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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…

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…

Installing the Linux OS and Associated Communication Packages

SIOS Protection Suite/LifeKeeper for Linux Installation Guide » Setting Up Your SPS/LifeKeeper Environment » Installing the Linux OS and Associated Communication Packages

Before attempting to install the SPS for Linux software, you must first ensure that your Linux operating system is successfully installed and operational. Please see the Linux installation instructions provided with your distribution of Linux for complete installation…

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…

Obtaining an Internet HOST ID

SIOS Protection Suite/LifeKeeper for Linux Installation Guide » Setting Up Your SPS/LifeKeeper Environment » About LifeKeeper Licensing » Obtaining an Internet HOST ID

Use lmutil to obtain your machine’s Internet Host ID. The Internet Host ID is normally the primary IP address of the primary network interface in the system. Internet Host IDs can be used as an alternative to Ethernet (or MAC) Host IDs and may be preferable in…

Installing SAP

Quick Start Guides » SIOS Protection Suite/LifeKeeper 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…

Installing SAP

Quick Start Guides » SIOS Protection Suite/LifeKeeper 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…

Installing and Setting Up Database Applications

SIOS Protection Suite/LifeKeeper for Linux Installation Guide » Setting Up Your SPS/LifeKeeper Environment » Installing and Setting Up Database Applications

If your environment includes a protected database application such as Oracle, DB2 or MySQL, you should install the application using the documentation provided with the database. Ensure that the database is on a shared file system and that the configuration files are…

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 Oracle DB

Quick Start Guides » Microsoft Azure Quick Start Guide » Building an HA Cluster with LifeKeeper » Creating an Oracle Resource Hierarchy » Installing Oracle DB

Perform the following steps on the cluster node (primary). For Oracle installation, please refer to the Oracle documentation. Download the Oracle 12c installation package and unzip it to the appropriate directory under /home/oracle. Switch to the oracle user…

Changing the IP for the Queue Manager

Application Recovery Kits » WebSphere MQ Recovery Kit Administration Guide » WebSphere MQ Configuration Considerations » MQ Configuration Requirements » MQ Configuration Changes After Resource Creation » Changing the IP for the Queue Manager

To change the LifeKeeper protected IP associated with the WebSphere MQ queue manager, follow these steps: Create a new LifeKeeper virtual IP in the LifeKeeper GUI. Add the new virtual IP to the WebSphere MQ hierarchy. Remove the old virtual IP from the…

Installing and Configuring Sybase ASE with SPS/LifeKeeper

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

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…

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…

Creating Links for ASE and OCS

Application Recovery Kits » Sybase ASE Recovery Kit Administration Guide » Appendix – Creating Device Spaces Using Raw I/O with Sybase ASE » Creating Links for ASE and OCS

The SPS for Linux Sybase ASE Recovery Kit requires that the path $SYBASE/ASE- be symbolically linked to $SYBASE/ASE. In addition, the path $SYBASE/OCS- must be symbolically linked to $SYBASE/OCS. The SPS for Linux Sybase ASE Recovery Kit uses these links to access…

How to Obtain a License

SIOS Protection Suite/LifeKeeper for Linux Installation Guide » Setting Up Your SPS/LifeKeeper Environment » About LifeKeeper Licensing » How to Obtain a License

The Installation script installs the Licensing Utilities package which obtains and displays all of the available Host IDs for your server during the initial install of your LifeKeeper Software. Once your licenses have been installed the utility will return the…

How to Install a License

SIOS Protection Suite/LifeKeeper for Linux Installation Guide » Setting Up Your SPS/LifeKeeper Environment » About LifeKeeper Licensing » How to Install a License

Video : How to install a license Perform the following steps on each node of the cluster. Install your license. /opt/LifeKeeper/bin/lkkeyins Start LifeKeeper. Check the license information to make sure it is registered correctly. If you are using a permanent…

How to Install a License

LifeKeeper Single Server Protection » LifeKeeper Single Server Protection for Linux Installation Guide » About LifeKeeper Single Server Protection Licensing » How to Install a License

