Version 9.6.1

Released April 20, 2022

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 notes document is written for the person who installs, configures and/or administers the LifeKeeper for Linux product. The document contains important information not detailed in the formal LifeKeeper and DataKeeper documentation sets such as package versions and last-minute changes to instructions and procedures as well as a link to the Troubleshooting sections for product restrictions and troubleshooting hints and tips that were discovered through final product testing. It is important that you review this document before installing and configuring LifeKeeper software.

SIOS Product Descriptions

LifeKeeper for Linux

The LifeKeeper product includes fault detection and recovery software that provides high availability for file systems, network addresses, applications and processes running on Linux. LifeKeeper supports the configuration and switchover of a given application across multiple servers. The servers on which the application is configured are assigned priorities to determine the sequence in which the application will move from server to server in the event of multiple failures.

LifeKeeper for Linux provides switchover protection for a range of system resources. Automatic recovery is supported for the following resource types:

  • Processes and Applications
  • Shared Storage Devices (Including VMWare virtual hard disks)
  • Communication Resources (TCP/IP)

DataKeeper for Linux

The SIOS DataKeeper product:

  • Provides volume-based synchronous and asynchronous data replication.
  • Integrates into the LifeKeeper Graphical User Interface for administration and monitoring.
  • Automatically resynchronizes data between source and target servers at system recovery.
  • Monitors the health of underlying system components and performs local recovery in the event of failure.
  • Allows manual resource switchovers and failovers of mirrored volumes.
  • Can be easily upgraded to provide high availability clustering and automatic failover and recovery using a license key to enable new functionality.

LifeKeeper Components

LifeKeeper Core

LifeKeeper for Linux is bundled for, and only runs on, 64-bit systems (AMD64 and EM64T systems).

The LifeKeeper Core bundle includes:

The LifeKeeper Core Package Cluster includes the following installable packages:

Package
Package Name
Description
LifeKeeper Core steeleye-lk-9.6.1-7412.x86_64.rpm The LifeKeeper package provides recovery software for failures associated with core system components such as memory, CPUs, the operating system, the SCSI disk subsystem and file systems.
DataKeeper Core steeleye-lkDR-9.6.1-7412.x86_64.rpm The DataKeeper package provides data replication (synchronous or asynchronous mirrors with intent logging).
LifeKeeper GUI steeleye-lkGUI-9.6.1-7412.x86_64.rpm The LifeKeeper GUI package provides a graphical user interface for LifeKeeper and DataKeeper administration and status monitoring.
LifeKeeper IP Recovery Kit steeleye-lkIP-9.6.1-7412.noarch.rpm The LifeKeeper IP Recovery Kit provides recovery software for automatic switchover of IP addresses.
LifeKeeper Raw I/O Recovery Kit steeleye-lkRAW-9.6.1-7412.noarch.rpm The LifeKeeper Raw I/O Recovery Kit provides support for applications that use raw i/o to bypass kernel buffering.
Quick Service Protection steeleye-lkQSP-9.6.1-7412.noarch.rpm The Quick Service Protection Recovery Kit provides a simple disaster recovery function for various services.
LifeKeeper Man Pages steeleye-lkMAN-9.6.1-7412.noarch.rpm The LifeKeeper Man Page package provides reference manual pages for the LifeKeeper product.

LifeKeeper Optional Recovery Software

The following optional software provides resource definition and recovery software for the application versions listed. See the Support Matrix and Recovery Kit Administration Guides for the requirements for each recovery software.

