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How to Replace a LifeKeeper-W Node

LifeKeeper for Windows Technical Documentation » DataKeeper » DataKeeper User Guide » How to Replace a LifeKeeper-W Node

Replacing a node in a LifeKeeper for Windows cluster that has DataKeeper mirrored volume resources involves making the following changes: Move any DataKeeper Volume resources from the node being replaced to another node in the cluster Using the registry editor,…

Using DataKeeper EMCMD to Replace LifeKeeper volume.exe

LifeKeeper for Windows Technical Documentation » Configuration » Using DataKeeper EMCMD to Replace LifeKeeper volume.exe

Option Description -l Lock a volume id -u Unlock a volume id -r Unlock volume, leave it mounted Read-only -p Protect a volume id under LifeKeeper -U Unprotect a volume id under…

Installation and Configuration – Adding PostgreSQL to an Existing LifeKeeper Configuration

Application Recovery Kits » LifeKeeper for Windows PostgreSQL Recovery Kit Introduction » PostgreSQL Installation » Installation and Configuration – Adding PostgreSQL to an Existing LifeKeeper Configuration

This section covers installation and configuration of the LifeKeeper for Windows 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…

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

Application Recovery Kits » LifeKeeper for Windows PostgreSQL Recovery Kit Introduction » PostgreSQL Installation » Installation and Configuration Details – Adding LifeKeeper to an Existing PostgreSQL Configuration

This section covers installation and configuration of the LifeKeeper for Windows 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…

How to Obtain a License

LifeKeeper for Windows Installation Guide » Installing LifeKeeper for Windows » About LifeKeeper Licensing » How to Obtain a License

Obtaining and Installing the License Activating Your License LifeKeeper for Windows requires a unique license for each server. The license is a run-time license which means that you can install it without the license, but the license must be installed before you…

How to Install a License

LifeKeeper for Windows Installation Guide » Installing LifeKeeper for Windows » About LifeKeeper Licensing » How to Install a License

Perform the following steps on each node of the cluster. Install your license using one of the followings: Placing a license file directly On each system, copy the license file to the C:\Windows\SysWOW64\LKLicense . If you have obtained an evaluation…

Building an HA Cluster with LifeKeeper for Windows

LifeKeeper for Windows in a Cloud Environment » Microsoft Azure Guide » Building an HA Cluster with LifeKeeper for Windows

Install LifeKeeper for Windodws (Active System, Standby System) Contact SIOS to purchase LifeKeeper 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:…

Switch Back to an Active System

LifeKeeper for Windows in a Cloud Environment » Microsoft Azure Guide » Oracle Specific Environment » Oracle Installation and Configuration » Switch Back to an Active System

Now that the standby system is prepared, perform a switch back (return) of the IP resource and volume resource to the active system. Log in to sios20lknode02 as SIOS20\lkadmin. Refer to the procedure for switchover of the standby node and ensure that the IP…

Starting LifeKeeper

LifeKeeper for Windows Installation Guide » Installing LifeKeeper for Windows » 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…

LifeKeeper Quorum

LifeKeeper for Windows Technical Documentation » Configuration » LifeKeeper Quorum

Quorum/Witness Quorum/Witness functionality, combined with the existing failover process of the LifeKeeper core, allows system failover to occur with a greater degree of confidence in situations where total network failure could be common. This effectively means that…

LifeKeeper Flags

LifeKeeper 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

LifeKeeper for Windows Technical Documentation » User Guide » LifeKeeper GUI

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

How to add a newly-created volume to DataKeeper

LifeKeeper for Windows Installation Guide » Setting Up Your LifeKeeper for Windows Environment » How to add a newly-created volume to DataKeeper

After a new volume has been created, formatted, and assigned a drive letter, run the following command from the command line in order to be able to start using the volume for mirror and job creation: From a CMD prompt: “%ExtMirrBase%\EMCMD” .…

