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Antivirus Software Exclusion List for LifeKeeper and DataKeeper for Windows

SIOS Protection Suite for Windows Technical Documentation » DataKeeper » DataKeeper Troubleshooting » Known Issues and Workarounds » Antivirus Software Exclusion List for LifeKeeper and DataKeeper for Windows

Description Antivirus software stops LifeKeeper from updating a LifeKeeper registry key. Antivirus software also quarantines LifeKeeper and DataKeeper executables causing LifeKeeper and DataKeeper not to run properly. Suggested Action List of things to exclude in…

LifeKeeper Single Server Protection for Windows

LifeKeeper Single Server Protection for Windows

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…

SIOS DataKeeper for Windows Quick Start Guide

SIOS DataKeeper for Windows Quick Start Guide

This topic provides step-by-step instructions for installing and configuring DataKeeper Standard Edition. The series of steps includes links into the documentation that describe each step in detail. Prerequisites and Installation Read the SIOS Protection Suite for…

Uninstalling SPS for Windows

SIOS Protection Suite for Windows Technical Documentation » User Guide » Maintenance Tasks » Uninstalling SPS for Windows

Before Removing LifeKeeper Included below are the requirements for removing LifeKeeper software. Move or stop applications. Before removing the software, verify that applications requiring SIOS Protection Suite protection are not on the server. Never remove…

LifeKeeper Single Server Protection for Windows Technical Documentation

LifeKeeper Single Server Protection for Windows Technical Documentation

About LifeKeeper Single Server Protection for Windows 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…

LifeKeeper Single Server Protection for Windows Installation Guide

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

About LifeKeeper Single Server Protection for Windows 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…

LifeKeeper Single Server Protection for Windows Release Notes

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

Version 8.8.0 Important!! Read This Document Before Attempting To Install Or Use This Product! This document contains last minute information that must be considered before, during and after installation. Introduction This release notes document is written…

Updating Oracle Username and Password for LifeKeeper

Application Recovery Kits » SIOS Protection Suite Oracle Recovery Kit Introduction » Oracle Hierarchy Administration » Updating Oracle Username and Password for LifeKeeper

During the creation of a LifeKeeper Oracle resource, the user must enter an Oracle user name and password for that instance of Oracle. Should the password of this user name change at some point in the future, the LifeKeeper Oracle resource must be updated on all…

SIOS Protection Suite for Windows

SIOS Protection Suite for Windows

Your information resource for SIOS Protection Suites and DataKeeper Cluster Edition SIOS Technology Corp. maintains documentation for all supported versions of SIOS Protection Suites. We welcome your suggestions and feedback. To help us continue to improve our…

SPS for Windows Common Solutions

SIOS Protection Suite for Windows Technical Documentation » Troubleshooting » SPS for Windows Common Solutions

The following are the most commonly requested solutions. Installation Solutions Storage Solutions Networking Solutions Application Solutions *See Most Common DataKeeper Solutions for DataKeeper related solutions.

Uninstalling SIOS Protection Suite for Windows

SIOS Protection Suite Installation Guide » Installing SIOS Protection Suite » Uninstalling SIOS Protection Suite for Windows

Before Removing LifeKeeper Included below are the requirements for removing LifeKeeper software. Move or stop applications. Before removing the software, verify that applications requiring SIOS Protection Suite protection are not on the server. Never remove…

Most Common SPS for Windows Networking Solutions

SIOS Protection Suite for Windows Technical Documentation » Troubleshooting » SPS for Windows Common Solutions » Most Common SPS for Windows Networking Solutions

The following are the most commonly requested networking related solutions. LifeKeeper GUI Running Slow Issue: When should I use the Interface metric for a specific NIC? Solution: For LifeKeeper GUIs that are performing slowly (and/or showing question marks for…

Most Common SPS for Windows Storage Solution

SIOS Protection Suite for Windows Technical Documentation » Troubleshooting » SPS for Windows Common Solutions » Most Common SPS for Windows Storage Solution

The following is the most commonly requested storage related solution. How to remove DataKeeper Storage from LifeKeeper Scenario: A customer wants to remove an existing DataKeeper Resource/Mirror from LifeKeeper/SPS: Without impacting the existing resources in…

SIOS Protection Suite for Windows Support Matrix

SIOS Protection Suite for Windows Support Matrix

Server Components Supported Operating System v8.6.1 v8.6.2 v8.6.3 v8.6.4 v8.7.0 v8.7.1 v8.7.2 v8.8.0 Note: For all versions Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5.2 is required – download from:…