Package
Package Name
Description
LifeKeeper Apache Web Server Recovery Kit steeleye-lkAPA-9.6.1-7412.noarch.rpm The LifeKeeper for Linux Apache Web Server Recovery Kit provides fault resilience for Apache Web Server software in a LifeKeeper environment.
LifeKeeper SAP Recovery Kit steeleye-lkSAP-9.6.1-7412.noarch.rpm The LifeKeeper for Linux SAP Recovery Kit provides a mechanism to recover SAP NetWeaver from a failed primary server onto a backup server in a LifeKeeper environment working in conjunction with other LifeKeeper Recovery Kits to provide comprehensive failover protection.
LifeKeeper SAP MaxDB Recovery Kit steeleye-lkSAPDB-9.6.1-7412.noarch.rpm The SAP MaxDB Recovery Kit provides fault resilient protection for SAP MaxDB databases in a LifeKeeper for Linux environment.
LifeKeeper DB2 Recovery Kit steeleye-lkDB2-9.6.1-7412.noarch.rpm The LifeKeeper 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 failures without significant down-time or human intervention.
LifeKeeper Oracle Recovery Kit steeleye-lkORA-9.6.1-7412.noarch.rpm The LifeKeeper for Linux Oracle Recovery Kit provides fault resilience for Oracle software in a LifeKeeper environment furnishing a mechanism to tie the data integrity of Oracle databases to the increased availability provided by LifeKeeper.
LifeKeeper MySQL Recovery Kit steeleye-lkSQL-9.6.1-7412.noarch.rpm The LifeKeeper for Linux MySQL Recovery Kit provides an easy way to add LifeKeeper fault‑resilient protection for MySQL resources and databases enabling a failure on the primary database server to be recovered on a designated backup server without significant lost time or human intervention.
LifeKeeper PostgreSQL Recovery Kit steeleye-lkPGSQL-9.6.1-7412.noarch.rpm The LifeKeeper for Linux PostgreSQL Recovery Kit is an SQL compliant, object-relational database management system (ORDBMS) based on POSTGRES providing a mechanism for protecting PostgreSQL instances within LifeKeeper.
LifeKeeper Sybase ASE Recovery Kit steeleye-lkSYBASE-9.6.1-7412.noarch.rpm The LifeKeeper for Linux Sybase ASE Recovery Kit provides LifeKeeper resource protection for the Sybase ASE components Adaptive Server, Monitor Server, and Backup Server.
LifeKeeper Postfix Recovery Kit steeleye-lkPOSTFIX-9.6.1-7412.noarch.rpm The LifeKeeper for Linux Postfix Recovery Kit provides a mechanism to recover Postfix from a failed primary server to a backup server in a LifeKeeper environment.
LifeKeeper Samba Recovery Kit steeleye-lkSMB-9.6.1-7412.noarch.rpm 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 enabling a failure on the primary Samba server to be recovered on a designated backup server without significant lost time or human intervention.
LifeKeeper NFS Server Recovery Kit steeleye-lkNFS-9.6.1-7412.noarch.rpm The LifeKeeper for Linux NFS Server Recovery Kit provides fault resilience for Network File System (NFS) software in a LifeKeeper environment enabling a failure on the primary NFS server to be recovered on a designated backup server without significant lost time or human intervention.
LifeKeeper Network Attached Storage Recovery Kit steeleye-lkNAS-9.6.1-7412.noarch.rpm

The LifeKeeper for Linux Network Attached Storage Recovery Kit provides fault resilience for Network File System (NFS) software in a LifeKeeper environment affording LifeKeeper users the opportunity to employ an exported NFS file system as the storage basis for LifeKeeper hierarchies.

NFS over UDP is not supported on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 and later.

Some environments may require additional configurations. Refer to Specific Configuration Considerations for details.

LifeKeeper Logical Volume Manager (LVM) Recovery Kit steeleye-lkLVM-9.6.1-7412.noarch.rpm The LifeKeeper for Linux Logical Volume Manager (LVM) Recovery Kit provides logical volume support for other LifeKeeper recovery kits allowing LifeKeeper-protected applications to take advantage of the benefits offered by the Logical Volume Manager, including simplified storage management and the ability to dynamically re-size volumes as needs change.
LifeKeeper PowerPath Recovery Kit steeleye-lkPPATH-9.6.1-7412.noarch.rpm The LifeKeeper PowerPath Recovery Kit protects applications that use EMC PowerPath multipath I/O devices.
LifeKeeper Device Mapper Multipath (DMMP) Recovery Kit steeleye-lkDMMP-9.6.1-7412.noarch.rpm The LifeKeeper Device Mapper Multipath (DMMP Recovery Kit) protects applications and file systems that use DMMP devices allowing LifeKeeper to operate with and protect these applications and file systems.
Hitachi Dynamic Link Manager Software (HDLM) Recovery Kit steeleye-lkHDLM-9.6.1-7412.noarch.rpm The Hitachi Dynamic Link Manager Software (HDLM) Recovery Kit protects applications that use Hitachi Dynamic Link Manager Software devices.
LifeKeeper NEC iStorage StoragePathSavior (NECSPS) Recovery Kit steeleye-lkSPS-9.6.1-7412.noarch.rpm The SPS NEC iStorage StoragePathSavior (NECSPS) Recovery Kit protects applications that use NEC iStorage StoragePathSavior v3.3 or later multipath I/O devices.
SIOS DataKeeper steeleye-lkDR-9.6.1-7412.x86_64.rpm SIOS DataKeeper for Linux provides an integrated data mirroring capability for LifeKeeper environments enabling LifeKeeper resources to operate in shared and non-shared storage environments.
LifeKeeper WebSphere MQ Recovery Kit steeleye-lkMQS-9.6.1-7412.noarch.rpm The LifeKeeper for Linux WebSphere MQ Recovery Kit provides fault resilient protection for WebSphere MQ queue managers and queue manager storage locations enabling a failure on a primary WebSphere MQ server or queue manager to be recovered on the primary server or a designated backup server without significant lost time or human intervention.
Quorum/Witness Package steeleye-lkQWK-9.6.1-7412.noarch.rpm

The LifeKeeper Quorum/Witness Package allows a node to get a “second opinion” on the status of a failing node acting as an intermediary to determine which servers are part of the cluster. When determining when to fail over, the Witness Server, or Storage Witness, allows resources to be brought in service on a backup server only in cases where it verifies the primary server has failed and is no longer part of the cluster.

