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LVM – Known Issues / Restrictions

SIOS Protection Suite/LifeKeeper 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…

Known Issues and Restrictions

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

Included below are the restrictions or known issues open against LifeKeeper for Linux, broken down by functional area. Installation Known Issues / Restrictions LifeKeeper Core Known Issues / Restrictions Internet/IP Licensing Known Issues / Restrictions GUI Known…

DMMP – Known Issues / Restrictions

SIOS Protection Suite/LifeKeeper 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…

MySQL – Known Issues / Restrictions

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

Description The “include” directive is not supported The “include” directive is not supported. All the setup configuration information must be described in a single my.cnf file. Crash Recovery Restarting MySQL…

Apache – Known Issues / Restrictions

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

Description Apache Kit does not support IPv6; doesn’t indentify IPv6 in httpd.conf Any IPv6 addresses assigned to the ‘Listen’ directive entry in the httpd.conf file will cause problems. Solution: Until there is support for…

Installation – Known Issues / Restrictions

SIOS Protection Suite/LifeKeeper 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…

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…

DB2 – Known Issues / Restrictions

SIOS Protection Suite/LifeKeeper for Linux Technical Documentation » LifeKeeper » Troubleshooting » Known Issues and Restrictions » DB2 – Known Issues / Restrictions

Description DB2 Recovery Kit reports unnecessary error If DB2 is installed on a shared disk, the following message may be seen when extending a DB2 resource. LifeKeeper was unable to add instance “%s” and/or its variables to the…

IPv6 – Known Issues / Restrictions

SIOS Protection Suite/LifeKeeper for Linux Technical Documentation » LifeKeeper » Troubleshooting » Known Issues and Restrictions » IPv6 – Known Issues / Restrictions

Description SIOS has migrated to the use of the ip command and away from the ifconfig command. Because of this change, customers with external scripts are advised to make a similar change. Instead of issuing the ifconfig command and parsing the…

Oracle – Known Issues / Restrictions

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

Description The Oracle Recovery Kit does not include support for Connection Manager and Oracle Names features The LifeKeeper Oracle Recovery Kit does not include support for the following Oracle Net features of Oracle: Oracle Connection…

LifeKeeper Core – Known Issues / Restrictions

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

Description (Added February 2022) If you set your shutdown strategy to “Do not Switchover Resources” (default), do not start LifeKeeper immediately after stopping it. If the time between stopping and starting LifeKeeper is too short, a split…

SAP HANA – Known Issues / Restrictions

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

Description Local recovery may fail if the local database is stopped with a sapcontrol Stop/StopWait command, resulting in a failover of the SAP HANA resource hierarchy ISSUE: When a user issues a Stop/StopWait request for the HDB instance using…

Sybase ASE – Known Issues / Restrictions

SIOS Protection Suite/LifeKeeper 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…

WebSphere MQ – Known Issues / Restrictions

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

Description Error when lksupport command is executed: The following error can be output when lksupport command is executed in the case MQ queue manager protected by MQ RK is set on the disk shared by NFS. cat: /mqm/qmgrs/tkqmgr/qm.ini: Operation…

NFS Server – Known Issues / Restrictions

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

Description Top level NFS resource hierarchy uses the switchback type of the hanfs resource The switchback type, which dictates whether the NFS resource hierarchy will automatically switch back to the primary server when it comes back into service…

Oracle Known Issues and Restrictions

Application Recovery Kits » Oracle Recovery Kit Administration Guide » Oracle Troubleshooting » Oracle Known Issues and Restrictions

Control File Switchover Failure 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…

Data Replication – Known Issues / Restrictions

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

Description A DataKeeper resource configuration where the resource is created with asynchronous mode and extended with synchronous mode is not supported. In the DataKeeper resource configuration where the resource is created with asynchronous…

NAS Recovery Kit – Known Issues / Restrictions

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

Description If you want to protect NFS exported by a server with UDP disabled, such as RHEL8, you need to configure “NFS_RPC_PROTOCOL=tcp” in /etc/default/LifeKeeper UDP is used to check the connection with the NFS server. Resource creation will…

Internet/IP Licensing – Known Issues / Restrictions

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

Description /etc/hosts settings dependency /etc/hosts settings: When using internet-based licensing (IPv4 address), the configuration of /etc/hosts can negatively impact license validation. If LifeKeeper startup fails with: Error in obtaining…

