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Important Notice: Kernel issue with SIOS DataKeeper for Linux

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Release Notes » Important Notice: Kernel issue with SIOS DataKeeper for Linux

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Patch Available, Immediate Installation Required We are pleased to announce that we have completed all Engineering (Development and Quality Assurance) related activities for the issue that impacted the following kernel and versions: We recommend…

Install Oracle

Evaluation Guides » SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Evaluation Guide for Cloud Environments » Protecting Our Resources » How to Protect Other Resources (Databases or Applications) » Protecting an Oracle Resource (non-PDB) » Install Oracle

*Install Oracle 19c on both nodes. Install Oracle on a Linux system. Refer to the Database Installation Guide for Linux Install Oracle 19c at the following location: /u01/app/oracle/product/19.3.0/dbhome_1 The location should be specified in the environment…

SAP HANA – Known Issues / Restrictions

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

Description SAP HANA administrative user shell restriction The SAP HANA administrative user (i.e., the adm user for the SAP HANA installation) must be configured to use BASH (/bin/bash) as its default login shell (which is the default choice when…

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…

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…

Hardware and Software Requirements

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » DataKeeper » SIOS DataKeeper Installation and Configuration » Hardware and Software Requirements

Your LifeKeeper configuration should meet the following requirements prior to the installation of SIOS DataKeeper. Hardware Requirements Servers – Two or more LifeKeeper for Linux supported servers. IP Network Interface Cards – Each server requires…

Using Internal Load Balancer

Application Recovery Kits » SAP MaxDB Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SAP MaxDB Configuration Considerations » Using Internal Load Balancer

The SAP MaxDB Recovery Kit supports the use of Internal Load Balancers (ILB) like Azure supports. To enable support for ILB, set MAXDB_ILB_ENABLED to 1 in the LifeKeeper defaults file (/etc/default/LifeKeeper). The ILB requires X server ports to be active on one…

Recovery Kit for EC2 Message Catalog

Search for an Error Code » Combined Message Catalog » Recovery Kit for EC2 Message Catalog

The Recovery Kit for EC2 Message Catalog below contains listings of all messages that may be encountered while utilizing the Recovery Kit for EC2. The Combined Message Catalog provides a listing of all messages that may be encountered while using SIOS Protection Suite…

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 A split brain may occur for ERS v2 resources while processing a restored comm path If an SAP cluster is configured with quorum and both the ASCS and ERS v2 resources reside on the same node when the communication path is restored to…

Linux Configuration

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

Operating System The default operating system must be installed to ensure that all required packages are…

Update Config File for Oracle Listener on Both Nodes

Evaluation Guides » SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Evaluation Guide for Cloud Environments » Protecting Our Resources » How to Protect Other Resources (Databases or Applications) » Protecting an Oracle Resource (non-PDB) » Update Config File for Oracle Listener on Both Nodes

*The following steps should be executed on both nodes. Check the Listener Status Check the current status of the Listener with following command: Stop Listener if it is Running Edit the Configuration File The configuration file is located at…

SAP Health Monitoring

Application Recovery Kits » SAP Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SAP Configuration Considerations » SAP Health Monitoring

LifeKeeper monitors the health of the Primary Application Server (PAS) Instance and initiates a recovery operation if it determines that SAP is not functioning correctly. The status will be returned to the user, via the GUI Properties Panel and CLI, as Gray…

Installation – Known Issues / Restrictions

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

Description A functional yum or zypper configuration is required for the successful installation of LfieKeeper. A misconfigured or non-functional yum or zipper configuration can result in the failure of the LifeKeeper installation script. Output…

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Release Notes

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Release Notes

Version 9.5.1 Released October 6, 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…

Rename /datakeeper/oradata/ORCL

Evaluation Guides » SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Evaluation Guide for Cloud Environments » Protecting Our Resources » How to Protect Other Resources (Databases or Applications) » Protecting an Oracle Resource (non-PDB) » Rename /datakeeper/oradata/ORCL

So far the following tasks have been completed: Created the database on Node-A Switched over the datarep-datakeeper resource to Node-B In step 1, the information about the newly created ORCL database was created in…

