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GUI

SIOS Protection Suite/LifeKeeper for Linux Technical Documentation » LifeKeeper » User Guide » Using LifeKeeper for Linux » GUI

The GUI components should have already been installed as part of the LifeKeeper Core installation. ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ GUI Overview…

Troubleshooting

LifeKeeper Single Server Protection for Linux Technical Documentation » Troubleshooting

This section contains restrictions and/or known issues open against LifeKeeper Single Server Protection.

Troubleshooting

SIOS Protection Suite/LifeKeeper 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…

GUI Toolbar

SIOS Protection Suite/LifeKeeper for Linux Technical Documentation » LifeKeeper » User Guide » Using LifeKeeper for Linux » GUI » Toolbars » GUI Toolbar

This toolbar is a combination of the default server and resource context toolbars which are displayed on the properties panel except that you must select a server and possibly a resource when you invoke actions from this toolbar. Connect. Connect…

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…

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…

Postfix Troubleshooting

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

This section provides a list of messages that you may encounter during the process of creating, extending, removing and restoring a LifeKeeper Postfix hierarchy, and, where appropriate, provides additional explanation of the cause of the errors and necessary action to…

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…

MySQL Troubleshooting

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

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

Oracle Troubleshooting

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

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

NAS Troubleshooting

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

Symptom Possible Cause LifeKeeper fail over operation fails with umount busy error. The file system kit used to build NAS hierarchies cannot detect and remove processes not protected by LifeKeeper that are using the mounted file system in…

Samba Troubleshooting

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

Failure restoring Samba hierarchy Failure of a Samba hierarchy restore can leave the daemon processes smbd and nmbd running. (The restore operation is initiated via the completion of a create, failover, or manual switchover, or via a local recovery caused by a…

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…

Troubleshooting sapinit

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

Symptom: sapstartsrv processes and additional SAP instance processes started by init script fail or cause processes to run on LifeKeeper Standby Node. Cause: SAP provides an init script for automatically starting SAP instances on a local node. When a resource is…

SNMP Troubleshooting

SIOS Protection Suite/LifeKeeper for Linux Technical Documentation » LifeKeeper » Installation and Configuration » LifeKeeper Event Forwarding via SNMP » SNMP Troubleshooting

Following are some possible problems and solutions related to SNMP Event Forwarding. For specific error messages, see the LifeKeeper Message Catalog. Problem: No SNMP trap messages are sent from LifeKeeper. Solution: Verify that the snmptrap utility is installed on…

DB2 Troubleshooting

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

Symptom Possible Cause One or more of your DB2 EEE partition servers fail to start The db2nodes.cfg file’s port number may have erroneously outgrown the range set in the /etc/services file. View the number of ports set in the…

VMDK Troubleshooting

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

Symptom Possible Cause Mount point is not included in the selection when creating resources Possible causes are as follows: PowerShell/PowerCLI is not installed An ESXi host is not registered disk.enableUUID parameter is not set The…

GUI Mirror Administration

SIOS Protection Suite/LifeKeeper for Linux Technical Documentation » DataKeeper » Administering SIOS DataKeeper for Linux » GUI Mirror Administration

A SIOS DataKeeper mirror can be administered through the LifeKeeper GUI in two ways: By enabling the Properties Panel and clicking the toolbar icons (shown in the screenshot). Click on each icon below for a description. OR By…

Configuring GUI Users

SIOS Protection Suite/LifeKeeper for Linux Installation Guide » Setting Up Your SPS/LifeKeeper Environment » Configuring GUI Users

GUI Authentication with PAM SPS for Linux now leverages the Pluggable Authentication Module (PAM) provided in the Linux Standard Base (LSB). SPS no longer uses its private password file once located in /opt/LifeKeeper/website/passwd. Instead, users are identified and…

Lifekeeper GUI Overview

SIOS Protection Suite/LifeKeeper for Linux Technical Documentation » LifeKeeper » User Guide » Using LifeKeeper for Linux » GUI » Preparing to Run the GUI » Lifekeeper GUI Overview

