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LVM – Known Issues / Restrictions

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

Description Important reminder about DataKeeper for Linux asynchronous mode in an LVM over DataKeepr configuration Kernel panics may occur in configurations were LVM resources sit above multiple asynchronous mirrors. In these configurations data…

Known Issues and Restrictions

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

Included below are the restrictions or known issues open against LifeKeeper for Linux, broken down by functional area. Product Incompatibility Known Issue / Restriction Installation Known Issues / Restrictions LifeKeeper Core Known Issues / Restrictions Internet/IP…

Apache – Known Issues / Restrictions

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

Description Apache Kit does not support IPv6; doesn’t indentify IPv6 in httpd.conf Any IPv6 addresses assigned to the ‘Listen’ directive entry in the httpd.conf file will cause problems. Solution: Until there is support for IPv6 in…

Oracle – Known Issues / Restrictions

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

Description The Oracle Recovery Kit does not include support for Connection Manager and Oracle Names features The LifeKeeper Oracle Recovery Kit does not include support for the following Oracle Net features of Oracle: Oracle Connection Manager, a…

DMMP – Known Issues / Restrictions

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

Description DMMP: Write issued on standby server can hang If a write is issued to a DMMP device that is reserved on another server, then the IO can hang indefinitely (or until the device is no longer reserved on the other server). If/when the…

IPv6 – Known Issues / Restrictions

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » LifeKeeper » Troubleshooting » Known Issues and Restrictions » IPv6 – Known Issues / Restrictions

Description SIOS has migrated to the use of the ip command and away from the ifconfig command. Because of this change, customers with external scripts are advised to make a similar change. Instead of issuing the ifconfig command and parsing the…

MySQL – Known Issues / Restrictions

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

Description The “include” directive is not supported The “include” directive is not supported. All the setup configuration information must be described in a single my.cnf file. Crash Recovery Restarting MySQL…

DB2 – Known Issues / Restrictions

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » LifeKeeper » Troubleshooting » Known Issues and Restrictions » DB2 – Known Issues / Restrictions

Description DB2 Recovery Kit reports unnecessary error If DB2 is installed on a shared disk, the following message may be seen when extending a DB2 resource. LifeKeeper was unable to add instance “%s” and/or its variables to the DB2…

Installation – Known Issues / Restrictions

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

Description SAP Recovery Kit is Automatically Installed During Upgrade if SAP DB Recovery Kit has been Previously Installed If the SAP DB/SAP MaxDB Recovery Kit is installed, the SAP Recovery Kit will automatically be selected for installation…

GUI – Known Issues / Restrictions

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

Description In RHEL 8.0, Server Shutdown Strategy can not be changed from “Switch Over Resources” to “Do Not Switch Over Resources” This can not be changed due to the memory management inconsistency between the OpenJDKs that are…

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…

WebSphere MQ – Known Issues / Restrictions

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

Description Error when lksupport command is executed: The following error can be output when lksupport command is executed in the case MQ queue manager protected by MQ RK is set on the disk shared by NFS. cat: /mqm/qmgrs/tkqmgr/qm.ini: Operation…

Data Replication – Known Issues / Restrictions

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

Description Partitions with an odd number of sectors are not supported when running kernel 4.12 or later The use of a partition with an odd number of sectors is not supported in a DataKeeper mirror in environments running kernel 4.12 or later. This…

NFS Server – Known Issues / Restrictions

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

Description Top level NFS resource hierarchy uses the switchback type of the hanfs resource The switchback type, which dictates whether the NFS resource hierarchy will automatically switch back to the primary server when it comes back into service…

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…

Sybase ASE – Known Issues / Restrictions

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

Description User Name/Password Issues: If the default user name is password-protected, the create UI does not detect this until after all validation is complete When creating the Sybase resource, you are prompted to enter the user name. The help…

Internet/IP Licensing – Known Issues / Restrictions

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

Description /etc/hosts settings dependency /etc/hosts settings: When using internet-based licensing (IPv4 address), the configuration of /etc/hosts can negatively impact license validation. If LifeKeeper startup fails with: Error in obtaining…