Connecting to a LifeKeeper Cluster using AWS Requirements

LifeKeeper for Windows in a Cloud Environment » Amazon Web Services Guide » Multi-VPC Cluster Configuration Using AWS VPC Peering Connections Quick Start Guide » Connecting to a LifeKeeper Cluster using AWS Requirements

Some requirements should be met when using this configuration. Below is a summary of requirements for the AWS environment and instances created on it. Requirements for AWS environment Create a base environment on AWS to provide services. The requirements for using…

About LifeKeeper Licensing

LifeKeeper for Windows Installation Guide » Installing LifeKeeper for Windows » About LifeKeeper Licensing

LifeKeeper for Windows requires a unique license for each server. The license is a run-time license, which means that you can install LifeKeeper without it, but the license must be installed before you can successfully start and run the product.

LifeKeeper for Windows

LifeKeeper for Windows

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

Extending a Traditional 2-Node Cluster to a Shared-Replicated Configuration

Extending a Traditional 2-Node Cluster to a Shared-Replicated Configuration

Add a Shared Node Using Windows Server 2008R2 or 2012 When using Windows Server 2008R2 or 2012, a 1×1 2-Node replicated cluster using DataKeeper Volumes can be extended to a 2×1 shared and replicated 3-Node cluster by using either of the following…

LifeKeeper GUI Application Fails to Launch with No Errors

LifeKeeper for Windows Technical Documentation » Troubleshooting » LifeKeeper GUI Application Fails to Launch with No Errors

Symptom The LifeKeeper GUI does not launch when running run as administrator using LifeKeeper (Admin Only) application. The window that starts the LK GUI application doesn’t appear at all. There are no error messages logged. When looking at the IP metric…

Configuration of Data Replication From a Cluster Node to External DR Site

LifeKeeper for Windows Technical Documentation » DataKeeper » DataKeeper Configuration » Configuration of Data Replication From a Cluster Node to External DR Site

Installing LifeKeeper for Windows

LifeKeeper for Windows Installation Guide » Installing LifeKeeper for Windows

If you have completed planning and setting up your LifeKeeper for Windows environment, you should be ready to install the LifeKeeper for Windows software on each server in your…

Uninstalling LifeKeeper for Windows

LifeKeeper for Windows Installation Guide » Installing LifeKeeper for Windows » Uninstalling LifeKeeper 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 LifeKeeper for Windows protection are not on the server. Never remove…

Upgrading LifeKeeper for Windows

LifeKeeper for Windows Installation Guide » Installing LifeKeeper for Windows » Upgrading LifeKeeper for Windows

You may upgrade from previous versions of LifeKeeper for Windows while preserving your resource hierarchies and mirrors by using the procedure below. Upgrade Procedure The following scenario illustrates the upgrade process when upgrading both LifeKeeper and SIOS…

LifeKeeper for Windows Heartbeat

LifeKeeper for Windows Technical Documentation » Introduction » Communication Paths » LifeKeeper for Windows Heartbeat

The heartbeat is a key LifeKeeper for Windows fault detection mechanism. The heartbeat is a periodic signal sent over the comm path between a pair of servers. The regular signals tell each server that the other is still active. When you define your comm path, the…

LifeKeeper for Windows Configurations

LifeKeeper for Windows Technical Documentation » Configuration » LifeKeeper for Windows Configurations

LifeKeeper for Windows works on the basis of resource hierarchies you define for groups of two or more servers. The following three topics introduce the LifeKeeper for Windows failover configuration concepts. Common Hardware Components System Grouping…

Uninstalling LifeKeeper for Windows

LifeKeeper for Windows Technical Documentation » User Guide » Maintenance Tasks » Uninstalling LifeKeeper 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 LifeKeeper for Windows protection are not on the server. Never remove…

LifeKeeper Configuration Database (LCD)

LifeKeeper 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 LifeKeeper for Windows. The data is cached within system shared memory and stored in files…

