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SAP HANA Recovery Kit Overview

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

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

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…

SAP HANA Recovery Kit Message Catalog

Search for an Error Code » Combined Message Catalog » SAP HANA Recovery Kit Message Catalog

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

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…

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…

SAP Recovery Kit Overview

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

There are some services in the SAP NetWeaver framework that cannot be replicated. They cannot exist more than once for the same SAP system, therefore, they are single points of failure. The LifeKeeper SAP Recovery Kit provides protection for these single points of…

SAP MaxDB Recovery Kit Overview

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

The SPS for Linux SAP DB / Max DB Recovery Kit provides a mechanism for protecting SAP DB instances within SPS. The SAP DB software, SPS Core and SAP DB / Max DB Recovery Kit are installed on two or more servers in a cluster. Once the SAP DB database instance is under…

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…

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…

Adjusting SAP Recovery Kit Tunable Values

Application Recovery Kits » SAP Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SAP Administration » Adjusting SAP Recovery Kit Tunable Values

Several of the SAP scripts have been written with a timeout feature to allow hung scripts to automatically kill themselves. This feature is required due to potential problems with unavailable NFS shares. This is explained in greater detail in the NFS Mounts and su…

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,…

SAP DB / MaxDB Recovery Kit Error Messages

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

Error Number Message* 111000 Usage: %s independent_program_path 111001 Usage: %s %s %s 111002 No value specified to script %s for input argument %s. 111003 User %s with User_Key %s cannot…

SAP 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…

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…

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…

SAP HANA Troubleshooting

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

The Message Catalog provides a list of all messages that may be encountered while using SIOS Protection Suite for Linux and, where appropriate, provides additional explanation of the cause of the errors and necessary action to resolve the error condition. This full…

SAP HANA GUI States

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

The active (ISP) resource can have the following states. Some of these warning and failure states are transient and may appear while LifeKeeper is attempting to recover required processes or before LifeKeeper initiates a failover of the HANA resource…

SAP HANA Parameters List

Parameters List » SAP HANA Parameters List

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

SAP HANA Resource Hierarchy

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

The following example shows a typical SAP HANA resource hierarchy: The child resource vip-sps-hana in this example is protecting the switchable IP address used for client connections to the database. In the event of failover, SPS will bring the IP address and…

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…

Configuring SAP HANA with SPS

Application Recovery Kits » SAP HANA Recovery Kit Administration Guide » Configuring SAP HANA with SPS

The following sequence is recommended for installing and configuring the SAP HANA database and SPS software. Each of these steps links to detailed tasks that follow. Install the SAP HANA Software Configure SAP HANA System Replication Modify the SAP HANA Instance…

SAP HANA Resource Hierarchy Administration

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

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

SAP HANA – Known Issues / Restrictions

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

Description SAP HANA resource does not function properly when the tag name contains forward slashes If forward slashes (“/”) are used in the tag name for a HANA resource, the resource will not behave as expected. In particular, the health of the…

Configure SAP HANA System Replication

Application Recovery Kits » SAP HANA Recovery Kit Administration Guide » Configuring SAP HANA with SPS » Configure SAP HANA System Replication

Configure SAP HANA System Replication according to the instructions provided in the SAP HANA System Replication Guide (available at http://help.sap.com). Once SAP HANA System Replication has been successfully enabled on the intended primary replication site and the…

Install the SAP HANA Software

Application Recovery Kits » SAP HANA Recovery Kit Administration Guide » Configuring SAP HANA with SPS » Install the SAP HANA Software

Install the SAP HANA software on all servers in the cluster using identical parameters/settings. In particular, the same SAP System ID (SID) and instance number must be used on all systems. Refer to the SAP HANA Master Guide for installation details.

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…

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…

Samba Recovery Kit Requirements

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

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

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…

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…

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…

Postfix Recovery Kit Installation

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

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

Testing your SAP HANA Resource Hierarchy

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

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

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…

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…

LVM Recovery Kit Requirements

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

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

MQ Recovery Kit Requirements

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

Your SPS configuration must meet the following requirements prior to the installation of the WebSphere MQ Recovery Kit. Please see the SIOS Protection Suite Installation Guide for specific instructions regarding the installation, removal and configuration of your SPS…

Samba Recovery Kit Installation

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

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

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…

MQ Recovery Kit Features

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

The WebSphere MQ Recovery Kit provides the following features: Supports mult-instance Queue Managers (queue managers created with multiple versions of MQ software) Supports Active/Active configurations Supports LINEAR and CIRCULAR logging (detected…

Samba Recovery Kit Overview

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

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

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…

Unextending an SAP HANA Resource Hierarchy

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

To remove a resource hierarchy from a single server in the SPS cluster, do the following: From the Edit menu, select Resource, then Unextend Resource Hierarchy. Select the Target Server where you want to unextend the SAP HANA resource. It cannot be the server…

Modify the SAP HANA Instance Profile

Application Recovery Kits » SAP HANA Recovery Kit Administration Guide » Configuring SAP HANA with SPS » Modify the SAP HANA Instance Profile

Disable Autostart for the HDB Instance In order for LifeKeeper to successfully manage the SAP HANA resource during failover or system reboot, the Autostart feature which automatically starts the HDB instance on system boot must be disabled. In order to disable this…

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…

Deleting an SAP HANA Resource Hierarchy

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

To delete SAP HANA resource from all servers in your SPS cluster environment, complete the following steps: From the Edit menu, select Resource, then Delete Resource Hierarchy. Select the name of the Target Server where you will be deleting your SAP HANA…

Update SAP Recovery Level

Application Recovery Kits » SAP Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SAP Administration » Update SAP Recovery Level

The Recovery Level provides instruction for the resource in the event of a failure. To find out what your current recovery level is or to change this option, go to Update Recovery Level. The recovery level can be set to FULL, LOCAL or REMOTE. Right-click your…

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…

MQ Recovery Kit Abbreviations

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

The following abbreviations are used throughout this document: Abbreviation Meaning HA Highly Available, High Availability QMDIR WebSphere MQ queue manager directory. This directory holds the queue manager persistent queue…

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…

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…

Sybase ASE Recovery Kit Administration

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

Resource Hierarchy Administration Provides important recommendations for ongoing administration of the Sybase ASE hierarchy. The following tasks may be required after your resource hierarchies have been created. Modifying Protection for the Sybase Backup…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

NFS Server Recovery Kit Overview

Application Recovery Kits » NFS Server Recovery Kit Administration Guide » NFS Server Recovery Kit Overview

The NFS Server Recovery Kit provides a High Availability NFS service in hierarchical cooperation with the Filesystem Recovery Kit (provided as part of the steeleye-lk package) and the IP Recovery Kit (steeleye-lkIP). The kit ensures that an IP resource and a file…

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),…

Sybase ASE Recovery Kit Overview

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

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

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

MQ Recovery Kit Resource Hierarchies

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

A typical WebSphere MQ hierarchy will be comprised of a WebSphere MQ queue manager resource. It also contains one or more file system resources, depending on the file system layout and zero or more IP resources. The exact makeup of the hierarchy depends on what is…

Adjusting Route53 Recovery Kit Tunable Values

Application Recovery Kits » Route53 Recovery Kit Administration Guide » Route 53 Configuration » Adjusting Route53 Recovery Kit Tunable Values

For the parameters can be configured in the Route53 Recovery Kit, refer to Parameter Lists.

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…

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…

Adjusting Recovery Kit for EC2 Tunable Values

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

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

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…

Using the LVM Recovery Kit with DataKeeper

Application Recovery Kits » LVM Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SPS LVM Hierarchy Creation and Administration » Using the LVM Recovery Kit with DataKeeper

SPS for Linux currently supports both the use of DataKeeper “above” LVM and LVM “above” DataKeeper. In a standard DataKeeper configuration, using DataKeeper above LVM is supported and DO NOT install the SPS LVM Recovery Kit. DataKeeper is the…

NAS Recovery Kit Hardware and Software Requirements

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

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

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…

Quick Service Protection (QSP) Recovery Kit

LifeKeeper Single Server Protection for Linux Technical Documentation » Administration » Quick Service Protection (QSP) Recovery Kit

The QSP Recovery Kit provides a simplified method to protect the OS service. With the QSP Recovery Kit users can easily create a LifeKeeper resource instance to protect an OS service provided that service can be started and stopped by the OS service command. The…

Adjusting IP Recovery Kit Tunable Values

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

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

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…

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…

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…

LifeKeeper VMDK Recovery Kit Configuration Tasks

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

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

IP Recovery Kit Principles of Operation

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

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

Recovery Kit for EC2 Message Catalog

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

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

Oracle 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…

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…

DB2 Recovery Kit Hardware and Software Requirements

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

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

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…

Sybase ASE Recovery Kit Configuration Considerations

Application Recovery Kits » Sybase ASE Recovery Kit Administration Guide » Sybase ASE Recovery Kit Configuration Considerations

Configuration Considerations Contains information to consider before you install and configure the Sybase ASE Recovery…

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…

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,…

Changing LifeKeeper WebSphere MQ Recovery Kit Defaults

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

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

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…

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 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…

LifeKeeper for Linux DB2 Recovery Kit Configuration Tasks

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

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

Configuring the 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…

Software RAID (md) Recovery Kit Hardware and Software Requirements

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

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

Port and TCP Interface Definition and the Postfix Recovery Kit

Application Recovery Kits » Postfix Recovery Kit Administration Guide » Configuring the LifeKeeper for Linux Postfix Recovery Kit » Port and TCP Interface Definition and the Postfix Recovery Kit

The Postfix Recovery Kit listens to the port specified in the SMTP entry in the Postfix configuration file (master.cf). If the port is specified as a service name (e.g., smtp) then the port number is looked up in the /etc/services file (smtp is ”25” and smtps is…

SAP License

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

In a high availability (HA) environment, SAP is configured to run on both a Primary and a Backup Server. Since the SAP licensing scheme is hardware dependent, a separate license is required for each server where SAP is configured to run. It will, therefore, be…

SAP Installation

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

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

SAP Administration

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

This section provides tips and other information that may be helpful for administration and maintenance of certain configurations. NFS Considerations Client Reconnect LifeKeeper SAP Tunable Parameters Separation of SAP and NFS Hierarchies Update Protection…

