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AWS Direct Connect Quick Start Guide

Quick Start Guides » AWS Direct Connect Quick Start Guide

Objective Starting in v9.2, LifeKeeper supports a connection from an on-premises environment using AWS Direct Connect to HA cluster nodes in Amazon VPC. Connection from other VPC through VPC peer connection is also supported. This allows you to use services protected…

AWS Direct Connect Preparations

Quick Start Guides » AWS Direct Connect Quick Start Guide » AWS Direct Connect Setup Procedure » AWS Direct Connect Preparations

Create an environment that satisfies Requirements. Install LifeKeeper on each instance and create a communication path between Node1 and Node2. Confirm that you can access from your on-premises environment or other VPC environment to ENI’s private address…

AWS Direct Connect Requirements

Quick Start Guides » AWS Direct Connect Quick Start Guide » AWS Direct Connect Requirements

The following is a summary of requirements that should be met for an AWS environment and instances created on it. Requirements for AWS Environment Create a base environment on AWS to provide services. The requirements for using this configuration are as…

AWS Direct Connect Setup Procedure

Quick Start Guides » AWS Direct Connect Quick Start Guide » AWS Direct Connect Setup Procedure

This section describes the general procedure to setup the environment shown below.

AWS VPC Peering Connections Quick Start Guide

Quick Start Guides » AWS VPC Peering Connections Quick Start Guide

Objective This document descries the requirements and basic operations for building connections among VPCs with LifeKeeper for Linux v9.3.1. You can also build HA clusters in the AWS environment using the existing Recovery Kit for EC 2; however, you cannot connect…

Quick Start Guides

Quick Start Guides

AWS Direct Connect Quick Start Guide Protection Suite for Linux in the AWS Cloud (SAP) SAP HANA Recovery Kit Chef Support Documentation AWS VPC Peering Connections Quick Start Guide DataKeeper for Linux Evaluation Guide MySQL Cluster with Data Replication…

Creating Direct Connect Resources

Quick Start Guides » AWS Direct Connect Quick Start Guide » AWS Direct Connect Setup Procedure » Creating Direct Connect Resources

Creating an IP Resource Create an IP resource: not a virtual IP resource but a real IP resource (Note: resource for a primary IP address configured for NIC). Specify an ENI private IP address when creating a resource. Also, specify an ENI private IP address for…

Considerations for Settings and Operations in AWS Direct Connect

Quick Start Guides » AWS Direct Connect Quick Start Guide » Considerations for Settings and Operations in AWS Direct Connect

Considering the Use of LifeKeeper I-O Fencing Since the shared disk environment cannot be used in an AWS environment, you cannot use SCSI reservations to prevent a split-brain. IP resources may cause a split-brain as it uses the real IP resource with different IP…

AWS VPC Peering Requirements for AWS Environment

Quick Start Guides » AWS VPC Peering Connections Quick Start Guide » AWS VPC Peering Connections Requirements » AWS VPC Peering Requirements for AWS Environment

You need to install the same version of LifeKeeper software and patches on each server. The Application Recovery Kit (ARK) required for this configuration is shown below. For the specific LifeKeeper requirements, please refer to: SPS for Linux Technical Documentation…

Cluster Connect Dialog

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » LifeKeeper » User Guide » Using LifeKeeper for Linux » Common Tasks » Cluster Connect Dialog

Server Name. The name of the server to which you want to connect. Login. The login name of a user with LifeKeeper authorization on the server to which you want to connect. Password. The password that authorizes the specified login on the server to which you want…

Other AWS VPC Requirements

Quick Start Guides » AWS VPC Peering Connections Quick Start Guide » AWS VPC Peering Connections Requirements » Other AWS VPC Requirements

Requirements for using this service from other VPCs are as follows: Clients using the service should be able to resolve names of the hosts that are protected by Route53 resources. Clients using the service should access with the host name protected by Route53…

Configuration 2 – Direct Mounts

Application Recovery Kits » WebSphere MQ Recovery Kit Administration Guide » WebSphere MQ Configuration Considerations » MQ Configuration Requirements » MQ Supported File System Layouts » Configuration 2 – Direct Mounts

In this configuration, the QMDIR and the QMLOGDIR directories are located on shared storage. This requires two dedicated LUNS or partitions or the use of LVM for each queue manager. If LVM is used, two logical volumes from the same LUN can be created and separately…

