Your LifeKeeper configuration must meet the following requirements prior to the installation of the LifeKeeper for Linux Sybase Recovery Kit. Please refer to the SPS for Linux Installation Guide for specific instructions regarding the installation and configuration of your LifeKeeper hardware and software.

Hardware Requirements

  • IP Network Interface Cards – Each server requires at least one Ethernet TCP/IP-supported network interface card. Remember, however, that an SPS cluster requires at least two communication 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.
  • Storage – Servers should be configured to use SPS supported shared storage or the DataKeeper for Linux storage.

Software Requirements

  • TCP/IP Software – Each server in your SPS configuration requires TCP/IP Software.
  • Sybase ASE SoftwareSPS supports version 15.5 and later of the Sybase ASE software. This version can be obtained from Sybase Inc. at http://www.sybase.com/products/databaseservers/ase. Note: The same version of the Sybase ASE software must be installed on all servers in the cluster. In addition, only one version of the Sybase ASE software may be installed on the SPS protected servers.
  • SPS Software – It is imperative that you install the same version of the SPS software and apply the same versions of the SPS software patches to each server in your cluster.
  • SPS for Linux IP Recovery Kit – The SPS for Linux IP Recovery Kit is required by the SPS for Linux Sybase ASE Recovery Kit. The SPS for Linux IP Recovery Kit is provided on the SPS for Linux image file (sps.img) via ftp download.
  • SPS for Linux Sybase ASE Recovery Kit – The Sybase ASE Recovery Kit (steeleye-lkSYBASE) is provided on the SPS for Linux Installation image file (sps.img) via ftp download. It is installed and removed via this image file.

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