Most Common SPS for Windows Application Solutions

SIOS Protection Suite for Windows Technical Documentation » Troubleshooting » SPS for Windows Common Solutions » Most Common SPS for Windows Application Solutions

The following are the most commonly requested application related solutions. Guide for setting up a Basic SQL Cluster LifeKeeper/SQL installation Cheat Sheet After the SQL Server CD/DVD or ISO media has been installed . . . . . Via the SQL Server Installation…

SIOS Protection Suite for Windows Technical Documentation

SIOS Protection Suite for Windows Technical Documentation

About SIOS Protection Suite for Windows SIOS Protection Suite (SPS) for Windows integrates high availability clustering and data replication functionality to protect mission-critical data and applications. SIOS Protection Suite also integrates with SIOS’…

SIOS Protection Suite for Windows Release Notes

SIOS Protection Suite for Windows Release Notes

SIOS Protection Suite for Windows Release Notes Version 8.8.0 (Version 8 Update 8) Released July 6, 2021 !IMPORTANT: During a review of the current releases of SIOS Protection Suite for Windows and DataKeeper Cluster Edition, we…

Most Common SPS for Windows Installation Solutions

SIOS Protection Suite for Windows Technical Documentation » Troubleshooting » SPS for Windows Common Solutions » Most Common SPS for Windows Installation Solutions

The following are the most commonly requested installation related solutions. Can’t extend resources on new installation Issue: When attempting to extend a SQL Resource in a new installation, the Extend Wizard may yield the following information: “An…

Remove DataKeeper Storage from LifeKeeper

SIOS Protection Suite for Windows Technical Documentation » Troubleshooting » Remove DataKeeper Storage from LifeKeeper

To remove an existing DataKeeper Resource/Mirror from LifeKeeper/SPS: Without impacting the existing resources in LifeKeeper/SPS, i.e. File Shares, Oracle, SQL, DNS Without having to run various emcmd commands, e.g. deletelocalmirroronly, cleanupmirror Note:…

Recovery Kit for EC2™ Parameters List

Application Recovery Kits » Recovery Kit for EC2™ Administration Guide » Recovery Kit for EC2™ Parameters List

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

SIOS Protection Suite for Windows Quick Start Guide

SIOS Protection Suite for Windows Quick Start Guide

This topic provides step-by-step instructions for installing and configuring the SIOS Protection Suite (SPS) for Windows. SIOS Protection Suite is a software bundle that includes DataKeeper, LifeKeeper and the optional SIOS Protection Suite Microsoft SQL Server…

Recovery Kit for Route 53™ Parameters List

Application Recovery Kits » SIOS Protection Suite Recovery Kit for Route 53™ Introduction » Recovery Kit for Route 53™ Parameters List

The table below lists and explains the tunable values that are available for modifying the behavior of the Recovery Kit for Route 53™. These values are set by adding the %LKROOT%\etc\default\LifeKeeper configuration file. Because none of the components of the Route…

Hardware and Software Requirements

Application Recovery Kits » SIOS Protection Suite Microsoft Internet Information Services Recovery Kit Introduction » Installation » Hardware and Software Requirements

Before attempting to install or remove the SIOS Protection Suite Microsoft IIS Recovery Kit, be sure that your configuration meets the following requirements: Operating System software. Refer to the SIOS Protection Suite for Windows Support Matrix for a list of…

Starting and Stopping LifeKeeper

SIOS Protection Suite for Windows Technical Documentation » User Guide » Maintenance Tasks » Starting and Stopping LifeKeeper

Because LifeKeeper is typically started automatically after installation and each time the server is booted, you should not normally need to start/stop LifeKeeper. (The only exception is if you chose to do a Custom installation and opted not to start LifeKeeper at that…

DataKeeper

SIOS Protection Suite for Windows Technical Documentation » DataKeeper

Your information resource for SIOS DataKeeper Standard Edition SIOS Technology Corp. maintains documentation for all supported versions of SIOS DataKeeper Standard Edition. We welcome your suggestions and feedback. To help us continue to improve our documentation,…

Building an HA Cluster with SIOS Protection Suite for Windows

Microsoft Azure Guide » Building an HA Cluster with SIOS Protection Suite for Windows