AWS VPC Peering Connections Requirements

Quick Start Guides » AWS VPC Peering Connections Quick Start Guide » AWS VPC Peering Connections 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…

AWS VPC Peering Setup Procedure

Quick Start Guides » AWS VPC Peering Connections Quick Start Guide » AWS VPC Peering Setup Procedure

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 Node2’).…

Related LifeKeeper Resources for AWS VPC Peering

Quick Start Guides » AWS VPC Peering Connections Quick Start Guide » Related LifeKeeper Resources for AWS VPC Peering

Route53 Resource Summary When switchover occurs, it is necessary to update Amazon Route 53 DNS information in order to continue to secure the connection to the service. This feature is provided in Route53 resources. When the status of Route53 resource becomes “In…

Install, Configure, and Start PostgreSQL

Quick Start Guides » PostgreSQL Cluster with Shared Storage (ISCSI) » Install, Configure, and Start PostgreSQL

Primary Server On your Primary server, perform the following actions: Install both the “postgresql-server” and “postgresql” rpm packages if they do not exist on your system. Apply any required dependencies as well # yum install postgresql…

Install, Configure, and Start MySQL

Quick Start Guides » MySQL Cluster with Data Replication (“Shared Nothing” Cluster) » Install, Configure, and Start MySQL

Primary Server On your Primary server, perform the following actions: Install both the “mysql” and “mysql-server” rpm packages if they do not exist on your system. Apply any required dependencies as well # yum install mysql mysql-server Verify…

Quick Service Protection Kit Message Catalog

Search for an Error Code » Combined Message Catalog » Quick Service Protection Kit Message Catalog

Use Control F to search for a specific error code in each catalog. To search for any error code, select the Search button at the top right of the screen. …

Quick Service Protection (QSP) Recovery Kit

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » LifeKeeper » LifeKeeper Administration Overview » Administrator Tasks » Creating Resource Hierarchies » Quick Service Protection (QSP) Recovery Kit

The QSP Recovery Kit provides a simplified method to protect the OS service. With the QSP Recovery Kit users can easily create a LifeKeeper resource instance to protect an OS service provided that service can be started and stopped by the OS service command or the…

Quick Service Protection (QSP) Recovery Kit

LifeKeeper Single Server Protection for Linux Technical Documentation » Administration » Quick Service Protection (QSP) Recovery Kit

The QSP Recovery Kit provides a simplified method to protect the OS service. With the QSP Recovery Kit users can easily create a LifeKeeper resource instance to protect an OS service provided that service can be started and stopped by the OS service command. The…

Install, Configure, and Start MySQL – Apache

Quick Start Guides » Apache/MySQL Cluster Using Both Shared and Replicated Storage » Install, Configure, and Start MySQL – Apache

Primary Server On your Primary server, perform the following actions: Install both the “mysql” and “mysql-server” rpm packages if they do not exist on your system. Apply any required dependencies as well # yum install mysql mysql-server Verify…

Considerations for Settings and Operations in AWS VPC Peering

Quick Start Guides » AWS VPC Peering Connections Quick Start Guide » Considerations for Settings and Operations in AWS VPC Peering

Considering the Use of LifeKeeper I-O Fencing – AWS VPC Peering

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux in the AWS Cloud (SAP)

Quick Start Guides » SIOS Protection Suite for Linux in the AWS Cloud (SAP)

Overview This document will guide the user during SIOS Protection Suite for Linux installation (SPS). Follow the quick decision matrix to understand how to install SPS for SAP environment. Note: The link above is provided here so it can be…

Considering the Use of LifeKeeper I-O Fencing – AWS VPC Peering

Quick Start Guides » AWS VPC Peering Connections Quick Start Guide » Considerations for Settings and Operations in AWS VPC Peering » Considering the Use of LifeKeeper I-O Fencing – AWS VPC Peering

Since the shared disk environment cannot be used in AWS environment, you cannot use SCSI reservations to prevent a split-brain. Also, IP resource may cause the split-brain as it uses the real IP resource with different IP addresses for each node. For this reason,…

Additional Resources

Quick Start Guides » SIOS Protection Suite for Linux in the AWS Cloud (SAP) » Switchover and Failover Testing » Additional Resources

AWS services Amazon EC2 https://aws.amazon.com/documentation/ec2/ AWS CloudFormation https://aws.amazon.com/documentation/cloudformation/ Amazon VPC https://aws.amazon.com/documentation/vpc/ SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Step-By-Step: How to configure…