Note: Quorum is required for all 2 node DataKeeper clusters. Each 2 node cluster must use its own quorum/witness node. Shared witness servers are not recommended.

Quick Service Protection steeleye-lkQSP-9.6.1-7412.noarch.rpm LifeKeeper Quick Service Protection supplies functionality to easily protect OS services.
Recovery Kit for EC2™ steeleye-lkECC-9.6.1-7412.noarch.rpm The Recovery Kit for EC2 provides a mechanism to recover an Elastic IP from a failed primary server to a backup server. It also provides a mechanism to enable the IP Recovery Kit to work in multiple availability zones.
Recovery Kit for Route 53™ steeleye-lkROUTE53-9.6.1-7412.noarch.rpm Route53 Recovery Kit provides a mechanism for updating Amazon Route 53 DNS information corresponding to a virtual IP address and an actual IP address information of IP resources that are in dependency relation when switching to a failed primary server to a backup server.
VMDK as Shared Storage Recovery Kit steeleye-lkVMDK-9.6.1-7412.noarch.rpm With the VMDK as Shared Storage Recovery Kit, VMware virtual hard disks and their file systems used as shared disks can be protected as LifeKeeper resources.
Recovery Kit for Oracle Cloud Infrastructure steeleye-lkOCIVIP-9.6.1-7412.noarch.rpm Communication via virtual IP address using the LifeKeeper IP Recovery Kit is allowed in the Oracle Cloud environment.