SAP Recovery Kit – Known Issues / Restrictions

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

Description SAP Dual Stack Environment Restriction The redesigned ERS resource type introduced in SPS-L 9.4.0 (which operates in a hierarchy separate from the corresponding central services instance) does not support an SAP dual stack (ABAP+Java)…

MD Recovery Kit – Known Issues / Restrictions

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

Description MD Kit does not support mirrors created with “homehost” The LifeKeeper MD Recovery Kit will not work properly with a mirror created with the “homehost” feature. Where “homehost” is configured, LifeKeeper will…

Known Issues and Workarounds

LifeKeeper Single Server Protection for Linux Technical Documentation » Troubleshooting » Known Issues and Workarounds

Included below are the restrictions and/or known issues open against LifeKeeper Single Server Protection. Product Incompatibility SIOS AppKeeper Because SIOS LifeKeeper monitors and remediates OS and application services in clustered environments in AWS…

Multipath Recovery Kits (DMMP / HDLM / PPATH /NECSPS) Known Issues / Restrictions

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » LifeKeeper » Troubleshooting » Known Issues and Restrictions » Multipath Recovery Kits (DMMP / HDLM / PPATH /NECSPS) Known Issues / Restrictions

Description Multipath Recovery Kits (DMMP / HDLM / PPATH / NECSPS): Registration conflict error occurs on lkstop when resource OSF The multipath recovery kits (DMMP, HDLM, PPATH, NECSPS) can have a system halt occur on the active (ISP) node when…

AWS Direct Connect Known Issues and Troubleshooting

Quick Start Guides » AWS VPC Peering Connections Quick Start Guide » AWS Direct Connect Known Issues and Troubleshooting

There are currently no Known Issues.

SAP DB / MaxDB Troubleshooting

Application Recovery Kits » SAP MaxDB Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SAP DB / MaxDB Troubleshooting

General Tips The following error messages are not generated by the SAP DB / Max DB Recovery Kit but may be encountered while using the recovery kit Error Message Solution Unable to create pipe /usr/spool/sql/fifo/ The directory…

SAP MaxDB Parameters List

Parameters List » SAP MaxDB Parameters List

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

Resource Tag Name Restrictions

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » LifeKeeper » Troubleshooting » Resource Tag Name Restrictions

Tag Name Length All tags within LifeKeeper may not exceed the 256 character limit. Valid “Special” Characters -   _   .   /    The first character in a tag should not contain “.” or…

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…

SAP DB / MaxDB Configuration Considerations

Application Recovery Kits » SAP MaxDB Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SAP DB / MaxDB Configuration Considerations

This section contains information that you should consider before you start to configure and administer the SAP DB / Max DB Recovery Kit. Using Raw I/O Using Mirrored File Systems with DataKeeper Active/Standby Considerations Active/Standby Configuration…

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…

SAP DB / MaxDB Active/Standby Considerations

Application Recovery Kits » SAP MaxDB Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SAP DB / MaxDB Configuration Considerations » SAP DB / MaxDB Active/Standby Considerations

In an Active/Standby configuration, the backup server is not actively running the SAP DB / MaxDB but stands by in case the primary server experiences a failure. The following scenarios provide specific requirements that must be adhered to when protecting an SAP DB…

SAP DB / MaxDB Active/Active Considerations

Application Recovery Kits » SAP MaxDB Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SAP DB / MaxDB Configuration Considerations » SAP DB / MaxDB Active/Active Considerations

In an Active/Active configuration, each server is actively running one SAP DB instance while acting as a backup for the other server in case of failure. The following scenario provides specific requirements that must be adhered to in sequential order when protecting an…

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…

Install the SAP DB / MaxDB Software

Application Recovery Kits » SAP MaxDB Recovery Kit Administration Guide » Configuring SAP DB / MaxDB with SPS » Install the SAP DB / MaxDB Software

Install the SAP DB /MaxDB software on all servers in the cluster using identical parameters/settings. Refer to the SAP DB Installation Guide for details. The following are additional recommendations to ensure that SPS will work with SAP DB / MaxDB: A non-root system…

SAP DB / MaxDB Resource Configuration Tasks

Application Recovery Kits » SAP MaxDB Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SAP DB / MaxDB Resource Configuration Tasks