SAP Recovery Kit – Known Issues / Restrictions

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

Description The SAP SIOS HA Cluster Connector interface may fail to communicate with the SAP HA Script Connector Library on SAP kernel patch versions released after April 2021 On servers running LifeKeeper v9.6.0 or earlier and certain affected…

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…

Multipath Recovery Kits (DMMP / HDLM / PPATH /NECSPS) Known Issues / Restrictions

SIOS Protection Suite/LifeKeeper for Linux Technical Documentation » LifeKeeper » Troubleshooting » Known Issues and Restrictions » Multipath Recovery Kits (DMMP / HDLM / PPATH /NECSPS) Known Issues / Restrictions

Description Multipath Recovery Kits (DMMP / HDLM / PPATH / NECSPS): Registration conflict error occurs on lkstop when resource OSF The multipath recovery kits (DMMP, HDLM, PPATH, NECSPS) can have a system halt occur on the active (ISP) node when…

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.

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 MaxDB Resource Hierarchy

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

The following table example shows a typical SAP MaxDB resource hierarchy: Active/Standby Configurations Resource SAP MaxDB Software Component /maxdb > /sapdb/data (1 up to 4) protects the database data for the SPSL…

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…

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…

Resource Tag Name Restrictions

SIOS Protection Suite/LifeKeeper for Linux Technical Documentation » LifeKeeper » Troubleshooting » Resource Tag Name Restrictions

Tag Name Length All tags within LifeKeeper may not exceed the 256 character limit. Valid “Special” Characters -   _   .   /    The first character in a tag should not contain “.” or…

Create the SAP MaxDB Database

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

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 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…

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 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

Install the SAP MaxDB Software

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

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Configuring SAP MaxDB with SPS/LifeKeeper

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

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…

Unextending an SAP MaxDB Resource Hierarchy

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

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

Creating an SAP MaxDB Resource Hierarchy

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

Perform the following steps on the primary server: On the Edit menu, select Server, then Create Resource Hierarchy. The Create Resource Wizard dialog will appear. Select SAP MaxDB Database from the drop-down list and click Enter. You will be prompted for…

LVM Recovery Kit Notes and Restrictions

Application Recovery Kits » LVM Recovery Kit Administration Guide » LVM Recovery Kit Overview » LVM Recovery Kit Notes and Restrictions

The following notes and restrictions apply to this version of the LVM Recovery Kit. Support for Raw I/O and Entire Disks While Figure 1 shows logical volumes residing below various file systems and volume groups on top of disk partitions, it is important to note that…

Using Raw I/O with SAP MaxDB

Application Recovery Kits » SAP MaxDB Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SAP MaxDB Configuration Considerations » Using Raw I/O with SAP MaxDB

If you plan to use SAP MaxDB with raw devices, you must install the SPS Raw I/O Recovery Kit from the SPS Installation Image file. You must also properly set up the raw I/O devices prior to use. See the Appendix for instructions.

Using SAP MaxDB Mirrored File Systems with DataKeeper

Application Recovery Kits » SAP MaxDB Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SAP MaxDB Configuration Considerations » Using SAP MaxDB Mirrored File Systems with DataKeeper

The SAP MaxDB Recovery Kit supports the use of DataKeeper as a device space. In addition, the SAP MaxDB software can be installed on mirrored file systems. For example, a dependent file system for an SAP MaxDB resource would look similar to the following, which shows…

SAP MaxDB Recovery Kit Hardware and Software Requirements

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

Your SPS configuration must meet the following requirements prior to the installation of SPS for Linux SAP MaxDB Recovery Kit. Please see the SPS for Linux Installation Guide for specific instructions regarding the installation and configuration of your SPS hardware…

Appendix – Creating Device Spaces Using Raw I/O with SAP MaxDB

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

If you plan to use SAP MaxDB with raw devices, you must install the SPS Raw I/O Recovery Kit from the SPS Installation Image file. You must also properly set up the raw I/O devices prior to use. Requirements In order to use the SAP MaxDB Recovery Kit with raw I/O,…

Issues Regarding DB2 EEE or multiple partition ESE and NFS

Application Recovery Kits » DB2 Recovery Kit Administration Guide » Configuring the LifeKeeper for Linux DB2 Recovery Kit » Configuration Considerations for DB2 Multiple Partition » Issues Regarding DB2 EEE or multiple partition ESE and NFS