LifeKeeper Communications Manager (LCM)

LifeKeeper 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 LifeKeeper for Windows servers. This process can use redundant communication paths between systems so that failure of a single communication path does not cause…

Starting and Stopping LifeKeeper

LifeKeeper 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…

LifeKeeper GUI User Accounts

LifeKeeper for Windows Technical Documentation » User Guide » LifeKeeper GUI » LifeKeeper GUI User Accounts

All LifeKeeper GUI users must belong to LifeKeeper for Windows security groups. The LifeKeeper for Windows 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…

Deploying OpenJDK on LifeKeeper

LifeKeeper 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:…

Installing and Configuring LifeKeeper

LifeKeeper for Windows in a Cloud Environment » LifeKeeper for Windows Step by Step Guide for Google Cloud » Installing and Configuring LifeKeeper

LifeKeeper Installation (Active System, Standby System) Installing Recovery Kits for Applications (Active System, Standby System) DataKeeper Installation (Active System, Standby System) Initial LifeKeeper GUI…

Initial LifeKeeper GUI Configuration

LifeKeeper for Windows in a Cloud Environment » LifeKeeper for Windows Step by Step Guide for Google Cloud » Installing and Configuring LifeKeeper » Initial LifeKeeper GUI Configuration

Logging in to the LifeKeeper GUI Log in to the Windows OS on the first cluster node (lk-node01) as LKDOMAIN\lkadmin. From Start > SIOS > LifeKeeper (Admin Only), launch the GUI as Administrator and log in as LKDOMAIN\lkadmin. Logging in to lk-node01…

Setup Procedure for Connecting to a LifeKeeper Cluster using AWS

LifeKeeper for Windows in a Cloud Environment » Amazon Web Services Guide » Multi-VPC Cluster Configuration Using AWS VPC Peering Connections Quick Start Guide » Setup Procedure for Connecting to a LifeKeeper Cluster using AWS

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

Replacing a Target

LifeKeeper for Windows Technical Documentation » DataKeeper » DataKeeper User Guide » Working With Mirrors » Replacing a Target

When replacing the target volume, you must delete the mirror in order to ensure a full resync of the data from the source volume to the target volume when the target volume is back in place. Deleting the mirror discontinues replication altogether removing the mirror…

Creating an Oracle Hierarchy

Application Recovery Kits » LifeKeeper Oracle Recovery Kit Introduction » Oracle Resource Configuration Tasks » Creating an Oracle Hierarchy

After you have completed the necessary setup tasks, use the following steps to define the Oracle Server hierarchy to protect your database(s). From the LifeKeeper GUI menu, select Edit, then Server. From the menu, select Create Resource Hierarchy. The Create…

Extending an Oracle Hierarchy

Application Recovery Kits » LifeKeeper Oracle Recovery Kit Introduction » Oracle Resource Configuration Tasks » Extending an Oracle 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…

Unextending an Oracle Hierarchy

Application Recovery Kits » LifeKeeper Oracle Recovery Kit Introduction » Oracle Resource Configuration Tasks » Unextending an Oracle Hierarchy

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

Deleting an Oracle Hierarchy

Application Recovery Kits » LifeKeeper Oracle Recovery Kit Introduction » Oracle Resource Configuration Tasks » Deleting an Oracle Hierarchy

Before deleting an Oracle hierarchy or instance, make sure that the hierarchy is active (green) on its primary server. You may also wish to remove the dependencies before deleting the hierarchy; otherwise, the dependencies will be deleted also. Deleting an Oracle…

LifeKeeper for Windows Installation Guide

LifeKeeper for Windows Installation Guide

The topics in this Installation Guide will assist in defining your LifeKeeper for Windows cluster environment. Once your requirements have been determined and your LifeKeeper for Windows configuration has been mapped, these topics will assist you in setting up,…

LifeKeeper for Windows Technical Documentation

LifeKeeper for Windows Technical Documentation

About LifeKeeper for Windows LifeKeeper for Windows integrates high availability clustering and data replication functionality to protect mission-critical data and applications. LifeKeeper for Windows also integrates with SIOS Application Recovery Kits, which provide…

LifeKeeper for Windows Common Solutions

LifeKeeper for Windows Technical Documentation » Troubleshooting » LifeKeeper 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.

