve the error…

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 …

Storage and Adapter Configuration

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

Item Description Multipath I/O and Redundant Controllers There are several multipath I/O solutions either already available or currently being developed for the Linux environment. SIOS Technology Corp. is actively working with a number of…

WebSphere MQ Recovery Kit Overview

Application Recovery Kits » WebSphere MQ Recovery Kit Administration Guide » WebSphere MQ Recovery Kit Overview

WebSphere MQ (formerly known as MQSeries) is an IBM software product that provides reliable and guaranteed one time only delivery of messages. The core element of WebSphere MQ is the queue manager which handles one or more queues that are used to send (put) and receive…

DMMP – Known Issues / Restrictions

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

Description DMMP: Write issued on standby server can hang If a write is issued to a DMMP device that is reserved on another server, then the IO can hang indefinitely (or until the device is no longer reserved on the other server). If/when the…

Software RAID Best Practices

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

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

Route 53 Configuration

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

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

LVM Recovery Kit Notes and Restrictions

Application Recovery Kits » LVM Recovery Kit Administration Guide » LVM Recovery Kit Overview » LVM Recovery Kit Notes and Restrictions

The following notes and restrictions apply to this version of the LVM Recovery Kit. Support for Raw I/O and Entire Disks While Figure 1 shows logical volumes residing below various file systems and volume groups on top of disk partitions, it is important to note that…

Create File Systems and Directory Structure

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

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

SAP Maintenance Mode

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

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

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…

LifeKeeper Configuration Tasks for MySQL

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

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

PostgreSQL Hardware and Software Requirements

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

Your LifeKeeper configuration must meet the following requirements prior to the installation of LifeKeeper for Linux PostgreSQL Recovery Kit. Please refer to the SPS for Linux Installation Guide for specific instructions regarding the installation and configuration of…

Route53 Parameters List

Parameters List » Route53 Parameters List

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

SAP DB / MaxDB Troubleshooting

Application Recovery Kits » SAP MaxDB Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SAP DB / MaxDB Troubleshooting

General Tips The following error messages are not generated by the SAP DB / Max DB Recovery Kit but may be encountered while using the recovery kit Error Message Solution Unable to create pipe /usr/spool/sql/fifo/ The directory…

Installing the Software

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Installation Guide » Installing the Software

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…

IP User System Setup

Application Recovery Kits » IP Recovery Kit Administration Guide » IP Recovery Kit Configuration » IP User System Setup

When the IP Recover Kit software switches an IP resource from one server to another, the MAC address associated with the switched IP address changes because the interface changes. Each router and user system on the LAN must reflect this change in its ARP table before…

SIOS Protection Suite for SAP Solution Page

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

SAP High Availability Interface 7.73 Package Version OS/Application Version Support LifeKeeper Core 9.5.0 Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (Up to 6.10) Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 (Up to 7.6) Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8SUSE LINUX Enterprise Server…

Resource Context Toolbar

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

The resource context toolbar is displayed in the properties panel when you select a server-specific resource instance in the status table. The actions are invoked for the server and the resource that you select. Actions that are not available for selection for a…

DataKeeper for Linux Network Configuration

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

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

LifeKeeper Configuration Tasks for Oracle

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

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

Common Samba Error Messages

Application Recovery Kits » Samba Recovery Kit Administration Guide » Samba Troubleshooting » Common Samba Error Messages

This section provides a list of messages that you may encounter with the use of the SPS Samba Recovery Kit. Where appropriate, it provides an additional explanation of the cause of an error and necessary action to resolve the error condition. Because the Samba…

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…

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…

LifeKeeper Configuration Tasks for MQ

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

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

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…

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…

Creating Resource Hierarchies

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

There are four ways to begin creating a resource hierarchy. º Right-click on a server icon to bring up the server context menu, then click on Create Resource Hierarchy. º On the global toolbar, click on the Create Resource Hierarchy button. º…

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…

NFS Configuration Tasks

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

The following configuration tasks can be performed from the LifeKeeper GUI. These four tasks are described in this section as they are unique to an NFS Server resource instance and different for each Recovery Kit. *Note: Throughout this section, we explain how to…