Install SPS (Active System, Standby System) Contact SIOS to purchase SPS for Windows or obtain the evaluation version of the software. Email: sales@us.sios.com US: +1.617.245.6955 or toll-free (US) 866.318.0108 International: +1.617.245.6955 Place the…

Resource Hierarchy for Oracle

Application Recovery Kits » SIOS Protection Suite Oracle Recovery Kit Introduction » Resource Hierarchy for Oracle

The typical Oracle resource hierarchy consists of the following resources: Oracle Shared communication resource (IP or LAN Manager alias name) Volume(s) All Oracle data, log, and trace (core database) files for the protected Oracle Database are stored on…

Volumes Unavailable for Mirroring

SIOS Protection Suite for Windows Technical Documentation » DataKeeper » FAQs » Volumes Unavailable for Mirroring

Question Why are some of my volumes not available for mirroring? Answer The SIOS DataKeeper service filters out the following types of disk partitions: Windows system volume Volume(s) that contain the Windows pagefile Non-NTFS formatted volumes (e.g. FAT,…

Configuration for Unattended Connections

Application Recovery Kits » SIOS Protection Suite PostgreSQL Server Recovery Kit Introduction » PostgreSQL Server Hierarchy Administration » Configuration for Unattended Connections

During the creation of a SIOS Protection Suite PostgreSQL resource, the user must enter a PostgreSQL administrative username for that database cluster. No password is requested for this username by the PostgreSQL recovery kit. Therefore, for the connection tests…

Core Software

SIOS Protection Suite Installation Guide » Installing SIOS Protection Suite » Core Software

SIOS Protection Suite Core Software The SIOS Protection Suite Core software is available via ftp download. The SIOS Protection Suite Core is comprised of: The basic LifeKeeper software, including: Perl (CPAN v5.8.8) Cygwin 2.8 Java OpenJDK…

DataKeeper Administration

SIOS Protection Suite for Windows Technical Documentation » DataKeeper » DataKeeper Administration

The topics in this section provide detailed instructions for performing DataKeeper administration tasks. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ DataKeeper…

DataKeeper Configuration

SIOS Protection Suite for Windows Technical Documentation » DataKeeper » DataKeeper Configuration

Requirements/Considerations The topics in this section identify several prerequisites to be aware of before implementing your DataKeeper configuration. Sector Size Network Bandwidth Network Adapter Settings DataKeeper Service Log On ID and Password…

DataKeeper Components

SIOS Protection Suite for Windows Technical Documentation » DataKeeper » Introduction » DataKeeper Components

SIOS DataKeeper for Windows is comprised of the following components: DataKeeper Driver (ExtMirr.sys) – The DataKeeper Driver is a kernel mode driver and is responsible for all mirroring activity between the mirror endpoints. DataKeeper Service…

DataKeeper Troubleshooting

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

The topics in this section contain important information about known issues and restrictions offering possible workarounds and/or solutions. ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Known Issues…

Using Microsoft iSCSI Target With DataKeeper on Windows 2012

SIOS Protection Suite for Windows Technical Documentation » DataKeeper » DataKeeper User Guide » Using Microsoft iSCSI Target With DataKeeper on Windows 2012

The following topics will guide you in setting up Microsoft iSCSI Target with DataKeeper via the user interface. *NOTE: This configuration is not supported in a VMware ESX environment. …

Specifying Network Cards for Mirroring

SIOS Protection Suite for Windows Technical Documentation » DataKeeper » Introduction » Understanding Replication » Specifying Network Cards for Mirroring

SIOS DataKeeper allows the administrator to specify which IP addresses should be used as mirror end-points. This allows the replicated data to be transmitted across a specific network which permits the user to segment mirrored traffic away from the client network if…

Starting LifeKeeper

SIOS Protection Suite Installation Guide » Installing SIOS Protection Suite » Starting LifeKeeper

With a typical installation, LifeKeeper is started automatically when the server is booted. Your applications are brought up in a protected state. When LifeKeeper starts, it also starts the LifeKeeper GUI Server. The LifeKeeper GUI client is launched from a web…

Recovery Kit for EC2™ Local Recovery and Configuration

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

LifeKeeper GUI Server and Client Components

SIOS Protection Suite for Windows Technical Documentation » User Guide » LifeKeeper GUI » LifeKeeper GUI Server and Client Components