Remove DataKeeper Storage from LifeKeeper

LifeKeeper for Windows Technical Documentation » Troubleshooting » Remove DataKeeper Storage from LifeKeeper

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

LifeKeeper Oracle Recovery Kit Introduction

Application Recovery Kits » LifeKeeper Oracle Recovery Kit Introduction

LifeKeeper Oracle The LifeKeeper Oracle Recovery Kit provides a way to recover an Oracle database instance (version 11g, 12c, 18c or 19c) from a failed server to a backup server. You can also extend the protection of the database instance to other servers. Using the…

LifeKeeper for Windows Release Notes

LifeKeeper for Windows Release Notes

*SIOS Protection Suite for Windows (SPS-W) is a bundle that includes LifeKeeper. SPS-W will now be referred to as LifeKeeper. Release Notes Version 8.9.1 (Version 8 Update 9 Maintenance 1) Released January 10, 2023 !IMPORTANT: End of Support for 2008…

LifeKeeper for Windows Configuration Steps

LifeKeeper for Windows Technical Documentation » Configuration » LifeKeeper for Windows Configuration Steps

Follow the steps below which contain links to topics with additional details. Perform these tasks on each server in the cluster. Ensure that the LifeKeeper services are running by checking the Services in the Administrative Tools on the Control Panel. You should see…

LifeKeeper for Windows Support Matrix

LifeKeeper for Windows Support Matrix

Server Components Supported Operating System v8.7.0 v8.7.1 v8.7.2 v8.8.0 v8.8.1 v8.8.2 v8.9.0 v8.9.1 Note: For all versions Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5.2 is required – download from:…

Error When Attempting to Run LifeKeeper for Windows Command From Command Prompt

LifeKeeper for Windows Technical Documentation » Troubleshooting » Error When Attempting to Run LifeKeeper for Windows Command From Command Prompt

Symptom When attempting to run a LifeKeeper for Windows command from a command prompt, you receive the following error: [File:lock.CLine:1610] Win32 Error: 2 CRITICAL (No. 472) Can’t run this application without LCD Daemon running. Solution LifeKeeper for Windows…

Create an IIS Resource Hierarchy

Application Recovery Kits » LifeKeeper Microsoft Internet Information Services Recovery Kit Introduction » IIS Resource Configuration Tasks » Create an IIS Resource Hierarchy

Before creating your IIS hierarchy, be sure you have created the associated IP and volume (if needed) resource hierarchies first. To create a resource instance from the primary server, you should complete the following steps: From the LifeKeeper GUI menu, select…

Extend an IIS Resource Hierarchy

Application Recovery Kits » LifeKeeper Microsoft Internet Information Services Recovery Kit Introduction » IIS Resource Configuration Tasks » Extend an IIS Resource Hierarchy

This operation can be started from the Edit menu or initiated automatically upon completing the Create IIS 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…

Delete an IIS Resource Hierarchy

Application Recovery Kits » LifeKeeper Microsoft Internet Information Services Recovery Kit Introduction » IIS Resource Configuration Tasks » Delete an IIS Resource Hierarchy

To delete a resource hierarchy from all the servers in your LifeKeeper environment, complete the following steps: From the LifeKeeper GUI menu, select Edit then Resource. From the drop down menu, select Delete Resource Hierarchy. Select the Target Server where…

Using an FTP Login Script

Application Recovery Kits » LifeKeeper Microsoft Internet Information Services Recovery Kit Introduction » IIS Hierarchy Administration » Using an FTP Login Script