Testing Your NFS Hierarchy

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

Before testing your NFS resource hierarchy, you should validate your client setup as described below. You can then test your NFS resource hierarchy by initiating a manual switchover. This will simulate a failover of a resource instance from the primary server to the…

SAP Configuration Considerations

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

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

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…

Sybase ASE Recovery Kit Hardware and Software Requirements

Application Recovery Kits » Sybase ASE Recovery Kit Administration Guide » Sybase ASE Recovery Kit Hardware and Software Requirements

Your LifeKeeper configuration must meet the following requirements prior to the installation of the LifeKeeper for Linux Sybase Recovery Kit. Please refer to the SPS for Linux Installation Guide for specific instructions regarding the installation and configuration of…

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…

Create the ERS Resources

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

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

LifeKeeper Configuration Tasks for Apache

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

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

Install SPS

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

On both the Primary and the Backup servers, LifeKeeper software will now be installed including the following recovery kits: SAP appropriate database (i.e. Oracle, SAP DB) IP NFS NAS Stop Oracle Listener and SAP on both machines. For Example,…

Linux Configuration

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

Operating System The default operating…

Plan Your SAP Configuration

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

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

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…

SAP Directory Structure

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

The directory structure for the database will be different for each database management system that is used with the SAP system. Please consult the SAP installation guide specific to the database management system for details on the directory structure for the…

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),…

Upgrading from a Previous Version of the SAP Recovery Kit

Application Recovery Kits » SAP Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SAP Installation » Upgrading from a Previous Version of the SAP Recovery Kit

To upgrade from a previous version of the SAP Recovery Kit, perform the following steps. Prior to upgrading, please review the Plan Your Configuration topic to make sure you understand all the implications of the new software. Note: If running a version prior to…

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…

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…

LVM Recovery Kit Overview

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

LVM Operation LVM is currently the standard volume management product included with all of the major Linux distributions. LVM allows multiple physical disks and/or disk partitions to be grouped together into entities known as volume groups. Volume groups may then be…

Using Network Attached Storage with Sybase ASE

Application Recovery Kits » Sybase ASE Recovery Kit Administration Guide » Sybase ASE Recovery Kit Configuration Considerations » Using Network Attached Storage with Sybase ASE

There are a couple of special considerations to take into account when configuring SPS to use an NFS file server (Network Attached Storage) as cluster storage. Use the NAS Recovery Kit The optional Network Attached Storage (NAS) Recovery Kit is required when using an…

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…

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…

NAS Configuration Considerations

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

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

Recovery Kit for EC2 Configuration

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

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

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…

Creating the SAP Resource Hierarchy

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

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

Prepare to Install – PostgreSQL

Quick Start Guides » PostgreSQL Cluster with Shared Storage (ISCSI) » Prepare to Install – PostgreSQL

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

Volume Group Reconfiguration

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

One of the primary benefits of using a logical volume manager is the ability to dynamically resize logical volumes as storage requirements change. Because this may involve adding or deleting physical partitions or disks from an LVM volume group definition, the LVM…

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.…

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…

Software RAID Reconfiguration

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

One of the primary benefits of using software RAID is the ability to dynamically add, remove and resize virtual devices as storage requirements change. Because this may involve adding or deleting physical partitions or disks from a virtual device definition, the…

SAP Abbreviations and Definitions

Application Recovery Kits » SAP Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SAP Abbreviations and Definitions

The following abbreviations are used throughout this documentation: Abbreviation Meaning AS SAP Application Server. Although AS typically refers to any application server, within the context of this document, it is intended to mean a…

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…

Active/Active MySQL Configuration

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

An active/active configuration consists of two or more servers actively running a different database instance with each serving as a backup for each other. The database instances must be on different shared physical disks. For LifeKeeper configurations supporting…

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…

Hardware and Software Requirements

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

Your LifeKeeper configuration should meet the following requirements prior to the installation of SIOS DataKeeper. Hardware Requirements Servers – Two or more LifeKeeper for Linux supported servers. IP Network Interface Cards – Each server requires…