Additional Steps to Configure SAP on SPS

Quick Start Guides » SIOS Protection Suite for Linux in the AWS Cloud (SAP) » Additional Steps to Configure SAP on SPS

Follow the steps below to configure SAP on SPS. Step 1. Test the Deployment To connect to the SPS-L nodes, you need to connect to Windows jumpbox. To connect to a Windows machine, you need to connect to remote desktop terminal. In AWS console, select the windows…

Route53 Parameters List

Parameters List » Route53 Parameters List

The table below lists and explains the tunable values that are available for modifying the behavior of the Route53 Recovery Kit. These values are set by adding the /etc/default/LifeKeeper configuration file. Because none of the components of the Route53 Recovery Kit…

EC2 Parameters List

Parameters List » EC2 Parameters List

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

Route53 Recovery Kit Requirements

Application Recovery Kits » Route53 Recovery Kit Administration Guide » Route53 Recovery Kit Requirements

Prior to installing and configuring the Route53 Recovery Kit, be sure your configuration meets the following requirements. AWS Command Line Interface (AWS CLI) must be installed on all EC 2 instances. Refer to Installing AWS Command Line Interface” for…

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 Requirements Before…

MQ Parameters List

Parameters List » MQ Parameters List

The table below lists and explains names and meanings of the MQ parameters. These values are tuned by editing the /etc/default/LifeKeeper configuration file. Parameter Name Meaning Setting Value Default Value When to Apply Notes…

Changing LifeKeeper WebSphere MQ Recovery Kit Defaults

Application Recovery Kits » WebSphere MQ Recovery Kit Administration Guide » LifeKeeper Configuration Tasks for MQ » Editing MQ Configuration Resource Properties » Changing LifeKeeper WebSphere MQ Recovery Kit Defaults

The IBM WebSphere MQ Recovery Kit uses a number of default values which can be tuned and modified if you have problems with the default settings. The default settings should be sufficient for most environments. If you have problems with timeouts you can use the…

EC2 Resource Monitoring and Configuration

Application Recovery Kits » Recovery Kit for EC2 Administration Guide » Recovery Kit for EC2 Configuration » EC2 Resource Monitoring and Configuration

Route Table scenario (Backend Cluster): The recovery kit uses AWS CLI to perform the monitoring of the Route Table settings to enable an access from clients within the VPC to the protected IP resources. The recovery kit ensures that the target of the IP resources for…

How to Make Existing Resources Support an IAM Role

Application Recovery Kits » Recovery Kit for EC2 Administration Guide » How to Make Existing Resources Support an IAM Role

Stating with v9.2.2 LifeKeeper supports the use of an IAM role Prior to v9.2.2, it was necessary to enter the AWS access key (access key ID and secret access key) when creating EC2 and Route53 resources, but if you create these resources after granting access privilege…

Application Configuration

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » LifeKeeper » Installation and Configuration » Application Configuration

Item Description Database Initialization Files The initialization files for databases need to be either on a shared device and symbolically linked to specified locations in the local file system or kept on separate systems and manually…

Starting and Stopping the GUI Server

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » LifeKeeper » User Guide » Using LifeKeeper for Linux » GUI » Preparing to Run the GUI » Starting and Stopping the GUI Server

To Start the LifeKeeper GUI Server If the LifeKeeper GUI Server is not running, type the following command as root: /opt/LifeKeeper/bin/lkGUIserver start This command starts all LifeKeeper GUI Server daemon processes on the server being administered if they are not…

Software RAID Notes and Restrictions

Application Recovery Kits » MD Recovery Kit Administration Guide » Software RAID (md) Recovery Kit Overview » Software RAID Notes and Restrictions

The following notes and restrictions apply to this version of the Software RAID Recovery Kit. Activating Virtual Devices During Boot Up Virtual devices on shared storage should not be activated during system boot-up. Persistent Superblock All virtual devices must…

SPS Configuration Steps

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » LifeKeeper » Installation and Configuration » SPS Configuration Steps

If you have installed your SPS environment as described in the SPS Installation Guide, you should be ready to start and configure the SPS software on each server in your cluster. Follow the steps below which contain links to topics with additional details. Perform…

Route53 Recovery Kit Administration Guide

Application Recovery Kits » Route53 Recovery Kit Administration Guide

Route53 Recovery Kit provides a mechanism for updating Amazon Route 53 DNS information corresponding to a virtual IP address and an actual IP address information of IP resources that are in dependency relation when switching to a failed primary server to a backup…