The LifeKeeper GUI server is initialized on each SIOS Protection Suite server at system startup. It communicates with LifeKeeper GUI clients using Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) and Remote Method Invocation (RMI). You can connect to the LifeKeeper GUI server with…

Installing and Configuring IIS with LifeKeeper

Application Recovery Kits » SIOS Protection Suite Microsoft Internet Information Services Recovery Kit Introduction » Installation » Installing and Configuring IIS with LifeKeeper

Before proceeding, you should have already configured your storage and networking according to the recommendations in the previous chapters of this guide. Installation Checklist The installation and setup sequence should be performed in the following order (more…

Installing and Configuring LifeKeeper with Oracle

Application Recovery Kits » SIOS Protection Suite Oracle Recovery Kit Introduction » Installation » Installing and Configuring LifeKeeper with Oracle

The LifeKeeper with Oracle installation and configuration procedure differs slightly for replicated storage systems and shared stored systems. We have created separate sections in this document for each type of storage configuration in an effort to clarify the…

LifeKeeper Flags

SIOS Protection Suite for Windows Technical Documentation » Administration » Man Pages » LifeKeeper Flags

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

LifeKeeper GUI

SIOS Protection Suite for Windows Technical Documentation » User Guide » LifeKeeper GUI

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

Remove DataKeeper Storage from a Windows Server Failover Cluster Role

SIOS Protection Suite for Windows Technical Documentation » DataKeeper » FAQs » Remove DataKeeper Storage from a Windows Server Failover Cluster Role

To remove an existing DataKeeper Resource/Mirror from Windows Server Failover Clustering: Without impacting the existing role in WSFC, i.e. File Shares, SAP, Oracle, SQL Without having to run various emcmd commands, e.g. deletelocalmirroronly,…

Recovery Kit for Route 53™ Resource Monitoring and Recovery

Application Recovery Kits » SIOS Protection Suite Recovery Kit for Route 53™ Introduction » Recovery Kit for Route 53™ Configuration » Recovery Kit for Route 53™ Resource Monitoring and Recovery

The Recovery Kit for Route 53™ 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 Route53 A…

Messages List

Application Recovery Kits » Generic Application Kit for Load Balancer Health Checks » Messages List

This section provides a list of messages from the scripts. Each message is logged in the event log.3 Code Category Message Description 33601 ERROR Daemon already started. Restore process failed because the daemon is…

Awareness of Windows Filenames and Directory Names

SIOS Protection Suite for Windows Technical Documentation » DataKeeper » FAQs » Awareness of Windows Filenames and Directory Names

Question Is SIOS DataKeeper aware of Windows filenames and directory names? Answer SIOS DataKeeper is implemented with a Windows kernel mode filter driver that sits above the physical disk driver but below the file system. As a result, the SIOS DataKeeper driver…

DataKeeper Volume Resize

SIOS Protection Suite for Windows Technical Documentation » DataKeeper » DataKeeper User Guide » Working With Mirrors » DataKeeper Volume Resize

DataKeeper allows users to extend and shrink their DataKeeper volumes dynamically while retaining mirror settings. Once the resize is complete, a partial resync will be performed. Note: This resize procedure should be performed on only one volume at a time. !WARNING …

DataKeeper Notification Icon

SIOS Protection Suite for Windows Technical Documentation » DataKeeper » DataKeeper User Guide » DataKeeper Notification Icon

Mirror Status Notification The DataKeeper Notification Icon is an application that will show a summary of your DataKeeper mirrors in the Windows Notification Tray. The icon displayed indicates what conditions have been detected, with the following priority. Error:…

Reserve Volumes For Exclusive SQL Use

Application Recovery Kits » SIOS Protection Suite Microsoft SQL Server Recovery Kit Introduction » SQL Server Hierarchy Administration » Reserve Volumes For Exclusive SQL Use

The volumes containing the protected SQL files should be reserved for use by SQL exclusively. A SIOS Protection Suite protected volume may fail to switch over if it is accessed by an application, process or remote user.

Reserve Volumes For Exclusive PostgreSQL Use

Application Recovery Kits » SIOS Protection Suite PostgreSQL Server Recovery Kit Introduction » PostgreSQL Server Hierarchy Administration » Reserve Volumes For Exclusive PostgreSQL Use

The volumes containing the protected PostgreSQL files should be reserved for use by PostgreSQL exclusively. A SIOS Protection Suite protected volume may fail to switch over if it is accessed by an another application, process or remote user.