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Support Matrix

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Support Matrix

Supported Operating Systems Supported Applications Supported Virtualization Supported Operating Systems Product Supported Operating System SIOS Protection Suite for Linux / LifeKeeper for Linux v9.2 v9.2.1 v9.2.2 …

LifeKeeper

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » LifeKeeper

The following SPS product documentation is available from the SIOS Technology Corp. website: SPS for Linux Release Notes SPS for Linux Technical Documentation Optional Recovery Kit Documentation

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…

Protecting EnterpriseDB Postgres Plus Advanced Server

Application Recovery Kits » PostgreSQL Recovery Kit Administration Guide » PostgreSQL Administration » Protecting EnterpriseDB Postgres Plus Advanced Server

No additional LifeKeeper configuration settings are needed to protect EnterpriseDB Postgres Plus Advanced Server Resources. Issue Solution During the installation of EnterpriseDB Postgres Plus Advanced Server, if the option…

Configure Oracle LISTENER 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 an Oracle Resource (non-PDB) » Configure Oracle LISTENER Resource

As discussed in Update Config File for Oracle LISTENER on Both Nodes, the name of the Listener to protect is LISTENER1. *Note: If using a version previous to 9.5.2, do not specify the ip address for the listener. 1. In the LifeKeeper User Interface, define a new…

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. …

DB2 Documentation and References

Application Recovery Kits » DB2 Recovery Kit Administration Guide » DB2 Documentation and References

The following LifeKeeper product documentation is available from SIOS Technology Corp.: SPS for Linux Release Notes SPS for Linux Technical Documentation SIOS Protection Suite Installation Guide Optional Recovery Kit Documentation This…

LifeKeeper Single Server Protection for Linux Release Notes

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

Version 9.5.1 Released October 6, 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…

NAS Documentation and References

Application Recovery Kits » NAS Recovery Kit Administration Guide » NAS Documentation and References

The following LifeKeeper product documentation is available from SIOS Technology Corp.: SPS for Linux Release Notes SPS for Linux Technical Documentation SIOS Protection Suite Installation Guide Optional Recovery Kit Documentation This documentation,…

VMDK Documentation and References

Application Recovery Kits » VMDK Shared Storage Recovery Kit Administration Guide » VMDK Documentation and References

The following SPS product documentation is available from SIOS Technology Corp.: SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Release Notes SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Installation Guide Optional Application…

Sybase ASE Active/Standby Considerations

Application Recovery Kits » Sybase ASE Recovery Kit Administration Guide » Sybase ASE Recovery Kit Configuration Considerations » Sybase ASE Active/Standby Considerations

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

Sybase ASE Active/Active Considerations

Application Recovery Kits » Sybase ASE Recovery Kit Administration Guide » Sybase ASE Recovery Kit Configuration Considerations » Sybase ASE Active/Active Considerations

In an Active/Active configuration, each server is actively running one or more Sybase ASE Servers, while acting as a backup for the other SPS server in case of failure. The following scenario provides specific requirements that must be adhered to in sequential order…

I/O Fencing Mechanisms

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » LifeKeeper » Installation and Configuration » LifeKeeper I/O Fencing Introduction » I/O Fencing Mechanisms

LifeKeeper for Linux provides various fencing mechanisms. Depending on the server and storage configuration, available fencing mechanisms and allowed combinations of these may differ. Refer to the information linked below for fencing mechanisms available in each…

GCP Internal Load Balancer Scenario

Evaluation Guides » SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Evaluation Guide for Cloud Environments » Before Starting an Evaluation of SIOS Protection Suite for Linux » How a Client Connects to the Active Node » GCP Internal Load Balancer Scenario

On GCP, using a Virtual IP may not enable traffic to be resolved to the active node as many infrastructure layers are abstracted in the cloud environment. To resolve this issue, an Internal Load Balancer should be used to forward traffic to the active node. As an…

PostgreSQL Troubleshooting

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

This section provides a list of messages that you may encounter while creating and extending an SPS PostgreSQL resource hierarchy or removing and restoring a resource. Where appropriate, it provides an additional explanation of the cause of an error and necessary…

DataKeeper for Linux Evaluation Guide

Evaluation Guides » DataKeeper for Linux Evaluation Guide

Objective This document is intended to aid you in installing, configuring and using the SIOS Protection Suite for Linux evaluation product with DataKeeper to enable real time, host based, block-level data replication There are five phases in this process: Phase 1…