Perform the following steps on each node of the cluster. Install your license. /opt/LifeKeeper/bin/lkkeyins Start SSP. Check the license information to make sure it is registered correctly. If you are using a permanent license, all license information should be…

How to Obtain a License

LifeKeeper Single Server Protection » LifeKeeper Single Server Protection for Linux Installation Guide » About LifeKeeper Single Server Protection Licensing » How to Obtain a License

The Installation script installs the Licensing Utilities package which obtains and displays all of the available Host IDs for your server during the initial install of your LifeKeeper Single Server Protection Software. Once your licenses have been installed the utility…

Installing/Configuring MySQL with LifeKeeper

Application Recovery Kits » MySQL Recovery Kit Administration Guide » Installing/Configuring MySQL with LifeKeeper

LifeKeeper Configuration Tasks Creating a MySQL Resource Hierarchy Deleting a Resource Hierarchy Extending Your Hierarchy Unextending Your Hierarchy

Modifying Protection for the Sybase Backup Server

Application Recovery Kits » Sybase ASE Recovery Kit Administration Guide » Sybase ASE Recovery Kit Administration » Modifying Protection for the Sybase Backup Server

The Sybase Backup Server is an Open Server-based application that manages all database backups (dump) and restores (load) operations for Adaptive Server. The Sybase Backup Server can be protected by the SPS Sybase ASE resource hierarchy during the resource creation, or…

Set a Password for the Root User

Evaluation Guides » SIOS Protection Suite for Linux/LifeKeeper Evaluation Guide for Cloud Environments » Configure Linux Nodes to Run SIOS Protection Suite/LifeKeeper for Linux » Set a Password for the Root User

*The following commands must be executed for each node. This tutorial uses the root user to login into the SIOS Protection Suite for Linux GUI and it requires a password to perform operations. Please define a password for root user. 1. Set a root password. …

Modifying Protection for the Sybase Monitor Server

Application Recovery Kits » Sybase ASE Recovery Kit Administration Guide » Sybase ASE Recovery Kit Administration » Modifying Protection for the Sybase Monitor Server

*NOTE: The Sybase Monitor Server is no longer supported with the Sybase ASE ARK v9.0.2 and later. The Monitor Server is a separate server from the database server that monitors the Adaptive Server. The Monitor Server can provide real time or historical data to client…

Creating the Second and Third Instances

Evaluation Guides » SIOS Protection Suite for Linux/LifeKeeper Evaluation Guide for Cloud Environments » Configuring Network Components and Creating Instances » Creating an Instance in AWS from Scratch » Creating the Second and Third Instances

The steps required to create the second node (node-b) and third node (node-c) are almost the same as previously described for the first node (node-a). The following table illustrates the differences between the three nodes and the details required to create these…

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…

Creating the Second and Third VM

Evaluation Guides » SIOS Protection Suite for Linux/LifeKeeper Evaluation Guide for Cloud Environments » Configuring Network Components and Creating Instances » Creating an Instance in Google Cloud from Scratch » Creating the Second and Third VM

The steps required to create the second node (node-b) and third node (node-c) are almost the same as previously described for the first node (node-a). The following table illustrates the differences between the three nodes and the details required to create these…

Port and TCP Interface Definition and the Postfix Recovery Kit

Application Recovery Kits » Postfix Recovery Kit Administration Guide » Configuring the LifeKeeper for Linux Postfix Recovery Kit » Postfix Protection Objects » Port and TCP Interface Definition and the Postfix Recovery Kit

The Postfix Recovery Kit listens to the port specified in the SMTP entry in the Postfix configuration file (master.cf). If the port is specified as a service name (e.g., smtp) then the port number is looked up in the /etc/services file (smtp is ”25” and smtps is…

Configuring the LifeKeeper for Linux Postfix Recovery Kit

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

This section describes the LifeKeeper for Linux Postfix Recovery Kit configuration details. It also contains information you should consider before you start to configure and administer the Postfix Recovery Kit. Please refer to SPS for Linux Technical Documentation for…

