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Configuring SAP HANA with SPS

Application Recovery Kits » SAP HANA Recovery Kit Administration Guide » Configuring SAP HANA with SPS

The following sequence is recommended for installing and configuring the SAP HANA database and SPS software. Each of these steps links to detailed tasks that follow. Install the SAP HANA Software Configure SAP HANA System Replication Modify the SAP HANA Instance…

Configuring SAP MaxDB with SPS

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

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

SAP MaxDB Recovery Kit Error Messages

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

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

Additional Steps to Configure SAP on SPS

Quick Start Guides » SIOS Protection Suite for Linux in the AWS Cloud (SAP) » Additional Steps to Configure SAP on SPS

Follow the steps below to configure SAP on SPS. Step 1. Test the Deployment To connect to the SPS-L nodes, you need to connect to Windows jumpbox. To connect to a Windows machine, you need to connect to remote desktop terminal. In AWS console, select the windows…

Upgrading SPS

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Installation Guide » Upgrading SPS

*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. • The existing SAP HANA gen/app based Recovery Kit is not…

Install SPS

Application Recovery Kits » SAP Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SAP Installation » Install SPS

On both the Primary and the Backup servers, LifeKeeper software will now be installed including the following recovery kits: SAP appropriate database (i.e. Oracle, SAP MaxDB) IP NFS NAS Stop Oracle Listener and SAP on both machines. For…

SPS Configuration Steps

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

If you have installed your SPS environment as described in the SPS Installation Guide, you should be ready to start and configure the SPS software on each server in your cluster. Follow the steps below which contain links to topics with additional details. Perform…

Messages List

Application Recovery Kits » Generic Application Kit for Load Balancer Health Checks » Messages List

This section provides a list of messages from the scripts. Each message is logged in the event log. DEBUG messages can be output by setting the debug flag or debug_gen-lb flag. Code Category Message Description 127001 ERROR …

SAP Error Messages During Failover or In-Service

Application Recovery Kits » SAP Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SAP Troubleshooting » SAP Error Messages During Failover or In-Service

After a failover of a SAP, there will be error messages in the SAP logs. Many of these error messages are normal and can be ignored. On Failure of the DB BVx: Work Process is in reconnect status – This error message simply states that a work progress has lost the…

Verfying the SPS Installation

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Installation Guide » Verfying the SPS Installation

You can verify that the SPS packages were installed correctly by entering the following at the command line: rpm -V *Note: If the package is installed correctly, no output will be displayed by this command. To perform a query from the command line, type rpm -qi…

Install the SPS Software

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

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

Planning Your SPS Environment

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Installation Guide » Planning Your SPS Environment

The following topics will assist in defining the SPS for Linux cluster environment. ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Mapping Server Configurations Storage and Adapter…

Install the SPS Software

Application Recovery Kits » SAP HANA Recovery Kit Administration Guide » Configuring SAP HANA with SPS » Install the SPS Software

Once you have installed the SAP HANA software and configured SAP HANA System Replication, you are ready to install the SPS Core software and any required patches followed by the SAP HANA Recovery Kit. Refer to the SPS for Linux Installation Guide for details on…

MQ Error Messages

Application Recovery Kits » WebSphere MQ Recovery Kit Administration Guide » WebSphere MQ Troubleshooting » MQ Error Messages

This section provides a list of messages that you may encounter with the use of the SPS MQ 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 MQ Recovery Kit…

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…

VMDK Error Messages

Application Recovery Kits » VMDK Shared Storage Recovery Kit Administration Guide » VMDK Troubleshooting » VMDK Error Messages

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

SAP Installation

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

Configuration/Installation Before using LifeKeeper to create an SAP resource hierarchy, perform the following tasks in the order recommended below. Note that there are additional non-HA specific configuration tasks that must be performed that are not listed below.…

SAP Administration

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

This section provides tips and other information that may be helpful for administration and maintenance of certain configurations. NFS Considerations Client Reconnect LifeKeeper SAP Tunable Parameters Separation of SAP and NFS Hierarchies Update Protection…