Running DB2

Application Recovery Kits » DB2 Recovery Kit Administration Guide » Configuring the LifeKeeper for Linux DB2 Recovery Kit » Running DB2

Reducing the DB2 Process Startup Times In some instances the startup times of the DB2 processes can be excessive when using DB2 8.x under LifeKeeper protection. Making the following change to the kernel network parameters can improve this situation. Add the following…

Mirroring with SIOS DataKeeper for Linux

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » DataKeeper » Mirroring with SIOS DataKeeper for Linux

SIOS DataKeeper for Linux offers an alternative for customers who want to build a high availability cluster (using SIOS LifeKeeper) without shared storage or who simply want to replicate business-critical data in real-time between servers. SIOS DataKeeper uses either…

Azure Internal Load Balancer Scenario

Evaluation Guides » SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Evaluation Guide for Cloud Environments » Before Starting an Evaluation of SIOS Protection Suite for Linux » How a Client Connects to the Active Node » Azure Internal Load Balancer Scenario

On Azure, using a Virtual IP may not enable traffic to be resolved to the active node as many infrastructure layers are abstracted in the cloud environment. To resolve this issue, an Internal Load Balancer should be used to forward traffic to the active node. As an…

Software RAID (md) Documentation and References

Application Recovery Kits » MD Recovery Kit Administration Guide » Software RAID (md) Documentation and References

The following SPS product documentation is available from the SIOS Technology Corp. website: SPS for Linux Release Notes SPS for Linux Technical Documentation Optional Recovery Kit Documentation This documentation, along with documentation associated with…

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 (SAP) 9.5.1 Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (Up to 6.10) Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 (Up to 7.7) Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8…

MySQL Cluster with Data Replication (“Shared Nothing” Cluster)

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

Objective This document is intended to aid you in installing, configuring and using the SIOS Protection Suite for Linux evaluation product to make MySQL highly available. If MySQL is not already installed, please allocate some time to install it on your servers. Once…

SAP Message Catalog

Search for an Error Code » Combined Message Catalog » SAP Message Catalog

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

Enabled VMware HA Fault Detection and Recovery Scenario

LifeKeeper Single Server Protection for Linux Technical Documentation » Administration » Enabled VMware HA Fault Detection and Recovery Scenario

The ability to provide detection and alarming for problems within an application is critical to building the best total fault resilient solution. Since every specific application varies on the mechanism and format of failures, no one set of generic mechanisms can be…

LVM Documentation and References

Application Recovery Kits » LVM Recovery Kit Administration Guide » LVM Documentation and References

The following LifeKeeper product documentation is available from SIOS Technology Corp.: SPS for Linux Release Notes SPS for Linux Technical Documentation SIOS Protection Suite Installation Guide Optional Recovery Kit Documentation This documentation,…

Apache Web Server Troubleshooting

Application Recovery Kits » Apache Recovery Kit Administration Guide » Apache Web Server Troubleshooting

This section provides a list of messages that you may encounter during the process of creating and extending a LifeKeeper Apache Web Server resource hierarchy, removing and restoring a resource, and, where appropriate, provides additional explanation of the cause of…

MySQL Recovery Kit Administration Guide

Application Recovery Kits » MySQL Recovery Kit Administration Guide

The SIOS Protection Suite for Linux MySQL Recovery Kit provides an easy way to add LifeKeeper fault‑resilient protection for MySQL resources and databases. This enables a failure on the primary database server to be recovered on a designated backup server without…

NFS Troubleshooting

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

This section provides a list of messages that you may encounter while creating and extending a LifeKeeper NFS resource hierarchy or removing and restoring a resource. Where appropriate, it provides an additional explanation of the cause of an error and necessary action…

SAP Troubleshooting

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

This section provides a list of messages that you may encounter during the process of creating and extending an SPS SAP resource hierarchy, removing and restoring a resource and, where appropriate, provides additional explanation of the cause of the errors and…

PostgreSQL Cluster with Shared Storage (ISCSI)

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

Objective This document is intended to aid you in installing, configuring and using the SIOS Protection Suite for Linux evaluation product, to make PostgreSQL highly available. If PostgreSQL is not already installed, please allocate some time to install it on your…