Configuring the Oracle Net Listener for LifeKeeper Protection

Application Recovery Kits » Oracle Recovery Kit Administration Guide » Configuring Oracle with LifeKeeper » Configuring the Oracle Net Listener for LifeKeeper Protection

If your Oracle database will have remote client connections, you will want to protect the Oracle Listener in addition to the Oracle database server. Please refer to the Oracle documentation for information on using Oracle network configuration utilities to create…

Configuring the LifeKeeper for Linux NAS Recovery Kit

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

This section describes the LifeKeeper for Linux NAS Recovery Kit configuration details. It also contains information you should consider before you start to configure and administer the NAS Recovery Kit. Please refer to SPS for Linux Technical Documentation for…

Configuring the LifeKeeper for Linux DB2 Recovery Kit

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

This section describes the LifeKeeper for Linux DB2 Recovery Kit configuration details. It also contains information you should consider before you start to configure and administer the DB2 Recovery Kit. Please refer to SPS for Linux Technical Documentation for…

Changing Username / Password for the Oracle Database Account

Application Recovery Kits » Oracle Recovery Kit Administration Guide » LifeKeeper Configuration Tasks for Oracle » Changing Username / Password for the Oracle Database Account

After a hierarchy has been created, change the Username and Password using one of the following procedures. If $ORACLE_HOME is on shared (or replicated) storage (common in active-passive configurations): On the system where the Oracle database resource is…

Creating the Second and Third Virtual Machines

Evaluation Guides » SIOS Protection Suite for Linux/LifeKeeper Evaluation Guide for Cloud Environments » Configuring Network Components and Creating Instances » Creating an Instance in Azure from Scratch » Creating the Second and Third Virtual Machines

The steps required to create the second node (node-b) and third node (node-c) is almost the same as previously described for the first node (node-a). The following table illustrates the differences between the three nodes and the details required to create these…

Configure Storage for DK for Linux

Evaluation Guides » DataKeeper for Linux Evaluation Guide » Configure Storage for DK for Linux

Before You Begin Ensure the following: You have an extra disk/partition on both servers that can be used for data replication. A target volume’s size must equal to or larger than the size of its source disk/partition. Partition local storage for use with SIOS…

Building a Virtual Machine and Starting the OS

Quick Start Guides » Microsoft Azure Quick Start Guide » Building a Virtual Machine and Starting the OS

Creating a Virtual Machine and Starting the OS When using LifeKeeper with Azure it is necessary to make the following three settings specific to the Azure environment: Use internal load balancing (ILB) to enable connections to Oracle resources protected by…

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…

Considerations for Settings and Operations in AWS VPC Peering

Quick Start Guides » Connecting to a LifeKeeper Cluster using AWS Transit Gateway Quick Start Guide » Considerations for Settings and Operations in AWS VPC Peering

Considering the Use of LifeKeeper I-O Fencing – AWS VPC Peering

Setting Local and Temporal Recovery Policies for SAP HANA Resources

Application Recovery Kits » SAP HANA Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SAP HANA Resource Hierarchy Administration » Setting Local and Temporal Recovery Policies for SAP HANA Resources

Local Recovery Policies In a highly-available SAP HANA deployment utilizing HANA System Replication (HSR), the data from the primary database instance is continuously replicated to a running secondary database instance on a standby server. This running secondary…

SIOS Protection Suite/LifeKeeper for Linux in the AWS Cloud (SAP)

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

Overview This document will guide the user during SIOS Protection Suite for Linux installation (SPS). Follow the quick decision matrix to understand how to install SPS for SAP environment. Note: The link above is provided here so it can be…

Using External Snapshot Functions for Disks and Devices Protected by DataKeeper

SIOS Protection Suite/LifeKeeper for Linux Technical Documentation » DataKeeper » Using External Snapshot Functions for Disks and Devices Protected by DataKeeper