Once you have completed the setup tasks described in the previous section, you are ready to create and extend your SAP DB resource hierarchies. The following tasks are available for configuring the SPS for Linux SAP DB / Max DB Recovery Kit: Create Resource…

Configuring SAP DB / MaxDB with SPS

Application Recovery Kits » SAP MaxDB Recovery Kit Administration Guide » Configuring SAP DB / MaxDB with SPS

The following sequence is recommended for installing and configuring the SAP DB / MaxDB database and SPS software. Each of these steps links to detailed tasks that follow. Install the SAP DB / MaxDB Software Create the SAP DB / MaxDB Database Create the…

SAP MaxDB Recovery Kit Administration Guide

Application Recovery Kits » SAP MaxDB Recovery Kit Administration Guide

SAP DB / MaxDB (SAP DB) is a SQL-based, industrial-strength database system that can be deployed for a wide array of purposes. It is highly scalable, platform-independent and provides full transaction support. The database system was originally owned by SAP but has…

Create the SAP DB / MaxDB Database

Application Recovery Kits » SAP MaxDB Recovery Kit Administration Guide » Configuring SAP DB / MaxDB with SPS » Create the SAP DB / MaxDB Database

Follow the instructions in your SAP DB / MaxDB User Manual to create your database. In addition, please note the following recommendations: There must be a DBM operator with authority for starting, stopping, obtaining status and obtaining database parameters via…

LVM Recovery Kit Notes and Restrictions

Application Recovery Kits » LVM Recovery Kit Administration Guide » LVM Recovery Kit Overview » LVM Recovery Kit Notes and Restrictions

The following notes and restrictions apply to this version of the LVM Recovery Kit. Support for Raw I/O and Entire Disks While Figure 1 shows logical volumes residing below various file systems and volume groups on top of disk partitions, it is important to note that…

SAP DB / MaxDB Recovery Kit Error Messages

Application Recovery Kits » SAP MaxDB Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SAP DB / MaxDB Troubleshooting » SAP DB / MaxDB Recovery Kit Error Messages

Error Number Message* 111000 Usage: %s independent_program_path 111001 Usage: %s %s %s 111002 No value specified to script %s for input argument %s. 111003 User %s with User_Key %s cannot…

Using Raw I/O with SAP DB / MaxDB

Application Recovery Kits » SAP MaxDB Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SAP DB / MaxDB Configuration Considerations » Using Raw I/O with SAP DB / MaxDB

If you plan to use SAP DB / MaxDB with raw devices, you must install the SPS Raw I/O Recovery Kit from the SPS Installation Image file. You must also properly set up the raw I/O devices prior to use. See the Appendix for instructions.

SAP DB / MaxDB Recovery Kit Hardware and Software Requirements

Application Recovery Kits » SAP MaxDB Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SAP DB / MaxDB Recovery Kit Hardware and Software Requirements

Your SPS configuration must meet the following requirements prior to the installation of SPS for Linux SAP DB / MaxDB Recovery Kit. Please see the SPS for Linux Installation Guide for specific instructions regarding the installation and configuration of your SPS…

Issues Regarding DB2 EEE or multiple partition ESE and NFS

Application Recovery Kits » DB2 Recovery Kit Administration Guide » Configuring the LifeKeeper for Linux DB2 Recovery Kit » Configuration Considerations for DB2 Multiple Partition » Issues Regarding DB2 EEE or multiple partition ESE and NFS

If the NFS export point for the DB2 instance home directory becomes unavailable while the DB2 instances are running, the system will hang while waiting for the export point to become available again. Many system operations will not work correctly, including a system…

Troubleshooting

LifeKeeper Single Server Protection for Linux Technical Documentation » Troubleshooting

This section contains restrictions and/or known issues open against LifeKeeper Single Server Protection as well as SMC troubleshooting hints and tips. For more troubleshooting information, see the LifeKeeper Technical Notes and Troubleshooting topics in the LifeKeeper…

Troubleshooting

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » LifeKeeper » Troubleshooting

The Message Catalog provides a listing of all error codes, including operational, administrative and GUI, that may be encountered while using SIOS Protection Suite for Linux and, where appropriate, provides additional explanation of the cause of the error code and…