The Microsoft FTP command provides the ability to use scripted FTP logins. LifeKeeper will create an empty login script file for each protected FTP site and the file names will match the FTP site names. The empty scripts are not used by LifeKeeper until written with…

Planning Your LifeKeeper for Windows Environment

LifeKeeper for Windows Installation Guide » Planning Your LifeKeeper for Windows Environment

This section will assist you in defining your LifeKeeper for Windows cluster environment enabling you to successfully achieve your high availability goals quickly and effectively. The major subjects covered are listed below.…

Silent Installation of LifeKeeper for Windows

LifeKeeper for Windows Installation Guide » Installing LifeKeeper for Windows » Silent Installation of LifeKeeper for Windows

*Note: To perform the silent installation for LifeKeeper for Windows, you must contact Support to get separate LifeKeeper and DataKeeper installation files. You can install LifeKeeper for Windows silently through the use of the -silent command line option. This option…

LifeKeeper GUI Server and Client Components

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

The LifeKeeper GUI server is initialized on each LifeKeeper for Windows 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…

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…

Installing and Configuring LifeKeeper with Oracle

Application Recovery Kits » LifeKeeper 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 Oracle Recovery Kit Recovery Variables

Application Recovery Kits » LifeKeeper Oracle Recovery Kit Introduction » Oracle Hierarchy Administration » LifeKeeper Oracle Recovery Kit Recovery Variables

The LifeKeeper Oracle Recovery Kit installation creates 3 registry entry variables stored in the following registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\SIOS\LifeKeeper\RK\ORAapp MAXWAIT is a decimal integer that specifies the number of seconds that the recovery kit will…

Installing and Configuring IIS with LifeKeeper

Application Recovery Kits » LifeKeeper 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…

LifeKeeper Installation (Active System, Standby System)

LifeKeeper for Windows in a Cloud Environment » LifeKeeper for Windows Step by Step Guide for Google Cloud » Installing and Configuring LifeKeeper » LifeKeeper Installation (Active System, Standby System)

Place the LifeKeeper v8.8.2 installation image (ISO format) in any location and double-click to open it. For information on how to obtain the installation image, contact info@us.sios.com. Open the \Core directory in the opened folder and double-click…

LifeKeeper for Windows Quick Start Guide

LifeKeeper for Windows Quick Start Guide

This topic provides step-by-step instructions for installing and configuring the LifeKeeper (LK) for Windows. LifeKeeper for Windows is a software bundle that includes DataKeeper, LifeKeeper and the optional LifeKeeper for Windows SQL Server Recovery Kit. The series…

How to Protect FUJITSU Software Enterprise Postgres with the PostgreSQL Recovery Kit

Application Recovery Kits » LifeKeeper for Windows PostgreSQL Recovery Kit Introduction » Notes on When Protecting FUJITSU Software Enterprise Postgres » How to Protect FUJITSU Software Enterprise Postgres with the PostgreSQL Recovery Kit

Before installing FUJITSU Software Enterprise Postgres [On both nodes] Install LifeKeeper Create a Communication Path Create/extend an IP resource (optional) Create/extend a volume resource Installing FUJITSU Software Enterprise Postgres [On both nodes] Run…

LifeKeeper Support for AWS Cross Region Environments

LifeKeeper for Windows in a Cloud Environment » Amazon Web Services Guide » LifeKeeper Support for AWS Cross Region Environments

This page will list the features that LifeKeeper supports for AWS Cross Region Environments. Recovery Kit for EC2™ Frontend/ElasticIP is currently not supported by LifeKeeper due to AWS not supporting this feature. Recovery Kit for Route53™ is fully…

Setting Up Your LifeKeeper for Windows Environment

LifeKeeper for Windows Installation Guide » Setting Up Your LifeKeeper for Windows Environment