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…

Configuring SPS for Multibyte Language Encodings

SIOS Protection Suite for Windows Technical Documentation » Configuration » Configuring SPS for Multibyte Language Encodings

LifeKeeper can operate in all system locales that are supported by Windows. However, locales that use multibyte character encodings (such as Japanese, Chinese, Korean, and other Eastern languages) may require that LifeKeeper be configured to use the correct encoding…

Additional Setup Tasks for Extended Configurations

Application Recovery Kits » SIOS Protection Suite PostgreSQL Server Recovery Kit Introduction » PostgreSQL Server Installation » Additional Setup Tasks for Extended Configurations

If your configuration uses a shared storage device or you are using SIOS DataKeeper, you may choose a configuration that will be extended to a third (or more) server(s). If it has not already been done, configure two systems following the steps given in Installation…

Volume Locking for Shared SCSI Volumes

SIOS Protection Suite for Windows Technical Documentation » User Guide » Operator Tasks » Volume Locking for Shared SCSI Volumes

When you want to protect resources on shared SCSI disks, you partition the shared disk into logical volumes using the Windows Disk Management tool. SIOS Protection Suite can protect shared volumes by defining a volume resource instance. Each instance is assigned a…

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),…

Additional Setup Tasks for Extended Configurations

Application Recovery Kits » SIOS Protection Suite Microsoft SQL Server Recovery Kit Introduction » SQL Server Installation » Additional Setup Tasks for Extended Configurations

If your configuration uses a shared storage device or you are using SIOS DataKeeper, you may choose a configuration that will be extended to a third (or more) server(s). Configure two systems following the steps given in Installing and Configuring SQL Server with…

User Resource Name For Remote Access

Application Recovery Kits » SIOS Protection Suite Microsoft SQL Server Recovery Kit Introduction » SQL Server Hierarchy Administration » User Resource Name For Remote Access

Unless the application is cluster-aware, when using Microsoft SQL Enterprise Manager to administer the service, you should register it by the switchable resource name (the name by which users access the server using TCP/IP). This gives you a continuous monitor of the…

DataKeeper User Guide

SIOS Protection Suite for Windows Technical Documentation » DataKeeper » DataKeeper User Guide

The topics in this section are designed to be a reference for you as you get started using SIOS DataKeeper, helping you identify the type of configuration you are interested in implementing and providing detailed instructions for effectively using your SIOS DataKeeper…

DataKeeper Target Snapshot

SIOS Protection Suite for Windows Technical Documentation » DataKeeper » DataKeeper User Guide » DataKeeper Target Snapshot

Overview DataKeeper’s target snapshot feature, integrated with both DataKeeper and DataKeeper Cluster Edition, is the process of creating point in time copies of replicated volumes allowing access to data on a standby cluster node without interrupting data…

Using SIOS DataKeeper Standard Edition To Provide Disaster Recovery For Hyper-V Virtual Machines

SIOS Protection Suite for Windows Technical Documentation » DataKeeper » DataKeeper User Guide » Using SIOS DataKeeper Standard Edition To Provide Disaster Recovery For Hyper-V Virtual Machines

Considerations When preparing a Hyper-V environment that spans subnets, subnetting may need to be taken into consideration for any applications that are running inside the virtual machine. Some applications “hard code” IP addresses into their…

DataKeeper Service Log On ID and Password Selection

SIOS Protection Suite for Windows Technical Documentation » DataKeeper » Introduction » DataKeeper Components » DataKeeper Service Log On ID and Password Selection

During a new DataKeeper installation setup, the user will be prompted for a DataKeeper Service Log On ID and Password. The DataKeeper Service uses authenticated connections to perform volume switchovers and make mirror role changes across multiple servers. The Log On…

DataKeeper Service Log On ID and Password Selection

SIOS Protection Suite for Windows Technical Documentation » DataKeeper » DataKeeper Configuration » DataKeeper Service Log On ID and Password Selection

During a new DataKeeper installation setup, the user will be prompted for a DataKeeper Service Log On ID and Password. The DataKeeper Service uses authenticated connections to perform volume switchovers and make mirror role changes across multiple servers. The Log On…

Recovery Kit for Route 53™ Configuration

Application Recovery Kits » SIOS Protection Suite Recovery Kit for Route 53™ Introduction » Recovery Kit for Route 53™ Configuration