New Features of LifeKeeper for Linux Version 9


Product
Feature
New in Version 9.6.1
LifeKeeper Core Supports Rocky Linux 8.4
  • Rocky Linux is not supported in the Cloud. (i.e. AWS/Azure/GCP/OCI) .
  • Rocky Linux v8.4 is only supported in LifeKeeper for Linux v9.6.1.
  • LifeKeeper Single Server Protection is not supported.
  • SAP Recovery Kit and SAP HANA Recovery Kit are not supported.
Oracle Linux 8.5 is supported.
Note: If you are using DataKeeper with RHCK, follow these steps when installing LifeKeeper.
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.5 is supported.
Bug Fixes
SAP Recovery Kit The SAP Recovery Kit now supports the use of LifeKeeper-specific critical_nfs_mounts_<tag> files. Any NFS mount entry (e.g., for the /sapmnt/<SID> NFS share) added to this file for a given SAP resource on a given server will be mounted before the resource is brought in-service.
Bug Fixes
Recovery Kit for Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Communication via virtual IP address using the LifeKeeper IP Recovery Kit is allowed in the Oracle Cloud environment.
NAS Recovery Kit It is no longer necessary to set “NFS_RPC_PROTOCOL=tcp” when protecting an NFS shared file system with UDP disabled
Bug Fixes
GUI, CLI, DataKeeper, Route53, Quorum/Witness, NAS, EC2 Bug Fixes
PostgreSQL Recovery Kit PowerGres on Linux 13 is now supported. (Certified in May 2022)
New in Version 9.6.0
LifeKeeper Core Support SLES 15 SP3
(Supported kernel versions are 5.3.18-59.5 and later)
Supports Oracle Linux 8.4
The STONITH feature is now available on Microsoft Azure
Oracle Recovery Kit Supports Oracle 21c (21.3) running on-premises
Recovery Kit for EC2™ Added the ability to check source/destination checks in the EC2 ARK route scenario and disable it if they are enabled. New permissions (ec2:DescribeNetworkInterfaceAttribute, ec2:ModifyNetworkInterfaceAttribute IAM) are now required.
PostgreSQL Recovery Kit Supports PostgreSQL 14
Supports FUJITSU Software Enterprise Postgres 13 (Advanced, Standard, Community)
Supports EDB Postgres Advanced Server 14.0 (Certified in January 2022)
SAP Recovery Kit The SAP Recovery Kit is now supported on RHEL 8.4
The SAP Recovery Kit is now supported on SLES 15 SP3
The SAP Recovery Kit is now supported on S/4HANA 2021 Platform (SAP kernel 7.85) (Certified in March 2022)
SAP HANA Recovery Kit Supports RHEL 8.4/SLES15.3
Supports SAP HANA2 SP6 (Certified in February 2022)
See video on: Local Recovery Enhancements Added To The HANA Recovery Kit
Bug Fixes
New in Version 9.5.2
LifeKeeper Core Supports Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.4
Supports CentOS 8.3
Supports Oracle Linux 8.3
Supports Oracle Linux 7 UEK 6
Note: The kernel should be updated to 5.4.17-2102.202.5 or higher
Supports Oracle Linux 8 UEK 6
Note: The kernel should be updated to 5.4.17-2102.202.5 or higher
LKCLI has been enhanced to control the following Recovery Kits.
  • SAP RK
  • SAP MaxDB RK
  • MQ RK
  • DMMP RK
  • HDLM RK
  • NEC SPS RK
Implemented Standby Node Health Check for the following Recovery Kits:
  • Filesystem RK
  • NAS RK
You can now run lkcli from non-root users who belong to the lk group
You can now use the “-i” option with lkcli stop as well as with lkstop
Bug Fixes
SAP SAP resources can now be created, extended, configured, and cloned with LKCLI
Video demo of SAP CLI: here
SAP MaxDB SAP MaxDB resources can now be created, extended, and cloned with LKCLI
SAP HANA Supports SAP HANA support for RHEL 8.2
Supports SAP HANA support for SLES 15.2
Supports Takeover with Handshake
HANA ARK added adjustable parameters to /etc/default/LifeKeeper with postinstall
Bug Fixes
MySQL Supports MariaDB 10.5
NAS Implemented standby node health check for NAS resources
MQ Supports WebSphere MQ 9.2 for RHEL 7.9
Supports WebSphere MQ 9.2 for RHEL 8.3
MQ resources can now be created, extended, configured, and cloned with LKCLI
Video demo of MQ CLI: here
DataKeeper, Install, NFS, IP, Oracle, SAP, Quorum/Witness, Filesystem, Generic, lksupport, DMMP Bug Fixes
New in Version 9.5.1
LifeKeeper Core Supports Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.9 (Certified in December 2020)
Note: If you are using DataKeeper, login here and follow these steps when installing LifeKeeper.
Supports CentOS 7.9 (Certified in December 2020)
Note: If you are using DataKeeper, login here and follow these steps when installing LifeKeeper.
Supports Oracle Linux 7.9 (Certified in December 2020)
Note: If you are using DataKeeper, login here and follow these steps when installing LifeKeeper.
lkstop -i command stops LifeKeeper core but does not stop the protected resources. The user is prompted to confirm (yes/no) that they want to continue.
LKCLI has been enhanced to control the following Recovery Kits.
  • DB2 RDBMS
  • RAW
  • Postfix
  • VMDK as Shared Storage
  • SAP ASE
  • Samba
  • HULFT / HULFT HUB
  • OraclePDB for Oracle RDBMS
Supports Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.3 (Certified in January 2021)
Note: If you are using DataKeeper, login here and follow these steps when installing LifeKeeper.
Supports Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.2
Supports CentOS 8.2
Supports Oracle Linux 8.2 (excluding UEK6)
Supports OpenSSL package to 1.1.1g
Supports SLES15 SP2
Supports cURL package to 7.68.0
Bug Fixes
Generic Application Kit for Load Balancer Health Checks LifeKeeper for Linux now supports the Generic Application Kit for Load Balancer Health Checks in Azure (January 2021).
MQ LifeKeeper for Linux now supports IBM MQ 9.2 (January 2021)
QSP Apache Tomcat can be protected with the Quick Service Protection (QSP) Recovery Kit
install Implemented a setup script improvement
Bug Fixes
PostgreSQL Supports PostgreSQL 13 (Certified in December 2020)
Supports EDB Postgres Advanced Server 13.0 (Certified in December 2020)
Supports FUJITSU Software Enterprise Postgres 12 (Certified in December 2020)
SAP HANA Supports SAP HANA2 SP5 (Certified in December 2020)
Supports SAP HANA for RHEL 8.1(Certified in December 2020)
Supports SAP HANA for SLES 12.5 (Certified in December 2020)
Bug Fixes
SAP Supports SAP S/4HANA 2020 (Certified in December 2020)
Bug Fixes
MaxDB, DB2, Filesystem, Generic Application, IP Bug Fixes
New in Version 9.5.0
SAP HANA Recovery Kit The SAP HANA Recovery Kit, providing high-availability for SAP HANA 2.0 SPS04 clusters, is now available. See the SAP HANA Recovery Kit Administration Guide for details.
  • If you are using LifeKeeper for Linux v9.5 or later you must use the new (built-in) SAP HANA Application Recovery Kit.
  • The existing SAP HANA gen/app based Recovery Kit is not supported with v9.5.0. Users who wish to upgrade to the LifeKeeper for Linux v9.5.0 must convert their existing SAP HANA gen/app based Recovery Kit to the new SAP HANA Recovery Kit. Refer to Upgrading from the SAP HANA Gen/App to the SAP HANA Recovery Kit for details.
  • SIOS will continue to support the SAP HANA gen/app based Recovery Kit with the 9.4.x releases until March 31, 2022.
  • The SAP HANA Recovery Kit does not support HANA v1.
LifeKeeper Core

Supports Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.8 (Certified in July 2020)

Note: If you are using DataKeeper, follow these steps when installing LifeKeeper.