Setting Server Shutdown Strategy

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » LifeKeeper » Installation and Configuration » Optional Configuration Tasks » Setting Server Shutdown Strategy

The Shutdown Strategy is a LifeKeeper configuration option that governs whether or not resources are switched over to a backup server when a server is shut down. The options are: Do Not Switch Over Resources (default) LifeKeeper will not bring resources…

LifeKeeper Single Server Protection for Linux Release Notes

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

Version 9.4.1 Important!! Read This Document Before Attempting To Install Or Use This Product! This document contains last minute information that must be considered before, during and after installation. Introduction This release notes document is written…

Oracle Troubleshooting

Application Recovery Kits » Oracle Recovery Kit Administration Guide » Oracle Troubleshooting

The Oracle Recovery Message Catalog below contains listings of all messages that may be encountered while utilizing the Oracle kit. The Combined Message Catalog provides a listing of all messages that may be encountered while using SIOS Protection Suite for Linux and,…

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Release Notes

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Release Notes

Version 9.4.1 Released January 14, 2020 Important!! Read This Document Before Attempting To Install Or Use This Product! This document contains last minute information that must be considered before, during and after installation. Introduction This release…

Generating a New Cluster

Quick Start Guides » Chef Support Documentation » Chef Procedure Details » Generating a New Cluster

Below are the general procedures for generating a new cluster. For more information on using the Chef commands such as knife or Chef-client, see the Chef documentation. Upload a cookbook to a server. Upload a cookbook from a Chef Workstation to a Chef Server by…

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…

Using SAP DB / Max DB Mirrored File Systems with DataKeeper

Application Recovery Kits » SAP MaxDB Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SAP DB / MaxDB Configuration Considerations » Using SAP DB / Max DB Mirrored File Systems with DataKeeper

The SAP DB / Max DB Recovery Kit supports the use of DataKeeper as a device space. In addition, the SAP DB / MaxDB software can be installed on mirrored file systems. For example, a dependent file system for an SAP DB / MaxDB resource would look similar to the…

Storage and Adapter Options

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Installation Guide » Planning Your SPS Environment » Storage and Adapter Options

For a list of the disk array storage models currently supported by LifeKeeper in shared storage configurations, see the Supported Storage. Refer to Storage and Adapter Configuration for details about driver versions and other configuration requirements for these arrays…

Documentation and Training

LifeKeeper Single Server Protection for Linux Technical Documentation » Documentation and Training

A complete reference providing instructions for installing, configuring, administering and troubleshooting SIOS LifeKeeper Single Server Protection for Linux is available in the LifeKeeper Single Server Protection Documentation. The following sections cover every…

Install the SPS Software

Application Recovery Kits » SAP MaxDB Recovery Kit Administration Guide » Configuring SAP DB / MaxDB with SPS » Install the SPS Software

Once you have installed the SAP DB / MaxDB software, created your database and created the User_Key, you are ready to install the SPS Core software and any required patches followed by the SAP DB / Max DB Recovery Kit. Also, if you plan to use SAP DB / MaxDB with raw…

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Installation Guide

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Installation Guide

The SIOS Protection Suite (SPS) Installation Guide contains information on how to plan and install your SPS environment. In addition to providing the necessary steps for setting up your server, storage device and network components, it includes details for configuring…

Create the User_Key

Application Recovery Kits » SAP MaxDB Recovery Kit Administration Guide » Configuring SAP DB / MaxDB with SPS » Create the User_Key

The SAP DB / MaxDB instance requires several options for a user to successfully access a database instance. These required pieces of information must be passed in to the SAP DB / MaxDB tool being used to access the database instance. The SAP DB / MaxDB software…

Documentation and Training

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » Documentation and Training

Documentation A complete reference providing instructions for installing, configuring, administering and troubleshooting SIOS Protection Suite for Linux.The following sections cover every aspect of SPS for Linux: Section Description …

Appendix – Creating Device Spaces Using Raw I/O with SAP DB

Application Recovery Kits » SAP MaxDB Recovery Kit Administration Guide » Appendix – Creating Device Spaces Using Raw I/O with SAP DB

