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 hardware and software.

Hardware Requirements

  • Servers – LifeKeeper for Linux supported servers configured in accordance with the requirements described in SIOS Protection Suite Installation Guide and SPS for Linux Release Notes.
  • IP Network Interface Cards – Each server requires at least one Ethernet TCP/IP-supported network interface card. Remember, however, that a LifeKeeper cluster requires two communications paths; two separate LAN-based communication paths using dual independent sub-nets are recommended for heartbeats, and at least one of these should be configured as a private network. Using a combination of TCP and TTY heartbeats is also supported.

Software Requirements

  • TCP/IP software – Each server in your LifeKeeper configuration requires TCP/IP software.
  • IBM software – Please refer to SPS for Linux Release Notes for specific DB2 version requirements on certain Linux distributions and hardware architectures.
  • LifeKeeper Software – It is imperative that you install the same version of the LifeKeeper software and apply the same versions of the LifeKeeper software patches to each server in your cluster.
  • LifeKeeper for Linux DB2 Recovery Kit – The DB2 Recovery Kit is provided on a CD. It is packaged, installed and removed via the Red Hat Package Manager, rpm. The following rpm file is supplied on the LifeKeeper for Linux DB2 Recovery Kit CD:

steeleye-lkDB2

Please see SIOS Protection Suite Installation Guide for specific instructions on the installation and removal of the LifeKeeper for Linux software.

  • LifeKeeper for Linux NFS Recovery Kit-required for use of DB2 EEE and multiple partition ESE deployments. This recovery kit is provided on CD in the steeleye-lkNFS package.

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