Supports CentOS 7.8 (Certified in July 2020)

Note: If you are using DataKeeper, follow these steps when installing LifeKeeper.

Supports Oracle Linux 7.8 (Certified in July 2020)

Note: If you are using DataKeeper, follow these steps when installing LifeKeeper.

Supports SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP5 (Certified in July 2020)
Support VMware vSphere 7.0 (Certified in July 2020)
Supports CentOS 8.0
Supports Oracle Linux 8.0
Supports Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.1
Supports CentOS 8.1
Supports Oracle Linux 8.1
The CLI has been enhanced to allow you to control LifeKeeper through the Command Line Interface. See LKCLI for details.
Bug Fixes
PostgreSQL Support PostgreSQL 12
EDB Postgres Advanced Server v12.0 is supported. (Certified in July 2020)
Oracle PDBs with Multitenant configurations can now be protected. See Configuring a Pluggable Database with Oracle Multitenant for details.
DataKeeper DataKeeper online mirrored volumes can now be resized. See Mirror Resize for more information.
Mirror recovery of data replication resources can now be performed in parallel.
Added LKDR_CONNECT_NBD_DURING_RESTORE parameter. Refer to DataKeeper parameter list for details.
Bug Fixes
Filesystem, LVM, NFS, IP, DB2, MaxDB, SAP, Sybase, Sybase ASE, Quorum/Witness Bug Fixes
New in Version 9.4.1
LifeKeeper Core OpenJDK included with OS is installed. See Configuring the LifeKeeper GUI for details.

(Updated December 2020)
Some environments may install OpenJDK that is included with the LifeKeeper installation image. Please refer to Configuring the LifeKeeper GUI for more information.
Supports SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15 SP1
Supports Oracle Linux 7.7
Supports CentOS 7.7
Supports AWS Nitro system
Supports AWS Transit Gateway
Bug Fixes
DataKeeper Supports NVMe devices
Bug Fixes
VMDK as Shared Storage LifeKeeper for Linux VMDK as Shared Storage Recovery Kit is now available. See the VMDK Shared Storage Recovery Kit Management Guide for details.
PostgreSQL PowerGres Plus (for Linux) v10 and PowerGres on Linux v11 can be protected with the PostgreSQL Recovery Kit
Support FUJITSU Software Symfoware Server (Postgres) V12.4 (Certified in March 2020)
For the details, refer to the LifeKeeper Optional Recovery Software Requirements, PostgreSQL Recovery Kit Administration Guide > Administration.
Install, IP, MaxDB, EC2 Bug Fixes
New in Version 9.4.0
LifeKeeper Core Standby Node Health Check – allows the user to monitor CPU and memory utilization on the standby node and monitor the health of out-of-service (OSU) resources to detect errors on the standby node.
Oracle Linux 7 Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel Release 5 (UEK R5) is supported.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 is supported.

Note: Upgrading from one kernel version to another major version such as from RHEL7 to RHEL8 is NOT supported. (i.e DataKeeper resource does NOT work when upgrading from RHEL7 to RHEL8.)

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.7 is supported (Certified in November 2019)

Note: If you are using DataKeeper, follow these steps when installing LifeKeeper.

SAP SAP-certified support of SAP S/4HANA Platform via SAP High Availability Clustering Certification S/4-HA-CLU-1.0
SAP S/4HANA 1809 Platform is now supported.
SAP S/4HANA 1909 Platform is now supported. (Added support in November 2019)
Support for Standalone Enqueue Server 2 and Enqueue Replication Server 2
SAP Resource UI Enhancements
Optimizations for the LifeKeeper SAP ERS Resource
MySQL MariaDB10.3 is supported.
DB2 DB2 11.5 is supported.
PostgreSQL FUJITSU Software Enterprise Postgres 11 is supported. (Certified in November 2019)
General maintenance Bug Fixes
New in Version 9.3.2
LifeKeeper Core

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.6 is supported.

Note: DataKeeper asynchronous mirrors are not supported because of a Linux kernel bug.

CentOS 7.6 is supported.

Note: DataKeeper asynchronous mirrors are not supported because of a Linux kernel bug.