LifeKeeper Core – Known Issues / Restrictions

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

Description A split brain may occur if a resource fails while processing a restored comm path if quorum is configured If a cluster is configured with quorum and both quickCheck and local recovery fail during processing of a restored communication…

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…

Apache/MySQL Cluster Using Both Shared and Replicated Storage

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

Objective This document is intended to aid you in installing, configuring and using the SIOS Protection Suite for Linux evaluation product to make Apache and MySQL highly available. If Apache and MySQL are not already installed, please allocate some time to install…

The Evaluation Process – MySQL Cluster

Quick Start Guides » MySQL Cluster with Data Replication (“Shared Nothing” Cluster) » The Evaluation Process – MySQL Cluster

SIOS strongly recommends performing your evaluation of SIOS Protection Suite for Linux in a test lab environment. SIOS is not responsible and cannot provide support for evaluation software installed in a production environment. All questions during the evaluation…

The Evaluation Process – Apache

Quick Start Guides » Apache/MySQL Cluster Using Both Shared and Replicated Storage » The Evaluation Process – Apache

SIOS strongly recommends performing your evaluation of SIOS Protection Suite for Linux in a test lab environment. SIOS is not responsible and cannot provide support for evaluation software installed in a production environment. All questions during the evaluation…

The Evaluation Process

Evaluation Guides » DataKeeper for Linux Evaluation Guide » The Evaluation Process

SIOS strongly recommends performing your evaluation of SIOS Protection Suite for Linux within a test lab environment. SIOS is not responsible and cannot provide support for evaluation software installed in a production environment. All questions during the evaluation…

The Evaluation Process – PostgreSQL

Quick Start Guides » PostgreSQL Cluster with Shared Storage (ISCSI) » The Evaluation Process – PostgreSQL

SIOS strongly recommends performing your evaluation of SIOS Protection Suite for Linux in a test lab environment. SIOS is not responsible and cannot provide support for evaluation software installed in a production environment. All questions during the evaluation…

Installation of the Database

Application Recovery Kits » SAP Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SAP Installation » Installation of the Database

Note the group id for dba and oinstall as this will be needed for the backup machine. Change to the software directory and run the following: ./sapinst SAPINST_USE_HOSTNAME={database connectivity ip address} Run SAPinst to install the Database Instance using…

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…

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…

Related LifeKeeper Resources for AWS VPC Peering

Quick Start Guides » Connecting to a LifeKeeper Cluster using AWS VPC Peering Quick Start Guide » Related LifeKeeper Resources for AWS VPC Peering

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

Resolving Split Brain Scenarios

Application Recovery Kits » SAP HANA Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SAP HANA Resource Hierarchy Administration » Resolving Split Brain Scenarios

A “split brain” scenario occurs when the SAP HANA database is running and configured as the primary SAP HANA Replication site on multiple cluster nodes. In this situation, LifeKeeper will suspend all monitoring of the HANA database until the issue is manually…

LVM Hardware and Software Requirements

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

Hardware Requirements Servers. This recovery kit requires two or more computers configured in accordance with the requirements described in the SPS for Linux Release Notes and the SPS for Linux Installation Guide, which are shipped with the product media. Data…

MD Troubleshooting

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

Error Messages This section provides a list of messages that may be encountered with the use of the SPS Software RAID Recovery Kit. Where appropriate, it provides an additional explanation of the cause of an error and necessary action to resolve the error…

SAP HANA Parameters List

Parameters List » SAP HANA Parameters List

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

IP Recovery Kit Administration Guide

Application Recovery Kits » IP Recovery Kit Administration Guide

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

Install Postgres 12 on Linux Nodes

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 » Install Postgres 12 on Linux Nodes

This section outlines the basic steps required to install Postgres 12 on Linux nodes. *Postgres must be installed on both the active and standby nodes. Instructions for installing Postgres are available at https://www.postgresql.org/download/. By selecting the…

Extending an SAP HANA Resource Hierarchy

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

!Important Note: Before extending 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. This operation…

Installing the Software

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Installation Guide » Installing the Software

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…

DB2 Recovery Kit Overview

Application Recovery Kits » DB2 Recovery Kit Administration Guide » DB2 Recovery Kit Overview