Creating a DataKeeper Resource Hierarchy

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

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

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…

System Requirements

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

The SteelEye Management Console, or SMC, must be installed on a dedicated server. The server can be physical or virtual but must not be used for any other purpose. SIOS Technology Corp. does not currently support running the SMC software on servers that are also being…

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…

SAP DB / MaxDB Recovery Kit Hardware and Software Requirements

Application Recovery Kits » SAP MaxDB Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SAP DB / MaxDB Recovery Kit Hardware and Software Requirements

Your SPS configuration must meet the following requirements prior to the installation of SPS for Linux SAP DB / MaxDB Recovery Kit. Please see the SPS for Linux Installation Guide for specific instructions regarding the installation and configuration of your SPS…

Software RAID (md) Recovery Kit Overview

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

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

Active – Standby Grouping

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

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

Data Replication – Known Issues / Restrictions

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

Description Partitions with an odd number of sectors are not supported when running kernel 4.12 or later The use of a partition with an odd number of sectors is not supported in a DataKeeper mirror in environments running kernel 4.12 or later. This…

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…

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…

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…

Prepare to Install

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

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

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…

Using Network Attached Storage

Application Recovery Kits » MySQL Recovery Kit Administration Guide » MySQL Recovery Kit Configuration » Using Network Attached Storage

There are a couple of special considerations to take into account when configuring LifeKeeper to use an NFS file server (Network Attached Storage) as cluster storage. Use the NAS Recovery Kit The optional Network Attached Storage (NAS) recovery kit is required when…

Modifying the Samba Configuration File

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

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

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 …

Prepare to Install – Apache

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

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

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…

Setting up Oracle to Use Raw I/O

Application Recovery Kits » Oracle Recovery Kit Administration Guide » Oracle Appendix » Setting up Oracle to Use Raw I/O

Use the following steps to create an Oracle database that uses shared Raw I/O devices instead of files. Determine the minimum number and sizes of files that you will need to create your database, including control files, tablespaces and redologs. You can create a…

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…

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…

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…

VMDK Recovery Kit Overview

Application Recovery Kits » VMDK Shared Storage Recovery Kit Administration Guide » VMDK Recovery Kit Overview

The primary focus of the LifeKeeper for Linux VMDK Recovery Kit is to offer LifeKeeper users an alternative storage method for shared storage and data replication. The VMDK Recovery Kit enables the creation of LifeKeeper resource hierarchies on LifeKeeper protected…

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…

Disabling Reservations

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

While reservations provide the highest level of data protection for shared storage, in some cases, the use of reservations is not available and must be disabled within LifeKeeper. With reservations disabled, the storage no longer acts as an arbitrator in cases where…

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…

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…

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…

Quorum/Witness

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

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

Mirroring with SIOS DataKeeper for Linux

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

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

Extending an SAP HANA Resource Hierarchy

Application Recovery Kits » SAP HANA Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SAP HANA Resource Configuration Tasks » Extending an SAP HANA Resource Hierarchy

!Important Note: Before extending your SAP HANA resource hierarchy, SAP HANA System Replication must be enabled and fully configured and the database must be running on all servers in the cluster. See Configure SAP HANA System Replication for details. This operation…

No Shared Storage Found When Configuring a Hierarchy

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

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

Clustering with Fusion-io

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » DataKeeper » Clustering with Fusion-io

Fusion-io Best Practices for Maximizing DataKeeper Performance SPS for Linux includes integrated, block level data replication functionality that makes it very easy to set up a cluster when there is no shared storage involved. Using Fusion-io, SPS for Linux allows you…

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,…

MQ Hardware and Software Requirements

Application Recovery Kits » WebSphere MQ Recovery Kit Administration Guide » MQ Recovery Kit Requirements » MQ Hardware and Software Requirements

Hardware Requirements Servers. The Recovery Kit requires two or more servers configured in accordance with the requirements described in the SIOS Protection Suite Installation Guide. See the Linux Configuration Table for supported Linux distributions. Data…