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…

Installing SAP

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

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

SAP Troubleshooting

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

This section provides a list of messages that you may encounter during the process of creating and extending an SPS SAP resource hierarchy, removing and restoring a resource and, where appropriate, provides additional explanation of the cause of the errors and…

Application Recovery Kits

Application Recovery Kits

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Application Recovery Kits (ARKs) include tools and utilities that allow SPS to manage and control a specific application. The following optional recovery kits are available with this release of SPS. Apache Recovery Kit Administration…

Application Recovery Kits

LifeKeeper Single Server Protection for Linux Technical Documentation » Application Recovery Kits

LifeKeeper Single Server Protection for Linux Application Recovery Kits (ARKs) include tools and utilities that allow SSP to manage and control a specific application. The following optional recovery kits are available with this release of SSP.. Apache Recovery Kit…

SAP Hierarchy Remove Errors

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

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

SAP Directory Structure

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

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

SAP 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…

SAP Virtual Server Name

Application Recovery Kits » SAP Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SAP Configuration Considerations » SAP Virtual Server Name

SAP Application Servers and SAP clients communicate with the SAP Primary Application Server (PAS) using the name of the server where the PAS Instance is running. Likewise, the SAP PAS communicates with the Database (DB) using the name of the DB server. In a high…

SAP 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…

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…

LifeKeeper – SAP Icons

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

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

IP Kit Message Catalog

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

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

SAP MaxDB Parameters List

Parameters List » SAP MaxDB Parameters List

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

SAP Test Preparation

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

Set up an SAP GUI on an SAP client to log in to SAP using the virtual SAP server name. Set up an SAP GUI on an SAP client to log in to the redundant AS. If desired, install additional AS’s on other servers in the cluster and set up a login group among all…

DB2 Kit Message Catalog

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

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

Updating SAP DB Parameters

Application Recovery Kits » SAP MaxDB Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SAP DB Resource Hierarchy Administration » Updating SAP DB Parameters

When database parameters are updated for an SAP DB instance, it is necessary to ensure that the updated parameter files are redistributed to all servers protecting the instance. If the IndepDataPath is on a shared disk, then all servers protecting the instance will be…

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…

SAP Installation Errors

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

Incorrect Name in tnsnames.ora or listener.ora Files Cause: When using the Oracle database, if the SAP installation program complains about the incorrect server name being in the tnsnames.ora or listener.ora file when you do the PAS Backup Server installation, then…

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. …

SAP Health Monitoring

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

LifeKeeper monitors the health of the Primary Application Server (PAS) Instance and initiates a recovery operation if it determines that SAP is not functioning correctly. The status will be returned to the user, via the GUI Properties Panel and CLI, as Gray…

SAP IP Resources

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

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

SAP Automatic Switchback

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

In Active/Active configurations, the SAP Primary Application Server Instance (PAS), ABAP SAP Central Services Instance (ASCS) or SAP Central Services Instance (SCS) and Database (DB) hierarchies are separate and are in service on different servers during normal…

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 …

Update SAP Protection Level

Application Recovery Kits » SAP Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SAP Administration » Update SAP Protection Level

The Protection Level represents the actions that are allowed for each resource. To find out what your current protection level is or to change this option, go to Update Protection Level. The level of protection can be set to FULL, STANDARD, BASIC or…

SAP Parameters List

Parameters List » SAP Parameters List

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

Perform SAP Tests

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

Perform the following series of tests. The test steps are different for each configuration. Some steps call for verifying that SAP is running correctly but do not call out specific tests to perform. For a list of possible tests to perform to verify that SAP is…

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…

View SAP Properties

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

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

SAP Client Reconnect

Application Recovery Kits » SAP Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SAP Administration » SAP Client Reconnect

An SAP client can either be configured to log on to a specific SAP instance or a logon group. If configured to log on through a logon group, SAP determines which running instance the client actually connects to. If the instance to which the client is connected goes…

SCSI Kit Message Catalog

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

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

SPS SAP Messages

Application Recovery Kits » SAP Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SAP Troubleshooting » SPS SAP Messages

This section references specific SPS Cause and Action messages as they relate to SAP. Refer to the collection of SPS SAP Messages to find the coded/named error message related to your issue. 112048 – alreadyprotected.ref 112022 – cannotfind.ref 112073…

IP Local Recovery

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

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

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. …

N-Way Recovery

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » LifeKeeper » LifeKeeper Administration Overview » N-Way Recovery

N-Way recovery allows different resources to fail over to different backup servers in a cluster. Return to Protected Resources

SAP DB / MaxDB Configuration Considerations

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

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

Resource Error Recovery Scenario

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

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

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…

LifeKeeper Alarming and Recovery

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

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

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…

Server Failure Recovery Scenario

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

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

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…

Creating the SAP Resource Hierarchy

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

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

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. …

Creating an SAP Resource Hierarchy

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

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

SAP DB / MaxDB Resource Hierarchy

Application Recovery Kits » SAP MaxDB Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SAP MaxDB Recovery Kit Overview » SAP DB / MaxDB Resource Hierarchy

The following example shows a typical SAP DB / MaxDB resource hierarchy: The dependencies in the above example correspond to the following protected resources: Resource SAP DB Software Component LKIP.EXAMPLE.COM protects the…

Oracle Listener Kit Message Catalog

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

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

SAP DB Resource Hierarchy Administration

Application Recovery Kits » SAP MaxDB Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SAP DB Resource Hierarchy Administration

The following tasks may be required after your resource hierarchies have been created. Modifying User_Keys Modifying OS User Updating Parameters

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. …

Deleting an SAP Resource Hierarchy

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

To delete a resource from all servers in your LifeKeeper configuration, complete the following steps. *Note: Each resource should be deleted separately in order to delete the entire hierarchy. On the Edit menu, select Resource, then Delete Resource…

EC2 Local Recovery and Configuration

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

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

Fault Detection and Recovery Scenarios

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

To demonstrate how the various LifeKeeper components work together to provide fault detection and recovery, see the following topics that illustrate and describe three types of recovery…

Oracle PDB Kit Message Catalog

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

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

Route53 Resource Monitoring and Recovery

Application Recovery Kits » Route53 Recovery Kit Administration Guide » Route 53 Configuration » Route53 Resource Monitoring and Recovery

The Route53 resource monitors the normality of the retrieval of the DNS A record registered at the time of creation and the association with the virtual IP address. The monitoring process is as follows. Obtain the address set in the Route 53 A record with API. If it…

Setting Up SAP from the Command Line

Application Recovery Kits » SAP Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SAP Installation » Setting Up SAP from the Command Line

You can set up the SAP Recovery Kit through the use of the command line. Creating an SAP Resource from the Command Line From the Primary Server, execute the following command: $LKROOT/lkadm/subsys/appsuite/sap/bin/create …

IP Local Recovery and Configuration

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

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

Configuring SAP DB / MaxDB with SPS

Application Recovery Kits » SAP MaxDB Recovery Kit Administration Guide » Configuring SAP DB / MaxDB with SPS

The following sequence is recommended for installing and configuring the SAP DB / MaxDB database and SPS software. Each of these steps links to detailed tasks that follow. Install the SAP DB / MaxDB Software Create the SAP DB / MaxDB Database Create the…

SAP 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…

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…

Create the SAP DB / MaxDB Database

Application Recovery Kits » SAP MaxDB Recovery Kit Administration Guide » Configuring SAP DB / MaxDB with SPS » Create the SAP DB / MaxDB Database

Follow the instructions in your SAP DB / MaxDB User Manual to create your database. In addition, please note the following recommendations: There must be a DBM operator with authority for starting, stopping, obtaining status and obtaining database parameters via…

SAP DB / MaxDB Active/Active Considerations

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

In an Active/Active configuration, each server is actively running one SAP DB instance while acting as a backup for the other server in case of failure. The following scenario provides specific requirements that must be adhered to in sequential order when protecting an…

Testing Your SAP DB Resource Hierarchy

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

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

Quick Service Protection Kit Message Catalog

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

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

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…

Extending an SAP DB Resource Hierarchy

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

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

Creating an SAP DB Resource Hierarchy

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

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

Install the SAP DB / MaxDB Software

Application Recovery Kits » SAP MaxDB Recovery Kit Administration Guide » Configuring SAP DB / MaxDB with SPS » Install the SAP DB / MaxDB Software

Install the SAP DB /MaxDB software on all servers in the cluster using identical parameters/settings. Refer to the SAP DB Installation Guide for details. The following are additional recommendations to ensure that SPS will work with SAP DB / MaxDB: A non-root system…

Unextending an SAP DB Resource Hierarchy

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

To remove a resource hierarchy from a single server in the SPS cluster, do the following: On the Edit menu, select Resource, then Unextend Resource Hierarchy. Select the Target Server where you want to unextend the SAP DB resource. It cannot be the server where…

SAP DB / MaxDB Active/Standby Considerations

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

In an Active/Standby configuration, the backup server is not actively running the SAP DB / MaxDB but stands by in case the primary server experiences a failure. The following scenarios provide specific requirements that must be adhered to when protecting an SAP DB…

Deleting an SAP DB Resource Hierarchy

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

To delete an SAP DB resource from all servers in your SPS configuration, complete the following steps: On the Edit menu, select Resource, then Delete Resource Hierarchy. Select the name of the Target Server where you will be deleting your SAP DB resource…

Updating the Oracle Listener Recovery Level

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

Select a listener and then the button from the Resource toolbar to update the recovery level of the resource. Enter the following information. Field Tips Listener Recovery Level Select the level of recovery for the specified…

Using SAP DB / Max DB Mirrored File Systems with DataKeeper

Application Recovery Kits » SAP MaxDB Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SAP DB / MaxDB Configuration Considerations » Using SAP DB / Max DB Mirrored File Systems with DataKeeper

The SAP DB / Max DB Recovery Kit supports the use of DataKeeper as a device space. In addition, the SAP DB / MaxDB software can be installed on mirrored file systems. For example, a dependent file system for an SAP DB / MaxDB resource would look similar to the…

Using Raw I/O with SAP DB / MaxDB

Application Recovery Kits » SAP MaxDB Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SAP DB / MaxDB Configuration Considerations » Using Raw I/O with SAP DB / MaxDB

If you plan to use SAP DB / MaxDB with raw devices, you must install the SPS Raw I/O Recovery Kit from the SPS Installation Image file. You must also properly set up the raw I/O devices prior to use. See the Appendix for instructions.