The LifeKeeper GUI uses Java technology to provide a graphical status interface to LifeKeeper and its configuration data. The LifeKeeper GUI allows users working on any machine to administer, operate, or monitor servers and resources in any cluster, as long as they…

Exiting the GUI

SIOS Protection Suite/LifeKeeper for Linux Technical Documentation » LifeKeeper » User Guide » Using LifeKeeper for Linux » Exiting the GUI

Select Exit from the File Menu to disconnect from all servers and close the GUI window.

GUI Message Catalog

Search for an Error Code » Combined Message Catalog » GUI 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. …

GUI Overview – General

SIOS Protection Suite/LifeKeeper for Linux Technical Documentation » LifeKeeper » User Guide » Using LifeKeeper for Linux » GUI » GUI Overview – General

The GUI allows users working on any machine to administer, operate or monitor servers and resources in any cluster as long as they have the required group memberships on the cluster machines. (For details, see Configuring GUI Users. The GUI Server and Client components…

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 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…

Email Notification Troubleshooting

SIOS Protection Suite/LifeKeeper for Linux Technical Documentation » LifeKeeper » Installation and Configuration » LifeKeeper Event Email Notification » Email Notification Troubleshooting

Following are some possible problems and solutions related to email notification of LifeKeeper events. For specific error messages, see the LifeKeeper Message Catalog. Problem: No email messages are received from LifeKeeper. Solution: Verify that the mail utility is…

WebSphere MQ Troubleshooting

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

WebSphere MQ Log Locations If the queue manager name is known and the queue manager is available, WebSphere MQ error logs are located in the directory specified by the LogPath parameter defined in the queue manager configuration file qm.ini. If the queue manager is…

LifeKeeper GUI Software Package

SIOS Protection Suite/LifeKeeper for Linux Technical Documentation » LifeKeeper » User Guide » Using LifeKeeper for Linux » GUI » GUI Overview – General » LifeKeeper GUI Software Package

The LifeKeeper GUI is included in the steeleye-lkGUI software package which is bundled with the LifeKeeper Core Package Cluster. The steeleye-lkGUI package: Installs the LifeKeeper GUI Client in Java archive format. Installs the LifeKeeper GUI…

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…

Configuring the LifeKeeper GUI

SIOS Protection Suite/LifeKeeper 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…

GUI – Known Issues / Restrictions

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

Description GUI does not immediately update IP resource state after network is disconnected and then reconnected When the primary network between servers in a cluster is disconnected and then reconnected, the IP resource state on a remote GUI…

LifeKeeper GUI Related Errors

Application Recovery Kits » NAS Recovery Kit Administration Guide » NAS Troubleshooting » LifeKeeper GUI Related Errors

Error Number Error Message 104901 The mount point %s is mounted Action: Please specify a mount point that is not mounted. 104902 The mount point %s is not an absolute path Action: Please specify a mount point that…

DataKeeper for Linux Troubleshooting

SIOS Protection Suite/LifeKeeper for Linux Technical Documentation » DataKeeper » DataKeeper for Linux Troubleshooting

This section provides information regarding issues that may be encountered with the use of DataKeeper for Linux. Where appropriate, additional explanation of the cause of an error is provided along with necessary action to resolve the error condition. Messages…

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…

Preparing to Run the GUI

SIOS Protection Suite/LifeKeeper for Linux Technical Documentation » LifeKeeper » User Guide » Using LifeKeeper for Linux » GUI » Preparing to Run the GUI

Overview Configuration Starting and Stopping the GUI Server Java Security Policy Running the GUI on a LifeKeeper Server

Viewing LifeKeeper GUI Server Processes

SIOS Protection Suite/LifeKeeper for Linux Technical Documentation » LifeKeeper » User Guide » Using LifeKeeper for Linux » Common Tasks » Viewing LifeKeeper GUI Server Processes