Full synchronization is required when using a snapshot process to restore data to a disk or device that is actively protected by DataKeeper. Snapshot capability referred to in this document includes: Snapshots provided by cloud environment services such as…

Creating an Internet Gateway and Assigning it to the VPC

Evaluation Guides » SIOS Protection Suite for Linux/LifeKeeper Evaluation Guide for Cloud Environments » Configuring Network Components and Creating Instances » Creating an Instance in AWS from Scratch » Creating an Internet Gateway and Assigning it to the VPC

The next step is to create an internet gateway. An internet gateway is a VPC component that allows communication between the VPC and the internet. Refer to the AWS documentation for more information. Let’s create it and associate it with the VPC: Select…

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…

LifeKeeper API for Monitoring

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

Introduction The LifeKeeper API for Monitoring can obtain the operational status of LifeKeeper nodes and their protected resources by making status inquiries to the available nodes in the LifeKeeper cluster. Summary This document describes the LifeKeeper API for…

LifeKeeper API for Monitoring

LifeKeeper Single Server Protection for Linux Technical Documentation » Administration » LifeKeeper API for Monitoring

Introduction The LifeKeeper API for Monitoring can obtain the operational status of LifeKeeper nodes and their protected resources by making status inquiries to the available nodes in the LifeKeeper cluster. This API operates as CGI on lighttpd and the information…

Configuration Considerations for MySQL

Application Recovery Kits » MySQL Recovery Kit Administration Guide » MySQL Recovery Kit Configuration » Configuration Considerations for MySQL

Below are some specific considerations you need to think about concerning your LifeKeeper MySQL environment. To operate MySQL database services on the primary and backup servers, file systems and disk partitions must be accessible from each server. Before you can…

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…

Special Considerations for Oracle

Application Recovery Kits » SAP Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SAP Administration » Special Considerations for Oracle

Once the SAP processes are functioning on the systems in the LifeKeeper cluster, resources will need to be created in LifeKeeper for the major SAP functions. These include the ASCS system, the DVEBMSG system, the SCS system and the Oracle database. This topic will…

Creating the VPC

Evaluation Guides » SIOS Protection Suite for Linux/LifeKeeper Evaluation Guide for Cloud Environments » Configuring Network Components and Creating Instances » Creating an Instance in AWS from Scratch » Creating the VPC

A VPC (Virtual Private Cloud) is an AWS resource that represents a local network. Different VPCs can be defined within the AWS cloud to logically separate different systems. Refer to the AWS documentation for more information. In this section we will create a VPC…

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…

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.

Disable the Firewall

Evaluation Guides » SIOS Protection Suite for Linux/LifeKeeper Evaluation Guide for Cloud Environments » Configure Linux Nodes to Run SIOS Protection Suite/LifeKeeper for Linux » Disable the Firewall

*The following commands must be executed for each node. In this section we will disable the firewalld service to install SIOS Protection Suite for Linux. The firewall can be left active but the ports required by SIOS Protection Suite and the application you are…

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…

Configuring the OS

Quick Start Guides » Microsoft Azure Quick Start Guide » Building a Virtual Machine and Starting the OS » Configuring the OS

Prior to installing LifeKeeper, configure the OS for the three virtual machines that you have created. Logging In to a Virtual Machine Perform the following steps on both cluster nodes and clients. Select Azure Portal > Virtual machines > Overview > Connect and…

Install and Configure Apache and PHP

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

Before you Begin Ensure the following: If you are not familiar with installing and configuring Apache, please refer to the Apache documentation. Apache should not be running at the time you attempt to protect it with LifeKeeper. *Important: If Apache and PHP…

Creating the Project

Evaluation Guides » SIOS Protection Suite for Linux/LifeKeeper Evaluation Guide for Cloud Environments » Configuring Network Components and Creating Instances » Creating an Instance in Google Cloud from Scratch » Creating the Project

A Project is the logical container in which you can create resources such as network components, computer resources, storage, etc. Refer to the Google Cloud documentation for more information. If you have just signed up to Google Cloud, you have a default project…