Activating the SAP SIOS HA Cluster Connector (SSHCC)

Application Recovery Kits » SAP Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SAP Installation » Activating the SAP SIOS HA Cluster Connector (SSHCC)

The SAP SIOS HA Cluster Connector (SSHCC) provides an interface between the SAP Start Service (sapstartsrv) and LifeKeeper. While the HA Cluster Connector is active for an SAP instance, calls through sapcontrol which affect the state of the instance will be routed…

SAP Error Messages During Failover or In-Service

Application Recovery Kits » SAP Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SAP Troubleshooting » SAP Error Messages During Failover or In-Service

After a failover of a SAP, there will be error messages in the SAP logs. Many of these error messages are normal and can be ignored. On Failure of the DB BVx: Work Process is in reconnect status – This error message simply states that a work progress has lost the…

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

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

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

Recovering from a Panic during a Manual Recovery

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

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

Multipath Recovery Kits (DMMP / HDLM / PPATH /NECSPS) Known Issues / Restrictions

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » LifeKeeper » Troubleshooting » Known Issues and Restrictions » Multipath Recovery Kits (DMMP / HDLM / PPATH /NECSPS) Known Issues / Restrictions

Description Multipath Recovery Kits (DMMP / HDLM / PPATH / NECSPS): Registration conflict error occurs on lkstop when resource OSF The multipath recovery kits (DMMP, HDLM, PPATH, NECSPS) can have a system halt occur on the active (ISP) node when…

Enabled VMware HA Fault Detection and Recovery Scenario

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

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

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…

Install the SPS Software

Application Recovery Kits » SAP HANA Recovery Kit Administration Guide » Configuring SAP HANA with SPS » Install the SPS Software

Once you have installed the SAP HANA software and configured SAP HANA System Replication, you are ready to install the SPS Core software and any required patches followed by the SAP HANA Recovery Kit. Refer to the SPS for Linux Installation Guide for details on…

Known Issues and Restrictions

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

Included below are the restrictions or known issues open against LifeKeeper for Linux, broken down by functional area. Product Incompatibility Known Issue / Restriction Installation Known Issues / Restrictions LifeKeeper Core Known Issues / Restrictions Internet/IP…

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…

Protected Resources

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

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

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…

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 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…

General Setup Steps for ASCS without NFS

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

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

Install the SPS Software

Application Recovery Kits » SAP MaxDB Recovery Kit Administration Guide » Configuring SAP DB / MaxDB with SPS » Install the SPS Software

Once you have installed the SAP DB / MaxDB software, created your database and created the User_Key, you are ready to install the SPS Core software and any required patches followed by the SAP DB / Max DB Recovery Kit. Also, if you plan to use SAP DB / MaxDB with raw…

General Setup Steps

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

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

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…

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,…

Changing Replication and Operation Modes

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

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

Resolving Split Brain Scenarios

Application Recovery Kits » SAP HANA Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SAP HANA Resource Hierarchy Administration » Resolving Split Brain Scenarios

A “split brain” scenario occurs when the SAP HANA database is running and configured as the primary SAP HANA Replication site on multiple cluster nodes. In this situation, LifeKeeper will suspend all monitoring of the HANA database until the issue is manually…

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 …

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…

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…

Installation – Known Issues / Restrictions

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

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

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…

112060 – recoverfailed.ref

Application Recovery Kits » SAP Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SAP Troubleshooting » SPS SAP Messages » 112060 – recoverfailed.ref

Cause: All attempts at local recovery for the SAP resource “{resource name}” have failed on “{server}”. Action: A failover to the backup server will be attempted. Return to SPS SAP Messages

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

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…

EC2 Resource Monitoring and Configuration

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

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

LVM Hardware and Software Requirements

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

Hardware Requirements Servers. This recovery kit requires two or more computers configured in accordance with the requirements described in the SPS for Linux Release Notes and the SPS for Linux Installation Guide, which are shipped with the product media. Data…

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…

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…

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…

Create the User_Key

Application Recovery Kits » SAP MaxDB Recovery Kit Administration Guide » Configuring SAP DB / MaxDB with SPS » Create the User_Key

The SAP DB / MaxDB instance requires several options for a user to successfully access a database instance. These required pieces of information must be passed in to the SAP DB / MaxDB tool being used to access the database instance. The SAP DB / MaxDB software…

Software RAID (md) Software Requirements

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

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

Install the SPS Software with Sybase

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

Once you have installed the Sybase ASE software and created your database servers, you are ready to install the SPS Core software, SPS for Linux IP Recovery Kit and any required patches followed by the Sybase ASE Recovery Kit. Also, if you plan to use Sybase ASE with…

Changing the Virtual Machine Option Settings

Application Recovery Kits » VMDK Shared Storage Recovery Kit Administration Guide » LifeKeeper VMDK Recovery Kit Configuration Tasks » Changing the Virtual Machine Option Settings

The VMDK Recovery Kit requires the following options to be set: Key Value disk.enableUUID TRUE Open the edit dialog and add the above parameters for each VM: Edit settings VM Options Advanced Configuration Parameters …

PostgreSQL Configuration Considerations

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

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

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…

EC2 Troubleshooting

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

The Message Catalog provides a list of all messages that may be encountered while using SIOS Protection Suite for Linux and, where appropriate, provides additional explanation of the cause of the errors and necessary action to resolve the error condition. This full…

MQ Configuration Changes After Resource Creation

Application Recovery Kits » WebSphere MQ Recovery Kit Administration Guide » WebSphere MQ Configuration Considerations » MQ Configuration Requirements » MQ Configuration Changes After Resource Creation

The SPS WebSphere MQ Recovery Kit uses WebSphere MQ commands to start and stop the queue manager. Some exceptions to this rule…

VMDK Configuration Examples

Application Recovery Kits » VMDK Shared Storage Recovery Kit Administration Guide » Configuring the VMDK Recovery Kit » VMDK Configuration Examples

Configuration 1: Active/Standby Configuration Example In this configuration, Guest 1 on ESXi Host 1 is considered active because it is able to access the virtual hard disk with the VMDK Recovery Kit software. If Guest 1 fails, Guest 2 gains access to the VMDK and…

Troubleshooting

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » LifeKeeper » Troubleshooting

The Message Catalog provides a listing of all error codes, including operational, administrative and GUI, that may be encountered while using SIOS Protection Suite for Linux and, where appropriate, provides additional explanation of the cause of the error code and…

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…

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,…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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.…

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…

VMDK Hardware and Software Requirements

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

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

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…

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…

VMDK Configuration Considerations

Application Recovery Kits » VMDK Shared Storage Recovery Kit Administration Guide » Configuring the VMDK Recovery Kit » VMDK Configuration Considerations

Install the VMDK Recovery Kit on the servers in the cluster where you want to share your virtual hard disks. Create a virtual hard disk in VMDK format. Virtual hard disks must be created on a datastore that is shared with the guests that make up the…

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…

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…

Using DB2 with Raw I/O

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

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

DB2 – Known Issues / Restrictions

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » LifeKeeper » Troubleshooting » Known Issues and Restrictions » DB2 – Known Issues / Restrictions

Description DB2 Recovery Kit reports unnecessary error If DB2 is installed on a shared disk, the following message may be seen when extending a DB2 resource. LifeKeeper was unable to add instance “%s” and/or its variables to the DB2…

Using Sybase ASE Mirrored File Systems with DataKeeper

Application Recovery Kits » Sybase ASE Recovery Kit Administration Guide » Sybase ASE Recovery Kit Configuration Considerations » Using Sybase ASE Mirrored File Systems with DataKeeper

The Sybase ASE Recovery Kit supports the use of SIOS DataKeeper as a device space. In addition, the Sybase ASE software can be installed on mirrored file systems. For example, a dependent file system for a Sybase ASE resource would look similar to the following, which…

Configuration Considerations for DB2 Multiple Partition

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

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

Install the LifeKeeper Software

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

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

Using Raw I/O with Sybase

Application Recovery Kits » Sybase ASE Recovery Kit Administration Guide » Sybase ASE Recovery Kit Configuration Considerations » Using Raw I/O with Sybase

If you plan to use Sybase ASE with raw devices, you must install the SPS Raw I/O Recovery Kit from the SPS Core image file. You must also properly set up the raw I/O devices prior to use. See the topic Creating Database Devices Using Raw I/O for instructions.…

Using LVM with DataKeeper

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » DataKeeper » Using LVM with DataKeeper

SPS for Linux currently supports both the use of DataKeeper “above” LVM and LVM “above” DataKeeper. In a standard DataKeeper configuration, using DataKeeper above LVM is supported and DO NOT install the SPS LVM Recovery Kit. DataKeeper is the…

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…

NAS Configuration Examples

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

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

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…

Postfix Hardware and Software Requirements

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

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

Move Data to Shared Disk and LifeKeeper

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

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

ERS Resource Types in LifeKeeper

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

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

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…

LifeKeeper Tunable Settings for PostgreSQL

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

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

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…

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…

112036 – notshared.ref

Application Recovery Kits » SAP Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SAP Troubleshooting » SPS SAP Messages » 112036 – notshared.ref

Cause: The path “{path name}” is not located on a shared file system or shared device on “{server}”. The indicated path was found, but it does not appear to be located on a shared file system. This path is required to be on a shared…

112085 – ersshouldmove.ref

Application Recovery Kits » SAP Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SAP Troubleshooting » SPS SAP Messages » 112085 – ersshouldmove.ref

Cause: Conditions are favorable to move the “{ERS resource tag}” resource hierarchy on “{system}”. The corresponding central services resource “{A/SCS resource tag}” is ISP on…

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…

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…

Using Mirrored File Systems with DataKeeper

Application Recovery Kits » PostgreSQL Recovery Kit Administration Guide » PostgreSQL Configuration Considerations » Using Mirrored File Systems with DataKeeper