To verify that the LifeKeeper GUI Server is running, type the following command: ps -ef | grep runGuiSer You should see output similar to the following: root 2805 1 0 08:24 ? 00:00:00 sh /opt/LifeKeeper/bin/runGuiServer To see a list of the other GUI Server daemon…

Starting and Stopping the GUI Server

SIOS Protection Suite/LifeKeeper for Linux Technical Documentation » LifeKeeper » User Guide » Using LifeKeeper for Linux » GUI » Preparing to Run the GUI » Starting and Stopping the GUI Server

To Start the LifeKeeper GUI Server If the LifeKeeper GUI Server is not running, type the following command as root: /opt/LifeKeeper/bin/lkGUIserver start This command starts all LifeKeeper GUI Server daemon processes on the server being administered if they are not…

Recovery Kit for EC2™ Troubleshooting

Application Recovery Kits » Recovery Kit for EC2™ Administration Guide » Recovery Kit for EC2™ 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…

Performing a Manual Switchover from the GUI

Application Recovery Kits » MySQL Recovery Kit Administration Guide » MySQL Administration » Performing a Manual Switchover from the GUI

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

Running the GUI on a LifeKeeper Server

SIOS Protection Suite/LifeKeeper for Linux Technical Documentation » LifeKeeper » User Guide » Using LifeKeeper for Linux » GUI » Preparing to Run the GUI » Running the GUI on a LifeKeeper Server

The simplest way to run the LifeKeeper GUI is as an application on a LifeKeeper server. By doing so you are, in effect, running the GUI client and server on the same system. After configuring the LifeKeeper server for GUI Administration, you can run the GUI as an…

Running the LifeKeeper GUI Through a Firewall

SIOS Protection Suite/LifeKeeper 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.…

Troubleshooting Sybase ASE Error During Resource Creation

Application Recovery Kits » Sybase ASE Recovery Kit Administration Guide » Troubleshooting Sybase ASE Error During Resource Creation

Sybase ASE Error During Resource Creation Symptom: Unable to create the resource instance during the resource creation Cause: If the instance is running, it could be because the profile is not located in the default $Sybase directory Solution: In…

Recovery Kit for Route 53™ Troubleshooting

Application Recovery Kits » Recovery Kit for Route 53™ Administration Guide » Recovery Kit for Route 53™ Troubleshooting

The Message Catalog provides a listing 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…

AWS Direct Connect Known Issues and Troubleshooting

Quick Start Guides » Connecting to a LifeKeeper Cluster using AWS Transit Gateway Quick Start Guide » AWS Direct Connect Known Issues and Troubleshooting

There are currently no Known Issues.

Performing a Manual Switchover from the LifeKeeper GUI

Application Recovery Kits » PostgreSQL Recovery Kit Administration Guide » PostgreSQL Administration » Performing a Manual Switchover from the LifeKeeper GUI

You can initiate a manual switchover from the LifeKeeper GUI by selecting Edit, Resource, and In Service. For example, an in-service request executed on a backup server causes the PostgreSQL resource hierarchy to be placed in service on the backup server and taken…

SIOS Protection Suite/LifeKeeper for Linux Installation Guide

SIOS Protection Suite/LifeKeeper for Linux Installation Guide

The SIOS Protection Suite (SPS) Installation Guide contains information on how to plan and install your SPS environment. In addition to providing the necessary steps for setting up your server, storage device and network components, it includes details for configuring…

Documentation and Training

LifeKeeper Single Server Protection for Linux Technical Documentation » Documentation and Training

A complete reference providing instructions for installing, configuring, administering and troubleshooting SIOS LifeKeeper Single Server Protection for Linux is available in the LifeKeeper Single Server Protection Documentation. The following sections cover every…

Documentation and Training

SIOS Protection Suite/LifeKeeper for Linux Technical Documentation » Documentation and Training