LifeKeeper for Linux DB2 Recovery Kit In versions 8 and greater, DB2 UDB Enterprise Edition (EE) and Enterprise-Extended Edition (EEE) have been combined into a single product named DB2 UDB Enterprise Server Edition (ESE). Previous versions included two separate…

Recovery Kit for EC2™ Administration Guide

Application Recovery Kits » Recovery Kit for EC2™ Administration Guide

The Recovery Kit for EC2™ provides a mechanism to recover an Elastic IP from a failed primary server to a backup server. It also provides a mechanism to enable the IP Recovery Kit to work in multiple availability zones. Please see the Principles of Operation for a…

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…

DB2 Recovery Kit Administration Guide

Application Recovery Kits » DB2 Recovery Kit Administration Guide

The SPS for Linux DB2 Recovery Kit provides fault resilient protection for DB2 database instances. LifeKeeper, together with the DB2 Universal Database product family afford increased availability to DB2 operating environments by effectively recovering database server…

Licensing

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Installation Guide » Setting Up Your SPS Environment » 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 product. …

Obtaining and Installing the License for LKSSP

LifeKeeper Single Server Protection » LifeKeeper Single Server Protection for Linux Installation Guide » Obtaining and Installing the License for LKSSP

LifeKeeper Single Server Protection requires a unique license for each server. The license is a run-time license, which means that you can install LifeKeeper Single Server Protection without it, but the license must be installed before you can successfully start and…

PostgreSQL Recovery Kit Administration Guide

Application Recovery Kits » PostgreSQL Recovery Kit Administration Guide

The SIOS Protection Suite for Linux PostgreSQL Recovery Kit is an SQL compliant, object-relational database management system (ORDBMS) based on POSTGRES. Since its inception, PostgreSQL has become one of the most advanced open source relational database management…

LVM Recovery Kit Administration Guide

Application Recovery Kits » LVM Recovery Kit Administration Guide

The SIOS Protection Suite (SPS) for Linux Logical Volume Manager (LVM) Recovery Kit provides logical volume support for other SPS Recovery Kits. Thus, SPS-protected applications can take advantage of the benefits offered by the Logical Volume Manager, including…

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. Core Bug 2257 Access to LifeKeeper Single Server Protection and SIOS Protection Suite nodes via credstore requires proper credstore key Solution: When…

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…

MD Recovery Kit Administration Guide

Application Recovery Kits » MD Recovery Kit Administration Guide

The SIOS Protection Suite (SPS) for Linux Software RAID (md) Recovery Kit provides software RAID support for other LifeKeeper recovery kits. Thus, LifeKeeper-protected applications can take advantage of the benefits offered by software RAID, including lower cost data…

Samba Recovery Kit Administration Guide

Application Recovery Kits » Samba Recovery Kit Administration Guide

The LifeKeeper for Linux Samba Recovery Kit provides fault resilient protection for Samba file and print shares on a Linux server existing in a heterogeneous network. This enables a failure on the primary Samba server to be recovered on a designated backup server…

Sybase ASE Recovery Kit Administration Guide

Application Recovery Kits » Sybase ASE Recovery Kit Administration Guide

Sybase Adaptive Server Enterprise is a powerful data management platform for high performance business applications. Sybase ASE is a versatile, enterprise-class RDBMS that is especially good at handling OLTP workloads. Sybase ASE is used widely in financial,…

High Availability, RTO, and RPO

Evaluation Guides » SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Evaluation Guide for Cloud Environments » Before Starting an Evaluation of SIOS Protection Suite for Linux » High Availability, RTO, and RPO

High availability (HA) is an information technology term that refers to a computer software or component that is operational and available for more than 99.99% of the time. End users of an application, or system, experience less than 52.5 minutes per year of service…

How a Client Connects to the Active Node

Evaluation Guides » SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Evaluation Guide for Cloud Environments » Before Starting an Evaluation of SIOS Protection Suite for Linux » How a Client Connects to the Active Node

As discussed earlier, once a High Availability cluster has been configured, two or more nodes run simultaneously and users connect to the “active” node. When an issue occurs on the active node, a “failover” condition occurs and the “standby” node becomes…

Running the LifeKeeper GUI Through a Firewall

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » LifeKeeper » User Guide » Using LifeKeeper for Linux » Maintenance Tasks » Running the LifeKeeper GUI Through a Firewall