The PostgreSQL Recovery Kit supports the use of SIOS DataKeeper as a shared file system. The mirrored file systems can be used for the PostgreSQL installation path, log path, the data directory and the executable path. For example, a dependent file system for a…

Software RAID Hierarchy Creation and Administration

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

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

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…

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,…

Route53 User System Setup

Application Recovery Kits » Route53 Recovery Kit Administration Guide » Route 53 Configuration » Route53 User System Setup

Ran IP resource that required for creating the Route53 resource can be either the virtual IP resource or the actual IP resource (resource for the primary IP address that is configured for NIC). When Using the Virtual IP Resource When using the virtual IP resource for…

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…

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…

EC2 User System Setup

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

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

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…

112063 – usernotfound.ref

Application Recovery Kits » SAP Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SAP Troubleshooting » SPS SAP Messages » 112063 – usernotfound.ref

Cause: The SAP user “{user name}” does not exist on “{server}”. Action: Verify the SAP installation or create the required SAP user specified. Return to SPS SAP Messages

tset Errors Appear in the LifeKeeper Log File

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

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

Oracle Troubleshooting

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

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

NAS Troubleshooting

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

Symptom Possible Cause LifeKeeper fail over operation fails with umount busy error. The file system kit used to build NAS hierarchies cannot detect and remove processes not protected by LifeKeeper that are using the mounted file system in a…

Hierarchy Delete Messages and Errors

Application Recovery Kits » NFS Server Recovery Kit Administration Guide » NFS Troubleshooting » Hierarchy Delete Messages and Errors

Error Number Error Message Description 106015 Unable to restore the entry for export point "EXPORT POINT" in /etc/exports on server "SERVER" Restore the entry manually. 106021 An entry for export point "EXPORT…

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…

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…

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…

LVM Troubleshooting

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

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

112028 – stopinstance.ref

Application Recovery Kits » SAP Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SAP Troubleshooting » SPS SAP Messages » 112028 – stopinstance.ref

Cause: Issuing a stop of the SAP SID “{SAP System ID}” with instance “{instance}” using command “{command}” on “{server}”. Action: Please wait… Return to SPS SAP…

112011 – startinstance.ref

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

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

How to Use Setup Scripts

LifeKeeper Single Server Protection » LifeKeeper Single Server Protection for Linux Installation Guide » How to Use Setup Scripts

How to Install / Upgrade LifeKeeper SSP Using the Setup Script To install LifeKeeper SSP, perform the following activities using the setup script. Interactive Mode After logging in as the root user, use the following command to mount the sps.img file: mount -t…

Testing Your Oracle Resource Hierarchy

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

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

Testing Your Postfix Resource Hierarchy

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

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

112062 – homedir.ref

Application Recovery Kits » SAP Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SAP Troubleshooting » SPS SAP Messages » 112062 – homedir.ref

Cause: Unable to find the home directory “{directory name}” for the SAP user “{user name}” on “{server}”. Action: Verify SAP is installed correctly. Return to SPS SAP Messages

LifeKeeper Configuration Tasks for Samba

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

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

IP Resource Monitoring and Configuration

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

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

Testing Your IP Resource Hierarchy

Application Recovery Kits » IP Recovery Kit Administration Guide » IP Recovery Kit Configuration » Testing Your IP Resource Hierarchy

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

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…

Sybase Interfaces File Considerations

Application Recovery Kits » Sybase ASE Recovery Kit Administration Guide » Sybase ASE Recovery Kit Configuration Considerations » Sybase Interfaces File Considerations

The Sybase ASE Recovery Kit uses the Sybase ASE interfaces file for the detection of the client IP addresses and ports. This file is located under $SYBASE and is typically called interfaces. This file is updated whenever an Adaptive Server, Monitor Server or Backup…

Sybase ASE Monitor Server and Backup Server

Application Recovery Kits » Sybase ASE Recovery Kit Administration Guide » Sybase ASE Recovery Kit Configuration Considerations » Sybase ASE Monitor Server and Backup Server

The SPS for Linux Sybase ASE Recovery Kit provides resource protection for the Adaptive Server, Backup Server, and Monitor Server components. However, the Backup Server and Monitor Server components are not required components of a resource hierarchy. The Sybase Backup…

LKCLI Subcommands for Each ARK

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

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

NFS Specific Configuration Considerations

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

The following should be considered before using the LifeKeeper NFS Server Recovery Kit: The NFS file system to be placed under LifeKeeper protection must be exported by the primary server (the server where the NFS resource is being created). This implies that NFS is…

112048 – alreadyprotected.ref

Application Recovery Kits » SAP Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SAP Troubleshooting » SPS SAP Messages » 112048 – alreadyprotected.ref

Cause: The SAP Instance “{instance name}” is already under LifeKeeper protection on server “{server}”. Action: Choose another SAP Instance to protect or specify the correct SAP Instance. Return to SPS SAP…

LifeKeeper Configuration Tasks for NAS

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

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

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…

LifeKeeper Configuration Tasks for Postfix

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

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

LifeKeeper Configuration Tasks for 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…

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…

Share Definition Sections of the Configuration File

Application Recovery Kits » Samba Recovery Kit Administration Guide » Configuring Samba with LifeKeeper » Share Definition Sections of the Configuration File

All other sections in the configuration file define the file and/or print shares that clients can attempt to access for this instance. A configuration file must have one or more shares defined. The Samba configuration file can contain file shares only, print shares…

IP Interface Selection

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

When creating an IP resource, select the IP resource address, the netmask to use with the address and the network interface. Not all combinations are allowed. The address/netmask pair provided and all the address/netmask pairs currently in-service determine choices.…

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…

Testing an Apache Web Server Resource Hierarchy

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

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

LVM – Known Issues / Restrictions

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

Description Important reminder about DataKeeper for Linux asynchronous mode in an LVM over DataKeepr configuration Kernel panics may occur in configurations were LVM resources sit above multiple asynchronous mirrors. In these configurations data…

112016 – usingkill.ref

Application Recovery Kits » SAP Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SAP Troubleshooting » SPS SAP Messages » 112016 – usingkill.ref

Cause: Stopping process id “{process id}” of “{SAP command}” for SAP SID “{SAP System ID}” and Instance “{instance}” with command “{command}” on…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Postfix Protection Objects

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

The Postfix Recovery Kit protects the following objects: Postfix service daemon Network socket of Postfix Create one or more virtual IP addresses for monitoring mail and assign them to the inet_interfaces parameter in the Postfix configuration file. If…

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…

Upgrading an MQ LifeKeeper Cluster

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

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

The Samba Configuration File

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

While a Samba configuration file can contain many different directives, this description focuses on those aspects of the configuration file that affect your LifeKeeper configuration. Here are some key points about the configuration file: The configuration file is…

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

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

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

Oracle Configuration Requirements

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

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

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…

[Homes] Section of the Configuration File

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

The [homes] section is a special section in the configuration file to handle connection attempts to a user’s home directory on a Samba server if it is not specifically defined as a share. LifeKeeper does not protect users’ home directories via this special share;…

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…

AWS Direct Connect Quick Start Guide

Quick Start Guides » AWS Direct Connect Quick Start Guide

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

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…

112009 – instancenotrunning.ref

Application Recovery Kits » SAP Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SAP Troubleshooting » SPS SAP Messages » 112009 – instancenotrunning.ref

Cause: The SAP SID “{SAP system ID}” with instance “{instance}” is not running on “{server}”. Action: Additional information is available in the LifeKeeper and system logs Return to SPS SAP…

112038 – nfsup.ref

Application Recovery Kits » SAP Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SAP Troubleshooting » SPS SAP Messages » 112038 – nfsup.ref

Cause: The NFS server “{server}” for SAP SID “{SAP System ID}” and Instance “{instance}” is accessible on “{server}”. Action: Additional information available in the LifeKeeper and system…

112025 – status.ref

Application Recovery Kits » SAP Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SAP Troubleshooting » SPS SAP Messages » 112025 – status.ref

Cause: All processes for SAP SID “{SAP System ID}” and Instance “{instance}” are “{state}” on “{server}”. Action: Additional information is available in the LifeKeeper and system…

112023 – dbnotopen.ref

Application Recovery Kits » SAP Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SAP Troubleshooting » SPS SAP Messages » 112023 – dbnotopen.ref

Cause: Database “{DB name}” is not open for SAP SID “{SAP System ID}” and Instance “{instance}” on “{server}”. Action: Information only. No action required. Return to SPS SAP…

112014 – multisap.ref

Application Recovery Kits » SAP Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SAP Troubleshooting » SPS SAP Messages » 112014 – multisap.ref

Cause: Detected multiple SAP servers in the file “{filename}” for SAP SID “{SAP System ID}” and Instance “{instance}” on “{server}”. Action: Multiple SAP servers for the SID and Instance…

LifeKeeper Configuration Tasks for MQ

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

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

LifeKeeper Configuration Tasks for Oracle

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

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

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…

Performing a Manual Switchover from the GUI

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

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

112010 – instancerunning.ref

Application Recovery Kits » SAP Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SAP Troubleshooting » SPS SAP Messages » 112010 – instancerunning.ref

Cause: The SAP SID “{SAP System ID}” with instance “{instance}” is running on “{server}”. Action: Additional information is available in the LifeKeeper and system logs. Return to SPS SAP…

Enforcing ASCS/ERS Avoidance Behavior When Using ENSA2/ERSv2

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

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

112067 – links.ref

Application Recovery Kits » SAP Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SAP Troubleshooting » SPS SAP Messages » 112067 – links.ref

Cause: The LifeKeeper SAP environment is using links instead of NFS mounts on “{server}”. Action: Unable to verify the existence of the SAP startup and stop files. Return to SPS SAP Messages

Creating a File System Resource Hierarchy

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

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

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…

ASCS without NFS

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

Here are the steps to setup ASCS without NFS: General Setup Steps for ASCS without NFS Installing SAP Creating the SAP Resource Hierarchy

112040 – nosuchdir.ref

Application Recovery Kits » SAP Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SAP Troubleshooting » SPS SAP Messages » 112040 – nosuchdir.ref