Documentation A complete reference providing instructions for installing, configuring, administering and troubleshooting SIOS Protection Suite for Linux.The following sections cover every aspect of SPS for Linux: Section Description …

VMDK Shared Storage Recovery Kit Administration Guide

Application Recovery Kits » VMDK Shared Storage Recovery Kit Administration Guide

VMDK Shared Storage Recovery Kit Technical Documentation LifeKeeper for Linux VMDK Shared Storage Recovery Kit (hereafter referred to as the VMDK Recovery Kit) provides a VMware virtual hard disk as shared storage. The VMDK Recovery Kit allows LifeKeeper users to…

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…

NAS Recovery Kit Administration Guide

Application Recovery Kits » NAS Recovery Kit Administration Guide

The LifeKeeper for Linux Network Attached Storage Recovery Kit (hereafter referred to as the NAS Recovery Kit) provides fault resilience for Network File System (NFS) software in a LifeKeeper environment. The NAS Recovery Kit affords LifeKeeper users the opportunity to…

Oracle Recovery Kit Administration Guide

Application Recovery Kits » Oracle Recovery Kit Administration Guide

The SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Oracle® Recovery Kit provides fault resilience for Oracle software in an SPS environment. The Recovery Kit software furnishes a mechanism to tie the data integrity of Oracle databases to the increased availability provided by SIOS…

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…

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…

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…

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…

LifeKeeper Event Forwarding via SNMP

SIOS Protection Suite/LifeKeeper for Linux Technical Documentation » LifeKeeper » Installation and Configuration » LifeKeeper Event Forwarding via SNMP

Overview Configuration Troubleshooting

LifeKeeper Event Email Notification

SIOS Protection Suite/LifeKeeper for Linux Technical Documentation » LifeKeeper » Installation and Configuration » LifeKeeper Event Email Notification

Overview Configuration Troubleshooting

Creating a Data Replication Resource Hierarchy

Quick Start Guides » Microsoft Azure Quick Start Guide » Building an HA Cluster with LifeKeeper » Creating a Data Replication Resource Hierarchy

This document describes how to create a data replication resource. Configuring a Disk First, configure the disk to be used by the data replication resource. Create a directory for an oracle database mount point on both nodes of the cluster. On both nodes,…

WebSphere MQ Recovery Kit Administration Guide

Application Recovery Kits » WebSphere MQ Recovery Kit Administration Guide

The SIOS Protection Suite for Linux WebSphere MQ Recovery Kit provides fault resilient protection for WebSphere MQ queue managers and queue manager storage locations. This kit enables a failure on a primary WebSphere MQ server or queue manager to be recovered on the…

Configuring LifeKeeper Event Forwarding

SIOS Protection Suite/LifeKeeper for Linux Technical Documentation » LifeKeeper » Installation and Configuration » LifeKeeper Event Forwarding via SNMP » Configuring LifeKeeper Event Forwarding

Prerequisites The SNMP event forwarding feature is included as part of the LifeKeeper Core functionality and does not require additional LifeKeeper packages to be installed. Since LifeKeeper uses the snmptrap utility to generate the traps, the snmptrap command is…

Verfying Network Configuration

SIOS Protection Suite/LifeKeeper for Linux Installation Guide » Setting Up Your SPS/LifeKeeper 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…

Configuring LifeKeeper Event Email Notification

SIOS Protection Suite/LifeKeeper for Linux Technical Documentation » LifeKeeper » Installation and Configuration » LifeKeeper Event Email Notification » Configuring LifeKeeper Event Email Notification

Prerequisites The Event Email Notification feature is included as part of the LifeKeeper core functionality and does not require additional LifeKeeper packages to be installed. It does require that email software be installed and configured on each LifeKeeper node…

Using LifeKeeper for Linux

SIOS Protection Suite/LifeKeeper for Linux Technical Documentation » LifeKeeper » User Guide » Using LifeKeeper for Linux