Oracle Linux Version 7.6 is supported.

Note: DataKeeper asynchronous mirrors are not supported because of a Linux kernel bug.

Note: Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel Release 5 (UEK R5) is NOT supported. (i.e. DataKeeper resource does NOT work on UEK R5.)

Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP4 is supported.

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15 is supported.

Note: Upgrading from one kernel version to another major version such as from SLES 12 to SLES 15 is NOT supported. (i.e DataKeeper resource does NOT work when upgrading from SLES 12 to SLES 15.)

OpenJDK v10.0.2 is supported.

SIOS has tested OpenJDK v10.0.2 downloaded from https://jdk.java.net/10/ with LifeKeeper for Linux ( v9.4.0. OpenJDK is compatible with LifeKeeper v9.4.0, therefore customers may use this version or any compatible version of OpenJDK with LifeKeeper v9.4.0. If a customer encounters an issue due to the OpenJDK version, SIOS may recommend using a newer version of OpenJDK or the OracleJDK included in LifeKeeper package.

Install The -s option for saving the current setup configuration has been added to the setup command.
RHEL7.6 also does not support DataKeeper’s asynchronous mode. The warning message is output by setup.
DataKeeper

Wait For Previous Source for multi-target mirrors.

For a multi-target mirror DataKeeper keeps track of the last server, aka previous source, that had the mirror in-service. When there is a failover, the bitmap from the previous source is required to keep all of the targets in-sync. DataKeeper will now automatically wait for the previous source to join the cluster before resuming replication to any target. This allows the bitmap from the previous source to be merged so that only partial resyncs are necessary.