Cause: The SAP Directory “{directory name}” (“{directory path}”) does not exist on “{server}”. Action: Verify the directory exists, or create the appropriate directory. Return to SPS SAP Messages

112042 – validversion.ref

Application Recovery Kits » SAP Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SAP Troubleshooting » SPS SAP Messages » 112042 – validversion.ref

Cause: One or more SAP / LK validation checks has failed on “{server}”. Action: Please update the version of SAP on this host to include the SAPHOST and SAPCONTROL Packages. Return to SPS SAP Messages

112049 – errorgetting.ref

Application Recovery Kits » SAP Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SAP Troubleshooting » SPS SAP Messages » 112049 – errorgetting.ref

Cause: Error getting SAP “{variable}” value from “{file/path}” on “{server}”. Action: Verify the value exists in the specified file. Return to SPS SAP Messages

EC2 Principles of Operation

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

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

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…

112066 – filemissing.ref

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

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

Notes – Special Configuration Steps

Application Recovery Kits » SAP Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SAP Configuration Considerations » Notes – Special Configuration Steps

The following items require special configuration steps in a high availability (HA) environment. Please consult the document SAP Web Application Server in Switchover Environments for additional information on configuration requirements for each: Login Groups SAP…

Using mysqld Groups with LifeKeeper

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

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

DB2 Troubleshooting

Application Recovery Kits » DB2 Recovery Kit Administration Guide » DB2 Troubleshooting

Symptom Possible Cause One or more of your DB2 EEE partition servers fail to start The db2nodes.cfg file’s port number may have erroneously outgrown the range set in the /etc/services file. View the number of ports set in the…

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…

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…

Creating a VMDK Resource Hierarchy

Application Recovery Kits » VMDK Shared Storage Recovery Kit Administration Guide » LifeKeeper VMDK Recovery Kit Configuration Tasks » Creating a VMDK Resource Hierarchy

Perform the following on your primary server and initiate the Create Resource Wizard. Select Edit > Server > Create Resource Hierarchy The Select Recovery Kit dialog appears. Select the File System option from the dropdown list. (Note: A VMDK Resource…

Issues Regarding DB2 EEE or multiple partition ESE and NFS

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

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

Creating Links for ASE and OCS

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

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

Creating a Generic Application Resource Hierarchy

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

Use this option to protect a user-defined application that has no associated recovery kit. Templates are provided for the user supplied scripts referenced below in $LKROOT/lkadm/subsys/gen/app/templates. Copy these templates to another directory before customizing them…

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…

SPS LVM Hierarchy Creation and Administration

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

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

Postfix Configuration Requirements

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

If the IP address used by the SMTP service is specified, the IP address should be a virtual IP address that is protected by Lifekeeper. main.cf The Postfix Recovery Kit refers to the value of the following parameters: º mail_owner º…

Sybase ASE Software Asset Manager (SySAM)

Application Recovery Kits » Sybase ASE Recovery Kit Administration Guide » Sybase ASE Recovery Kit Configuration Considerations » Sybase ASE Software Asset Manager (SySAM)

The Sybase Software Asset Management (SySAM) is used to manage licensed Sybase products. At Sybase ASE server startup, each ASE server component checks the license file in its environment for permission to run specific features. In order for the ASE server to do this,…

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…

Application Configuration

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

Item Description Database Initialization Files The initialization files for databases need to be either on a shared device and symbolically linked to specified locations in the local file system or kept on separate systems and manually…

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…

Configuration Considerations for DB2 Single Partition

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

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

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…

PostgreSQL General Tips

Application Recovery Kits » PostgreSQL Recovery Kit Administration Guide » PostgreSQL Troubleshooting » PostgreSQL General Tips

The following error messages and conditions may be encountered while using the recovery kit. Error Solution Unable to protect PostgreSQL database using the same port as another LK protected PostgreSQL database. Verify the version of…

ASCS + ERS with NFS

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

Here are the steps to setup ASCS + ERS with NFS: General Setup Steps Installing SAP Setting up NFS Creating an NFS Resource Hierarchy Creating the SAP Resource Hierarchy Create the ERS Resource

Running Multiple Instances of Samba

Application Recovery Kits » Samba Recovery Kit Administration Guide » Configuring Samba with LifeKeeper » Running Multiple Instances of Samba

Running multiple instances of Samba in a LifeKeeper cluster introduces additional configuration requirements and restrictions. The following Samba configuration scenarios may involve multiple instances of Samba: Active/Standby configuration with multiple LifeKeeper…

112024 – nonfs.ref

Application Recovery Kits » SAP Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SAP Troubleshooting » SPS SAP Messages » 112024 – nonfs.ref

Cause: There was an error verifying the NFS connections for SAP related mount points on “{server}”. Action: One or more NFS servers is not operational and needs to be restarted. Return to SPS SAP Messages

112003 – restoresuccess.ref

Application Recovery Kits » SAP Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SAP Troubleshooting » SPS SAP Messages » 112003 – restoresuccess.ref

Cause: The SAP Instance “{instance}” and all required processes were started successfully during the “{action}” on server “{server}”. Action:Reference Documents Additional information is available in…

112046 – removefailed.ref

Application Recovery Kits » SAP Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SAP Troubleshooting » SPS SAP Messages » 112046 – removefailed.ref

Cause: The SAP Instance “{instance name}” and all required processes were not stopped successfully during the “{action}” on server “{server}”. Action: Additional information available in the LifeKeeper and…

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…

Known Issues and Workarounds

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

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

112000 – usage.ref

Application Recovery Kits » SAP Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SAP Troubleshooting » SPS SAP Messages » 112000 – usage.ref

Cause: Usage: “{command name}” “{command usage}” Action: Specify the correct usage for the requested command. Return to SPS SAP Messages

112053 – multisid.ref

Application Recovery Kits » SAP Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SAP Troubleshooting » SPS SAP Messages » 112053 – multisid.ref

Cause: Detected multiple instance directories for the SAP SID “{SAP System ID}” with Instance ID “{instance}” in directory “{directory name}” on “{server}”. Action: The chosen SID is only allowed to…

112073 – cantcreateobject.ref

Application Recovery Kits » SAP Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SAP Troubleshooting » SPS SAP Messages » 112073 – cantcreateobject.ref

Cause: Unable to create an internal object for the SAP instance using SID=“{SAP system id}”, Instance=“{instance name}” and Tag=“{tag name}” on “{server}”. Action: The values specified for the object…

112051 – vipconfig.ref

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

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

Install SIOS Protection Suite for Linux – Apache

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

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

Common Causes of an SPS Initiated Failover

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

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

112002 – restorefailed.ref

Application Recovery Kits » SAP Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SAP Troubleshooting » SPS SAP Messages » 112002 – restorefailed.ref

Cause: The SAP Instance “{instance}” and all required processes were not started successfully during the “{action}” on server “{server}”. Action: Please check the LifeKeeper and system logs for…

112041 – exenotfound.ref

Application Recovery Kits » SAP Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SAP Troubleshooting » SPS SAP Messages » 112041 – exenotfound.ref

Cause: The required utility or executable “{util name/exec name}”, was not found or was not executable on “{server}”. Action: Verify the SAP installation and location of the required utility. Return to SPS SAP…

112047 – removesuccess.ref

Application Recovery Kits » SAP Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SAP Troubleshooting » SPS SAP Messages » 112047 – removesuccess.ref

Cause: The SAP Instance “{instance name}” and all required processes were stopped successfully during the “{action}” on server “{server}”. Action: Additional information available in the LifeKeeper and system…

112034 – stopfailed.ref

Application Recovery Kits » SAP Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SAP Troubleshooting » SPS SAP Messages » 112034 – stopfailed.ref

Cause: Unable to stop the sap process/utility “{process/utility name}” with command “{command}” on “{server}”. Action: Please check the LifeKeeper and system logs for additional information and retry the…

112001 – nochildren.ref

Application Recovery Kits » SAP Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SAP Troubleshooting » SPS SAP Messages » 112001 – nochildren.ref

Cause: Warning: No children specified to extend. Action: Verify the dependency list is correct. Return to SPS SAP Messages

112008 – start.ref

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

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

112072 – stop.ref

Application Recovery Kits » SAP Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SAP Troubleshooting » SPS SAP Messages » 112072 – stop.ref

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

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…

112005 – lkinfoerror.ref

Application Recovery Kits » SAP Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SAP Troubleshooting » SPS SAP Messages » 112005 – lkinfoerror.ref

Cause: Unable to find the resource information for the specified tag in function “{function name}” for “{instance}” on “{server}”. Action: Verify that the instance exists and is a valid SAP…

112029 – stopinstancefailed.ref

Application Recovery Kits » SAP Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SAP Troubleshooting » SPS SAP Messages » 112029 – stopinstancefailed.ref

Cause: The SAP Instance “{instance}” and all required processes were not stopped successfully on server “{server}”. Action: Please check the LifeKeeper and system logs for additional information and retry the…

112056 – nonfsresource.ref

Application Recovery Kits » SAP Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SAP Troubleshooting » SPS SAP Messages » 112056 – nonfsresource.ref

Cause: The NFS export for the path “{path name}” required by the instance “{instance name}” does not have an NFS hierarchy protecting it on “{server}”. Action: You must create an NFS hierarchy to protect the SAP NFS…

112012 – userstatus.ref

Application Recovery Kits » SAP Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SAP Troubleshooting » SPS SAP Messages » 112012 – userstatus.ref

Cause: Preparing to run the command: “{command}” on “{server}”. Action: Information only. No action required. Return to SPS SAP Messages

112039 – nfsdown.ref

Application Recovery Kits » SAP Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SAP Troubleshooting » SPS SAP Messages » 112039 – nfsdown.ref

Cause: The NFS server “{server}” for SAP SID “{SAP System ID}” and Instance “{instance}” is not accessible on “{server}”. Action: Additional information available in the LifeKeeper and…

112015 – nopid.ref

Application Recovery Kits » SAP Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SAP Troubleshooting » SPS SAP Messages » 112015 – nopid.ref

Cause: Unable to find a running process id for the command/utility “{command/utility}” for SAP SID “{SAP System ID}” and Instance “{instance}” on “{server}”. Action: Additional information is…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Network Configuration

