You can perform all LifeKeeper for Linux VMDK Recovery Kit administrative tasks via the LifeKeeper Graphical User Interface (GUI). The LifeKeeper GUI provides a guided interface to configure, administer, and monitor VMDK resources.
The following tasks are available for configuring the LifeKeeper for Linux VMDK Recovery Kit:
- Register an ESXi Host – Register the information on the ESXi host that manages the virtual hard disk.
- Change the VM Options – Set the options required for the VMDK Recovery Kit.
- Create a Resource Hierarchy – Creates a VMDK resource hierarchy.
- Delete a Resource Hierarchy – Deletes a VMDK resource hierarchy.
- Extend a Resource Hierarchy – Extends a VMDK resource hierarchy from the primary server to the backup server.
- Unextend a Resource Hierarchy – Unextends (removes) a VMDK resource hierarchy from a single server in the LifeKeeper cluster.
- Create Dependency – Creates a child dependency between an existing resource hierarchy and another resource instance and propagates the dependency changes to all applicable servers in the cluster.
- Delete Dependency – Deletes a resource dependency and propagates the dependency changes to all applicable servers in the cluster.
- In Service – Activates a resource hierarchy.
- Out of Service – Deactivates a resource hierarchy.
- View / Edit Properties – View or edit the properties of a resource hierarchy.
Note: Throughout the rest of this section, configuration tasks are performed using the Edit menu. You can also perform most of these tasks by:
- From the toolbar, right–click on a global resource in the left pane of the status display.
- Right–click on a resource instance in the right pane of the status display.
*Using the right-click method allows you to avoid entering information that is required when using the Edit menu.