The Evaluation Process

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

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

Creating the DB

Quick Start Guides » Microsoft Azure Quick Start Guide » Building an HA Cluster with LifeKeeper » Creating an Oracle Resource Hierarchy » Creating the DB

Configure the following settings on the cluster node (primary). Execute the following command as an oracle user: Database operation. Select Create Database and click Next. Creation Mode. Select Advanced Mode and click Next. Database Template. Select…

Switchover the Data Storage to the Other Node

Evaluation Guides » SIOS Protection Suite for Linux/LifeKeeper Evaluation Guide for Cloud Environments » Protecting Our Resources » Common Tasks » Switchover the Data Storage to the Other Node

To switchover the disk to the other node using the LifeKeeper GUI, select the /datakeeper resource on the standby node, then select “In Service…”. Once the datarep-datakeeper resource becomes active on the other node, the Source & Target labels are…

References and Acknowledgements

Quick Start Guides » Microsoft Azure Quick Start Guide » References and Acknowledgements

SIOS Technology: SIOS Technical Documentation SIOS Protection Suite for Linux 9.5.0 Technical Documentation Oracle Recovery Kit Administration Guide External websites: Microsoft Azure https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/ Microsoft Azure Linux Virtual Machine…

Installation and Configuration

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

SPS/LifeKeeper for Linux Installation For complete installation instructions on installing the SPS for Linux software, see the SPS for Linux Installation Guide. Refer to the SPS for Linux Release Notes for additional information. SPS/LifeKeeper for Linux…

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 …

Pause and Resume

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

Pause Mirror Resume Mirror You may pause a mirror to temporarily stop all writes from being replicated to the target disk. For example, you might pause the mirror to take a snapshot of the target disk or to increase I/O performance on the source system during…

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…

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…

LifeKeeper Configuration Tasks for Apache

Application Recovery Kits » Apache Recovery Kit Administration Guide » LifeKeeper Configuration Tasks for Apache

You can perform the following configuration tasks from the LifeKeeper GUI. The following four tasks are described in this guide, as they are unique to an Apache resource instance and different for each Recovery Kit. Create a Resource Hierarchy. Creates an…

Client Configuration Considerations for MySQL

Application Recovery Kits » MySQL Recovery Kit Administration Guide » MySQL Recovery Kit Configuration » Client Configuration Considerations for MySQL

Following are some configuration considerations for MySQL database clients: If clients will connect from remote hosts, create an IP address under LifeKeeper to be used for client connections. Clients must be configured to connect to the database server through a…

SIOS LifeKeeper for Linux Introduction

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

SIOS LifeKeeper for Linux provides high availability clustering for up to 32 nodes with many supported storage configurations, including shared storage (Fiber Channel SAN, iSCSI), network attached storage (NAS), host-based replication, integration with array-based SAN…

LifeKeeper Configuration Tasks for Postfix

Application Recovery Kits » Postfix Recovery Kit Administration Guide » Postfix Configuration Validation » LifeKeeper Configuration Tasks for Postfix

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

LifeKeeper Configuration Tasks for NAS

Application Recovery Kits » NAS Recovery Kit Administration Guide » LifeKeeper Configuration Tasks for NAS

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

Specific Configuration Considerations for Oracle

Application Recovery Kits » Oracle Recovery Kit Administration Guide » Configuring Oracle with LifeKeeper » Specific Configuration Considerations for Oracle

*If you plan to use Oracle with Raw I/O, the Raw I/O devices must be properly set up prior to use. See the Appendix for instructions. (Raw I/O is not an option for LifeKeeper Single Server Protection.) Before configuring the Oracle Recovery Kit, complete the following…

SIOS Protection Suite for Linux/LifeKeeper Evaluation Guide for Cloud Environments

Evaluation Guides » SIOS Protection Suite for Linux/LifeKeeper Evaluation Guide for Cloud Environments

This Evaluation Guide explains the basic concepts of the SIOS Protection Suite and then walks through core user interface elements to show how various resources may be protected. The guide discusses the cloud environment from several perspectives and may also be used…