Now that you have determined your requirements and mapped your LifeKeeper for Windows configuration, you can start setting up the components of your LifeKeeper for Windows environment. The major tasks of this topic…

I/O Fencing in LifeKeeper for Windows

LifeKeeper for Windows Technical Documentation » Configuration » I/O Fencing in LifeKeeper for Windows

LifeKeeper for Windows supports three types of storage – all protected by the “volume” resource type. Fully mirrored volume (data is replicated from source node to all cluster nodes) Mixed mirrored / shared (volume is shared between some nodes,…

Maintaining a LifeKeeper for Windows Protected System

LifeKeeper for Windows Technical Documentation » User Guide » Maintenance Tasks » Maintaining a LifeKeeper for Windows Protected System

When performing shutdown and maintenance on a LifeKeeper for Windows-protected server, you must put that system’s resource hierarchies in-service on the backup server before performing maintenance. This process stops all activity for shared disks on the system…

Most Common LifeKeeper for Windows Installation Solutions

LifeKeeper for Windows Technical Documentation » Troubleshooting » LifeKeeper for Windows Common Solutions » Most Common LifeKeeper 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…

Most Common LifeKeeper for Windows Storage Solution

LifeKeeper for Windows Technical Documentation » Troubleshooting » LifeKeeper for Windows Common Solutions » Most Common LifeKeeper 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 for Windows: Without impacting the existing…

Most Common LifeKeeper for Windows Networking Solutions

LifeKeeper for Windows Technical Documentation » Troubleshooting » LifeKeeper for Windows Common Solutions » Most Common LifeKeeper 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 LifeKeeper for Windows Application Solutions

LifeKeeper for Windows Technical Documentation » Troubleshooting » LifeKeeper for Windows Common Solutions » Most Common LifeKeeper 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…

LifeKeeper GUI Issues with Java 1.8.x

LifeKeeper for Windows Technical Documentation » Troubleshooting » LifeKeeper GUI Issues with Java 1.8.x

Symptom Unable to load the LifeKeeper GUI via a web browser on a client system using JRE v7 and JRE v8 Solution In the Java Control Panel on the client system, edit security settings, define an Exception Site List, and enter in the cluster nodes.

Updating Oracle Username and Password for LifeKeeper

Application Recovery Kits » LifeKeeper 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…

Start and Stop PostgreSQL Only Through LifeKeeper

Application Recovery Kits » LifeKeeper for Windows PostgreSQL Recovery Kit Introduction » PostgreSQL Hierarchy Administration » Start and Stop PostgreSQL Only Through LifeKeeper

Although most of the administrative tasks for the PostgreSQL are done through the PostgreSQL tools, starting and stopping of the PostgreSQL should not be one of them: Consistent state – When LifeKeeper stops and starts the PostgreSQL, it maintains a consistent…

Changing LifeKeeper Microsoft IIS Recovery Kit Configuration

Application Recovery Kits » LifeKeeper Microsoft Internet Information Services Recovery Kit Introduction » IIS Hierarchy Administration » Changing LifeKeeper Microsoft IIS Recovery Kit Configuration

Any configuration change that affects the port number, IP address, hardware virtual servers or secure/non-secure setting, will affect the LifeKeeper configuration. As there is no direct linkage between the server and this kit, you should follow this procedure to…

LifeKeeper for Windows PostgreSQL Recovery Kit Introduction

Application Recovery Kits » LifeKeeper for Windows PostgreSQL Recovery Kit Introduction

The LifeKeeper for Windows PostgreSQL Recovery Kit software lets you tie the data integrity of PostgreSQL-based databases to the increased availability provided by LifeKeeper for Windows. The LifeKeeper GUI allows you to easily create a PostgreSQL resource hierarchy.…