Installing SAP

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

ASCS and ERS should be installed based on “virtual hostname” based on “virtual IP”, which should have been added to hosts files during earlier installation steps. Be sure to do so if they have not already been done prior to installing SAP. When…

SAP License

Application Recovery Kits » SAP Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SAP Configuration Considerations » SAP License

In a high availability (HA) environment, SAP is configured to run on both a Primary and a Backup Server. Since the SAP licensing scheme is hardware dependent, a separate license is required for each server where SAP is configured to run. It will, therefore, be…

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…

Installing SAP

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

ASCS should be installed based on “virtual hostname” based on “virtual IP”, which should have been added to host files during earlier installation steps. Please be sure to do so if they have not already been done prior to installing SAP. When installing…

SPS Documentation and Apache References

Application Recovery Kits » Apache Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SPS Documentation and Apache References

The following is a list of SPS related information available from SIOS Technology Corp.: SPS for Linux Release Notes SPS for Linux Technical Documentation (available from the Help menu within the LifeKeeper GUI) SPS for Linux Installation Guide This…

Setting Up Your SPS Environment

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

Now that the requirements have been determined and LifeKeeper configuration has been mapped, components of this SPS environment can be set up. *Although it is possible to perform some setup tasks in a different sequence, this list is provided in the recommended…

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…

SAP HANA Troubleshooting

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

The Message Catalog provides a list of all messages that may be encountered while using SIOS Protection Suite for Linux and, where appropriate, provides additional explanation of the cause of the errors and necessary action to resolve the error condition. This full…

Perform SAP Tests

Application Recovery Kits » SAP Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SAP Installation » Perform SAP Tests

Perform the following series of tests. The test steps are different for each configuration. Some steps call for verifying that SAP is running correctly but do not call out specific tests to perform. For a list of possible tests to perform to verify that SAP is…

SAP Test Preparation

Application Recovery Kits » SAP Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SAP Installation » SAP Test Preparation

Set up an SAP GUI on an SAP client to log in to SAP using the virtual SAP server name. Set up an SAP GUI on an SAP client to log in to the redundant AS. If desired, install additional AS’s on other servers in the cluster and set up a login group among all…

SAP Configuration Considerations

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

This section contains information to consider before starting to configure SAP and contains examples of typical SAP configurations. It also includes a step-by-step process for configuring and protecting SAP with LifeKeeper. Also, refer to your SPS for Linux Technical…

SAP Directory Structure

Application Recovery Kits » SAP Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SAP Configuration Considerations » SAP Directory Structure

he directory structure for the database will be different for each database management system that is used with the SAP system. Please consult the SAP installation guide specific to the database management system for details on the directory structure for the database.…

SAP Client Reconnect

Application Recovery Kits » SAP Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SAP Administration » SAP Client Reconnect

An SAP client can either be configured to log on to a specific SAP instance or a logon group. If configured to log on through a logon group, SAP determines which running instance the client actually connects to. If the instance to which the client is connected goes…

View SAP Properties

Application Recovery Kits » SAP Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SAP Administration » View SAP Properties

The Resource Properties page allows you to view the configuration details for a specific SAP resource. To view the properties of a resource on a specific server or display the status of SAP processes, view the Properties Screen: Right-click your instance. Select…

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 …

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…

SAP IP Resources

Application Recovery Kits » SAP Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SAP Installation » SAP IP Resources

Before continuing to set up the LifeKeeper hierarchy, determine the IP address that the SAP resource will use for failover or switchover. This is typically the virtual IP address used during the installation of SAP using the parameter SAPINST_USE_HOSTNAME. This IP…

Install SAP Instances

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 » Install SAP Instances

Complete the following steps to install the ASCS10 and ERS20 instances on node-a and node-b. Prepare for Installation On node-a and node-b, increase the available swap space to greater than 1MiB to satisfy the SAP system requirements. In this example we will create…