If the NFS export point for the DB2 instance home directory becomes unavailable while the DB2 instances are running, the system will hang while waiting for the export point to become available again. Many system operations will not work correctly, including a system…

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…

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…

LifeKeeper Single Server Protection for Linux Release Notes

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

Version 9.6.0 Released November 3, 2021 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…

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,…

Installing the LifeKeeper Single Server Protection Software

LifeKeeper Single Server Protection » LifeKeeper Single Server Protection for Linux Installation Guide » Installing the LifeKeeper Single Server Protection Software

This document will guide you through the installation of the LifeKeeper Single Server Protection Software (SSP) and assumes the user has basic knowledge of the Linux operating system. Please refer to the LifeKeeper Single Server Protection Software for Linux product…

Installing the Software

SIOS Protection Suite/LifeKeeper 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…

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…

Verify Data Before Resync (Wait to Resync)

SIOS Protection Suite/LifeKeeper for Linux Technical Documentation » DataKeeper » Administering SIOS DataKeeper for Linux » Verify Data Before Resync (Wait to Resync)

To avoid replicating corrupt or inconsistent data to targets, LifeKeeper can wait for resources to be in-service before replicating data. Starting with 9.5.2, LifeKeeper will by default wait for parent resources of application type ‘filesys’ to be in-service…

SIOS Protection Suite/LifeKeeper for Linux Release Notes

SIOS Protection Suite/LifeKeeper for Linux Release Notes

*SIOS Protection Suite for Linux (SPS-L) is a bundle that includes LifeKeeper. SPS-L will now be referred to as LifeKeeper. Version 9.6.0 Released November 3, 2021 Important!! Read This Document Before Attempting To Install Or Use This Product! This document…

Creating a PostgreSQL Resource

SIOS Protection Suite/LifeKeeper for Linux Technical Documentation » Command Line Interface » LKCLI Guide » LKCLI – Resource Creation » Creating a PostgreSQL Resource

This section describes how to create a PostgreSQL resource. The PostgreSQL resource provides the functionality to protect PostgreSQL database instances on LifeKeeper nodes. System Configuration The environment created in this guide is a two-node configuration as…

Storage and Adapter Options

SIOS Protection Suite/LifeKeeper for Linux Installation Guide » Planning Your SPS/LifeKeeper Environment » Storage and Adapter Options

For a list of the disk array storage models currently supported by LifeKeeper in shared storage configurations, see the Supported Storage. Refer to Storage and Adapter Configuration for details about driver versions and other configuration requirements for these arrays…

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…

Install the SPS/LifeKeeper Software

Application Recovery Kits » SAP MaxDB Recovery Kit Administration Guide » Configuring SAP MaxDB with SPS/LifeKeeper » Install the SPS/LifeKeeper 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…

Adding a Device Space after Creating a Hierarchy

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

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

Create the User_Key

Application Recovery Kits » SAP MaxDB Recovery Kit Administration Guide » Configuring SAP MaxDB with SPS/LifeKeeper » Create the User_Key

The SAP MaxDB instance requires several options for a user to successfully access a database instance. These required pieces of information must be passed in to the SAP MaxDB tool being used to access the database instance. The SAP MaxDB software includes the xuser…

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…

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 …

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…

Raw I/O Setup Steps

Application Recovery Kits » SAP MaxDB Recovery Kit Administration Guide » Appendix – Creating Device Spaces Using Raw I/O with SAP MaxDB » Raw I/O Setup Steps

Select a shared disk partition of appropriate size for the SAP MaxDB device space. Bind an unused raw device node to this partition. Since this needs to be done every time the machine is rebooted and requires root access, you may want to add the raw bindings to a…

Upgrading LKSSP

LifeKeeper Single Server Protection » LifeKeeper Single Server Protection for Linux Installation Guide » Upgrading LKSSP

LifeKeeper Single Server Protection (SSP) can be upgraded to future releases while maintaining existing hierarchies. *Note: Only the previous two generations of LifeKeeper Single Server Protection can be upgraded to the latest version. If you are upgrading from older…

Application Recovery Kits

LifeKeeper Single Server Protection for Linux Technical Documentation » Application Recovery Kits

