LifeKeeper for Windows Administration Overview
LifeKeeper for Windows provides two administration interface options:
- LifeKeeper GUI
- LifeKeeper command line interface
The LifeKeeper GUI is used for the following tasks which are listed in the typical sequence for configuring LifeKeeper for Windows.
- Communication path definition. You must define the communication paths you want to use before you define any other resource instances or hierarchies in LifeKeeper. This can be done using the Edit menu or the Create Comm Path icon on the GUI toolbar.
- Resource definition. As you install recovery kits, the resource types supported by those kits appear in the Create Resource Hierarchy dialog box. For most recovery kits, the necessary dependencies will be created automatically.
- Monitoring. The LifeKeeper GUI’s status display provides a visual status of resources protected by LifeKeeper for Windows on the connected servers. In addition, LifeKeeper for Windows maintains log files which you can view through the GUI.
- Manual intervention. You may need to stop servers or specific resources for maintenance or other administrative actions. The LifeKeeper GUI provides menu functions that allow you to bring specific resources in and out of service. Once applications have been placed under LifeKeeper for Windows protection, they should be started and stopped only through LifeKeeper for Windows.
For initial step-by-step configuration instructions, see LifeKeeper for Windows Configuration Steps.