SAP Maintenance Mode

Application Recovery Kits » SAP Recovery Kit Administration Guide » Maintenance Mode » SAP Maintenance Mode

Placing LifeKeeper Protected Resources in Maintenance Mode During SAP Software Update LifeKeeper has the ability to place the resources in an SAP hierarchy into maintenance mode to allow the user to upgrade their SAP software in-place without having to first bring the…

LifeKeeper – SAP Icons

Application Recovery Kits » SAP Recovery Kit Administration Guide » LifeKeeper – SAP Icons

The following icons are significant on how to interpret the status of SAP resources in a LifeKeeper environment. These icons will show up in the LifeKeeper UI. Active – Resource is active and in service (Normal state). …

SAP Automatic Switchback

Application Recovery Kits » SAP Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SAP Configuration Considerations » SAP Automatic Switchback

In Active/Active configurations, the SAP Primary Application Server Instance (PAS), ABAP SAP Central Services Instance (ASCS) or SAP Central Services Instance (SCS) and Database (DB) hierarchies are separate and are in service on different servers during normal…

Protecting SAP Resources

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

In this section we will deploy an SAP S/4HANA 1909 AS ABAP environment and use the LifeKeeper SAP Recovery Kit to protect the ABAP SAP Central Services (ASCS) and corresponding Enqueue Replication Server (ERS) instances. While it is possible to protect a redundant…

SAP Installation Errors

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

Incorrect Name in tnsnames.ora or listener.ora Files Cause: When using the Oracle database, if the SAP installation program complains about the incorrect server name being in the tnsnames.ora or listener.ora file when you do the PAS Backup Server installation, then…

SAP MaxDB Troubleshooting

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

General Tips The following error messages may be encountered while using the SAP MaxDB Recovery Kit. Error Message Solution The tunable MAXDB_ILB_ENABLED is set in the LifeKeeper defaults file for Internal Load Balancer support. Protecting…

SAP Parameters List

Parameters List » SAP Parameters List

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

Install the SPS Software with Sybase

Application Recovery Kits » Sybase ASE Recovery Kit Administration Guide » Installing and Configuring Sybase ASE with SPS » Install the SPS Software with Sybase

Once you have installed the Sybase ASE software and created your database servers, you are ready to install the SPS Core software, SPS for Linux IP Recovery Kit and any required patches followed by the Sybase ASE Recovery Kit. Also, if you plan to use Sybase ASE with…

Using Certificates with the SPS API

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

The SIOS Protection Suite (SPS) API 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…

SPS LVM Hierarchy Creation and Administration

Application Recovery Kits » LVM Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SPS LVM Hierarchy Creation and Administration

SPS LVM hierarchies are created automatically during the hierarchy creation process for resources that sit on top of logical volumes. The creation and extension of hierarchies containing the LVM resource types will always be driven by the create and extend processes of…

Postfix Hierarchy Creation Error Messages

Application Recovery Kits » Postfix Recovery Kit Administration Guide » Postfix Troubleshooting » Postfix Hierarchy Creation Error Messages

Error Error Message No config path The Postfix configuration path was not found. Please enter the configuration path. main.cf not found in the configuration path The file main.cf does not exist in the path specified.…

Postfix Hierarchy Extend Error Messages

Application Recovery Kits » Postfix Recovery Kit Administration Guide » Postfix Troubleshooting » Postfix Hierarchy Extend Error Messages

Error Error Message postfix id does not match between servers The Postfix uid does not match on the servers in the cluster. Please set the same uid for the user “postfix” on the cluster servers. postdrop gid does not match…

Hierarchy Delete Messages and Errors

Application Recovery Kits » NFS Server Recovery Kit Administration Guide » NFS Troubleshooting » Hierarchy Delete Messages and Errors

Error Number Error Message Description 106015 Unable to restore the entry for export point “EXPORT POINT” in /etc/exports on server “SERVER” Restore the entry manually. 106021 An entry for…