LifeKeeper Single Server Protection for Linux Application Recovery Kits (ARKs) include tools and utilities that allow SSP to manage and control a specific application. The following optional recovery kits are available with this release of SSP. Apache Recovery Kit…

Linux Configuration

SIOS Protection Suite/LifeKeeper 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…

Protected Resources

SIOS Protection Suite/LifeKeeper for Linux Technical Documentation » LifeKeeper » SIOS LifeKeeper for Linux Introduction » Protected Resources

The LifeKeeper family of products includes software that allows you to provide failover protection for a range of system resources. The following figure demonstrates LifeKeeper’s flexibility and identifies the resource types you can specify for automatic…

Application Recovery Kits

Application Recovery Kits

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Application Recovery Kits (ARKs) include tools and utilities that allow SPS to manage and control a specific application. The following optional recovery kits are available with this release of SPS. Apache Recovery Kit Administration…

Configuration Considerations for DB2 Multiple Partition

Application Recovery Kits » DB2 Recovery Kit Administration Guide » Configuring the LifeKeeper for Linux DB2 Recovery Kit » Configuration Considerations for DB2 Multiple Partition

DB2 Multiple Partition RESTRICTIONS: All DB2 multiple database partition servers will be protected on a particular machine when the LifeKeeper DB2 resource hierarchy is created on that machine. The nodes to protect are determined by examining the following…

SIOS Protection Suite/LifeKeeper for Linux Getting Started Guide

SIOS Protection Suite/LifeKeeper for Linux Getting Started Guide

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…

LKCLI Subcommands for Each ARK

SIOS Protection Suite/LifeKeeper for Linux Technical Documentation » Command Line Interface » LKCLI (LifeKeeper Command Line Interface) » LKCLI Subcommands for Each ARK

ARK List Apache DataKeeper DB2 EC2 FileSystem (Multipath Recovery Kits – DMMP / HDLM / NECSPS) Generic Application IP MySQL NFS Oracle OracleListener OraclePDB PostgreSQL Postfix QSP Raw Route53 Samba SAP SAP HANA SAP…

LKCLI (LifeKeeper Command Line Interface)

LifeKeeper Single Server Protection for Linux Technical Documentation » Administration » LKCLI (LifeKeeper Command Line Interface)

LKCLI provides functions that can be performed with the LifeKeeper GUI through the command line interface. LifeKeeper provides export/import of communication paths and resource information which the GUI does not provide. Export/import functionality enables duplicating…

Upgrading LifeKeeper

SIOS Protection Suite/LifeKeeper for Linux Installation Guide » Upgrading LifeKeeper

*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…

Technical Notes

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

*We strongly recommend that you read the following technical notes concerning configuration and operational issues related to your LifeKeeper environment. LifeKeeper Features Item Description Licensing LifeKeeper requires unique runtime…

Install SPS/LifeKeeper

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

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…

ERS Resource Types in LifeKeeper

Application Recovery Kits » SAP Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SAP Administration » ERS Resource Types in LifeKeeper

*Important: Please see the SAP Recovery Kit – Known Issues / Restrictions The design and implementation of the ERS resource type was modified in SPS-L 9.4.0. This page describes the differences between the implementation prior to version 9.4.0 and the…

APP – LifeKeeper Commands Related to Resource Applications (Group of Related Types)

SIOS Protection Suite/LifeKeeper for Linux Technical Documentation » Command Line Interface » Commands » APP – LifeKeeper Commands Related to Resource Applications (Group of Related Types)

app_create - Creates a given resource application on a given node Options: -d -a app_remove - Removes the given application from the configuration database set of known applications on the specified system (or local system if no additional system is specified…

How to Use Setup Scripts

LifeKeeper Single Server Protection » LifeKeeper Single Server Protection for Linux Installation Guide » How to Use Setup Scripts

To install or upgrade SPS, follow the steps below. How the Setup Scripts Works Interactive installation Configure and install LifeKeeper from the menu. If you save the configuration information at this time, it can be used for the non-interactive installation…

Communication Status Information

SIOS Protection Suite/LifeKeeper for Linux Technical Documentation » LifeKeeper » User Guide » Using LifeKeeper for Linux » Advanced Tasks » LCM » Communication Status Information

The communications status information section of the status display lists the servers known to LifeKeeper and their current state followed by information about each communication path. The following sample is from the communication status section of a short status…