LifeKeeper for Windows in a Cloud Environment

LifeKeeper for Windows in a Cloud Environment

LifeKeeper for Windows Step by Step Guide for Google Cloud Microsoft Azure Guide AWS Direct Connect Quick Start Guide AWS VPC Peering Connections Quick Start Guide Multi-VPC Cluster Configuration Using AWS VPC Peering Connections Quick Start…

LifeKeeper Specific Configuration Considerations on Google Cloud

LifeKeeper for Windows in a Cloud Environment » LifeKeeper for Windows Step by Step Guide for Google Cloud » LifeKeeper Specific Configuration Considerations on Google Cloud

Introduction to the Load Balancer In a cluster environment, requests from a client must be sent to the node which becomes newly active after a failover. LifeKeeper normally handles routing by using address resolution protocol (ARP). However, since the routing by ARP…

Creating an IP Address Resource Hierarchy

LifeKeeper for Windows Technical Documentation » Administration » Working with Resource Hierarchies » Creating Resource Hierarchies » Creating an IP Address Resource Hierarchy

LifeKeeper for Windows provides the ability to monitor local switchable IP addresses and moves them to another network adapter in the same system when a failure is detected. This can avoid an entire resource hierarchy failing over to a backup server. IP Local Recovery…

Extending an IP Address Resource Hierarchy

LifeKeeper for Windows Technical Documentation » Administration » Working with Resource Hierarchies » Extending Resource Hierarchies » Extending an IP Address Resource Hierarchy

This operation can be started automatically after you have finished creating an IP address resource hierarchy or from an existing IP address resource hierarchy as described in the section on extending resource hierarchies. The following additional data is required to…

Creating an AWS ECC Resource Hierarchy

Application Recovery Kits » Recovery Kit for EC2™ Administration Guide » Recovery Kit for EC2™ Configuration » Creating an AWS ECC 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…

Deleting an AWS ECC Resource Hierarchy

Application Recovery Kits » Recovery Kit for EC2™ Administration Guide » Recovery Kit for EC2™ Configuration » Deleting an AWS ECC Resource Hierarchy

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

Disk-to-Disk

LifeKeeper for Windows Technical Documentation » DataKeeper » DataKeeper User Guide » Getting Started » Disk-to-Disk

This is a simple one server, two disks configuration, mirroring Volume X on Server A to Volume Y on Server A. The volumes that are used for Disk-to-Disk replication can’t also be configured to replicate to another system. *Disk to Disk does not support mirrors…

One-to-One

LifeKeeper for Windows Technical Documentation » DataKeeper » DataKeeper User Guide » Getting Started » One-to-One

This is a simple one source, one target configuration, mirroring Volume X across the network. In addition to providing a second physical copy of the data, DataKeeper also provides the ability to switch over the mirror which allows the data to become active on the…

Many-to-One

LifeKeeper for Windows Technical Documentation » DataKeeper » DataKeeper User Guide » Getting Started » Many-to-One

This configuration involves multiple source servers replicating one (or more) volumes to the same target system. In this configuration, each volume being replicated to the target server must have a unique drive letter. Note: This is actually two One-to-One…

Configuring LifeKeeper for Windows for Multibyte Language Encodings

LifeKeeper for Windows Technical Documentation » Configuration » Configuring LifeKeeper for Windows 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…

LifeKeeper Single Server Protection for Windows Release Notes

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

Release Notes Version 8.9.1 (Version 8 Update 9 Maintenance 1) Released January 10, 2023 !IMPORTANT: End of Support for 2008 R2 SIOS is ending support for Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise and DataCenter Editions on January 9,…

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 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 Microsoft Internet Information Services Recovery Kit Introduction

Application Recovery Kits » LifeKeeper Microsoft Internet Information Services Recovery Kit Introduction

The LifeKeeper Microsoft IIS Recovery Kit extends your LifeKeeper for Windows product by adding specific protection to Internet servers. The LifeKeeper Microsoft IIS Recovery Kit continuously monitors the health of your Internet servers, and if a problem arises,…