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…

SAP MaxDB Parameters List

Parameters List » SAP MaxDB Parameters List

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

Protecting SAP HANA Resources

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

In this section we will deploy a highly-available SAP HANA 2.0 SPS04 cluster. Our configuration will use SAP HANA System Replication to replicate data from the active database host to the standby database host and will use the LifeKeeper SAP HANA Recovery Kit to handle…

Create LifeKeeper SAP Resources

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 LifeKeeper SAP Resources

Create the ASCS Resource Hierarchy In the LifeKeeper GUI, click the icon to open the Create Resource Wizard. Select the “SAP” Recovery Kit. Enter the following values to create and extend a LifeKeeper resource (SAP-SPS_ASCS10) to protect the ASCS10…

SAP Abbreviations and Definitions

Application Recovery Kits » SAP Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SAP Abbreviations and Definitions

The following abbreviations are used throughout this documentation: Abbreviation Meaning AS SAP Application Server. Although AS typically refers to any application server, within the context of this document, it is intended to mean a…

SAP Hierarchy Remove Errors

Application Recovery Kits » SAP Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SAP Troubleshooting » SAP Hierarchy Remove Errors

Symptom: File system remove fails with file system in use. Cause: Resource Protection Level was set to Basic or Minimum after the create or extend. When the resource Protection Level is set to Basic or Minimum, the SAP resource hierarchy will not be stopped during…

Updating SAP MaxDB Parameters

Application Recovery Kits » SAP MaxDB Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SAP MaxDB Resource Hierarchy Administration » Updating SAP MaxDB Parameters

When database parameters are updated for an SAP MaxDB instance, it is necessary to ensure that the updated parameter files are redistributed to all servers protecting the instance. If the IndepDataPath is on a shared disk, then all servers protecting the instance will…

SAP MaxDB Configuration Considerations

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

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

SAP MaxDB Resource Hierarchy

Application Recovery Kits » SAP MaxDB Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SAP MaxDB Recovery Kit Overview » SAP MaxDB Resource Hierarchy

The following example shows a typical SAP MaxDB resource hierarchy: The dependencies in the above example correspond to the following protected resources: Resource SAP MaxDB Software Component LKIP.EXAMPLE.COM protects the switchable…

SAP Hierarchy Restore Errors

Application Recovery Kits » SAP Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SAP Troubleshooting » SAP Hierarchy Restore Errors

Symptom: When attempting to bring an SAP resource hierarchy which does not contain a dependent file system resource back in-service on a previous host node, the in-service (restore) of the SAP resource fails. Messages similar to the following appear in the SAP…

Common Causes of an SPS Initiated Failover

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » LifeKeeper » Troubleshooting » Common Causes of an SPS Initiated Failover

In the event of a failure, SPS has two methods of recovery: local recovery and inter-server recovery. If local recovery fails, a “failover” is implemented. A failover is defined as automatic switching to a backup server upon the failure or abnormal…

Installing and Configuring Sybase ASE with SPS

Application Recovery Kits » Sybase ASE Recovery Kit Administration Guide » Installing and Configuring Sybase ASE with SPS

The following sequence is recommended for installing and configuring the Sybase ASE product and SPS software. Each of these steps links to detailed tasks. Install the Sybase ASE Software Create the Sybase ASE Servers Install the SPS Software After you have…

SAP Recovery Kit Overview

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

There are some services in the SAP NetWeaver framework that cannot be replicated. They cannot exist more than once for the same SAP system, therefore, they are single points of failure. The LifeKeeper SAP Recovery Kit provides protection for these single points of…

Update SAP Recovery Level

Application Recovery Kits » SAP Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SAP Administration » Update SAP Recovery Level

The Recovery Level provides instruction for the resource in the event of a failure. To find out what your current recovery level is or to change this option, go to Update Recovery Level. The recovery level can be set to FULL, LOCAL or REMOTE. Right-click your…

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…

Update SAP Protection Level

Application Recovery Kits » SAP Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SAP Administration » Update SAP Protection Level

The Protection Level represents the actions that are allowed for each resource. To find out what your current protection level is or to change this option, go to Update Protection Level. The level of protection can be set to FULL, STANDARD, BASIC or…