LifeKeeper Configuration Tasks for MQ

Application Recovery Kits » WebSphere MQ Recovery Kit Administration Guide » LifeKeeper Configuration Tasks for MQ

All SPS for Linux WebSphere MQ Recovery Kit administrative tasks can be performed via the LifeKeeper Graphical User Interface (GUI). The LifeKeeper GUI provides a guided interface to configure, administer and monitor WebSphere resources. Overview The following tasks…

LifeKeeper Configuration Tasks for MySQL

Application Recovery Kits » MySQL Recovery Kit Administration Guide » Installing/Configuring MySQL with LifeKeeper » LifeKeeper Configuration Tasks for MySQL

You can perform the following configuration tasks from the LifeKeeper GUI. The following four tasks are described in this section, as they are unique to a MySQL resource instance, and different for each Recovery Kit. Create a Resource Hierarchy. Creates an…

DataKeeper for Linux Network Configuration

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

The network path that is chosen for data replication between each pair of servers must also already be configured as a LifeKeeper communication path between those servers. To change the network path, see Changing the Data Replication Path. Avoid a configuration…

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…

LifeKeeper Tunable Settings for PostgreSQL

Application Recovery Kits » PostgreSQL Recovery Kit Administration Guide » PostgreSQL Installation » LifeKeeper Tunable Settings for PostgreSQL

The PostgreSQL Recovery Kit provides tunable environment variables to help customize resource protection in certain scenarios. To change the values of these variables, edit the file /etc/default/LifeKeeper. No processes need to be restarted for the new settings to take…

LifeKeeper Configuration Tasks for Samba

Application Recovery Kits » Samba Recovery Kit Administration Guide » LifeKeeper Configuration Tasks for Samba

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

Search for an Error Code

Search for an Error Code

Please look at the Combined Message Catalog

DataKeeper for Linux Evaluation Guide

Evaluation Guides » DataKeeper for Linux Evaluation Guide

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

LifeKeeper Configuration Tasks for Oracle

Application Recovery Kits » Oracle Recovery Kit Administration Guide » LifeKeeper Configuration Tasks for Oracle

You can perform the following configuration tasks from the LifeKeeper GUI. The following four tasks are described in this guide, as they are unique to an Oracle resource instance and different for each Recovery Kit. Create a Resource Hierarchy. Creates an…

Configuring the Firewall Rules

Evaluation Guides » SIOS Protection Suite for Linux/LifeKeeper Evaluation Guide for Cloud Environments » Configuring Network Components and Creating Instances » Creating an Instance in Google Cloud from Scratch » Configuring the Firewall Rules

With a set of firewall rules, you can define both “allow” and “deny” rules for each type of traffic. A source can be an internet address, an Internal Load Balancer, or a group of VMs. A group of VMs is identified by a tag assigned to a VM. Refer to the Google…

Install the LifeKeeper Software

Application Recovery Kits » PostgreSQL Recovery Kit Administration Guide » PostgreSQL Installation » Install the LifeKeeper Software

Once you have installed the PostgreSQL software and created your database, you are ready to install the LifeKeeper Core software and any required patches followed by the PostgreSQL Recovery Kit. Refer to the SPS for Linux Installation Guide for details on installing…

Configure the Oracle Resource

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

As discussed in Create an Oracle Database (non-PDB), the name of Oracle Instance to protect is ORCL. 1. In the LifeKeeper User Interface, define a new resource. Select to start the Create Resource Wizard (on node-a). Select “Oracle Database” as the…

Checking the Client Redirection

Quick Start Guides » Microsoft Azure Quick Start Guide » Availability Zone (High Availability Zone) » Checking the Client Redirection

We checked the access from lkclient using the following two methods and confirmed that we can connect to the virtual IP using both methods. From the terminal of Windows Server2012 (client), accessed http://10.3.1.200/ with curl (command line based http access tool)…