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

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

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…

PostgreSQL Tunables

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

Error Solution LKPGSQL_KILLPID_TIME Time to wait after a process id is killed before rechecking for this process. LKPGSQL_CONN_RETRIES Replaces LKPGSQLMAXCOUNT – number of times to try a client connection after an action (start…

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 a DB2 Resource Hierarchy

Application Recovery Kits » DB2 Recovery Kit Administration Guide » LifeKeeper for Linux DB2 Recovery Kit Configuration Tasks » Creating a DB2 Resource Hierarchy

Perform the following on your primary server: Select Edit > Server > Create Resource Hierarchy. The “Select Recovery Kit” dialog appears. Select the DB2 Database option from the drop down list. Click Next to continue. CAUTION: If you click the Cancel…

SIOS Protection for Linux Support Matrix

SIOS Protection for Linux Support Matrix

Supported Operating SystemsSupported 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 v9.2.1 v9.2.2…

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…

DB2 Configuration Requirements

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

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

[Global] Section of the Configuration File

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

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

MySQL Configuration Requirements

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

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

Creating a Raw Device Resource Hierarchy

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

Use this option to protect a raw device resource. For example, if you create additional table space on a raw device that needs to be added to an existing database hierarchy, you would use this option to create a raw device resource. *Note: LifeKeeper locks shared disk…

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),…

Creating an EC2 Resource Hierarchy

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

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

112018 – commandReturned.ref

Application Recovery Kits » SAP Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SAP Troubleshooting » SPS SAP Messages » 112018 – commandReturned.ref

Cause: The “{command}” command returned “{variable}” on “{server}”. Action: Additional information is available in the LifeKeeper and system logs. Return to SPS SAP Messages

112090 – cmdoutputempty.ref

Application Recovery Kits » SAP Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SAP Troubleshooting » SPS SAP Messages » 112090 – cmdoutputempty.ref

Cause: The command “{command}” did not return any output on “{system}”. Action: Please verify that the command is able to run successfully. Return to SPS SAP Messages

112035 – multimp.ref

Application Recovery Kits » SAP Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SAP Troubleshooting » SPS SAP Messages » 112035 – multimp.ref

Cause: Detected multiple devices for the mount point “{mount point}” on “{server}”. Action: Verify the mounted file systems are correct. Return to SPS SAP Messages

112052 – setupstatus.ref

Application Recovery Kits » SAP Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SAP Troubleshooting » SPS SAP Messages » 112052 – setupstatus.ref

Cause: Verifying the “{}” basics of the “{instance name}” installation on “{server}”. Action: Information only. No action required. Return to SPS SAP Messages

LCDI Commands

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

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

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…

Troubleshooting sapinit

Application Recovery Kits » SAP Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SAP Troubleshooting » Troubleshooting sapinit

Symptom: sapstartsrv processes and additional SAP instance processes started by init script fail or cause processes to run on LifeKeeper Standby Node. Cause: SAP provides an init script for automatically starting SAP instances on a local node. When a resource is…

112044 – terminated.ref

Application Recovery Kits » SAP Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SAP Troubleshooting » SPS SAP Messages » 112044 – terminated.ref

Cause: The command “{command}” with pid “{pid}” terminating due to signal “{signal}” on “{server}”. Action: Information only. No action required. Return to SPS SAP…

112006 – notrunning.ref

Application Recovery Kits » SAP Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SAP Troubleshooting » SPS SAP Messages » 112006 – notrunning.ref

Cause: The command “{command name}” is not running on “{server}”. Action: Additional information is available in the LifeKeeper and system logs. Return to SPS SAP Messages

112007 – running.ref

Application Recovery Kits » SAP Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SAP Troubleshooting » SPS SAP Messages » 112007 – running.ref

Cause: The command “{command}” is running on “{server}”. Action: Additional information is available in the LifeKeeper and system logs. Return to SPS SAP Messages

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…

Troubleshooting Sybase ASE Error During Resource Creation

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

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

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…

112059 – inprogress.ref

Application Recovery Kits » SAP Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SAP Troubleshooting » SPS SAP Messages » 112059 – inprogress.ref

Cause: A check is already in progress for “{tag}”, exiting “{command}” on “{server}”. Action: Please wait… Return to SPS SAP Messages

112017 – sigwait.ref

Application Recovery Kits » SAP Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SAP Troubleshooting » SPS SAP Messages » 112017 – sigwait.ref

Cause: Signal “{signal}” sent to process id “{process id}”, waiting for a recheck to occur on “{server}”. Action: Please wait… Return to SPS SAP Messages

Switchover and Failover Testing

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

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

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…

SIOS DataKeeper for Linux Resource Types

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

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

Testing MQ Client Connectivity

Application Recovery Kits » WebSphere MQ Recovery Kit Administration Guide » LifeKeeper Configuration Tasks for MQ » Testing a WebSphere MQ Resource Hierarchy » Testing MQ Client Connectivity

Testing Client Connectivity To test client connectivity, perform the following steps: On the primary server, use the amqsbcgc command to connect to the queue manager: export MQSERVER=‘SYSTEM.DEF.SVRCONN/TCP/192.168.1.90(1414)’ Note: Replace the IP…

Install SIOS Protection Suite for Linux – PostgreSQL

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

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

Creating a NAS Resource Hierarchy

Application Recovery Kits » NAS Recovery Kit Administration Guide » LifeKeeper Configuration Tasks for NAS » Creating a NAS Resource Hierarchy

Perform the following on your primary server: Select Edit > Server > Create Resource Hierarchy. The Select Recovery Kit dialog appears. Select the File System option from the drop down list. Simply put, a NAS Resource Hierarchy is a File System Hierarchy created…

112089 – unsupportedinstancetype.ref

Application Recovery Kits » SAP Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SAP Troubleshooting » SPS SAP Messages » 112089 – unsupportedinstancetype.ref

Cause: “{Routine}” was called for a resource with unsupported instance type “{instance type}”. This method supports only SAP instance type(s) “{supported instance type(s)}”. Action: Additional information is…

NAS Error Messages

Application Recovery Kits » NAS Recovery Kit Administration Guide » NAS Troubleshooting » NAS Error Messages

Error Messages This section provides a list of messages that you may encounter while creating and extending an SPS NAS resource hierarchy or removing and restoring a resource. Where appropriate, it provides an additional explanation of the cause of an error and…

Install SIOS Protection Suite for Linux – MySQL Cluster

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

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

SIOS LifeKeeper for Linux Introduction

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

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

Samba Configuration Steps

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

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

MySQL – Known Issues / Restrictions

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

Description The “include” directive is not supported The “include” directive is not supported. All the setup configuration information must be described in a single my.cnf file. Crash Recovery Restarting MySQL…

112081 – ersrelocationstart.ref

Application Recovery Kits » SAP Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SAP Troubleshooting » SPS SAP Messages » 112081 – ersrelocationstart.ref

Cause: Instance “{instance}” is running concurrently with its corresponding central services instance on system “{system}” and is being automatically relocated to a backup system.. Action: Please wait… Return to…

112021 – disabled.ref

Application Recovery Kits » SAP Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SAP Troubleshooting » SPS SAP Messages » 112021 – disabled.ref

Cause: The “{recover action}” (“{script}” action) has been disabled for the LifeKeeper resource “{resource name}” on “{server}”. Action: The desired action will need to be enabled for this…

112004 – missingparam.ref

Application Recovery Kits » SAP Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SAP Troubleshooting » SPS SAP Messages » 112004 – missingparam.ref

Cause: The “{parameter}” parameter was not specified for the “{function name}” function on “{server}”. Action: If this was a command line operation, specify the correct parameters; otherwise consult the…

112057 – fscreatefailed.ref

Application Recovery Kits » SAP Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SAP Troubleshooting » SPS SAP Messages » 112057 – fscreatefailed.ref

Cause: Unable to create a file system resource hierarchy for the file system “{file system}” on “{server}”. Action: Additional information available in the LifeKeeper and system logs. Return to SPS SAP Messages

112026 – nopidnostatus.ref

Application Recovery Kits » SAP Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SAP Troubleshooting » SPS SAP Messages » 112026 – nopidnostatus.ref

Cause: The process id was not found or the textstatus for “{process name}” was not set to running (textstatus=“{state}”) on “{server}”. Action: Additional information is available in the LifeKeeper and system…

112054 – pathnotmounted.ref

Application Recovery Kits » SAP Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SAP Troubleshooting » SPS SAP Messages » 112054 – pathnotmounted.ref

Cause: “{}”: The path “{path}” (“{path name}”) is not mounted or does not exist on “{server}”. Action: Verify the installation and mount points are correct on this server. Return to SPS SAP…

112019 – updatefailed.ref

Application Recovery Kits » SAP Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SAP Troubleshooting » SPS SAP Messages » 112019 – updatefailed.ref

Cause: The update of the resource information field for resource with tag “{tag name}” has failed on “{server}”. Action: View the resource properties manually using ins_list -t to verify the resource is functional. Return to SPS…

112084 – resourcecannotfailover.ref

Application Recovery Kits » SAP Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SAP Troubleshooting » SPS SAP Messages » 112084 – resourcecannotfailover.ref

Cause: No system in the cluster is currently a viable failover target for the resource hierarchy containing “{resource tag}”. Action: Additional information is available in the LifeKeeper and system logs. Return to SPS SAP Messages

112061 – targetandtemplate.ref

Application Recovery Kits » SAP Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SAP Troubleshooting » SPS SAP Messages » 112061 – targetandtemplate.ref

Cause: The values specified for the target and the template servers are the same. Action: Please specify the correct values for the target and template servers. Return to SPS SAP Messages

112037 – valueempty.ref

Application Recovery Kits » SAP Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SAP Troubleshooting » SPS SAP Messages » 112037 – valueempty.ref

Cause: The internal object value “{value}” was empty. Unable to complete “{function}” on “{server}”. Action: Additional information available in the LifeKeeper and system logs. Return to SPS SAP…

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…

112013 – nosuchfile.ref

Application Recovery Kits » SAP Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SAP Troubleshooting » SPS SAP Messages » 112013 – nosuchfile.ref