Postfix Resource In-Service / Out-of-Service / Health Monitoring Error Messages

Application Recovery Kits » Postfix Recovery Kit Administration Guide » Postfix Troubleshooting » Postfix Resource In-Service / Out-of-Service / Health Monitoring Error Messages

Error Error Message Master process of postfix is not running The master process of Postfix is not running. Please check the Postfix error log. Failed in a check by postfix command Postfix command check option has failed.…

Connecting Servers to a Cluster

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » LifeKeeper » User Guide » Using LifeKeeper for Linux » Common Tasks » Connecting Servers to a Cluster

There are two possible ways to begin. On the Global Toolbar, click the Connect button. On the File Menu, click 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…

GUI – Known Issues / Restrictions

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » LifeKeeper » Troubleshooting » Known Issues and Restrictions » GUI – Known Issues / Restrictions

Description GUI login prompt may not re-appear when reconnecting via a web browser after exiting the GUI When you exit or disconnect from the GUI applet and then try to reconnect from the same web browser session, the login prompt may not…

PostgreSQL General Tips

Application Recovery Kits » PostgreSQL Recovery Kit Administration Guide » PostgreSQL Troubleshooting » PostgreSQL General Tips

The following error messages and conditions may be encountered while using the recovery kit. Error Solution Unable to protect PostgreSQL database using the same port as another LK protected PostgreSQL database. Verify the version of…

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…

File Menu

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » LifeKeeper » User Guide » Using LifeKeeper for Linux » GUI » Menus » File Menu

Connect. Connect to a LifeKeeper cluster. Connection to each server in the LifeKeeper cluster requires login authentication on that server. Exit. Disconnect from all servers and close the GUI window.

Storage Mode

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » LifeKeeper » Installation and Configuration » LifeKeeper I/O Fencing Introduction » Quorum/Witness » Storage Mode

With this mode each node writes information about itself to a shared storage device on a regular basis and periodically reads the information written by the other nodes. A cluster is considered to have quorum consensus when each node is able to access the shared…

Client Configuration Considerations for MySQL

Application Recovery Kits » MySQL Recovery Kit Administration Guide » MySQL Recovery Kit Configuration » Client Configuration Considerations for MySQL

Following are some configuration considerations for MySQL database clients: If clients will connect from remote hosts, create an IP address under LifeKeeper to be used for client connections. Clients must be configured to connect to the database server through a…

OSU Resource Monitoring

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » LifeKeeper » Installation and Configuration » Standby Node Health Check » OSU Resource Monitoring

For each out-of-service (OSU) resource, lkcheck periodically calls the OSUquickCheck script for the resource. The OSUquickCheck script performs a quick health check for the resource. If it determines that the resource cannot start successfully, it changes the state of…

Using External Snapshot Functions for Disks and Devices Protected by DataKeeper

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » DataKeeper » Using External Snapshot Functions for Disks and Devices Protected by DataKeeper

Full synchronization is required when using a snapshot process to restore data to a disk or device that is actively protected by DataKeeper. Snapshot capability referred to in this document includes: Snapshots provided by cloud environment services such as…

MQ Recovery Kit Features

Application Recovery Kits » WebSphere MQ Recovery Kit Administration Guide » WebSphere MQ Recovery Kit Overview » MQ Recovery Kit Features

The WebSphere MQ Recovery Kit provides the following features: Supports mult-instance Queue Managers (queue managers created with multiple versions of MQ software) Supports Active/Active configurations Supports LINEAR and CIRCULAR logging (detected…

LifeKeeper Core – Known Issues / Restrictions

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » LifeKeeper » Troubleshooting » Known Issues and Restrictions » LifeKeeper Core – Known Issues / Restrictions

Description On SLES 15, LifeKeeper logging may not appear in the LifeKeeper log file following a log rotation If logrotate is run on the command line or if a background log rotation occurs due to the size of the log, LifeKeeper will stop…

Oracle Known Issues and Restrictions

Application Recovery Kits » Oracle Recovery Kit Administration Guide » Oracle Troubleshooting » Oracle Known Issues and Restrictions

Control File Switchover Failu If the $ORACLE_HOME directory does not recover, the database control files may not be set up properly. For automatic switchover, the control files need to be configured on a shared device during the database creation. If you keep the…

