You can perform all LifeKeeper for Linux VMDK Recovery Kit administrative tasks via the LifeKeeper Graphical User Interface (GUI). The LifeKeeper GUI provides a guided interface to configure, administer, and monitor VMDK resources.

The following tasks are available for configuring the LifeKeeper for Linux VMDK Recovery Kit:

  • Register an ESXi Host – Register the information on the ESXi host that manages the virtual hard disk.
  • Change the VM Options – Set the options required for the VMDK Recovery Kit.
  • Create a Resource Hierarchy – Creates a VMDK resource hierarchy.
  • Delete a Resource Hierarchy – Deletes a VMDK resource hierarchy.
  • Extend a Resource Hierarchy – Extends a VMDK resource hierarchy from the primary server to the backup server.
  • Unextend a Resource Hierarchy – Unextends (removes) a VMDK resource hierarchy from a single server in the LifeKeeper cluster.
  • Create Dependency – Creates a child dependency between an existing resource hierarchy and another resource instance and propagates the dependency changes to all applicable servers in the cluster.
  • Delete Dependency – Deletes a resource dependency and propagates the dependency changes to all applicable servers in the cluster.
  • In Service – Activates a resource hierarchy.
  • Out of Service – Deactivates a resource hierarchy.
  • View / Edit Properties – View or edit the properties of a resource hierarchy.

Note: Throughout the rest of this section, configuration tasks are performed using the Edit menu. You can also perform most of these tasks by:

  1. From the toolbar, right–click on a global resource in the left pane of the status display.
  2. Right–click on a resource instance in the right pane of the status display.

*Using the right-click method allows you to avoid entering information that is required when using the Edit menu.

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