Cause: The file “{filename}” does not exist or was not readable on “{server}”. Action: Verify that the specified file exists and/or has read permission set for the root user. Return to SPS SAP Messages

112070 – invalidfile.ref

Application Recovery Kits » SAP Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SAP Troubleshooting » SPS SAP Messages » 112070 – invalidfile.ref

Cause: The file “{file name}” is not a valid file.The file does not contain any required definitions on “{server}”. Action: Please specify the correct file for this operation. Return to SPS SAP Messages

112033 – dbdown.ref

Application Recovery Kits » SAP Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SAP Troubleshooting » SPS SAP Messages » 112033 – dbdown.ref

Cause: One or more of the database components for “{db name}” are down for “{instance}” on “{server}”. Action: Additional information is available in the LifeKeeper and system logs. Return to SPS SAP…

112069 – commandnotfound.ref

Application Recovery Kits » SAP Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SAP Troubleshooting » SPS SAP Messages » 112069 – commandnotfound.ref

Cause: The command “{command}” is not found in the “{file}” perl module (“{module name}”) on “{server}”. Action: Please check the command specified and retry the operation. Return to SPS…

112022 – cannotfind.ref

Application Recovery Kits » SAP Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SAP Troubleshooting » SPS SAP Messages » 112022 – cannotfind.ref

Cause: An error occurred trying to find the IP address “{IP address}” on “{server}”. Action: Verify the IP address or name exists in DNS or the hosts file. Return to SPS SAP Messages

112043 – hung.ref

Application Recovery Kits » SAP Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SAP Troubleshooting » SPS SAP Messages » 112043 – hung.ref

Cause: The command “{command}” with pid “{pid}” has hung. Forcibly terminating the command “{command}” on “{server}”. Action: Additional information available in the LifeKeeper…

112068 – objectinit.ref

Application Recovery Kits » SAP Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SAP Troubleshooting » SPS SAP Messages » 112068 – objectinit.ref

Cause: “Getting the tag object for “{tag}” failed, retrying using the template information of “{template system}” on “{server}”. Action: Additional information is available in the LifeKeeper and system…

112020 – updatesuccess.ref

Application Recovery Kits » SAP Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SAP Troubleshooting » SPS SAP Messages » 112020 – updatesuccess.ref

Cause: The update of the resource information field for resource with tag “{tag name}” was successful on “{server}”. Action: Additional information is available in the LifeKeeper and system logs. Return to SPS SAP…

112032 – dbup.ref

Application Recovery Kits » SAP Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SAP Troubleshooting » SPS SAP Messages » 112032 – dbup.ref

Cause: All of the database components for “{db name}” are running for “{instance}” on “{server}”. Action: Additional information is available in the LifeKeeper and system logs. Return to SPS SAP…

112071 – cantwrite.ref

Application Recovery Kits » SAP Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SAP Troubleshooting » SPS SAP Messages » 112071 – cantwrite.ref

Cause: The file “{file name}” exists, but was not read and write enabled on “{server}”. Action: Enable read and write permissions on the specified file. Return to SPS SAP Messages

112031 – nolkdbhost.ref

Application Recovery Kits » SAP Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SAP Troubleshooting » SPS SAP Messages » 112031 – nolkdbhost.ref

Cause: The dbhost “{dbhost name}” is not on a LifeKeeper protected node paired with “{server}”. Action: Verify the dbhost is valid and functional for the protected instance(s). Return to SPS SAP Messages

112050 – multivip.ref

Application Recovery Kits » SAP Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SAP Troubleshooting » SPS SAP Messages » 112050 – multivip.ref

Cause: Detected multiple Virtual IP addresses/Virtual Names for the Instance “{instance name}” on “{server}”. Action: Verify the configuration settings for the Instance are correct. Return to SPS SAP Messages

112093 – unabletokill.ref

Application Recovery Kits » SAP Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SAP Troubleshooting » SPS SAP Messages » 112093 – unabletokill.ref

Cause: Unable to kill “{processes}” for SID “{SID}” and instance “{instance}” (PID(s): “{process pids}”). Action: Please kill the processes manually and attempt the…

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…

Setting up LifeKeeper with Ansible

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

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

Upgrading from ENSAv1 to ENSAv2

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

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

SSHCC HA Actions

Application Recovery Kits » SAP Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SAP Administration » SSHCC HA Actions

The SAP SIOS HA Cluster Connector (SSHCC) Actions provide a list of advanced configuration operations that work in conjunction with the SAP SIOS HA Cluster Connector. The following advanced configuration operations are available: Start Instance – performs an…

112058 – depcreatefail.ref

Application Recovery Kits » SAP Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SAP Troubleshooting » SPS SAP Messages » 112058 – depcreatefail.ref

Cause: Unable to create a dependency between parent tag “{tag name}” and child tag “{tag name}” on “{server}”. Action: Additional information available in the LifeKeeper and system logs. Return to SPS SAP…

112027 – checksummary.ref

Application Recovery Kits » SAP Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SAP Troubleshooting » SPS SAP Messages » 112027 – checksummary.ref

Cause: “{status check}” for “{instance}”: running processes=“{number}”, stopped processes=“{number}”, total expected=“{number}” on…

112083 – resourcecanfailover.ref

Application Recovery Kits » SAP Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SAP Troubleshooting » SPS SAP Messages » 112083 – resourcecanfailover.ref

Cause: System “{system}” is a viable failover target for the resource hierarchy containing “{resource tag}”. Action: Additional information is available in the LifeKeeper and system logs. Return to SPS SAP…

112030 – pairdown.ref

Application Recovery Kits » SAP Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SAP Troubleshooting » SPS SAP Messages » 112030 – pairdown.ref

Cause: The clustered pair “{server name}” with equivalency to “{tag name}” is not alive on “{server}”. Action: The connection between the clustered pairs must be established before executing this action. Return to SPS…

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…

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…

Extending Resource Hierarchies

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

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

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…

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…

PostgreSQL Parameters List

Parameters List » PostgreSQL Parameters List

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

Extending Your NFS Hierarchy

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

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

Oracle Appendix

Application Recovery Kits » Oracle Recovery Kit Administration Guide » Oracle Appendix

Raw I/O Adding a Tablespace After Creating Hierarchy Creating Oracle Listener for Multiple Resources Updating the Listener Protection Level Updating the Listener Recovery Level Updating the Protected Listener(s)

Adding a Device Space after Creating a Hierarchy

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

If a tablespace is added on a raw I/O device or shared file system after the SAP DB hierarchy has been created in SPS, you must manually create a resource hierarchy for the raw device or file system via the LifeKeeper GUI. The newly created resource hierarchy must then…

Resource States

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

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

Installation of the Database

Application Recovery Kits » SAP Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SAP Installation » Installation of the Database

Note the group id for dba and oinstall as this will be needed for the backup machine. Change to the software directory and run the following: ./sapinst SAPINST_USE_HOSTNAME={database connectivity ip address} Run SAPinst to install the Database Instance using…

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…

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…

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…

Viewing and Editing IP Configuration Properties

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

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

112045 – noequiv.ref

Application Recovery Kits » SAP Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SAP Troubleshooting » SPS SAP Messages » 112045 – noequiv.ref

Cause: There are no equivalent systems available to perform the “{action}” action for the Replicated Enqueue Instance “{ERS instance}” on “{server}”. Action: The resource must be extended to at most one server…

112078 – threenodeersextendfail.ref

Application Recovery Kits » SAP Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SAP Troubleshooting » SPS SAP Messages » 112078 – threenodeersextendfail.ref

Cause: ERSv1 is only supported in two-node clusters. Resource “{resource tag}” is unable to be extended to system “{target system}”. Action: Upgrade to ERSv2 in order to extend the hierarchy to three or more…

112080 – enqueuereplicationoutofsync.ref

Application Recovery Kits » SAP Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SAP Troubleshooting » SPS SAP Messages » 112080 – enqueuereplicationoutofsync.ref

Cause: Enqueue replication is enabled for resource “{resource tag}” but is currently inactive or out-of-sync. While the enqueue replication server is down, no redundancy is provided for the enqueue server lock table. Action: Please verify that…

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…

112092 – enqrepenabledprofileerror.ref

Application Recovery Kits » SAP Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SAP Troubleshooting » SPS SAP Messages » 112092 – enqrepenabledprofileerror.ref

Cause: The profile “{profile}” either does not exist or cannot be read on “{system}”. Unable to determine whether enqueue replication is enabled for resource “{resource tag}”. Action: Please verify…

112064 – gidnotequal.ref

Application Recovery Kits » SAP Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SAP Troubleshooting » SPS SAP Messages » 112064 – gidnotequal.ref

Cause: The group id for user “{user name}” is not the same on template server “{server}” and target server “{server}”. Action: Please correct the group id for the user so that it matches between the template…

Installation of the Core Services

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

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

112065 – idnotequal.ref

Application Recovery Kits » SAP Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SAP Troubleshooting » SPS SAP Messages » 112065 – idnotequal.ref

Cause: The id for user “{user name}” is not the same on template server “{server}” and target server “{server}”. Action: Please correct the user id for the user so that it matches between the template and…

112055 – sharedwarning.ref

Application Recovery Kits » SAP Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SAP Troubleshooting » SPS SAP Messages » 112055 – sharedwarning.ref

Cause: This is a warning but will become a critical error if “{path}” is not shared on “{server}”. Action: The indicated path was found, but it does not appear to be located on a shared file system. This path is required…

Modify ASCS and ERS Instance Profile Settings

Application Recovery Kits » SAP Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SAP Installation » Modify ASCS and ERS Instance Profile Settings

Change the Restart_Program parameter to Start_Program for the enqueue server and enqueue replicator processes (in the ASCS and ERS instance profiles, respectively) to prevent the sapstart utility from automatically restarting them. Also change the entry…

112079 – ersrelocationextendfail.ref

Application Recovery Kits » SAP Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SAP Troubleshooting » SPS SAP Messages » 112079 – ersrelocationextendfail.ref

Cause: Instance “{instance}” is running concurrently with its corresponding central services instance on system “{system}” and is being automatically relocated to a backup system.. Action: Please reattempt the extend…