Unnecessary synchronization is avoided in the environment with three or mode nodes.
Add updated messages for “wait for source” in GUI and mirror_status.
PostgreSQL PostgreSQL 11 is supported.
EDB Postgres Advanced Server v11 is supported.
FUJITSU Software Enterprise Postgres 10 is supported.
For the details, refer to the LifeKeeper Optional Recovery Software Requirements.
MQ LifeKeeper for Linux now supports IBM MQ 9.1
Supports WebSphere MQ 9.2 for RHEL 7.9.
Supports WebSphere MQ 9.2 for RHEL 8.3.
Oracle Support Oracle 19c (Certified in August 2019).
SAP Supports new maintenance mode feature available with SAP kernel 7.49 and above.
General Maintenance Bug Fixes
New in Version 9.3.1
LifeKeeper Core Updated the OpenSSL package to 1.0.2p
Support Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.10
Support CentOS 6.10
Support Oracle Linux 6 Update 10
MySQL Support MySQL 8.0
Oracle Support Oracle 18c (Certified in March 2019)
Install, EC2, Route53 Bug Fix
New in Version 9.3
LifeKeeper Core Red Hat Enterprise Linux Version 7.5 is supported.
However, DataKeeper asynchronous mirrors are not supported because of a Linux kernel bug.
CentOS7.5 is supported.
However, DataKeeper asynchronous mirrors are not supported because of a Linux kernel bug.
Oracle Linux Version 7.5 is supported.
However, DataKeeper asynchronous mirrors are not supported because of a Linux kernel bug.
Support VMware vSphere 6.7 (Certified in October 2018)
Bug Fixes
EC2, Route53 EC2 and Route53 RK now support HTTP Proxy.
Bug Fixes
Quorum/Witness Storage QWK is now supported. For details, please click here.
Bug Fixes
Install The LifeKeeper for Linux installation process has been upgraded. For details, please click here.
SAP, Oracle, Samba, MQ, Sybase, Filesystem, Generic Application, QSP, SAP MaxDB, DataKeeper Bug Fix
New in Version 9.2.2
EC2,Route53 IAM Role is now supported.
  • Openswan Recovery Kit does not support IAM Role. You may use v9.2.1 in case of Cross Region configuration.
DataKeeper Support GUID Partition Table (GPT) to identify protected disks
  • The supported disk is SCSI Hard Disk or Xen Virtual Disk(xvd) in case of Linux kernel 2.6.27 or earlier.
PostgreSQL Support PostgreSQL 10
EDB Postgres Advanced Server v10.0 is now supported. (Certified in April 2018)
SAP, NAS, EC2 Bug Fix
New in Version 9.2.1
LifeKeeper Core Support Oracle Linux 7.4
Support CentOS 7.4
Support SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP3
  • The kernel should be updated to 4.4.82-6.9.1 for SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP3
The Recovery Kit for EC2, Route 53 Recovery Kit, Openswan Recovery Kit can now be installed from the setup menu. Openswan Recovery Kit is supported only when using with Cross Region configuration
Bug Fixes
PostgreSQL Support EDB Postgres Advanced Server 9.6
MQ Support IBM MQ 9.0
New in Version 9.2
LifeKeeper Core Support Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.4
SNMP trap can be sent to multiple targets
Bug fixes
IP IP resources using real IP(primary IP address configured for NIC) can be created
PostgreSQL Support PostgreSQL 9.6
Support FUJITSU Software Enterprise Postgres 9.6
For the details, refer to the LifeKeeper Optional Recovery Software Requirements, PostgreSQL Recovery Kit Administration Guide > Administration.
MQ Support IBM MQ 9.0 (Certified in December 2017)
MD, SAP, SAP MaxDB, Quorum/Witness, Route53, Install Bug fixes
New in Version 9.1.2
LifeKeeper Core SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP2 is supported.
CentOS7.3 is supported.
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Version 6.9 is supported.
kernel of Oracle Linux Version 7.3 is supported.
Bug fixes
PostgreSQL Support PostgreSQL 9.6
Support FUJITSU Software Enterprise Postgres 9.6
For the details, refer to the LifeKeeper Optional Recovery Software Requirements, PostgreSQL Recovery Kit Administration Guide > Administration.
Oracle Oracle 12c R2 is supported.
DB2 DB2 11.1 is supported.
IP, QSP, MySQL, NFS Bug fixes
New in Version 9.1.1
LifeKeeper Core SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP1 support.
  • SLES12.0 is not supported.
  • Btrfs is not supported.
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Version 7.3 support.
Oracle Linux Version 7.3 support.
  • UEK is not supported.
vSphere 6.5 support.
Bug Fixes
PostgreSQL PostgreSQL 9.5 support EDB Postgres Advanced Server v9.5 support
FUJITSU Software Symfoware Server (Open Interface) V12.2 support
FUJITSU Software Symfoware Server (Postgres) V12.3 support
FUJITSU Software Enterprise Postgres 9.5 support
For the details, refer to the LifeKeeper Optional Recovery Software Requirements, PostgreSQL Recovery Kit Administration Guide > Administration.
Sybase ASE Sybase ASE 16.0 support.
MySQL MySQL 5.7 support on RHEL 7.x/CentOS 7.x/OEL 7.x.
  • MySQL 5.7 on other OS is already supported.
SAP SAP 7.5 support.
New in Version 9.1.0
LifeKeeper Core Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.8 support (Certified in September 2016).
CentOS 6.8, Oracle Linux 6.8 support (Certified in September 2016).
  • MD Recovery Kit is not supported on these OS.
LifeKeeper API for Monitoring
Added API to supply LifeKeeper status and log information.
Quick Service Protection support
Added functionality to easily protect OS services.
Bug Fixes
New in Version 9.0.2
LifeKeeper Core Support of Red Hat Enterprise Linux Version 7.2.
  • SQL RK is not supported when running on RHEL 7.x/CentOS 7.x/OEL 7.x.
Updated OpenSSL package to version to 1.0.1q
Bug Fixes
MQ Added support for Multi-version WebSphere MQ. With this support queue managers for 7.1, 7.5, and 8.x can all be protected on the same cluster node.
Removed the Recovery Kit restriction that only the mqm user could be used for running MQ commands. With this change any user in the mqm group can be used by the Recovery Kit to run MQ commands.
Bug Fixes
IP, Filesystem, DMMP, DataKeeper, EC2, PostgreSQL, Power Path, SAP, SAP MaxDB, Oracle Bug Fixes.
Licensing Update to a newer version of FlexNet
New in Version 9.0.1
LifeKeeper Core Bug Fixes.
DataKeeper Bug Fixes.
New in Version 9.0
LifeKeeper Core Red Hat Enterprise Linux Version 6 Update 7 support. (Certified in October 2015)
Community ENTerprise Operating System (CentOS) Version 6 Update 7 support. (Certified in October 2015)
Oracle Linux Version 6 Update 7 support. (Certified in October 2015)
SUSE LINUX Enterprise Server 11 SP4 support. (Certified in October 2015)
Chef support
Added LifeKeeper for Linux Parameters List, document detailing tunable values. Added the lkchkconf command.
vSphere 6 support
reiserfs filesystem type is no longer supported.
Arks supported with Red Hat Enterprise Linux Version 7.0/7.1, Community ENTerprise Operating System (CentOS) Version 7.0/7.1, and Oracle Linux Version 7.0/7.1 are the same as LifeKeeper for Linux v8.4.1. (Arks to be supported are: PostgreSQL, MySQL, Oracle, DB2, Apache, Postfix, DMMP, LVM, NFS, NAS, Samba, MD, EC2, Route53, Openswan)
Bug Fixes.
DataKeeper The DK rewind feature is no longer supported in version 9. Prior to upgrading to version 9, you will need to deactivate all rewind configuration settings, and perform any necessary archival of data.
Bug Fixes.
GUI JRE 8u51 support. (JRE 7 is no longer supported.)
Chrome Browser is no longer supported.
Bug Fixes.