SMC Troubleshooting

LifeKeeper Single Server Protection for Linux Technical Documentation » Troubleshooting » SMC Troubleshooting

See below for troubleshooting hints and tips. LifeKeeper Single Server Protection monitored guest virtual machines must have VMware Tools installed. LifeKeeper Single Server Protection is unable to completely connect to virtual machines that do not…

Quorum Parameters List

Parameters List » Quorum Parameters List

The table below lists the Quorum parameters. These values are tuned by editing the /etc/default/LifeKeeper configuration file. Parameter Name Meaning Setting Value Default Value When to Apply Notes QUORUM_MODE Specifies…

Install the PostgreSQL Software

Application Recovery Kits » PostgreSQL Recovery Kit Administration Guide » PostgreSQL Installation » Install the PostgreSQL Software

Install the PostgreSQL software on all servers in the cluster using identical parameters/settings. Refer to the PostgreSQL Administration Guide for details. The following are additional recommendations and reminders to ensure that LifeKeeper will work with…

tcp_remote Mode

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » LifeKeeper » Installation and Configuration » LifeKeeper I/O Fencing Introduction » Quorum/Witness » tcp_remote Mode

In this setting Quorum is determined by checking the ability to connect to TCP/IP services on remote hosts. Connections are done via TCP/IP to a specific port on a host and are done independent of any of the defined communication paths. Being able to connect to the…

Standby Node Health Check

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » LifeKeeper » Installation and Configuration » Standby Node Health Check

Overview The Standby Node Health Check feature allows you to monitor CPU and memory utilization on the standby node and monitor the health of out-of-service resources to detect errors on the standby node. This allows for issues to be resolved in advance, reducing the…

Running the GUI on a LifeKeeper Server

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » LifeKeeper » User Guide » Using LifeKeeper for Linux » GUI » Preparing to Run the GUI » Running the GUI on a LifeKeeper Server

The simplest way to run the LifeKeeper GUI is as an application on a LifeKeeper server. By doing so you are, in effect, running the GUI client and server on the same system. After configuring the LifeKeeper server for GUI Administration, you can run the GUI as an…

Configure the Cluster

Quick Start Guides » MySQL Cluster with Data Replication (“Shared Nothing” Cluster) » Configure the Cluster

Primary Server Complete the following steps on the primary server to configure the cluster: Create TCP Communication (Comm) Path(s) Verify the Communication (Comm) Path(s) Before you begin, SIOS recommends at least two TCP communications paths between each server…

MQ Supported File System Layouts

Application Recovery Kits » WebSphere MQ Recovery Kit Administration Guide » WebSphere MQ Configuration Considerations » MQ Configuration Requirements » MQ Supported File System Layouts

Depending on your shared storage system and the file system layout, there are three different supported configurations. They differ in the file system layout. The following section describes the supported file system layouts. Configuration 1 – /var/mqm on Shared…

LifeKeeper GUI – Overview

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » LifeKeeper » User Guide » Using LifeKeeper for Linux » GUI » Preparing to Run the GUI » LifeKeeper GUI – Overview

The LifeKeeper GUI uses Java technology to provide a graphical status interface to LifeKeeper and its configuration data. Since the LifeKeeper GUI is a client/server application, a user will run the graphical user interface on a client system in order to monitor or…

GUI Toolbar

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » LifeKeeper » User Guide » Using LifeKeeper for Linux » GUI » Toolbars » GUI Toolbar

This toolbar is a combination of the default server and resource context toolbars which are displayed on the properties panel except that you must select a server and possibly a resource when you invoke actions from this toolbar. Connect. Connect…

Specific Configuration Considerations for Oracle

Application Recovery Kits » Oracle Recovery Kit Administration Guide » Configuring Oracle with LifeKeeper » Specific Configuration Considerations for Oracle

*If you plan to use Oracle with Raw I/O, the Raw I/O devices must be properly set up prior to use. See the Appendix for instructions. (Raw I/O is not an option for LifeKeeper Single Server Protection.) Before configuring the Oracle Recovery Kit, complete the following…

Password Dialog

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » LifeKeeper » User Guide » Dialogs » Password Dialog

This dialog is displayed if the initial login name or password entered in the Cluster Connect dialog is invalid. Login. The login name of a user with LifeKeeper authorization on the specified server. Password. The password that authorizes the specified login on…

Configure the Cluster – PostgreSQL

Quick Start Guides » PostgreSQL Cluster with Shared Storage (ISCSI) » Configure the Cluster – PostgreSQL