This section will assist in configuring the Recovery Kit for Route 53™. You need to configure SPS for Windows to provide required protection capability and flexibility. This guide assumes you have an understanding of Amazon, Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC),…

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…

Tunable Settings for the PostgreSQL Recovery Kit

Application Recovery Kits » SIOS Protection Suite PostgreSQL Server Recovery Kit Introduction » Tunable Settings for the PostgreSQL Recovery Kit

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 %LKROOT%\etc\default\LifeKeeper. No processes need to be restarted for the new settings…

Use Different Volume for Multiple IIS Sites

Application Recovery Kits » SIOS Protection Suite Microsoft Internet Information Services Recovery Kit Introduction » IIS Configuration Definitions and Restrictions » Use Different Volume for Multiple IIS Sites

When the LifeKeeper Microsoft IIS Recovery Kit creates an IIS resource hierarchy, it creates dependencies associated with the IP address and content volume using the home directory path designated in the IIS configuration. We recommend that if you protect multiple…

Recovery Kit for Route 53™ Requirements

Application Recovery Kits » SIOS Protection Suite Recovery Kit for Route 53™ Introduction » Recovery Kit for Route 53™ Requirements

Prior to installing and configuring the Recovery Kit for 53™, be sure your configuration meets the following requirements. AWS Command Line Interface (AWS CLI) version 2 must be installed on all EC2 instances. Refer to Installing AWS Command Line Interface for…

Recovery Kit for Route 53™ Troubleshooting

Application Recovery Kits » SIOS Protection Suite Recovery Kit for Route 53™ Introduction » Recovery Kit for Route 53™ Troubleshooting

Updating the record associated with the Recovery Kit for Route 53™ resource startup may take time Amazon provides the following information regarding the propagating speed of changes made to the DNS record. Q: How quickly will changes I make to my DNS settings on…

Setting Up SIOS DataKeeper

SIOS Protection Suite for Windows Technical Documentation » DataKeeper » DataKeeper User Guide » Setting Up SIOS DataKeeper

Follow these steps to start using SIOS DataKeeper: Connect to the servers you wish to configure for replication. You can select Connect to Server from the Action pull down menu, right-click on the job folder in the left panel tree display and select Connect to…

Script Parameter List

Application Recovery Kits » Generic Application Kit for Load Balancer Health Checks » Script Parameter List

The configurable parameters list for each script is below. Parameter Description HC_TIMEOUT Set this parameter as the connection timeout value from the Load Balancer. If there is no connection for the specified number of seconds, it is…

SIOS DataKeeper Intent Log

SIOS Protection Suite for Windows Technical Documentation » DataKeeper » Introduction » Understanding Replication » SIOS DataKeeper Intent Log

SIOS DataKeeper uses an intent log (also referred to as a bitmap file) to track changes made to the source, or to target volume during times that the target is unlocked. This log is a persistent record of write requests which have not yet been committed to both…

DataKeeper Event Log Notification

SIOS Protection Suite for Windows Technical Documentation » DataKeeper » DataKeeper Administration » DataKeeper Event Log Notification

The Event Log notification is a mechanism by which one or more users may receive email notices when certain events occur. The Windows Event Log can be set up to provide notifications of certain DataKeeper events that get logged. *Note: This option is only available…

Most Common DataKeeper Solutions

SIOS Protection Suite for Windows Technical Documentation » DataKeeper » DataKeeper Troubleshooting » Most Common DataKeeper Solutions

The following are the most commonly requested DataKeeper related solutions. Remove a DataKeeper Resource from LifeKeeper Scenario: Remove an existing DataKeeper Resource/Mirror from LifeKeeper/SPS: Without impacting the existing resources in LifeKeeper/SPS, i.e.…

DataKeeper Volume Resize Restriction

SIOS Protection Suite for Windows Technical Documentation » DataKeeper » DataKeeper Troubleshooting » Restrictions » DataKeeper Volume Resize Restriction

The DataKeeper volume resize procedure should be performed on only one volume at a time.

Setting Up SIOS DataKeeper

SIOS Protection Suite for Windows Technical Documentation » DataKeeper » DataKeeper User Guide » Setting Up SIOS DataKeeper » Setting Up SIOS DataKeeper

Setting Up SIOS DataKeeper Follow these steps to start using SIOS DataKeeper: Connect to the servers you wish to configure for replication. You can select Connect to Server from the Action pull down menu, right-click on the job folder in the left panel tree…

Generic Application Kit for Load Balancer Health Checks

Application Recovery Kits » Generic Application Kit for Load Balancer Health Checks

Overview The Generic ARK for Load Balancer probe reply (Gen LB) provides a mechanism to receive and respond to a health check probe for load balancer target instances of load balancer instances in Microsoft Azure (Azure). This document explains how the Gen LB scripts…

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.