SAP HANA GUI States

Application Recovery Kits » SAP HANA Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SAP HANA Recovery Kit Overview » SAP HANA GUI States

The active (ISP) resource can have the following states. Some of these warning and failure states are transient and may appear while LifeKeeper is attempting to recover required processes or before LifeKeeper initiates a failover of the HANA resource…

SAP HANA Resource Hierarchy

Application Recovery Kits » SAP HANA Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SAP HANA Recovery Kit Overview » SAP HANA Resource Hierarchy

The following example shows a typical SAP HANA resource hierarchy: The child resource vip-sps-hana in this example is protecting the switchable IP address used for client connections to the database. In the event of failover, SPS will bring the IP address and…

Plan Your SAP Configuration

Application Recovery Kits » SAP Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SAP Installation » Plan Your SAP Configuration

Determine which configuration you wish to use. The required tasks vary depending on the configuration. Determine whether the SAP system-wide /usr/sap/trans directory will be hosted on the SAP Primary Application Server or on a file server. It can be hosted either…

Hierarchy Restore, Remove and Recover Messages

Application Recovery Kits » NFS Server Recovery Kit Administration Guide » NFS Troubleshooting » Hierarchy Restore, Remove and Recover Messages

Bringing an NFS Resource In‑Service (Restore) Error Number Error Message Description 106007 Cannot bring NFS or HANFS resource “TAG” in service on server "SERVER" Review other error messages to determine the action…

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…

Create LifeKeeper SAP HANA 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 SAP HANA Resources » Create LifeKeeper SAP HANA Resource

In the LifeKeeper GUI, click the icon to open the Create Resource Wizard. Select the “SAP HANA” Recovery Kit. Enter the following values to create and extend a LifeKeeper resource (HANA-SPS_HDB00) to protect the HDB00 database instance on node-a and…

Install the SAP MaxDB Software

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

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

Configure SAP HANA System Replication

Application Recovery Kits » SAP HANA Recovery Kit Administration Guide » Configuring SAP HANA with SPS » Configure SAP HANA System Replication

Configure SAP HANA System Replication according to the instructions provided in the SAP HANA System Replication Guide (available at http://help.sap.com). Once SAP HANA System Replication has been successfully enabled on the intended primary replication site and the…

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…

SAP Hardware and Software Requirements

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

Before installing and configuring the SPS SAP Recovery Kit, be sure that your configuration meets the following requirements: Servers. This recovery kit requires two or more computers configured in accordance with the requirements described in the SPS for Linux…

SAP HANA Resource Configuration Tasks

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

Once you have completed the setup tasks described in the previous section, you are ready to create and extend your SAP HANA resource hierarchies. The following tasks are available for configuring the SIOS Protection Suite for Linux SAP HANA Recovery Kit: Create…

SAP MaxDB Resource Configuration Tasks

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

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

SAP MaxDB Active/Active Considerations

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

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

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…

Create the SAP MaxDB Database

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

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

SAP HANA Resource Hierarchy Administration

Application Recovery Kits » SAP HANA Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SAP HANA Resource Hierarchy Administration

*Important Note: Unless otherwise noted in this guide, all administrative tasks for a LifeKeeper-protected SAP HANA Database should be performed through LifeKeeper. Performing administrative actions such as stopping the database or disabling SAP HANA System…

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…

SAP Recovery Kit Administration Guide

Application Recovery Kits » SAP Recovery Kit Administration Guide

The SIOS Protection Suite for Linux SAP Recovery Kit provides a mechanism to recover SAP NetWeaver from a failed primary server onto a backup server in a LifeKeeper environment. The SAP Recovery Kit works in conjunction with other SIOS Protection Suite Recovery Kits…

SAP MaxDB Active/Standby Considerations

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

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

SAP MaxDB Resource Hierarchy Administration

Application Recovery Kits » SAP MaxDB Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SAP MaxDB Resource Hierarchy Administration