Primary Server Complete the following steps on the primary server to configure the cluster: Create TCP Communication (Comm) Path(s) Verify the Communication (Comm) Path(s) Before you begin, SIOS recommends at least two TCP communications paths between each server…

Active/Active Configuration with Shared Storage

Application Recovery Kits » WebSphere MQ Recovery Kit Administration Guide » WebSphere MQ Configuration Considerations » MQ Configuration Requirements » WebSphere MQ Configuration Examples » Active/Active Configuration with Shared Storage

In the Active/Active configuration below, both Node1 and Node2 are primary LifeKeeper servers for WebSphere MQ resources. Each server is also the backup server for the other. In this example, Node1 protects the shared storage array for queue manager QMGR1. Node2…

Active/Active Configuration with NAS Storage

Application Recovery Kits » WebSphere MQ Recovery Kit Administration Guide » WebSphere MQ Configuration Considerations » MQ Configuration Requirements » WebSphere MQ Configuration Examples » Active/Active Configuration with NAS Storage

In the Active/Active configuration below, both Node1 and Node2 are primary LifeKeeper servers for WebSphere MQ resources. Each server is also the backup server for the other. In this example, Node1 protects the NFS mount for queue manager QMGR1. Node2 protects the NFS…

Configure the Cluster – DK for Linux

Quick Start Guides » DataKeeper for Linux Evaluation Guide » Configure the Cluster – DK for Linux

Primary Server Complete the following steps on the primary server to configure the cluster: Create TCP Communication (Comm) Path(s) Verify the Communication (Comm) Path(s) Before you begin, SIOS recommends at least two TCP communications paths between each…

Message Bar

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » LifeKeeper » User Guide » Using LifeKeeper for Linux » Message Bar

The message bar appears beneath the status window. It is used for displaying messages in a single text line. Message such as “Connecting to Server X” or “Failure to connect to Server X” might be displayed. To hide the message bar, clear the…

MQ Error Messages

Application Recovery Kits » WebSphere MQ Recovery Kit Administration Guide » WebSphre MQ Troubleshooting » MQ Error Messages

This section provides a list of messages that you may encounter with the use of the SPS MQ Recovery Kit. Where appropriate, it provides an additional explanation of the cause of an error and necessary action to resolve the error condition. Because the MQ Recovery Kit…

Running the GUI on a Remote System

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » LifeKeeper » User Guide » Using LifeKeeper for Linux » GUI » Preparing to Run the GUI » Running the GUI on a Remote System

You may administer LifeKeeper from a Linux, Unix or Windows system outside the LifeKeeper cluster by running the LifeKeeper GUI as a Java applet. Configuring and running the GUI in this environment is described below. Configuring the GUI on a Remote System In order…

Common Tasks

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » LifeKeeper » User Guide » Using LifeKeeper for Linux » Common Tasks

The following are basic tasks that can be performed by any user. ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Starting LifeKeeper Stopping LifeKeeper Viewing…

Sybase ASE Recovery Kit Overview

Application Recovery Kits » Sybase ASE Recovery Kit Administration Guide » Sybase ASE Recovery Kit Overview

The SIOS Protection Suite (SPS) for Linux Sybase ASE Recovery Kit provides a mechanism for protecting Sybase ASE Server instances within SPS. The Sybase ASE software, LifeKeeper Core and Sybase ASE Recovery Kit are installed on two or more servers in a cluster. Once…

inqfail error in the LifeKeeper Log

Application Recovery Kits » Oracle Recovery Kit Administration Guide » Oracle Troubleshooting » Oracle Known Issues and Restrictions » inqfail error in the LifeKeeper Log

If an inqfail error appears in your LifeKeeper error log following a failover, you will need to change the filesystemio setting. Note: The disk id and server name will be different for each configuration. To resolve this problem, you will need to change the setting…

Running Multiple Instances of Samba

Application Recovery Kits » Samba Recovery Kit Administration Guide » Configuring Samba with LifeKeeper » Running Multiple Instances of Samba

Running multiple instances of Samba in a LifeKeeper cluster introduces additional configuration requirements and restrictions. The following Samba configuration scenarios may involve multiple instances of Samba: Active/Standby configuration with multiple LifeKeeper…

Configure the Cluster – Apache

Quick Start Guides » Apache/MySQL Cluster Using Both Shared and Replicated Storage » Configure the Cluster – Apache

