The LifeKeeper GUI enables you to create a resource hierarchy on one server and extend that hierarchy to one or more backup servers. LifeKeeper for Windows then automatically builds the designated hierarchies on all servers specified. LifeKeeper for Windows maintains hierarchy information in a database on each server. If you use the command line interface, you must explicitly define the hierarchy on each server.
After you create the resource hierarchy, LifeKeeper for Windows manages the stopping and starting of the resources within the hierarchy. The following topics provide background for hierarchy definition tasks: