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Creating a VPC Network

Evaluation Guides » SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Evaluation Guide for Cloud Environments » Configuring Network Components and Creating Instances » Creating an Instance in GCP from Scratch » Creating a VPC Network

A VPC network is a GCP resource that represents a local network. Different VPC networks can be defined within the GCP to logically separate different systems. Refer to the GCP documentation for more information. In this section we will create a VPC network for…

Creating a Network Security Group

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A Security Group works as a firewall, allowing you to define both “allow” and “deny” rules. A source can be an internet address or a security group, and a security group can be assigned to a Virtual Machine or a subnet. Refer to the Azure documentation for…

Creating the First Azure Virtual Machine

Evaluation Guides » SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Evaluation Guide for Cloud Environments » Configuring Network Components and Creating Instances » Creating an Instance in Azure from Scratch » Creating the First Azure Virtual Machine

In previous sections we covered configuration of the network. Now we are going to create the first instance. As discussed in Computing Resources Used in this Tutorial, we need two disks. This section also discusses how to create the second disk. Go to “Virtual…

Creating a Subnet

Evaluation Guides » SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Evaluation Guide for Cloud Environments » Configuring Network Components and Creating Instances » Creating an Instance in AWS from Scratch » Creating a Subnet

The basic concept of a subnet in AWS is the same as in on-premise environments. Namely it is a network within a network. Separate subnets can be defined to create a logical or physical boundary between components. Unique AWS-specific concepts are as follows: If a…

Configuring Network Components and Creating Instances

Evaluation Guides » SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Evaluation Guide for Cloud Environments » Configuring Network Components and Creating Instances

This section outlines the computing resource required for each node, the network structure and the process required to configure these components. Network Structure Used in This Tutorial Computing Resources Used in This Tutorial In the following sections we…

Creating the Second and Third Virtual Machines

Evaluation Guides » SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Evaluation Guide for Cloud Environments » Configuring Network Components and Creating Instances » Creating an Instance in Azure from Scratch » Creating the Second and Third Virtual Machines

The steps required to create the second node (node-b) and third node (node-c) is almost the same as previously described for the first node (node-a). The following table illustrates the differences between the three nodes and the details required to create these…

Creating/Extending a Resource

Application Recovery Kits » Generic Application Kit for Load Balancer Health Checks » Creating/Extending a Resource

The Generic Application resource type is used in order to create/extend a Gen LB resource. Please refer to the SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation for more information about Generic Application resources. During Gen LB resource creation, you will…

Creating a Security Group

Evaluation Guides » SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Evaluation Guide for Cloud Environments » Configuring Network Components and Creating Instances » Creating an Instance in AWS from Scratch » Creating a Security Group

A Security Group works as a firewall, and “allow” rules can be defined from each source. A source can be an internet address or security group, and a security group can be assigned to an Elastic Network Interface. As a network interface is attached to an Instance,…

Creating a Communication Path

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » LifeKeeper » LifeKeeper Administration Overview » Administrator Tasks » Creating a Communication Path

Before configuring a LifeKeeper communication path between servers, verify the hardware and software setup. For more information, see the SPS for Linux Release Notes. To create a communication path between a pair of servers, you must define the path individually on…

Creating a Resource Dependency

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » LifeKeeper » LifeKeeper Administration Overview » Administrator Tasks » Creating a Resource Dependency

While most Recovery Kits create their dependencies during the original resource hierarchy creation task, under certain circumstances, you may want to create new or additional resource dependencies or delete existing ones. An example might be that you wish to change an…

Creating a PostgreSQL Database

Application Recovery Kits » PostgreSQL Recovery Kit Administration Guide » PostgreSQL Installation » Creating a PostgreSQL Database

Follow the instructions in your PostgreSQL Administration Guide to create your database. In addition, please note the following recommendations: The PostgreSQL data directory should be initialized using the initdb utility, specifying the –D option. The initdb…

Network Configuration

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

Item Description IP Recovery Kit impact on routing table LifeKeeper-protected IP addresses are implemented on Linux as logical interfaces. When a logical interface is configured on Linux, a route to the subnet associated with the logical…

Creating a DB2 Resource Hierarchy

Application Recovery Kits » DB2 Recovery Kit Administration Guide » LifeKeeper for Linux DB2 Recovery Kit Configuration Tasks » Creating a DB2 Resource Hierarchy

Perform the following on your primary server: Select Edit > Server > Create Resource Hierarchy. The “Select Recovery Kit” dialog appears. Select the DB2 Database option from the drop down list. Click Next to continue. CAUTION: If you click the Cancel…

Creating a Postfix Resource Hierarchy

Application Recovery Kits » Postfix Recovery Kit Administration Guide » LifeKeeper Configuration Tasks for Postfix » Creating a Postfix Resource Hierarchy

After you have completed the necessary setup tasks, use the following steps to define the Postfix resource hierarchy. IMPORTANT: The alias IP address should be under LifeKeeper protection before creating the Postfix resource instance. From the LifeKeeper GUI menu,…

Creating a New SSH Key

Evaluation Guides » SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Evaluation Guide for Cloud Environments » Configuring Network Components and Creating Instances » Creating an Instance in GCP from Scratch » Creating a New SSH Key

You will need to use an ssh key to connect to VMs. This section outlines how you can create a new ssh key on the GCP console and then download the private key to your local system. Refer to the GCP documentation for more information. Activate the Cloud Shell by…

Creating a NAS Resource Hierarchy

Application Recovery Kits » NAS Recovery Kit Administration Guide » LifeKeeper Configuration Tasks for NAS » Creating a NAS Resource Hierarchy

Perform the following on your primary server: Select Edit > Server > Create Resource Hierarchy. The Select Recovery Kit dialog appears. Select the File System option from the drop down list. Simply put, a NAS Resource Hierarchy is a File System Hierarchy created…

Creating a VMDK Resource Hierarchy

Application Recovery Kits » VMDK Shared Storage Recovery Kit Administration Guide » LifeKeeper VMDK Recovery Kit Configuration Tasks » Creating a VMDK Resource Hierarchy

Perform the following on your primary server and initiate the Create Resource Wizard. Select Edit > Server > Create Resource Hierarchy The Select Recovery Kit dialog appears. Select the File System option from the dropdown list. (Note: A VMDK Resource…

Creating a DataKeeper Resource Hierarchy

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » DataKeeper » SIOS DataKeeper Installation and Configuration » Resource Configuration Tasks » Creating a DataKeeper Resource Hierarchy

Perform the following on your primary server: Select Edit > Server > Create Resource Hierarchy The Create Resource Wizard dialog will appear. Select the Data Replication option from the drop down list and click Next to continue. You will be prompted for the…

Creating a MySQL Resource Hierarchy

Application Recovery Kits » MySQL Recovery Kit Administration Guide » Installing/Configuring MySQL with LifeKeeper » Creating a MySQL Resource Hierarchy

!IMPORTANT: In a LifeKeeper cluster environment where the MySQL data directory (datadir) files are on a shared disk, you must make sure that the shared file system is mounted on the primary/template server. If the file system resource is created first, the shared…

Creating a Samba Resource Hierarchy

Application Recovery Kits » Samba Recovery Kit Administration Guide » LifeKeeper Configuration Tasks for Samba » Creating a Samba Resource Hierarchy

After you have completed the necessary setup tasks, use the following steps to define the Samba resource hierarchy. From the LifeKeeper GUI menu, select Edit, then Server. From the menu, select Create Resource Hierarchy. The Create Resource Wizard dialog box will…

Creating a Software RAID Resource

Application Recovery Kits » MD Recovery Kit Administration Guide » Software RAID Hierarchy Creation and Administration » Creating a Software RAID Resource

To create a hierarchy in which a file system or higher-level application uses a software RAID virtual device, the following high-level procedure should be followed. Determine the desired configuration of your virtual devices. In doing this, keep in mind all of the…

Creating a PostgreSQL Resource Hierarchy

Application Recovery Kits » PostgreSQL Recovery Kit Administration Guide » PostgreSQL Installation » Creating a PostgreSQL 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 PostgreSQL Database from the drop-down list and click Next. You will be prompted for the…

Network Bandwidth Requirements

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » DataKeeper » SIOS DataKeeper Installation and Configuration » Network Bandwidth Requirements

Prior to installing SIOS DataKeeper, you should determine the network bandwidth requirements for replicating your current configuration whether you are employing virtual machines or using physical Linux servers. If you are employing virtual machines (VMs), use the…

SAP Virtual Server Name

Application Recovery Kits » SAP Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SAP Configuration Considerations » SAP Virtual Server Name

SAP Application Servers and SAP clients communicate with the SAP Primary Application Server (PAS) using the name of the server where the PAS Instance is running. Likewise, the SAP PAS communicates with the Database (DB) using the name of the DB server. In a high…

Verfying Network Configuration

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Installation Guide » Setting Up Your SPS Environment » Verfying Network Configuration

It is important to ensure that your network is configured and working properly before you install LifeKeeper. There are several tasks you should do at this point to verify your network operation: If your server installation has a firewall enabled, you will either…

Adding a Device Space after Creating a Hierarchy

Application Recovery Kits » SAP MaxDB Recovery Kit Administration Guide » Appendix – Creating Device Spaces Using Raw I/O with SAP MaxDB » Adding a Device Space after Creating a Hierarchy

If a tablespace is added on a raw I/O device or shared file system after the SAP MaxDB hierarchy has been created in SPS, you must manually create a resource hierarchy for the raw device or file system via the LifeKeeper GUI. The newly created resource hierarchy must…

Creating a Generic Application Resource Hierarchy

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » LifeKeeper » LifeKeeper Administration Overview » Administrator Tasks » Creating Resource Hierarchies » Creating a Generic Application Resource Hierarchy

Use this option to protect a user-defined application that has no associated recovery kit. Templates are provided for the user supplied scripts referenced below in $LKROOT/lkadm/subsys/gen/app/templates. Copy these templates to another directory before customizing them…

Creating a Sybase ASE Resource Hierarchy

Application Recovery Kits » Sybase ASE Recovery Kit Administration Guide » Installing and Configuring Sybase ASE with SPS » Creating a Sybase ASE Resource Hierarchy

*Note: Make sure that the Sybase ASE is running on the primary server. 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 Sybase ASE…

Adding a Tablespace After Creating Hierarchy

Application Recovery Kits » Oracle Recovery Kit Administration Guide » Oracle Appendix » Setting up Oracle to Use Raw I/O » Adding a Tablespace After Creating Hierarchy

If a tablespace is added on a Raw I/O device after the Oracle hierarchy has been created in LifeKeeper, you must create a LifeKeeper Raw I/O hierarchy via the GUI and manually create a dependency between the Oracle resource (as parent) and the Raw I/O resource (as…

Creating a Route53™ Resource Hierarchy

Application Recovery Kits » Recovery Kit for Route 53™ Administration Guide » Recovery Kit for Route 53™ Configuration » Creating a Route53™ Resource Hierarchy

To create a resource instance from the primary server, complete the following steps. From the LifeKeeper GUI menu, select Edit then Server From the drop down menu, select Create Resource Hierarchy. A dialog box will appear with a drop down list showing all of…

Creating a File System Resource Hierarchy

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » LifeKeeper » LifeKeeper Administration Overview » Administrator Tasks » Creating Resource Hierarchies » Creating a File System Resource Hierarchy

Use this option to protect a file system only (for example, if you have shared files that need protection). There are four ways to begin creating a file system resource hierarchy. • Right-click on a server icon to bring up the server context menu, then click…

Creating a WebSphere MQ Resource Hierarchy

Application Recovery Kits » WebSphere MQ Recovery Kit Administration Guide » LifeKeeper Configuration Tasks for MQ » Creating a WebSphere MQ Resource Hierarchy

After completing the necessary setup tasks, use the following steps to define the WebSphere MQ resource hierarchy. From the LifeKeeper GUI menu, select Edit, then Server. From here, select Create Resource Hierarchy. The Create Resource Wizard dialog box will…

Creating a Raw Device Resource Hierarchy

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » LifeKeeper » LifeKeeper Administration Overview » Administrator Tasks » Creating Resource Hierarchies » Creating a Raw Device Resource Hierarchy

Use this option to protect a raw device resource. For example, if you create additional table space on a raw device that needs to be added to an existing database hierarchy, you would use this option to create a raw device resource. *Note: LifeKeeper locks shared disk…

Adding a Device Space after Creating a Sybase Hierarchy

Application Recovery Kits » Sybase ASE Recovery Kit Administration Guide » Appendix – Creating Device Spaces Using Raw I/O with Sybase ASE » Adding a Device Space after Creating a Sybase Hierarchy

If a database device is added on a raw I/O device or shared file system after the Sybase ASE hierarchy has been created in SPS, you must manually create a resource hierarchy for the raw device or file system via the LifeKeeper GUI. The newly created resource hierarchy…

Using Network Attached Storage

Application Recovery Kits » MySQL Recovery Kit Administration Guide » MySQL Recovery Kit Configuration » Using Network Attached Storage

There are a couple of special considerations to take into account when configuring LifeKeeper to use an NFS file server (Network Attached Storage) as cluster storage. Use the NAS Recovery Kit The optional Network Attached Storage (NAS) recovery kit is required when…

Network Related Troubleshooting (GUI)

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » LifeKeeper » Troubleshooting » GUI Troubleshooting » Network Related Troubleshooting (GUI)

LifeKeeper uses Java RMI (Remote Method Invocation) for communications between GUI clients and servers. Some potential problems may be related to RMI, and others are general network configuration problems. Long Connection Delays on Windows Platforms From Sun…

Creating Resource Hierarchies

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » LifeKeeper » LifeKeeper Administration Overview » Administrator Tasks » Creating Resource Hierarchies

There are four ways to begin creating a resource hierarchy. Right-click on a server icon to bring up the server context menu, then click on Create Resource Hierarchy. On the global toolbar, click on the Create Resource Hierarchy button. On the server context…

Measuring Rate of Change on a Linux System (Physical or Virtual)

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » DataKeeper » SIOS DataKeeper Installation and Configuration » Network Bandwidth Requirements » Measuring Rate of Change on a Linux System (Physical or Virtual)

DataKeeper for Linux can replicate data across any available network. In Wide Area Network (WAN) configurations, special consideration must be given to the question, “Is there sufficient bandwidth to successfully replicate the partition and keep the mirror in the…

Changing the Virtual Machine Option Settings

Application Recovery Kits » VMDK Shared Storage Recovery Kit Administration Guide » LifeKeeper VMDK Recovery Kit Configuration Tasks » Changing the Virtual Machine Option Settings

The VMDK Recovery Kit requires the following options to be set: Key Value disk.enableUUID TRUE Open the edit dialog and add the above parameters for each VM: Edit settings VM Options Advanced Configuration Parameters …

Creating the VPC

Evaluation Guides » SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Evaluation Guide for Cloud Environments » Configuring Network Components and Creating Instances » Creating an Instance in AWS from Scratch » Creating the VPC

A VPC (Virtual Private Cloud) is an AWS resource that represents a local network. Different VPCs can be defined within the AWS cloud to logically separate different systems. Refer to the AWS documentation for more information. In this section we will create a VPC…

Creating the Project

Evaluation Guides » SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Evaluation Guide for Cloud Environments » Configuring Network Components and Creating Instances » Creating an Instance in GCP from Scratch » Creating the Project

A Project is the logical container in which you can create resources such as network components, computer resources, storage, etc. Refer to the GCP documentation for more information. If you have just signed up to GCP, you have a default project called “My First…

DataKeeper for Linux Network Configuration

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » DataKeeper » SIOS DataKeeper Installation and Configuration » DataKeeper for Linux Network Configuration

The network path that is chosen for data replication between each pair of servers must also already be configured as a LifeKeeper communication path between those servers. To change the network path, see Changing the Data Replication Path. Avoid a configuration…

Create ASCS and ERS Virtual IPs

Evaluation Guides » SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Evaluation Guide for Cloud Environments » Protecting Our Resources » How to Protect Other Resources (Databases or Applications) » Protecting SAP Resources » Create ASCS and ERS Virtual IPs

As of SAP AS ABAP release 7.53 (ABAP Platform 1809) and the introduction of the Enqueue Standalone Framework v2 (ENSAv2), the ASCS and ERS instances communicate with each other via associated virtual hostnames. The virtual host names sps-ascs and sps-ers will be…

Create SAP HANA Primary Database Virtual IP

Evaluation Guides » SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Evaluation Guide for Cloud Environments » Protecting Our Resources » How to Protect Other Resources (Databases or Applications) » Protecting SAP HANA Resources » Create SAP HANA Primary Database Virtual IP

The virtual host name sps-hana will be configured to resolve to the current primary database host. The recommended implementation of the virtual IP address varies by cloud platform. Please follow the steps provided in the appropriate section. GCP – Create SAP…

Creating Switchable IP Address

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Installation Guide » Setting Up Your SPS Environment » Creating Switchable IP Address

A switchable IP address is a “virtual” IP address that can be switched between servers. It is separate from the IP address associated with the network interface card of each server. Applications under LifeKeeper protection are associated with the switchable IP…

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 a virtual IP resource. The IP resource address must be outside the CIDR block managed by the VPC. Creating an EC2 Resource Create EC2 resources. For the IP resource requested when creating resources, specify the resource created…

Creating the Route Table

Evaluation Guides » SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Evaluation Guide for Cloud Environments » Configuring Network Components and Creating Instances » Creating an Instance in AWS from Scratch » Creating the Route Table

The route table defines how the traffic from instances within a subnet should be transferred. Refer to the AWS documentation for more information. In this section we will create a route table and add a route to the internet via an Internet Gateway. Select…

Creating an IP Resource

Evaluation Guides » SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Evaluation Guide for Cloud Environments » Protecting Our Resources » Creating an IP Resource

The first resource to be created on LifeKeeper should be an IP resource. As discussed earlier, a client can find the Active Node using a Virtual IP Address. Below is the list of IP addresses that are referenced in this section. IP Addresses for Nodes Field…

Creating the Resource Group

Evaluation Guides » SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Evaluation Guide for Cloud Environments » Configuring Network Components and Creating Instances » Creating an Instance in Azure from Scratch » Creating the Resource Group

A Resource Group is the logical container in which you can create resources such as network components, computer resources, storage, etc. Refer to the Azure documentation for more information. In this section, we will create a Resource Group for testing LifeKeeper…

Network Structure Used in this Tutorial

Evaluation Guides » SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Evaluation Guide for Cloud Environments » Configuring Network Components and Creating Instances » Network Structure Used in this Tutorial

In this tutorial three nodes will be created. Node-A and Node-B will be used as the Active node and Standby node, respectively. In addition to these two nodes, Node-C (the Quorum/Witness node), will also be created. (See What is for an explanation of the need for a…

Using Network Attached Storage with Sybase ASE

Application Recovery Kits » Sybase ASE Recovery Kit Administration Guide » Sybase ASE Recovery Kit Configuration Considerations » Using Network Attached Storage with Sybase ASE

There are a couple of special considerations to take into account when configuring SPS to use an NFS file server (Network Attached Storage) as cluster storage. Use the NAS Recovery Kit The optional Network Attached Storage (NAS) Recovery Kit is required when using an…

Creating an NFS Resource Hierarchy

Application Recovery Kits » NFS Server Recovery Kit Administration Guide » NFS Configuration Tasks » Creating an NFS Resource Hierarchy

To create a resource instance from the primary server, you should complete the following steps: From the LifeKeeper GUI menu, select Edit, then Server. From the drop-down menu, select Create Resource Hierarchy. To change a selection already entered or if an error…

Creating the SAP Resource Hierarchy

Quick Start Guides » SIOS Protection Suite for Linux in the AWS Cloud (SAP) » ASCS + ERS with NFS » Creating the SAP Resource Hierarchy

From the LifeKeeper GUI menu, select Edit, then Server. From the drop-down menu, select Create Resource Hierarchy. A dialog box will appear with a drop-down list box with all recognized recovery kits installed within the cluster. Select SAP from the drop-down…

Creating the First EC2 Instance

Evaluation Guides » SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Evaluation Guide for Cloud Environments » Configuring Network Components and Creating Instances » Creating an Instance in AWS from Scratch » Creating the First EC2 Instance

In previous sections we covered configuration of the network. Now we are going to create the first instance. As discussed in Computing Resources Used in this Tutorial, we need two disks. This section also describes how to create the second disk. Go to “EC2”…

Creating an NFS Resource Hierarchy

Quick Start Guides » SIOS Protection Suite for Linux in the AWS Cloud (SAP) » ASCS + ERS with NFS » Creating an NFS Resource Hierarchy

To create a resource instance from the primary server, you should complete the following steps: From the LifeKeeper GUI menu, select Edit, then Server. From the drop-down menu, select Create Resource Hierarchy. To change a selection already entered or if an error…

Creating the First GCP VM

Evaluation Guides » SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Evaluation Guide for Cloud Environments » Configuring Network Components and Creating Instances » Creating an Instance in GCP from Scratch » Creating the First GCP VM

In previous sections we covered the configuration of the network. Now we are going to create the first VM. As discussed in Computing Resources Used in this Tutorial, we need two disks. This section also discusses how to create the second disk. Go to “Compute…

Creating an SAP Resource Hierarchy

Application Recovery Kits » SAP Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SAP Installation » Creating an SAP Resource Hierarchy

To protect the SAP System, an SAP Hierarchy will be needed. This SAP Hierarchy consists of the Core (Central Services) Resource, the ERS Resource, the Primary Resource and Secondary Resources. To create this hierarchy, perform the following tasks from the Primary…

Creating an IP Resource Hierarchy

Application Recovery Kits » IP Recovery Kit Administration Guide » IP Recovery Kit Configuration » Creating an IP Resource Hierarchy

To create a resource instance from the primary server, complete the following steps: From the LifeKeeper GUI menu, select Edit, then Server. From the drop down menu, select Create Resource Hierarchy. A dialog box will appear with a dropdown list box menu listing…

Creating an Oracle Resource Hierarchy

Application Recovery Kits » Oracle Recovery Kit Administration Guide » LifeKeeper Configuration Tasks for Oracle » Creating an Oracle Resource Hierarchy

Note: In order to take advantage of Oracle Net remote client access, the IP address used for client connectivity must be under LifeKeeper protection as a dependent of the Oracle hierarchy. (Refer to the section Configuring the Oracle Net Listener for LifeKeeper…

Creating the SAP Resource Hierarchy

Quick Start Guides » SIOS Protection Suite for Linux in the AWS Cloud (SAP) » ASCS without NFS » Creating the SAP Resource Hierarchy

From the LifeKeeper GUI menu, select Edit, then Server. From the drop-down menu, select Create Resource Hierarchy. A dialog box will appear with a drop-down list box with all recognized recovery kits installed within the cluster. Select SAP from the drop-down…

Creating an EC2 Resource Hierarchy

Application Recovery Kits » Recovery Kit for EC2™ Administration Guide » Recovery Kit for EC2™ Configuration » Creating an EC2 Resource Hierarchy

To create a resource instance from the primary server, complete the following steps: From the LifeKeeper GUI menu, select Edit, then Server. From the drop down menu, select Create Resource Hierarchy. A dialog box will appear with a drop down list showing all of…

Creating an AWS Route53 Resource

Evaluation Guides » SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Evaluation Guide for Cloud Environments » Protecting Our Resources » Switching between Nodes in a Cloud Environment » Creating an AWS Route53 Resource

Here we will discuss how to switch between nodes using Route53 by creating a DNS entry that points to the active node. Record Set on Route 53 to be Created Name Type Value node-a A-IPv4 Address 10.20.1.10 node-b…

Available I/O Fencing Mechanisms (Virtual Machines in VMware)

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » LifeKeeper » Installation and Configuration » LifeKeeper I/O Fencing Introduction » I/O Fencing Mechanisms » Available I/O Fencing Mechanisms (Virtual Machines in VMware)

This page describes the combinations of fencing mechanisms that can be used with various storage configurations in a VMware virtual server environment. Shared Disk Configuration (Single or Multipath Configuration Using SCSI Reservations) This configuration…

Public Cloud Platforms and their Network Structure Differences

Evaluation Guides » SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Evaluation Guide for Cloud Environments » Before Starting an Evaluation of SIOS Protection Suite for Linux » Public Cloud Platforms and their Network Structure Differences

There are several public cloud platforms including Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud Platform (GCP). While there are many similarities in their infrastructures, there are some differences. In many cases a VPC (Virtual Private Cloud) or a VNET…

Creating Links for ASE and OCS

Application Recovery Kits » Sybase ASE Recovery Kit Administration Guide » Appendix – Creating Device Spaces Using Raw I/O with Sybase ASE » Creating Links for ASE and OCS

The SPS for Linux Sybase ASE Recovery Kit requires that the path $SYBASE/ASE- be symbolically linked to $SYBASE/ASE. In addition, the path $SYBASE/OCS- must be symbolically linked to $SYBASE/OCS. The SPS for Linux Sybase ASE Recovery Kit uses these links to access…

Creating the Second and Third Instances

Evaluation Guides » SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Evaluation Guide for Cloud Environments » Configuring Network Components and Creating Instances » Creating an Instance in AWS from Scratch » Creating the Second and Third Instances

The steps required to create the second node (node-b) and third node (node-c) are almost the same as previously described for the first node (node-a). The following table illustrates the differences between the three nodes and the details required to create these…

Guidelines for Creating an IP Dependancy

Application Recovery Kits » IP Recovery Kit Administration Guide » IP Recovery Kit Configuration » Guidelines for Creating an IP Dependancy

How and/or when you are going to create a parent/child dependency between a LifeKeeper-protected application and a LifeKeeper-protected IP address is typically dependent on the LifeKeeper-protected application. For example, in a LifeKeeper-protected Apache environment,…

Creating an SAP HANA Resource Hierarchy

Application Recovery Kits » SAP HANA Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SAP HANA Resource Configuration Tasks » Creating an SAP HANA Resource Hierarchy

!Important Note: Before creating your SAP HANA resource hierarchy, SAP HANA System Replication must be enabled and fully configured and the database must be running on all servers in the cluster. See Configure SAP HANA System Replication for details. Perform the…

Creating the Second and Third VM

Evaluation Guides » SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Evaluation Guide for Cloud Environments » Configuring Network Components and Creating Instances » Creating an Instance in GCP from Scratch » Creating the Second and Third VM

The steps required to create the second node (node-b) and third node (node-c) are almost the same as previously described for the first node (node-a). The following table illustrates the differences between the three nodes and the details required to create these…

Creating an SAP MaxDB Resource Hierarchy

Application Recovery Kits » SAP MaxDB Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SAP MaxDB Resource Configuration Tasks » Creating an SAP MaxDB 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 MaxDB Database from the drop-down list and click Enter. You will be prompted for…

Creating an Oracle Listener for Multiple Resources

Application Recovery Kits » Oracle Recovery Kit Administration Guide » Oracle Appendix » Creating an Oracle Listener for Multiple Resources

You may want to create an Oracle Listener if any of the following statements are true for your system configuration: Multiple Listeners are defined for Multiple Oracle SIDs The Oracle Listener is a critical component in your configuration A Single Listener…

Creating an Instance in AWS from Scratch

Evaluation Guides » SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Evaluation Guide for Cloud Environments » Configuring Network Components and Creating Instances » Creating an Instance in AWS from Scratch

!Disclaimer: The user interface may vary between regions or change over time. Please refer to the documentation provided by AWS if screenshots shown below are different from your experience. This Evaluation Guide uses the following network structure and instances. …

GCP – Creating SAP NFS Shared File Systems

Evaluation Guides » SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Evaluation Guide for Cloud Environments » Protecting Our Resources » How to Protect Other Resources (Databases or Applications) » Protecting SAP Resources » Create SAP NFS Shared File Systems » GCP – Creating SAP NFS Shared File Systems

In this section we will set up a highly-available NFS mount target using the NetApp Cloud Volumes Service for Google Cloud, which is a cloud-native third-party service that integrates with Google Cloud to provide zonal high-availability for shared file systems.…

Creating an AWS EC2 Resource (RouteTable Scenario)

Evaluation Guides » SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Evaluation Guide for Cloud Environments » Protecting Our Resources » Switching between Nodes in a Cloud Environment » Creating an AWS EC2 Resource (RouteTable Scenario)

Here we will discuss how the Route Table can be used to switch between nodes by creating an entry in the Route Table that points to the active node. Create an IP Resource Now you can create an IP resource. Note that the IP address of the resource must be located…

Creating an Apache Web Server Resource Hierarchy

Application Recovery Kits » Apache Recovery Kit Administration Guide » LifeKeeper Configuration Tasks for Apache » Creating an Apache Web Server Resource Hierarchy

*IMPORTANT: Before you create your Web Server resource hierarchy, you must make sure that your Apache configuration file has included an existing LifeKeeper-protected IP resource. In a shared environment where the web documents and/or configuration files are on a…

Creating an Instance in GCP from Scratch

Evaluation Guides » SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Evaluation Guide for Cloud Environments » Configuring Network Components and Creating Instances » Creating an Instance in GCP from Scratch

!Disclaimer: The user interface may vary between regions or change over time. Please refer to the documentation provided by GCP if the screenshots shown below are different from your experience. This Evaluation Guide uses the following network structure and…

Creating an Instance in Azure from Scratch

Evaluation Guides » SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Evaluation Guide for Cloud Environments » Configuring Network Components and Creating Instances » Creating an Instance in Azure from Scratch

!Disclaimer: The user interface may vary between regions or change over time. Please refer to the documentation provided by Azure if the screenshots shown below are different from your experience. The Evaluation Guide uses the following network structure and…

Unextending a Hierarchy

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » LifeKeeper » LifeKeeper Administration Overview » Administrator Tasks » Unextending a Hierarchy

While most Recovery Kits create their dependencies during the original resource hierarchy creation task, under certain circumstances, you may want to create new or additional resource dependencies or delete existing ones. An example might be that you wish to change an…

Unextend a Hierarchy

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » Command Line Interface » Commands » INS – Commands Related to Individual LifeKeeper Hierarchy Instances » Unextend a Hierarchy

/opt/LifeKeeper/lkadm/bin/unextmgr

Recovering from a Panic during a Manual Recovery

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » LifeKeeper » Troubleshooting » Recovering from a Panic during a Manual Recovery

A PANIC during manual switchover may cause incomplete recovery. If a PANIC or other major system failure occurs during a manual switchover, complete automatic recovery to the back-up system cannot be assured. Check the backup system to make sure all resources required…

GCP – Creating ASCS and ERS Internal Load Balancers

Evaluation Guides » SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Evaluation Guide for Cloud Environments » Protecting Our Resources » How to Protect Other Resources (Databases or Applications) » Protecting SAP Resources » Create ASCS and ERS Virtual IPs » GCP – Creating ASCS and ERS Internal Load Balancers

In Google Cloud, TCP Internal Load Balancers are used to facilitate failover of the ASCS and ERS virtual IP’s. The frontend of each load balancer is assigned an ephemeral IP from the subnet that it operates in. In this example, we will be using the following IP…

Creating an AWS EC2 Resource (Elastic IP Scenario)

Evaluation Guides » SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Evaluation Guide for Cloud Environments » Protecting Our Resources » Switching between Nodes in a Cloud Environment » Creating an AWS EC2 Resource (Elastic IP Scenario)

Here we will discuss how to switch between nodes using an Elastic IP address by creating an entry that points to the active node. Assign Permission to Update Route Table Entries to Instances !To complete the steps below, the AWS CLI must be installed on each…

Migrating a Pluggable Database

Application Recovery Kits » Oracle Recovery Kit Administration Guide » Oracle Appendix » Migrating a Pluggable Database

This section describes the procedure for migrating a pluggable database (PDB) between container databases (CDB) protected by LifeKeeper. We recommend to make a backup of the database in advance. How to Migrate This section describes how to migrate a PDB using the PDB…

Protecting a PostgreSQL Resource

Evaluation Guides » SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Evaluation Guide for Cloud Environments » Protecting Our Resources » How to Protect Other Resources (Databases or Applications) » Protecting a PostgreSQL Resource

!This section uses datakeeper/pgsql/data/ as the location for Postgres data. In the steps below, this directory will be created on the replicated storage. If a different directory structure is created, be sure to account for the specific environment variances…

Maintaining a Resource Hierarchy

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » LifeKeeper » User Guide » Using LifeKeeper for Linux » Maintenance Tasks » Maintaining a Resource Hierarchy

You can perform maintenance on a resource hierarchy while maintaining LifeKeeper protection of all other hierarchies on the system. This involves taking the hierarchy in need of maintenance out of service and then bringing it back in-service after you complete the…

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…

Deleting a Resource Dependency

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » LifeKeeper » LifeKeeper Administration Overview » Administrator Tasks » Deleting a Resource Dependency

There are four possible ways to begin. ºRight-click on the icon for the parent server-specific resource under the server, or the parent global resource, from which you want to delete a parent-child dependency. When the resource context menu appears, click Delete…

Disconnecting from a Cluster

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » LifeKeeper » User Guide » Using LifeKeeper for Linux » Common Tasks » Disconnecting from a Cluster

This task disconnects your GUI client from all servers in the cluster, and it does so through the server you select. There are three possible ways to begin. On the Global Toolbar, click the Disconnect button. On the Edit Menu, select Server and then click…

Deleting a Communication Path

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » LifeKeeper » LifeKeeper Administration Overview » Administrator Tasks » Deleting a Communication Path

There are four ways to begin. º Right-click on a server icon, then click Delete Comm Path when the server context menu appears. º On the global toolbar, click the Delete Comm Path button. º On the server context toolbar, if displayed, click…

Configuring a Route Table

Quick Start Guides » AWS Direct Connect Quick Start Guide » AWS Direct Connect Setup Procedure » Configuring a Route Table

Configure a route table as shown below. Add the route information to the on-premises environment network to the route table of the VPC or subnet where the cluster nodes are located. Destination Address Target On-premises network address…

Creating an Internet Gateway and Assigning it to the VPC

Evaluation Guides » SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Evaluation Guide for Cloud Environments » Configuring Network Components and Creating Instances » Creating an Instance in AWS from Scratch » Creating an Internet Gateway and Assigning it to the VPC

The next step is to create an internet gateway. An internet gateway is a VPC component that allows communication between the VPC and the internet. Refer to the AWS documentation for more information. Let’s create it and associate it with the VPC: Select…

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 a WebSphere MQ Hierarchy

Application Recovery Kits » WebSphere MQ Recovery Kit Administration Guide » LifeKeeper Configuration Tasks for MQ » Extending a WebSphere MQ 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…

Unextending a WebSphere MQ Hierarchy

Application Recovery Kits » WebSphere MQ Recovery Kit Administration Guide » LifeKeeper Configuration Tasks for MQ » Unextending a WebSphere MQ Hierarchy

To remove a resource hierarchy from a single server in the LifeKeeper cluster, do the following: On the Edit menu, select Resource, then Unextend Resource Hierarchy. Select the Target Server where you want to unextend the WebSphere MQ resource. It cannot be the…

Deleting a MySQL Resource Hierarchy

Application Recovery Kits » MySQL Recovery Kit Administration Guide » Installing/Configuring MySQL with LifeKeeper » Deleting a MySQL Resource Hierarchy

To delete a resource hierarchy from all the servers in your LifeKeeper environment, complete the following steps: From the LifeKeeper GUI menu, select Edit, and then Resource. From the drop‑down menu, select Delete Resource Hierarchy. Select the name of the…

Deleting a PostgreSQL Resource Hierarchy

Application Recovery Kits » PostgreSQL Recovery Kit Administration Guide » PostgreSQL Installation » Deleting a PostgreSQL Resource Hierarchy

To delete a PostgreSQL resource hierarchy from all servers in your LifeKeeper configuration, complete the following steps: On the Edit menu, select Resource, then Delete Resource Hierarchy. Select the name of the Target Server where you will be deleting your…

Unextending a PostgreSQL Resource Hierarchy

Application Recovery Kits » PostgreSQL Recovery Kit Administration Guide » PostgreSQL Installation » Unextending a PostgreSQL Resource Hierarchy

To remove a resource hierarchy from a single server in the LifeKeeper cluster, do the following: On the Edit menu, select Resource, then Unextend Resource Hierarchy. Select the Target Server where you want to unextend the PostgreSQL resource. It cannot be the server…

Deciding on a GCP Region

Evaluation Guides » SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Evaluation Guide for Cloud Environments » Configuring Network Components and Creating Instances » Creating an Instance in GCP from Scratch » Deciding on a GCP Region

GCP has regions in many geographic locations and it may be beneficial to select a region in close geographic proximity to the workplace location. Each region has three or more Zones, but available machine types are slightly different between regions. Refer to the GCP…

Maintaining a LifeKeeper Protected System

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » LifeKeeper » User Guide » Using LifeKeeper for Linux » Maintenance Tasks » 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 shared disks on the system needing…

Extending a Postfix Resource Hierarchy

Application Recovery Kits » Postfix Recovery Kit Administration Guide » LifeKeeper Configuration Tasks for Postfix » Extending a Postfix 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…