Primary Server Complete the following steps on the primary server to configure the cluster: Create TCP Communication (Comm) Path(s) Verify the Communication (Comm) Path(s) Before you begin, SIOS recommends at least two TCP communications paths between each server…

Restore

Application Recovery Kits » Samba Recovery Kit Administration Guide » Samba Troubleshooting » Restore

Error Number Error Message Description 109027 Failed start of smbd as daemon process. The attempt to start smbd as a daemon failed. Check the Samba log files for additional information. 109028 Failed start of nmbd…

Appendix C – WebSphere MQ Configuration Sheet

Application Recovery Kits » WebSphere MQ Recovery Kit Administration Guide » Appendix C – WebSphere MQ Configuration Sheet

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Verifying Installation

LifeKeeper Single Server Protection for Linux Technical Documentation » Intergration with VMware HA » SteelEye Management Console » Verifying Installation

The SteelEye Management Console installation can be verified by connecting, via a web browser, to https:/// which should show a page indicating that the SMC services are available. *Note: It is normal to receive a security warning since the SMC uses a self-signed SSL…

Starting LifeKeeper

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » LifeKeeper » User Guide » Using LifeKeeper for Linux » Common Tasks » Starting LifeKeeper

All SPS software is installed in the directory /opt/LifeKeeper. When you have completed all of the verification tasks, you are ready to start LifeKeeper on both servers. This section provides information for starting the LifeKeeper server daemon processes. The…

EC2 Principles of Operation

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

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 IP…

SAP MaxDB Recovery Kit Overview

Application Recovery Kits » SAP MaxDB Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SAP MaxDB Recovery Kit Overview

The SPS for Linux SAP DB / Max DB Recovery Kit provides a mechanism for protecting SAP DB instances within SPS. The SAP DB software, SPS Core and SAP DB / Max DB Recovery Kit are installed on two or more servers in a cluster. Once the SAP DB database instance is under…

Test Your Environment – Apache

Quick Start Guides » Apache/MySQL Cluster Using Both Shared and Replicated Storage » Test Your Environment – Apache

The following test scenarios have been included to guide you as you get started evaluating SIOS Protection Suite for Linux. Before beginning these tests, make sure the data replication resources are in the mirroring state. *Note: For these test examples, the Primary…

Active/Standby Configuration with /var/mqm on Shared Storage

Application Recovery Kits » WebSphere MQ Recovery Kit Administration Guide » WebSphere MQ Configuration Considerations » MQ Configuration Requirements » WebSphere MQ Configuration Examples » Active/Standby Configuration with /var/mqm on Shared Storage

In the Active/Standby configuration, Node1 is the primary LifeKeeper server. It protects the WebSphere MQ queue managers. All storage resides on a shared array between the cluster servers. While Node2 may be handling other applications/services, it acts only as a…

Updating the Oracle Listener Protection Level

Application Recovery Kits » Oracle Recovery Kit Administration Guide » Oracle Appendix » Creating an Oracle Listener for Multiple Resources » Updating the Oracle Listener Protection Level

Select a resource and then the button from the Resource toolbar to update the protection level of the resource. Enter the following information. Field Tips Listener Protection Level Select one of the following: Full Control…

EC2 User System Setup

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

SAP DB / MaxDB Resource Hierarchy

Application Recovery Kits » SAP MaxDB Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SAP MaxDB Recovery Kit Overview » SAP DB / MaxDB Resource Hierarchy

The following example shows a typical SAP DB / MaxDB resource hierarchy: The dependencies in the above example correspond to the following protected resources: Resource SAP DB Software Component LKIP.EXAMPLE.COM protects the…

IP Recovery Kit Administration Guide

Application Recovery Kits » IP Recovery Kit Administration Guide

The SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Internet Protocol (IP) Recovery Kit provides a mechanism to recover an IP address from a failed primary server to a backup server in a LifeKeeper environment. The IP Recovery Kit can define an IP address that can be used to connect…

Changing the Listener Port

Application Recovery Kits » WebSphere MQ Recovery Kit Administration Guide » WebSphere MQ Configuration Considerations » MQ Configuration Requirements » MQ Configuration Changes After Resource Creation » Changing the Listener Port

To change the listener port of a queue manager, follow these steps: Alter the listener object in runmqsc then stop and start the listener: su – MQUSER runmqsc QUEUE.MANAGER.NAME alter LISTENER(SYSTEM.DEFAULT.LISTENER.TCP) TRPTYPE(TCP)…