Creating an SAP HANA Resource Hierarchy

Application Recovery Kits » SAP HANA Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SAP HANA Resource Configuration Tasks » Creating an SAP HANA Resource Hierarchy

!Important Note: Before creating your SAP HANA resource hierarchy, SAP HANA System Replication must be enabled and fully configured and the database must be running on all servers in the cluster. See Configure SAP HANA System Replication for details. Perform the…

NAS Recovery Kit Overview

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

LifeKeeper for Linux NAS Recovery Kit The primary focus of the LifeKeeper for Linux NAS Recovery Kit is to offer LifeKeeper users an alternative storage method to shared storage and data replication. The NAS Recovery Kit enables the creation of LifeKeeper resource…

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…

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…

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…

Measuring Rate of Change on a Linux System (Physical or Virtual)

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » DataKeeper » SIOS DataKeeper Installation and Configuration » Network Bandwidth Requirements » Measuring Rate of Change on a Linux System (Physical or Virtual)

DataKeeper for Linux can replicate data across any available network. In Wide Area Network (WAN) configurations, special consideration must be given to the question, “Is there sufficient bandwidth to successfully replicate the partition and keep the mirror in the…

Apache Hierarchy Creation Errors

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

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

Available I/O Fencing Mechanisms (Physical Servers)

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » LifeKeeper » Installation and Configuration » LifeKeeper I/O Fencing Introduction » I/O Fencing Mechanisms » Available I/O Fencing Mechanisms (Physical Servers)

This page describes the combinations of fencing mechanisms that can be used with various storage configurations in a physical server environment. Shared Disk Configuration (Single or Multipath Configuration Using SCSI Reservations) This configuration corresponds to…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Upgrading PostgreSQL

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

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

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…

Command Line Mirror Administration

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » DataKeeper » Administering SIOS DataKeeper for Linux » Command Line Mirror Administration

In addition to performing actions through the LifeKeeper GUI, the mirror can also be administered using the command line. There are several commands (found in the $LKROOT/bin directory) that can be used to administer a DataKeeper resource. Mirror…

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…

Mapping Server Configurations

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

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

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…

Linux Dependencies

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Installation Guide » Setting Up Your SPS Environment » Linux Dependencies

Successful completion of the installation of SPS for Linux requires the installation of a number of prerequisite packages. To prevent script failures, these packages should be installed prior to attempting to run the installation setup script. The prerequisite…

Available I/O Fencing Mechanisms (Virtual Machines in VMware)

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » LifeKeeper » Installation and Configuration » LifeKeeper I/O Fencing Introduction » I/O Fencing Mechanisms » Available I/O Fencing Mechanisms (Virtual Machines in VMware)

This page describes the combinations of fencing mechanisms that can be used with various storage configurations in a VMware virtual server environment. Shared Disk Configuration (Single or Multipath Configuration Using SCSI Reservations) This configuration…

Configuration Definitions and Examples

Application Recovery Kits » Apache Recovery Kit Administration Guide » Configuring Apache Web Server with LifeKeeper » Configuration Definitions and Examples

Apache Web Server supports multiple instances of the httpd daemon running at the same time. Each LifeKeeper Apache Web Server hierarchy corresponds to a separate Apache instance with its own “server root” directory. Each instance may support one or more web sites,…

Extending Your DataKeeper Hierarchy

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

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

LifeKeeper API for Monitoring

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

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

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…

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…

LifeKeeper API for Monitoring

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

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

Resource Policy Management

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

Resource Policy Management in SIOS Protection Suite for Linux provides behavior management of resource local recovery and failover. Resource policies are managed with the lkpolicy command line tool (CLI). SIOS Protection Suite SIOS Protection Suite is designed to…

Resource Policy Management

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

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

Custom and Maintenance-Mode Behavior via Policies

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

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

DMMP Kit Message Catalog

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

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

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…

Gen/App Kit Message Catalog

Search for an Error Code » Combined Message Catalog » Gen/App Kit Message Catalog

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

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. …