How to Use Setup Scripts

SIOS Protection Suite/LifeKeeper for Linux Installation Guide » How to Use Setup Scripts

To install or upgrade SPS, follow the steps below. How the Setup Scripts Works Interactive installation Configure and install LifeKeeper from the menu. If you save the configuration information at this time, it can be used for the non-interactive installation…

Administering SIOS DataKeeper for Linux

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

The following topics provide information to help in understanding and managing SIOS DataKeeper for Linux operations and issues after DataKeeper resources are…

Oracle Database Startup Problems

Application Recovery Kits » Oracle Recovery Kit Administration Guide » Oracle Troubleshooting » Oracle Known Issues and Restrictions » Oracle Database Startup Problems

Problem: During DataBase start-up using sqlplus, the following message is received: “ORA-03113 end-of-file on communication channel” Action: Make sure the initialization file (init.ora) and the password file (orapw) are in the…

TYP – LifeKeeper Commands Related to Resource Hierarchy Types

SIOS Protection Suite/LifeKeeper for Linux Technical Documentation » Command Line Interface » Commands » TYP – LifeKeeper Commands Related to Resource Hierarchy Types

typ_create - Creates a given resource type on a given node Options: -d -a (need an app first) -r typ_remove - Removes the given resource type from the configuration database set of known resource types on the specified system (or local system if no additional…

LCD

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

LifeKeeper Configuration Database The LifeKeeper Configuration Database (LCD) maintains the object-oriented resource hierarchy information and stores recovery direction information for all resource types known to LifeKeeper. The data is cached within system shared…

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…

SIOS Protection Suite/LifeKeeper for SAP Solution Page

Application Recovery Kits » SAP Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SIOS Protection Suite/LifeKeeper for SAP Solution Page

SAP High Availability Interface 7.73 *Note: The operating system and configuration used in your SAP deployment must be supported by SAP, SIOS, and your infrastructure provider (public/private cloud or on-premise). Consult SAP’s Product Availability Matrix (PAM) in…

Storage and Adapter Requirements

SIOS Protection Suite/LifeKeeper for Linux Installation Guide » Planning Your SPS/LifeKeeper Environment » Storage and Adapter Requirements

Determine your storage and host adapter requirements using the following guidelines: Storage Devices – Based on your application’s data storage requirements, you will need to determine the type and number of data storage devices required by your configuration.…

Viewing the Status of a Server

SIOS Protection Suite/LifeKeeper for Linux Technical Documentation » LifeKeeper » User Guide » Using LifeKeeper for Linux » Common Tasks » Viewing the Status of a Server

The state of a server can be determined by looking at the graphic representation of the server in the table’s header as shown below. Server State Visual state What it Means ALIVE Client has valid connection to the…

Switch to Standby Node to Confirm Switchover is Working

Evaluation Guides » SIOS Protection Suite for Linux/LifeKeeper Evaluation Guide for Cloud Environments » Protecting Our Resources » Switch to Standby Node to Confirm Switchover is Working

It is recommended to test each cluster resource as it is created. This helps to identify misconfigurations or other issues early in the cluster creation process. In the LifeKeeper User Interface, right-click a resource on the standby node and select “In…

SYS – LifeKeeper Commands Related to the Systems in the LifeKeeper Cluster

SIOS Protection Suite/LifeKeeper for Linux Technical Documentation » Command Line Interface » Commands » SYS – LifeKeeper Commands Related to the Systems in the LifeKeeper Cluster

sys_list – Lists out the systems known to a particular LifeKeeper node Options: -d sys_create – Creates knowledge of another system on LifeKeeper node Options: -s -d sys_remove – Removes knowledge of another system on a LifeKeeper…

Microsoft Azure Quick Start Guide

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This guide provides the steps to deploy LifeKeeper for virtual machines and increase their availability. It is based on actual work procedures to help you use SIOS Protection Suite for Linux (LifeKeeper) with Microsoft Azure (Azure) Resource Manager. It will guide you…

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…

Creating an IP Resource

SIOS Protection Suite/LifeKeeper for Linux Technical Documentation » Command Line Interface » LKCLI Guide » LKCLI – Resource Creation » Creating an IP Resource

This section describes how to create an IP resource. The IP resource creates and protects a virtual IP address that can be switched between cluster nodes. System Configuration The environment created in this guide is a two-node configuration as shown below. …