Create the ERS Resources

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

The ERS resource provides additional protection against a single point of failure of a Core Instance (Central Services Instance) or enqueue server process. When a Core Instance (Central Services Instance) fails and is restarted, it will retrieve the current status of…

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…

The Samba Configuration File

Application Recovery Kits » Samba Recovery Kit Administration Guide » Configuring Samba with LifeKeeper » The Samba Configuration File

While a Samba configuration file can contain many different directives, this description focuses on those aspects of the configuration file that affect your LifeKeeper configuration. Here are some key points about the configuration file: The configuration file is…

Maintaining the smvpasswd File

Application Recovery Kits » Samba Recovery Kit Administration Guide » Samba Hierarchy Administration » Maintaining the smvpasswd File

Samba provides four different authentication methods via the security directive. The share and user security settings both require access to the local smbpasswd file to determine if access will be granted. As noted in the section Running Multiple Instances of Samba…

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…

Install the PostgreSQL Software

Application Recovery Kits » PostgreSQL Recovery Kit Administration Guide » PostgreSQL Installation » Install the PostgreSQL Software

Install the PostgreSQL software on all servers in the cluster using identical parameters/settings. Refer to the PostgreSQL Administration Guide for details. The following are additional recommendations and reminders to ensure that LifeKeeper will work with…

Creating the Resource Group

Evaluation Guides » SIOS Protection Suite for Linux/LifeKeeper Evaluation Guide for Cloud Environments » Configuring Network Components and Creating Instances » Creating an Instance in Azure from Scratch » Creating the Resource Group

A Resource Group is the logical container in which you can create resources such as network components, computer resources, storage, etc. Refer to the Azure documentation for more information. In this section, we will create a Resource Group for testing LifeKeeper…

Changing the Listener Port

Application Recovery Kits » WebSphere MQ Recovery Kit Administration Guide » WebSphere MQ Configuration Considerations » MQ Configuration Requirements » MQ Configuration Changes After Resource Creation » Changing the Listener Port

To change the listener port of a queue manager, follow these steps: Alter the listener object in runmqsc then stop and start the listener: su – MQUSER runmqsc QUEUE.MANAGER.NAME alter LISTENER(SYSTEM.DEFAULT.LISTENER.TCP) TRPTYPE(TCP)…

The Evaluation Process – PostgreSQL

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

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

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…

Stop the Oracle Instance

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 an Oracle Resource (non-PDB) » Stop the Oracle Instance

*Ensure these steps are completed on the correct node. Shutdown the Database To shutdown the database, execute sqlplus and run the shutdown immediate command as follows: Confirm the Database can be Restarted Later The following is not required. However, it is…

Installation of the Database

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

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

Configure the Cluster – PostgreSQL

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

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…

Tuning the LifeKeeper Heartbeat

SIOS Protection Suite/LifeKeeper for Linux Technical Documentation » LifeKeeper » Installation and Configuration » Optional Configuration Tasks » Tuning the LifeKeeper Heartbeat

Overview of the Tunable Heartbeat The LifeKeeper heartbeat is the signal sent between LifeKeeper servers over the communications path(s) to ensure each server is “alive”. There are two aspects of the heartbeat that determine how quickly LifeKeeper detects…

Creating the Route Table

Evaluation Guides » SIOS Protection Suite for Linux/LifeKeeper Evaluation Guide for Cloud Environments » Configuring Network Components and Creating Instances » Creating an Instance in AWS from Scratch » Creating the Route Table

The route table defines how the traffic from instances within a subnet should be transferred. Refer to the AWS documentation for more information. In this section we will create a route table and add a route to the internet via an Internet Gateway. Select…

The Evaluation Process – Apache

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

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

Configuring the Route Table

Quick Start Guides » Connecting to a LifeKeeper Cluster using AWS Transit Gateway Quick Start Guide » Configuring the Route Table

The AWS environment should be configured as in the following diagram: Add the following routes to the route table for VPC B or the subnet that contains the client instance: Destination Address Target VPC A CIDR Block AWS Transit…