112091 – enqversionprofileerror.ref

Application Recovery Kits » SAP Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SAP Troubleshooting » SPS SAP Messages » 112091 – enqversionprofileerror.ref

Cause: The profile “{profile}” either does not exist or cannot be read on “{system}”. The enqueue version for resource “{resource tag}” will be set to 1 by default. Action: Please verify that the…

112088 – multcorrenqresources.ref

Application Recovery Kits » SAP Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SAP Troubleshooting » SPS SAP Messages » 112088 – multcorrenqresources.ref

Cause: More than one corresponding enqueue resource was found for “{resource tag}” on “{system}”. Corresponding enqueue resources with the same SID were: “{corresponding enqueue resource tag(s)}”.…

Error Detection and Notification

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » LifeKeeper » LifeKeeper Administration Overview » Error Detection and Notification

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

Resources Subdirectories

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

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

LCD Directory Structure

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

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

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…

DB2 Configuration Examples

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

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

LCD

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

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

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…

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 automatically…

Oracle Parameters List

Parameters List » Oracle Parameters List

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

LCD Resource Types

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

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

Resource Monitoring

Application Recovery Kits » Samba Recovery Kit Administration Guide » Samba Troubleshooting » Resource Monitoring

Error Number Error Message Description 109031 Connection attempt to smbd daemon on address "100.25.104.26" failed. The health check of the smbd daemon process failed when a connection attempt on the listed IP address failed. A…

Disable Autostart in ERS Profile

Application Recovery Kits » SAP Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SAP Troubleshooting » Disable Autostart in ERS Profile

Symptom: A status check of an ERS Instance causes a sapstart for the selected instance. ERS instance is always running on both systems. Cause: When an ERS Instance has Autostart=1 set in the profile, certain sapcontrol calls will cause the instance to be started as…

Installation of Additional Application Server Instances

Application Recovery Kits » SAP Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SAP Installation » Installation of Additional Application Server Instances

It is recommended that Additional Application Server Instances be installed to create redundancy. Application Server Instances are not SPOFs, therefore, they do not need to be included in the cluster. On every additional application server instance host, do the…

All MD Devices In-Service

Application Recovery Kits » MD Recovery Kit Administration Guide » Software RAID Best Practices » All MD Devices In-Service

When creating a NetRAID resource in a cluster, all MD devices configured in the cluster should be in-service on the node where the NetRAID device is configured. This will enable NetRAID to use an MD number that will not conflict with any existing MD devices. If this…

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…

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…

LifeKeeper Single Server Protection Heartbeat with VMware HA

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

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

Recovering Out-of-Service Hierarchies

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » LifeKeeper » Troubleshooting » Recovering Out-of-Service Hierarchies

As a part of the recovery following the failure of a LifeKeeper server, resource hierarchies that are configured on the failed server, but are not in-service anywhere at the time of the server failure, are recovered on the highest priority alive server at the time of…

Recovering After a Failover

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

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

Naming Conventions

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

The naming of raw devices and controller varies by Linux distribution. On Red Hat, the device name is /dev/raw/raw and the controller is /dev/rawctl On SuSE SLES 11 versions, the device name is /dev/raw/raw and the controller is /dev/raw/rawctl Raw I/O Setup…

Overview of LifeKeeper Event Email Notification

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

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

ABAP+Java Configuration (ASCS and SCS)

Application Recovery Kits » SAP Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SAP Configuration Considerations » ABAP+Java Configuration (ASCS and SCS)

The ABAP+Java Configuration comprises the installation of: Central Services Instance for ABAP (ASCS Instance) Enqueue Replication Server Instance (ERS instance) for the ASCS Instance (optional) (Both the ASCS Instance and the SCS Instance must each have their…

ASCS + ERS Restart_Program Parameter

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

Symptom: The enqueue server or enqueue replicator process is running on both the primary and backup servers at the same time. Cause: If the ERS instance profile is configured to start the instance with Restart_Program instead of Start_Program, the sapstart process…

Server Properties – Failover

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

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

Resource Types

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

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

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…

ABAP SCS (ASCS)

Application Recovery Kits » SAP Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SAP Configuration Considerations » ABAP SCS (ASCS)

The ABAP Only Configuration comprises the installation of: Central Services Instance for ABAP (ASCS Instance) Enqueue Replication Server Instance (ERS instance) for the ASCS Instance (optional) Database Instance (DB Instance) Primary Application Server…

Installation of the Primary Application Server Instance

Application Recovery Kits » SAP Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SAP Installation » Installation of the Primary Application Server Instance

To install the Primary Application Server instance, rerun sapinst from the previously mentioned directory. ./sapinst SAPINST_USE_HOSTNAME= When prompted, Select Primary Application Server Instance and continue with installation using the appropriate SAP…

Changing the Command Server Protection Configuration

Application Recovery Kits » WebSphere MQ Recovery Kit Administration Guide » LifeKeeper Configuration Tasks for MQ » Editing MQ Configuration Resource Properties » Changing the Command Server Protection Configuration

GUI First navigate to the WebSphere MQ Resource Properties Panel or the Resource Context Menu described above. Then click on Command Server Protection Configuration icon or menu item. The following dialog will appear: Select Full Control of the command server…

112086 – ersremotelyisprestorefailure.ref

Application Recovery Kits » SAP Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SAP Troubleshooting » SPS SAP Messages » 112086 – ersremotelyisprestorefailure.ref

Cause: The ERS resource corresponding to resource “{resource tag}” is in-service and maintaining backup locks on a remote system. Bringing resource “{resource tag}” in-service on “{system}” would…

Overview of LifeKeeper Event Forwarding via SNMP

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

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

Thread is Hung Messages on Shared Storage

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

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

General IP Planning Considerations

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

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

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 Administration Overview

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

LifeKeeper does not require administration during operation. LifeKeeper works automatically to monitor protected resources and to perform the specified recovery actions if a fault should occur. You use the LifeKeeper GUI in these cases: Resource and hierarchy…

Creating an Oracle Listener for Multiple Resources

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

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

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…

Samba Troubleshooting

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

Failure restoring Samba hierarchy Failure of a Samba hierarchy restore can leave the daemon processes smbd and nmbd running. (The restore operation is initiated via the completion of a create, failover, or manual switchover, or via a local recovery caused by a…

LCM

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

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

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…

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…

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…

File System Health Monitoring

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

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

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…

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 …

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…

OSU Resource Monitoring

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

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

Apache 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…

Maintaining a LifeKeeper Single Server Protection Protected System

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

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

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…

Software RAID Repair

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

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

SCSI Reservations

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

Storage Fencing Using SCSI Reservations While LifeKeeper for Linux supports both resource fencing and node fencing, its primary fencing mechanism is storage fencing through SCSI reservations. This fence, which provides the highest level of data protection for shared…

MQ Parameters List

Parameters List » MQ Parameters List

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

WAN Configuration

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

Using SIOS DataKeeper in a WAN environment requires special configuration due to the nature of WAN networking. The following tips are recommended: To prevent false failover, you should enable manual failover confirmation. Because most WANs are somewhat less…

Configuration Considerations for All DB2 Configurations

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

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

Viewing the Status of Resources

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

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

VMDK Maintenance

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

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

Resource Properties Dialog

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

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

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…

Confirm Failover and Block Resource Failover Settings

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

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

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…

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…

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,…

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…

Creating an NFS Resource Hierarchy

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

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

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…

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…

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…

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…

Creating an NFS Resource Hierarchy

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

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

Configure the Cluster – Apache

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

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

Creating a WebSphere MQ Resource Hierarchy

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

After completing the necessary setup tasks, use the following steps to define the WebSphere MQ resource hierarchy. From the LifeKeeper GUI menu, select Edit, then Server. From here, select Create Resource Hierarchy. The Create Resource Wizard dialog box will…

Install SIOS Protection Suite for Linux

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

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

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 a Route53 Resource Hierarchy

Application Recovery Kits » Route53 Recovery Kit Administration Guide » Route 53 Configuration » Creating a Route53 Resource Hierarchy

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

Creating a Resource Dependency

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

While most Recovery Kits create their dependencies during the original resource hierarchy creation task, under certain circumstances, you may want to create new or additional resource dependencies or delete existing ones. An example might be that you wish to change an…

Configure the Cluster

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

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

Creating a Postfix Resource Hierarchy

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

After you have completed the necessary setup tasks, use the following steps to define the Postfix resource hierarchy. IMPORTANT: The alias IP address should be under LifeKeeper protection before creating the Postfix resource instance. From the LifeKeeper GUI menu,…

Creating a Samba Resource Hierarchy

Application Recovery Kits » Samba Recovery Kit Administration Guide » LifeKeeper Configuration Tasks for Samba » Creating a Samba Resource Hierarchy

After you have completed the necessary setup tasks, use the following steps to define the Samba resource hierarchy. From the LifeKeeper GUI menu, select Edit, then Server. From the menu, select Create Resource Hierarchy. The Create Resource Wizard dialog box will…

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…

Configure the Cluster – PostgreSQL

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

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

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…

Creating a MySQL Resource Hierarchy

Application Recovery Kits » MySQL Recovery Kit Administration Guide » Installing/Configuring MySQL with LifeKeeper » Creating a MySQL Resource Hierarchy

!IMPORTANT: In a LifeKeeper cluster environment where the MySQL data directory (datadir) files are on a shared disk, you must make sure that the shared file system is mounted on the primary/template server. If the file system resource is created first, the shared…

Extending an Apache Web Server Resource Hierarchy

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

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

Creating an IP Resource Hierarchy

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

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

Terms to Know – PostgreSQL

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

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

Server Properties Dialog

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

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

Creating an Apache Web Server Resource Hierarchy

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

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

Terms to Know

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

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

DK for Linux Terms to Know

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

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

Terms to Know – Apache

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

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

Configure the Cluster – DK for Linux

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

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

Configuring a Pluggable Database with Oracle Multitenant

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

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

NFS Hierarchy Creation Errors

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

The error messages that might be displayed during the NFS hierarchy creation are listed below, along with a suggested explanation for each. The messages listed cover both the creation of the nfs and hanfs resources. Error messages displayed by the LifeKeeper core and…

LKCLI (LifeKeeper Command Line Interface)

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

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