The following topics provide detailed information on the LifeKeeper graphical user interface (GUI) as well as the many tasks that can be performed within the LifeKeeper…

Force Mirror Online

SIOS Protection Suite/LifeKeeper for Linux Technical Documentation » DataKeeper » Administering SIOS DataKeeper for Linux » GUI Mirror Administration » Force Mirror Online

Force Mirror Online should be used only in the event that both servers have become inoperable and the primary server cannot bring the resource in service after rebooting. Selecting Force Mirror Online removes the data_corrupt flag and brings the DataKeeper…

Switchover and Failover Testing

Quick Start Guides » SIOS Protection Suite/LifeKeeper for Linux in the AWS Cloud (SAP) » Switchover and Failover Testing

Steps below are for testing the switchover and failover of a SIOS cluster for SAP. Open “SAP Logon” or “SAP GUI for Windows”, which is an SAP supplied Windows client the Windows client. The program can be downloaded from the SAP download site. The…

Java Security Policy

SIOS Protection Suite/LifeKeeper for Linux Technical Documentation » LifeKeeper » User Guide » Using LifeKeeper for Linux » GUI » Preparing to Run the GUI » Java Security Policy

The LifeKeeper GUI uses policy-based access control. When the GUI client is loaded, it is assigned permissions based on the security policy currently in effect. The policy, which specifies permissions that are available for code from various signers/locations, is…

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…

Administration

LifeKeeper Single Server Protection for Linux Technical Documentation » Administration

LifeKeeper Single Server Protection Administration Overview LifeKeeper Single Server Protection does not require administration during operation. LifeKeeper Single Server Protection works automatically to monitor protected resources and to perform the specified…

LifeKeeper Administration Overview

SIOS Protection Suite/LifeKeeper for Linux Technical Documentation » LifeKeeper » LifeKeeper Administration Overview

LifeKeeper does not require administration during operation. LifeKeeper works automatically to monitor protected resources and to perform the specified recovery actions if a fault should occur. You use the LifeKeeper GUI in these cases: Resource and hierarchy…

Connecting to the First Node (node-a)

Evaluation Guides » SIOS Protection Suite for Linux/LifeKeeper Evaluation Guide for Cloud Environments » Login and Basic Configuration Tasks » Connecting to the First Node (node-a)

Once logged in to the node with “X11 forwarding” enabled, type the following command to start the SIOS Protection Suite for Linux GUI: In the login dialog pop-up, enter the root username and password to login: After successfully logging in, you should see…

Considerations for Settings and Operations in AWS Direct Connect

Quick Start Guides » AWS Direct Connect Quick Start Guide » Considerations for Settings and Operations in AWS Direct Connect

Considering the Use of LifeKeeper I-O Fencing Since the shared disk environment cannot be used in an AWS environment, you cannot use SCSI reservations to prevent a split-brain. IP resources may cause a split-brain as it uses the real IP resource with different IP…

Login and Basic Configuration Tasks

Evaluation Guides » SIOS Protection Suite for Linux/LifeKeeper Evaluation Guide for Cloud Environments » Login and Basic Configuration Tasks

By now you should have 3 nodes, each with SIOS Protection Suite for Linux installed and ready for use. Connecting to Linux Node with the GUI SIOS Protection Suite has a GUI application to configure the cluster. Please refer to Connecting to a Linux Node with x11…

Enable/Disable Listener Protection

Application Recovery Kits » WebSphere MQ Recovery Kit Administration Guide » LifeKeeper Configuration Tasks for MQ » Editing MQ Configuration Resource Properties » Enable/Disable Listener Protection

GUI First navigate to the WebSphere MQ Resource Properties Panel or the Resource Context Menu described above. The resource must be in service to modify the Listener Protection value. Then click on Listener Protection Configuration icon or menu item. The following…

Configure the Cluster – DK for Linux

Evaluation Guides » DataKeeper for Linux Evaluation Guide » Configure the Cluster – DK for Linux