Samba Configuration Examples

Application Recovery Kits » Samba Recovery Kit Administration Guide » Configuring Samba with LifeKeeper » Samba Configuration Examples

This section contains definitions and examples of typical Samba configurations. Each example includes the configuration file entries that apply to LifeKeeper. Configuration 1:Active/Standby Configuration In the Active/Standby configuration, ServerA is the primary…

Recovering After a Failover

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » LifeKeeper » User Guide » Using LifeKeeper for Linux » Maintenance Tasks » Recovering After a Failover

After LifeKeeper performs a failover recovery from a primary server (Server A) to a backup server (Server B), perform the following steps: Review logs. When LifeKeeper on Server B performs a failover recovery from Server A, status messages are displayed during the…

Active/Standby Configuration with NAS Storage

Application Recovery Kits » WebSphere MQ Recovery Kit Administration Guide » WebSphere MQ Configuration Considerations » MQ Configuration Requirements » WebSphere MQ Configuration Examples » Active/Standby Configuration with NAS Storage

In the Active/Standby configuration, Node1 is the primary LifeKeeper server. It protects the WebSphere MQ queue managers. All storage resides on a NAS server with the IP 10.0.0.100. While Node2 may be handling other applications/services, it acts only as a backup for…

Browser Security Parameters for GUI Applet

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » LifeKeeper » User Guide » Using LifeKeeper for Linux » GUI » Preparing to Run the GUI » Browser Security Parameters for GUI Applet

!WARNING: Be careful of other sites you visit with security set to low values. Firefox From the Edit menu, select Preferences. In the Preferences dialog box, select Content. Select the Enable Java and Enable Java Script options. Click Close. Internet…

MQ Configuration Requirements

Application Recovery Kits » WebSphere MQ Recovery Kit Administration Guide » WebSphere MQ Configuration Considerations » MQ Configuration Requirements

The section Configuring WebSphere MQ for Use with LifeKeeper contains a process for protecting a queue manager with LifeKeeper. In general, the following requirements must be met to successfully configure a WebSphere MQ queue manager with LifeKeeper: Configure…

Performing a Manual Switchover from the LifeKeeper GUI

Application Recovery Kits » PostgreSQL Recovery Kit Administration Guide » PostgreSQL Administration » Performing a Manual Switchover from the LifeKeeper GUI

You can initiate a manual switchover from the LifeKeeper GUI by selecting Edit, Resource, and In Service. For example, an in-service request executed on a backup server causes the PostgreSQL resource hierarchy to be placed in service on the backup server and taken…

LifeKeeper Core

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » LifeKeeper » SIOS LifeKeeper for Linux Introduction » LifeKeeper Core

LifeKeeper Core is composed of four major components: LifeKeeper Core Software File System, Generic Application, Raw I/O and IP Recovery Kit Software LifeKeeper GUI Software LifeKeeper Man Pages LifeKeeper Core Software The LifeKeeper Core Software…

Postfix Configuration Validation

Application Recovery Kits » Postfix Recovery Kit Administration Guide » Postfix Configuration Validation

This section shows a method to check the systems by using the Typical LifeKeeper Postfix Environment 1 as an example before you start to create resources in LifeKeeper. Postfix Configuration Validation Steps Postfix Configuration The Postfix configuration files…

Enable/Disable Listener Protection

Application Recovery Kits » WebSphere MQ Recovery Kit Administration Guide » LifeKeeper Configuration Tasks for MQ » Editing MQ Configuration Resource Properties » Enable/Disable Listener Protection

GUI First navigate to the WebSphere MQ Resource Properties Panel or the Resource Context Menu described above. The resource must be in service to modify the Listener Protection value. Then click on Listener Protection Configuration icon or menu item. The following…

PostgreSQL Resource Hierarchy

Application Recovery Kits » PostgreSQL Recovery Kit Administration Guide » PostgreSQL Resource Hierarchy

The following example shows a typical PostgreSQL resource hierarchy: The dependencies in the above example correspond to the following protected resources: Resource PostgreSQL Software Component LKIP.EXAMPLE.COM Protects the switchable…

Maintenance Mode

Application Recovery Kits » SAP Recovery Kit Administration Guide » Maintenance Mode

Maintaining a LifeKeeper Protected System When performing shutdown and maintenance on a LifeKeeper-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…