If you plan to use SAP DB / MaxDB with raw devices, you must install the SPS Raw I/O Recovery Kit from the SPS Installation Image file. You must also properly set up the raw I/O devices prior to use. Requirements In order to use the SAP DB / Max DB Recovery Kit with…

Active/Standby Configuration Example

Application Recovery Kits » SAP MaxDB Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SAP DB / MaxDB Configuration Considerations » SAP DB / MaxDB Active/Standby Considerations » Active/Standby Configuration Example

IndepData = /shr1/data IndepPrograms = /shr1/programs DependPath = /shr1/depend Configuration Notes: Both servers use the IndepProgPath, DependPath and IndepDataPath on the shared storage. The database instance DB1 is located on the shared storage. This…

Protected Resources

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » LifeKeeper » SIOS LifeKeeper for Linux Introduction » Protected Resources

The LifeKeeper family of products includes software that allows you to provide failover protection for a range of system resources. The following figure demonstrates LifeKeeper’s flexibility and identifies the resource types you can specify for automatic…

Application Recovery Kits

LifeKeeper Single Server Protection for Linux Technical Documentation » Application Recovery Kits

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Application Recovery Kits (ARKs) include tools and utilities that allow SPS to manage and control a specific application. The following optional recovery kits are available with this release of SPS. Apache Recovery Kit Administration…

Application Recovery Kits

Application Recovery Kits

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Application Recovery Kits (ARKs) include tools and utilities that allow SPS to manage and control a specific application. The following optional recovery kits are available with this release of SPS. Apache Recovery Kit Administration…

Linux Configuration

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

Operating System The default operating…

Configuration Considerations for DB2 Multiple Partition

Application Recovery Kits » DB2 Recovery Kit Administration Guide » Configuring the LifeKeeper for Linux DB2 Recovery Kit » Configuration Considerations for DB2 Multiple Partition

DB2 Multiple Partition RESTRICTIONS: All DB2 multiple database partition servers will be protected on a particular machine when the LifeKeeper DB2 resource hierarchy is created on that machine. The nodes to protect are determined by examining the following…

SIOS Protection Suite for SAP Solution Page

Application Recovery Kits » SAP Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SIOS Protection Suite for SAP Solution Page

SAP High Availability Interface 7.73 Package Version OS/Application Version Support LifeKeeper Core 9.4.1 Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (Up to 6.10) Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 (Up to 7.7) SUSE LINUX Enterprise Server (SLES) 11 (Up…

Configuring the LifeKeeper GUI

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

Installing the LifeKeeper Server for GUI Administration Perform the following steps for each LifeKeeper server. Each step contains references or links for more detailed instructions. You must install the Java Runtime Environment (JRE) or Java Software Development…

MD Parameters List

Parameters List » MD Parameters List

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

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Getting Started Guide

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Getting Started Guide

This document will guide you through the installation of the SIOS Protection Suite for Linux (SPS) and assumes the user has basic knowledge of the Linux operating system. Please refer to the SIOS Protection Suite for Linux product documentation for more…

Upgrading SPS

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Installation Guide » Upgrading SPS

SPS for Linux may be upgraded to future releases while preserving existing resource hierarchies. Review this information carefully to ensure that you minimize application downtime. *Note: LifeKeeper can be upgraded to the current version from up to two versions back.…

Installing the Software

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Installation Guide » Installing the Software

Install the SPS software on each server in the SPS configuration. Packages that LifeKeeper is dependent on are installed automatically because the LifeKeeper installation setup script uses package manager tools (yum or zypper) to ensure installation of all dependent…

Installing the LifeKeeper Single Server Protection Software

LifeKeeper Single Server Protection » LifeKeeper Single Server Protection for Linux Installation Guide » Installing the LifeKeeper Single Server Protection Software

Install the LifeKeeper Single Server Protection software on each server in the LifeKeeper Single Server Protection configuration. ​Packages that LifeKeeper is dependent on are installed automatically because the LifeKeeper installation setup script uses package…

APP – LifeKeeper Commands Related to Resource Applications (Group of Related Types)