In some situations, a LifeKeeper cluster is placed behind a corporate firewall and administrators wish to run the LifeKeeper GUI from a remote system outside the firewall. LifeKeeper uses Remote Method Invocation (RMI) to communicate between the GUI server and client.…

Postfix Hardware and Software Requirements

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

Your LifeKeeper configuration must meet the following requirements prior to the installation of the LifeKeeper for Linux Postfix Recovery Kit. Please see SIOS Protection Suite Installation Guide for specific instructions regarding the configuration of your LifeKeeper…

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…

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…

Common Samba Error Messages

Application Recovery Kits » Samba Recovery Kit Administration Guide » Samba Troubleshooting » Common Samba Error Messages

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

Software RAID (md) Software Requirements

Application Recovery Kits » MD Recovery Kit Administration Guide » Software RAID (md) Recovery Kit Hardware and Software Requirements » Software RAID (md) Software Requirements

Operating System. The Linux Software RAID product is included in all major Linux distributions. See the SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Support Matrix for a list of supported distributions and versions. mdadm(8) utility. The recovery kit installation requires…

LVM Troubleshooting

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

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

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…

Test Switchover of the Oracle 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 an Oracle Resource (non-PDB) » Test Switchover of the Oracle Resource

Understanding the Status from Command Line Tools Before testing the switchover, review the status of each node. Understand the Status of the File System The easiest way to check the status is using df. The /datakeeper resource is attached to the node and is…

Using Custom Certificates with the SPS API

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » LifeKeeper » Installation and Configuration » Optional Configuration Tasks » Using Custom Certificates with the SPS API

Beginning with Release 7.5, the SIOS Protection Suite (SPS) API uses SSL/TLS to communicate between different systems. Currently, this API is only partially used and is reserved for internal use only but may be opened up to customer and third party usage in a future…

Using Custom Certificates

LifeKeeper Single Server Protection for Linux Technical Documentation » Intergration with VMware HA » SteelEye Management Console » Using Custom Certificates

LifeKeeper Single Server Protection uses SSL/TLS to communicate between different systems. By default, the product is installed with default certificates that provide some assurance of identity between nodes. This document explains how to replace these default…

SAP MaxDB Recovery Kit Administration Guide

Application Recovery Kits » SAP MaxDB Recovery Kit Administration Guide

SAP MaxDB 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 since been…

SAP HANA Recovery Kit Message Catalog

Search for an Error Code » Combined Message Catalog » SAP HANA Recovery Kit Message Catalog

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

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…

Protecting an Oracle Resource (non-PDB)

Evaluation Guides » SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Evaluation Guide for Cloud Environments » Protecting Our Resources » How to Protect Other Resources (Databases or Applications) » Protecting an Oracle Resource (non-PDB)

This section outlines the steps to protect Oracle Resources (non-PDB). To protect Oracle resources, the data needs to be replicated across nodes using DataKeeper (unless shared storage or SAN devices are used). The following table outlines the location of each…

Combined Message Catalog

Search for an Error Code » Combined Message Catalog

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

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…

LifeKeeper Core

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

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

Postfix Recovery Kit Administration Guide

Application Recovery Kits » Postfix Recovery Kit Administration Guide

Postfix plays a variety of roles, all critical to the proper flow of email. It listens on the network for incoming mail, transports mail messages to other servers, and delivers local mail to a local program. The LifeKeeper for Linux Postfix Recovery Kit provides a…

SAP HANA Recovery Kit Administration Guide

Application Recovery Kits » SAP HANA Recovery Kit Administration Guide

*Beginning in v9.5.0 SIOS has released the new SAP HANA Application Recovery Kit. SIOS will continue to support the SAP HANA gen/app based Recovery Kit with the 9.4.x releases until March 31, 2022. If you are using SIOS Protection Suite for Linux v9.5 or later you must…

NAS Error Messages

Application Recovery Kits » NAS Recovery Kit Administration Guide » NAS Troubleshooting » NAS Error Messages

*Note: LifeKeeper takes resources out of service from the top of the hierarchy and works its way down to the other resources. When taking resources out of h2. Error Messages This section provides a list of messages that you may encounter while creating and extending…