LifeKeeper does not require administration during operation. LifeKeeper works automatically to monitor protected resources and to perform the specified recovery actions if a fault should occur. You use the LifeKeeper GUI in these cases:
- Resource and hierarchy definition. LifeKeeper provides these interface options:
º LifeKeeper command line interface
- Resource monitoring. The LifeKeeper GUI provides access to resource status information and to the LifeKeeper logs.
- Manual intervention. You may need to stop servers or specific resources for maintenance or other administrative actions. The LifeKeeper GUI provides menu functions that allow you to bring specific resources in and out of service. Once applications have been placed under LifeKeeper protection, they should be started and stopped only through these LifeKeeper interfaces. Starting and stopping LifeKeeper is done through the command line only.
A super user granted permissions by running the “su” or “sudo” command is able to execute LifeKeeper commands. However, SIOS Technology Corp. has tested executing LifeKeeper commands via the root user only.