LifeKeeper GUI User Accounts

SIOS Protection Suite for Windows Technical Documentation » User Guide » LifeKeeper GUI » LifeKeeper GUI User Accounts

All LifeKeeper GUI users must belong to SIOS Protection Suite security groups. The SIOS Protection Suite administrator for a cluster can use local groups and user accounts on each server, or you can set up domain groups and users with local logon privileges. Logging…

LifeKeeper Communications Manager (LCM)

SIOS Protection Suite for Windows Technical Documentation » User Guide » Advanced Topics » LifeKeeper Communications Manager (LCM)

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

Deploying OpenJDK on LifeKeeper

SIOS Protection Suite for Windows Technical Documentation » Troubleshooting » Deploying OpenJDK on LifeKeeper

Download OpenJDK, the Windows x64 Installer, from https://openjdk.java.net/ Deploy the software on the Target node first In LifeKeeper, perform a switchover/In-Service Repeat the steps above on other Target(s) after the switchovers are completed *Note:…

LifeKeeper Configuration Database (LCD)

SIOS Protection Suite for Windows Technical Documentation » User Guide » Advanced Topics » LifeKeeper Configuration Database (LCD)

The LifeKeeper configuration database (LCD) maintains the object-oriented resource hierarchy information and stores recovery direction information for all resource types known to SIOS Protection Suite. The data is cached within system shared memory and stored in files…

Recovery Kit for EC2™ Principles of Operation

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

The 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…

Recovery Kit for EC2™ User System Setup

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

Installation and Configuration – Adding PostgreSQL to an Existing LifeKeeper Configuration

Application Recovery Kits » SIOS Protection Suite PostgreSQL Server Recovery Kit Introduction » PostgreSQL Server Installation » Installation and Configuration – Adding PostgreSQL to an Existing LifeKeeper Configuration

This section covers installation and configuration of the SIOS Protection Suite and PostgreSQL software when adding PostgreSQL to an existing LifeKeeper cluster. These steps must be followed in order. On the Primary Server: Use the Window Disk Management tool to…

Bitlocker Does Not Support DataKeeper

SIOS Protection Suite for Windows Technical Documentation » DataKeeper » DataKeeper Troubleshooting » Restrictions » Bitlocker Does Not Support DataKeeper

According to Microsoft, Bitlocker is not supported to work with Software RAID configurations. Since DataKeeper is essentially a software RAID 1, Microsoft does not support Bitlocker working with DataKeeper. Note: EFS (Encrypting File System) and TDE (Transparent Disk…

Adjusting Recovery Kit for Route 53™ Tunable Values

Application Recovery Kits » SIOS Protection Suite Recovery Kit for Route 53™ Introduction » Recovery Kit for Route 53™ Configuration » Adjusting Recovery Kit for Route 53™ Tunable Values

For the parameters that can be configured in the Recovery Kit for Route 53™, refer to the Parameters List.

Windows Server 2016 Specific Issues

SIOS Protection Suite for Windows Technical Documentation » DataKeeper » DataKeeper Troubleshooting » Known Issues and Workarounds » Windows Server 2016 Specific Issues

For issues related to Windows Server 2016, see the following topic: AWS Ephemeral Storage must be Initialized Occasional Job Creation Failure WSFC 2016 File Shares Cannot be Created for File Server Role Using Server Manager or Failover Cluster…

Directory for Bitmap Must Be Created Prior to Relocation

SIOS Protection Suite for Windows Technical Documentation » DataKeeper » DataKeeper Troubleshooting » Restrictions » Directory for Bitmap Must Be Created Prior to Relocation

Description If you choose to relocate the bitmap file from the default location (%EXTMIRRBASE%\Bitmaps), you must first create the new directory before changing the location in the registry and rebooting the system.