The following tasks may be required after your resource hierarchies have been created. Modifying User_Keys Modifying OS User Updating Parameters

Common SAP Recovery Kit Tasks

Application Recovery Kits » SAP Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SAP Installation » Common SAP Recovery Kit Tasks

The following tasks are described in the Administration section within the SPS for Linux Technical Documentation because they are common tasks with steps that are identical across all Recovery Kits. Create a Resource Dependency. Creates a parent/child dependency…

Deleting an SAP Resource Hierarchy

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

To delete a resource from all servers in your LifeKeeper configuration, complete the following steps. *Note: Each resource should be deleted separately in order to delete the entire hierarchy. On the Edit menu, select Resource, then Delete Resource…

SAP HANA Recovery Kit Overview

Application Recovery Kits » SAP HANA Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SAP HANA Recovery Kit Overview

The SAP HANA Recovery Kit is compatible with SAP HANA Platform 2 (SP04 or later). SAP HANA provides three different mechanisms to increase availability. Host Auto-Failover – At least one standby node added to a SAP HANA system. These nodes are configured to work…

SAP MaxDB Recovery Kit Overview

Application Recovery Kits » SAP MaxDB Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SAP MaxDB Recovery Kit Overview

The SPS for Linux SAP MaxDB Recovery Kit provides a mechanism for protecting SAP MaxDB instances within SPS. The SAP MaxDB software, SPS Core and SAP MaxDB Recovery Kit are installed on two or more servers in a cluster. Once the SAP MaxDB database instance is under SPS…

Install the SAP HANA Software

Application Recovery Kits » SAP HANA Recovery Kit Administration Guide » Configuring SAP HANA with SPS » Install the SAP HANA Software

Install the SAP HANA software on all servers in the cluster using identical parameters/settings. In particular, the same SAP System ID (SID) and instance number must be used on all systems. Refer to the SAP HANA Master Guide for installation details.

Thread is Hung Messages on Shared Storage

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation » LifeKeeper » Troubleshooting » Thread is Hung Messages on Shared Storage

In situations where the device checking threads are not completing fast enough, this can cause messages to be placed in the LifeKeeper log stating that a thread is hung. This can cause resources to be moved from one server to another and in worse case, cause a server…

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 …

Testing Your SAP MaxDB Resource Hierarchy

Application Recovery Kits » SAP MaxDB Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SAP MaxDB Resource Configuration Tasks » Testing Your SAP MaxDB Resource Hierarchy

You can test your SAP MaxDB resource hierarchy by initiating a manual switchover that will simulate a failover of the resource instance from the primary server to a backup server. Performing a Manual Switchover from the LifeKeeper GUI You can initiate a manual…

Testing your SAP HANA Resource Hierarchy

Application Recovery Kits » SAP HANA Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SAP HANA Resource Configuration Tasks » Testing your SAP HANA Resource Hierarchy

Test Scenarios To understand the behavior of the SAP HANA Recovery Kit, perform the following tests. The following prerequisites must be completed before performing any test: LifeKeeper and the SAP HANA database must be installed and configured according to 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…

Deleting an SAP MaxDB Resource Hierarchy

Application Recovery Kits » SAP MaxDB Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SAP MaxDB Resource Configuration Tasks » Deleting an SAP MaxDB Resource Hierarchy

To delete an SAP MaxDB resource from all servers in your SPS 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 SAP MaxDB resource…

Upgrading from the SAP HANA Gen/App to the SAP HANA Recovery Kit

Application Recovery Kits » SAP HANA Recovery Kit Administration Guide » Upgrading from the SAP HANA Gen/App to the SAP HANA Recovery Kit

*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…

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…

Unextending an SAP HANA Resource Hierarchy

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

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

Extending an SAP MaxDB Resource Hierarchy

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

This operation can be started from the Edit menu or initiated automatically upon completing the Create Resource Hierarchy option, in which case you should refer to Step 2 below. On the Edit menu, select Resource, then Extend Resource Hierarchy. The Pre-Extend Wizard…