Primary Server Complete the following steps on the primary server to configure the cluster: Create TCP Communication (Comm) Path(s) Verify the Communication (Comm) Path(s) Before you begin, SIOS recommends at least two TCP communications paths between each…

SPS/LifeKeeper Configuration Steps

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

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…

Testing Your DataKeeper Resource Hierarchy

SIOS Protection Suite/LifeKeeper for Linux Technical Documentation » DataKeeper » SIOS DataKeeper Installation and Configuration » Resource Configuration Tasks » Testing Your DataKeeper Resource Hierarchy

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

Test Switchover and Failover

Evaluation Guides » SIOS Protection Suite for Linux/LifeKeeper Evaluation Guide for Cloud Environments » Protecting Our Resources » How to Protect Other Resources (Databases or Applications) » Protecting SAP Resources » Test Switchover and Failover

In this section we will perform basic tests to verify the expected behavior of the SAP-SPS_ASCS10 and SAP-SPS_ERS20 resource hierarchies on switchover and failover. It is important to test that the enqueue server process in the ASCS10 instance is able to successfully…

Update Dependency between Resources

Evaluation Guides » SIOS Protection Suite for Linux/LifeKeeper Evaluation Guide for Cloud Environments » Protecting Our Resources » How to Protect Other Resources (Databases or Applications) » Protecting MSSQL Using Quick Service Protection » Update Dependency between Resources

At this point, the LifeKeeper GUI shows the MSSQL related resources as shown below: The QSP-mssql-server resource depends on the following resources: ip-10.20.10.100 (to connect to the database, we need the virtual IP to connect to) /datakeeper (to make the…

Test Your DK for Linux Environment

Evaluation Guides » DataKeeper for Linux Evaluation Guide » Test Your DK for Linux Environment

The following test scenarios have been included to guide you as you get started evaluating SIOS Protection Suite for Linux. Before beginning these tests, make sure the data replication resources are in the mirroring state. *Note: For these test examples, the Primary…

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…

Apache Recovery Kit Administration Guide

Application Recovery Kits » Apache Recovery Kit Administration Guide

The SIOS Protection Suite (SPS) for Linux Apache Web Server Recovery Kit provides fault resilience for Apache Web Server software in an SPS environment. This guide explains the following topics: SPS Documentation. A list of all the SPS for Linux documentation and…

Maintaining a Resource Hierarchy

SIOS Protection Suite/LifeKeeper 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…

Testing Your VMDK Resource Hierarchy

Application Recovery Kits » VMDK Shared Storage Recovery Kit Administration Guide » LifeKeeper VMDK Recovery Kit Configuration Tasks » Testing Your VMDK Resource Hierarchy

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

Test Your Environment – Apache

Quick Start Guides » Apache/MySQL Cluster Using Both Shared and Replicated Storage » Test Your Environment – Apache

The following test scenarios have been included to guide you as you get started evaluating SIOS Protection Suite for Linux. Before beginning these tests, make sure the data replication resources are in the mirroring state. *Note: For these test examples, the Primary…

Testing Your NAS Resource Hierarchy

Application Recovery Kits » NAS Recovery Kit Administration Guide » LifeKeeper Configuration Tasks for NAS » Testing Your NAS Resource Hierarchy

Testing Your Resource Hierarchy You can test your NAS resource hierarchy by initiating a manual switchover that will simulate a fail over of the resource instance from the primary server to the backup server. Performing a Manual Switchover from the LifeKeeper…

Toolbars

SIOS Protection Suite/LifeKeeper for Linux Technical Documentation » LifeKeeper » User Guide » Using LifeKeeper for Linux » GUI » Toolbars

LifeKeeper for Linux Toolbars ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ GUI Toolbar Resource Context Toolbar Server Context Toolbar

Transferring Resource Hierarchies

SIOS Protection Suite/LifeKeeper for Linux Technical Documentation » LifeKeeper » User Guide » Using LifeKeeper for Linux » Maintenance Tasks » Transferring Resource Hierarchies