LifeKeeper Single Server Protection Heartbeat with VMware HA

LifeKeeper Single Server Protection for Windows 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…

Maintaining a LifeKeeper Single Server Protection Protected System

LifeKeeper Single Server Protection for Windows 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…

LifeKeeper Recovery Kit for Route 53™ Introduction

Application Recovery Kits » LifeKeeper 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…

Connecting To A Cluster

LifeKeeper for Windows Technical Documentation » User Guide » Common Tasks » Connecting To A Cluster

From the File Menu or the Global Toolbar, select Connect. In the Server Name field of the Cluster Connect Dialog, enter the name of a server within the cluster to which you want to connect. Note: If using an IPv6 address, this address will need to be enclosed…

Failed to Create Mirror

LifeKeeper for Windows Technical Documentation » DataKeeper » DataKeeper Troubleshooting » Known Issues and Workarounds » Failed to Create Mirror

User Interface – Failed to Create Mirror – Application Event Log Error/Message Logged in the Application Event Log: File: .\GuiThread.cpp Line: 3099 Attempt to connect to remote system REMOTESERVER failed with error 5. Please ensure that the local…

Connecting to a Server

LifeKeeper for Windows Technical Documentation » DataKeeper » DataKeeper User Guide » Setting Up SIOS DataKeeper » Connecting to a Server

Use this dialog to connect to the server of your choice. You may enter the IP address, system NetBIOS name or the full system domain name for the server. Click Connect to select it.

Overview of LifeKeeper for Windows Event Forwarding via SNMP

LifeKeeper for Windows Technical Documentation » Administration » Overview of LifeKeeper for Windows 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…

LifeKeeper for Windows Microsoft SQL Server Recovery Kit Introduction

Application Recovery Kits » LifeKeeper for Windows Microsoft SQL Server Recovery Kit Introduction

The LifeKeeper for Windows Microsoft SQL Server Recovery Kit software lets you tie the data integrity of Microsoft SQL-based databases to the increased availability provided by LifeKeeper for Windows. The LifeKeeper GUI allows you to easily create a SQL resource…

Installing and Configuring SQL Server with LifeKeeper for Windows

Application Recovery Kits » LifeKeeper for Windows Microsoft SQL Server Recovery Kit Introduction » SQL Server Installation » Installing and Configuring SQL Server with LifeKeeper for Windows

Proper operation of the LifeKeeper for Windows Microsoft SQL Server Recovery Kit depends upon correct setup of the hardware and software. This section provides general guidelines, configuration details and troubleshooting hints to help you administer Microsoft SQL…

Install and Configure LifeKeeper for Windows and Recovery Kits

Application Recovery Kits » LifeKeeper Microsoft Internet Information Services Recovery Kit Introduction » Installation » Install and Configure LifeKeeper for Windows and Recovery Kits

The next step is to install the LifeKeeper Core, which includes the IP Recovery Kit and Microsoft IIS Recovery Kit, on all servers. See the LifeKeeper for Windows Installation Guide for details on installing LifeKeeper for Windows. You must have the same version of…

Enabling VMware HA Integration with LifeKeeper Single Server Protection

LifeKeeper Single Server Protection for Windows Technical Documentation » Administration » Enabling VMware HA Integration with LifeKeeper Single Server Protection

By default LifeKeeper Single Server Protection integration with VMware HA is disabled when installed on a VMware VM. To enable integration requires the following steps: Installation of VMware tools in the LifeKeeper Single Server Protection VM. Edit…

Changing the Compression Level of an Existing Mirror

LifeKeeper for Windows Technical Documentation » DataKeeper » DataKeeper User Guide » Working With Mirrors » Changing the Compression Level of an Existing Mirror

The compression level of the mirror is set during mirror creation and applies to that specific mirror only. To change the compression level of an existing the mirror, edit the properties of the mirror from within the DataKeeper GUI. Select the mirror and click on…