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » Command Line Interface » Commands » APP – LifeKeeper Commands Related to Resource Applications (Group of Related Types)

app_create - Creates a given resource application on a given node Options: -d -a app_remove - Removes the given application from the configuration database set of known applications on the specified system (or local system if no additional system is specified…

ERS Resource Types in LifeKeeper

Application Recovery Kits » SAP Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SAP Administration » ERS Resource Types in LifeKeeper

*Important: Please see the SAP Recovery Kit – Known Issues / Restrictions The design and implementation of the ERS resource type was modified in SPS-L 9.4.0. This page describes the differences between the implementation prior to version 9.4.0 and the…

Communication Status Information

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » LifeKeeper » User Guide » Using LifeKeeper for Linux » Advanced Tasks » LCM » Communication Status Information

The communications status information section of the status display lists the servers known to LifeKeeper and their current state followed by information about each communication path. The following sample is from the communication status section of a short status…

Technical Notes

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

*We strongly recommend that you read the following technical notes concerning configuration and operational issues related to your LifeKeeper environment. LifeKeeper Features Item Description Licensing LifeKeeper requires unique runtime…

Licensing

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Installation Guide » Licensing

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

Administering SIOS DataKeeper for Linux

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » DataKeeper » Administering SIOS DataKeeper for Linux

The following topics provide information to help in understanding and managing SIOS DataKeeper for Linux operations and issues after DataKeeper resources are…

Oracle Database Startup Problems

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

Problem: During DataBase start-up using sqlplus, the following message is received: “ORA-03113 end-of-file on communication channel” Action: Make sure the initialization file (init.ora) and the password file (orapw) are in the…

TYP – LifeKeeper Commands Related to Resource Hierarchy Types

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » Command Line Interface » Commands » TYP – LifeKeeper Commands Related to Resource Hierarchy Types

typ_create - Creates a given resource type on a given node Options: -d -a (need an app first) -r typ_remove - Removes the given resource type from the configuration database set of known resource types on the specified system (or local system if no additional…

LCD

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

LifeKeeper Configuration Database The LifeKeeper Configuration Database (LCD) maintains the object-oriented resource hierarchy information and stores recovery direction information for all resource types known to LifeKeeper. The data is cached within system shared…

How to Use Setup Scripts

LifeKeeper Single Server Protection » LifeKeeper Single Server Protection for Linux Installation Guide » How to Use Setup Scripts

How to Install / Upgrade LifeKeeper SSP Using the Setup Script To install LifeKeeper SSP, perform the following activities using the setup script. Interactive Mode After logging in as the root user, use the following command to mount the sps.img file: mount -t…

WebSphre MQ Troubleshooting

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

WebSphere MQ Log Locations If the queue manager name is known and the queue manager is available, WebSphere MQ error logs are located in the directory specified by the LogPath parameter defined in the queue manager configuration file qm.ini. If the queue manager is…

Upgrading LKSSP

LifeKeeper Single Server Protection » LifeKeeper Single Server Protection for Linux Installation Guide » Upgrading LKSSP

LifeKeeper Single Server Protection (SSP) can be upgraded to future releases while maintaining existing hierarchies. *Note: Only the previous two generations of LifeKeeper Single Server Protection can be upgraded to the latest version. If you are upgrading from older…

Storage and Adapter Requirements

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Installation Guide » Planning Your SPS Environment » Storage and Adapter Requirements

Determine your storage and host adapter requirements using the following guidelines: Storage Devices – Based on your application’s data storage requirements, you will need to determine the type and number of data storage devices required by your configuration.…

Viewing the Status of a Server

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » LifeKeeper » User Guide » Using LifeKeeper for Linux » Common Tasks » Viewing the Status of a Server

The state of a server can be determined by looking at the graphic representation of the server in the table’s header as shown below. Server State Visual state What it Means ALIVE Client has valid connection to the…

SYS – LifeKeeper Commands Related to the Systems in the LifeKeeper Cluster

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » Command Line Interface » Commands » SYS – LifeKeeper Commands Related to the Systems in the LifeKeeper Cluster

sys_list – Lists out the systems known to a particular LifeKeeper node Options: -d sys_create – Creates knowledge of another system on LifeKeeper node Options: -s -d sys_remove – Removes knowledge of another system on a LifeKeeper…