When you need to perform routine maintenance or other tasks on a LifeKeeper Server, you can use the LifeKeeper GUI to move in-service resources to another server. To transfer in-service resource hierarchies from Server A to Server B, use the GUI to bring the…

Test Your Environment

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

The following test scenarios have been included to guide you as you get started evaluating SIOS Protection Suite for Linux. Before beginning these tests, make sure the data replication resources are in the mirroring state. *Note: For these test examples, the Primary…

User Guide

SIOS Protection Suite/LifeKeeper for Linux Technical Documentation » LifeKeeper » User Guide

The User Guide is a complete, searchable resource containing detailed information on the many tasks that can be performed within the LifeKeeper GUI. Click User Guide to access this documentation. The tasks that can be performed through the GUI can be grouped into…

Disconnecting from a Cluster

SIOS Protection Suite/LifeKeeper 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…

Upgrading from a Previous Version of the SAP Recovery Kit

Application Recovery Kits » SAP Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SAP Installation » Upgrading from a Previous Version of the SAP Recovery Kit

To upgrade from a previous version of the SAP Recovery Kit, perform the following steps. Prior to upgrading, please review the Plan Your Configuration topic to make sure you understand all the implications of the new software. Note: If running a version prior to…

Configure the Cluster

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

Primary Server Complete the following steps on the primary server to configure the cluster: Create TCP Communication (Comm) Path(s) Verify the Communication (Comm) Path(s) Before you begin, SIOS recommends at least two TCP communications paths between each server…

Help Menu

SIOS Protection Suite/LifeKeeper for Linux Technical Documentation » LifeKeeper » User Guide » Using LifeKeeper for Linux » GUI » Menus » Help Menu

Technical Documentation. Displays the landing page of the SIOS Technology Corp. Technical Documentation. About…. Displays LifeKeeper GUI version information.

Changing the Server Connection Channel

Application Recovery Kits » WebSphere MQ Recovery Kit Administration Guide » LifeKeeper Configuration Tasks for MQ » Editing MQ Configuration Resource Properties » Changing the Server Connection Channel

GUI First navigate to the WebSphere MQ resource properties panel or the resource context menu described above. The resource must be in service to modify the Server Connection Channel value. Then click on Server Connection Channel Configuration icon or menu item. The…

Changing the Log Level

Application Recovery Kits » WebSphere MQ Recovery Kit Administration Guide » LifeKeeper Configuration Tasks for MQ » Editing MQ Configuration Resource Properties » Changing the Log Level

GUI First navigate to the WebSphere MQ Resource Properties Panel or the Resource Context Menu described above. Then click on Logging Level Configuration icon or menu item. The following dialog will appear: Now select the Logging Level and click Next. You will be…

Resource Configuration Tasks

SIOS Protection Suite/LifeKeeper for Linux Technical Documentation » DataKeeper » SIOS DataKeeper Installation and Configuration » Resource Configuration Tasks

You can perform all SIOS DataKeeper configuration tasks via the LifeKeeper Graphical User Interface (GUI). The LifeKeeper GUI provides a guided interface to configure, administer and monitor SIOS DataKeeper resources. Overview The following tasks are available for…

Configure the Cluster – Apache

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

Primary Server Complete the following steps on the primary server to configure the cluster: Create TCP Communication (Comm) Path(s) Verify the Communication (Comm) Path(s) Before you begin, SIOS recommends at least two TCP communications paths between each server…

Accessing man (Manual) pages

SIOS Protection Suite/LifeKeeper for Linux Technical Documentation » Command Line Interface » Commands » Accessing man (Manual) pages

Manual pages are included with the installation of SPS for Linux. They are brought in with the lkMAN package (see below for the full package name). Follow the steps below to view the manual pages for the LifeKeeper commands: Confirm SPS for Linux is installed on…