Disable “Automatically manage paging file size for all drives”

SIOS Protection Suite for Windows Technical Documentation » DataKeeper » DataKeeper Configuration » Disable “Automatically manage paging file size for all drives”

By default, Windows configures virtual memory so that page files are automatically created on volumes as the Operating System determines is best. This Virtual Memory setting is called “Automatically manage paging file size for all drives”. When this…

Creating a Recovery Kit for Route 53™ Hierarchy

Application Recovery Kits » SIOS Protection Suite Recovery Kit for Route 53™ Introduction » Recovery Kit for Route 53™ Configuration » Creating a Recovery Kit for Route 53™ Hierarchy

To create a resource instance on the primary server, complete the following steps. From the SPS for Windows GUI menu, select Edit then Server. From the dropdown menu, select Create Resource Hierarchy. The Create Protected Application dialog box will display. Select…

Using DKPwrShell with SIOS DataKeeper

SIOS Protection Suite for Windows Technical Documentation » DataKeeper » DataKeeper Administration » Using DKPwrShell with SIOS DataKeeper

SIOS DataKeeper includes a powershell module (DKPwrShell) that allows a user to manipulate a DataKeeper mirror using Microsoft Powershell. Commands are passed to a SIOS DataKeeper service and will fail if the service is not running. With Microsoft Powershell v3 or…

Recovery Kit for Route 53™ User System Setup

Application Recovery Kits » SIOS Protection Suite Recovery Kit for Route 53™ Introduction » Recovery Kit for Route 53™ Configuration » Recovery Kit for Route 53™ User System Setup

The rule of determining the target IP address corresponding to a Recovery Kit for Route 53™ resource varies by configuration. Configuration with no descendant IP resource of a Route53 resource The target IP address is the IP address of the network adapter that is…

Windows Server 2012 Specific Issues

SIOS Protection Suite for Windows Technical Documentation » DataKeeper » DataKeeper Troubleshooting » Known Issues and Workarounds » Windows Server 2012 Specific Issues

For issues related to Windows Server 2012, see the following topics: __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Windows Server 2012 MMC Snap-in Crash Windows Server 2012 iSCSI Target Role Does…

Using EMCMD with SIOS DataKeeper

SIOS Protection Suite for Windows Technical Documentation » DataKeeper » DataKeeper Administration » Using EMCMD with SIOS DataKeeper

The EMCMD utility that ships with SIOS DataKeeper provides users with a command line method to manipulate the mirror. Because these scripts run in situations where the “normal” validation rules may not apply, EMCMD does not perform the same kinds of sanity…

Installation and Configuration Details – Adding LifeKeeper to an Existing PostgreSQL Configuration

Application Recovery Kits » SIOS Protection Suite PostgreSQL Server Recovery Kit Introduction » PostgreSQL Server Installation » Installation and Configuration Details – Adding LifeKeeper to an Existing PostgreSQL Configuration

This section covers installation and configuration of the SIOS Protection Suite and PostgreSQL software when adding LifeKeeper to an existing PostgreSQL configuration. The Primary server is assumed to be the location of the active PostgreSQL database cluster that will…

Unextending Your Recovery Kit for Route 53™ Resource Hierarchy

Application Recovery Kits » SIOS Protection Suite Recovery Kit for Route 53™ Introduction » Recovery Kit for Route 53™ Configuration » Unextending Your Recovery Kit for Route 53™ Resource Hierarchy

To unextend a hierarchy complete the following steps. From the SPS for Windows GUI menu, select Edit, then Resource. From the dropdown menu, select Unextend Resource Hierarchy. Select the Target Server that you are unextending from the Route53 resource. It cannot…

SIOS Protection Suite Recovery Kit for Route 53™ Introduction

Application Recovery Kits » SIOS Protection Suite Recovery Kit for Route 53™ Introduction

Recovery Kit for Route 53™ provides a mechanism for updating Amazon Route 53 DNS information when switching from a failed primary server to a backup server. Typically, Recovery Kit for Route 53™ is used in the configuration where an IP address cannot be switched…

Deleting a Recovery Kit for Route 53™ Resource Hierarchy

Application Recovery Kits » SIOS Protection Suite Recovery Kit for Route 53™ Introduction » Recovery Kit for Route 53™ Configuration » Deleting a Recovery Kit for Route 53™ Resource Hierarchy

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

Extending Your Recovery Kit for Route 53™ Resource Hierarchy

Application Recovery Kits » SIOS Protection Suite Recovery Kit for Route 53™ Introduction » Recovery Kit for Route 53™ Configuration » Extending Your Recovery Kit for Route 53™ Resource Hierarchy

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