How to Use Setup Scripts

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Installation Guide » How to Use Setup Scripts

How to Install / Upgrade SPS Using the Setup Script To install or upgrade SPS, follow the steps below. Interactive Mode After logging in as the root user, use the following command to mount the sps.img file: mount -t iso9660 -o loop Where PATH is the path to…

Creating an SAP DB Resource Hierarchy

Application Recovery Kits » SAP MaxDB Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SAP DB / MaxDB Resource Configuration Tasks » Creating an SAP DB Resource Hierarchy

Perform the following steps on the primary server: On the Edit menu, select Server, then Create Resource Hierarchy. The Create Resource Wizard dialog will appear. Select SAP DB Database from the drop-down list and click Enter. You will be prompted for the…

VMDK Recovery Kit Overview

Application Recovery Kits » VMDK Shared Storage Recovery Kit Administration Guide » VMDK Recovery Kit Overview

The primary focus of the LifeKeeper for Linux VMDK Recovery Kit is to offer LifeKeeper users an alternative storage method for shared storage and data replication. The VMDK Recovery Kit enables the creation of LifeKeeper resource hierarchies on LifeKeeper protected…

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…

Extending an SAP DB Resource Hierarchy

Application Recovery Kits » SAP MaxDB Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SAP DB / MaxDB Resource Configuration Tasks » Extending an SAP DB Resource 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…

Configuring the Oracle Net Listener for LifeKeeper Protection

Application Recovery Kits » Oracle Recovery Kit Administration Guide » Configuring Oracle with LifeKeeper » Configuring the Oracle Net Listener for LifeKeeper Protection

If your Oracle database will have remote client connections, you will want to protect the Oracle Listener in addition to the Oracle database server. Please refer to the Oracle documentation for information on using Oracle network configuration utilities to create…

WebSphere MQ Recovery Kit Overview

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

WebSphere MQ (formerly known as MQSeries) is an IBM software product that provides reliable and guaranteed one time only delivery of messages. The core element of WebSphere MQ is the queue manager which handles one or more queues that are used to send (put) and receive…

NAS Recovery Kit Overview

Application Recovery Kits » NAS Recovery Kit Administration Guide » NAS Recovery Kit Overview

LifeKeeper for Linux NAS Recovery Kit The primary focus of the LifeKeeper for Linux NAS Recovery Kit is to offer LifeKeeper users an alternative storage method to shared storage and data replication. The NAS Recovery Kit enables the creation of LifeKeeper resource…

LVM Recovery Kit Overview

Application Recovery Kits » LVM Recovery Kit Administration Guide » LVM Recovery Kit Overview

LVM Operation LVM is currently the standard volume management product included with all of the major Linux distributions. LVM allows multiple physical disks and/or disk partitions to be grouped together into entities known as volume groups. Volume groups may then be…

DB2 Recovery Kit Hardware and Software Requirements

Application Recovery Kits » DB2 Recovery Kit Administration Guide » DB2 Recovery Kit Hardware and Software Requirements

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…

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…

No Shared Storage Found When Configuring a Hierarchy

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » LifeKeeper » Troubleshooting » No Shared Storage Found When Configuring a Hierarchy

When you are configuring resource hierarchies there are a number of situations that might cause LifeKeeper to report a “No shared storage” message: Possible Cause: Communications paths are not defined between the servers with the shared storage. When a…

WebSphere MQ Recovery Kit Administration Guide

Application Recovery Kits » WebSphere MQ Recovery Kit Administration Guide

The SIOS Protection Suite for Linux WebSphere MQ Recovery Kit provides fault resilient protection for WebSphere MQ queue managers and queue manager storage locations. This kit enables a failure on a primary WebSphere MQ server or queue manager to be recovered on the…

NFS Server Recovery Kit Overview

Application Recovery Kits » NFS Server Recovery Kit Administration Guide » NFS Server Recovery Kit Overview

The NFS Server Recovery Kit provides a High Availability NFS service in hierarchical cooperation with the Filesystem Recovery Kit (provided as part of the steeleye-lk package) and the IP Recovery Kit (steeleye-lkIP). The kit ensures that an IP resource and a file…

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…