Bug Fixes

The following is a list of the latest bug fixes and enhancements.

Bug
Description
PL-3157 Fixed an issue where lkbackup could output incorrect error.
PL-3402 An error is now displayed when autofs is detected when creating a filesystem resource.
PL-4168 Fixed an issue where restore would succeed but the root resource of the hierarchy would be OSF when resource failover takes a significant amount of time.
PL-4782 Fixed an issue where “Automatic” switchback would automatically be changed to “Intelligent” during Oracle resource creation.
PL-5617 Fixed an issue where an abnormality of a NAS is not detected.
Note that following NAS formats are not supported by this fix.
-The export part contains ":"
-The host part is IPv6
PL-5679 Fixed the refresh button on the main frame that was grayed out and could not be selected when logging into the GUI as a user belonging to lkoper or lkguest.
PL-8042 An error is now displayed and “lkcli dependency create” will now fail when:
- the destination node of an extended resource is not found.
- the parent resource is in service but the child is not in service.
PL-8132 An error is now displayed and “lkcli dependency create” will now fail when resources have different extensions.
PL-8934 Fixed an issue where the target node would become QUORUM_LOST if the COMM_DOWN and COMM_UP events occurred in succession.
PL-8936 Enhanced the configuration check of the qwk_storage_init command.
PL-9246 Fixed an issue where the insufficient permissions warning was not displayed when creating Route53 resources.
PL-9251 Fixed an issue where a help message about the Host Name isn’t displayed when creating a Route53 resource.
PL-9252 Fixed an issue where duplicated warning messages are displayed when a Route53 resource is brought ‘In Service’ after the target A Record is removed.
PL-9253 Fixed an issue where duplicated warning messages are displayed when a Route53 resource is brought ‘In Service’ after removing the ‘ListResourceRecordSets’ privilege from the attached IAM policy.
PL-9460 The message for error 135802 has been changed to be more understandable.
PL-9786 The SAP Recovery Kit now performs an additional check during resource creation to verify that the virtual host name associated to the SAP instance is not a match to the fully qualified or short physical local host name of the server. The results of this check may be ignored by setting the parameter SAP_IGNORE_HOSTNAME_CHECK=1 in /etc/default/LifeKeeper.
PL-10574 Fixed an issue where exclusive control of qwk_storage was not working.
PL-10894 Fixed an issue where the ‘remove’ script could be called depending on the timing of when lkstop was executed on the target side and when lkstop -f was executed to stop the resource while it was running on the source side.
PL-11129 Fixed an issue where NO_PROXY configuration was not detected.
PL-11316 Fixed an issue where certain resource-specific files would not be created for an SAP resource when the tag name contained forward slashes.
PL-11317 Fixed an issue where the GUI mirror status for a DataKeeper resource was not updated from "Wait to Resync" when a bitmap merge failed.
PL-11542 Enhanced the configuration check of the qwk_storage_init command.
PL-11547 Added additional troubleshooting information when the aws command fails while attempting to bring an EC2 resource in-service.
PL-11771 Fixed a timing issue that could lead to the fuser command hanging.
PL-12204 Fixed a problem in which Sybase resources were displayed as ISP even though ASE was not running.
PL-12800 Fixed an issue that caused communication between the SAP HA Cluster Connector Library and LifeKeeper to fail on recent SAP kernel patch levels.
PL-13254 Fixed an issue in the LifeKeeper GUI where the properties panel for an SAP ERS resource created in LifeKeeper 9.3.2 or earlier did not display the instance status on both cluster nodes.

Hotfixes and Add-on Support Packages

The patches are located here.

Hotfix/Add-on Support Package
Bug Description
Patch Description
steeleye-lkHOTFIX-Gen-LB-PL-7172-9.5.1-7154.x86_64.rpm Support for load balancers in Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud Platform The Generic Application Recovery Kit for Load Balancer Health Checks provides a mechanism to receive and respond to a TCP health check probe for target instances of load balancers in Microsoft Azure (Azure) and Google Cloud Platform (GCP) environments.
steeleye-lkHOTFIX-core-PL-7770-9.6.1-7412.noarch.rpm This patch fixes a problem related to the lklicmgr command not properly recognizing licenses for the SAP HANA ARK and showing them as unknown. This patch avoids erroneous unknown status messages for installed HANA
ARK licenses.
steeleye-lkHOTFIX-NFS-PL-12327-9.6.1-7412.noarch.rpm NFS resource hierarchy switchover hangs when exportfs hangs. This patch will wait up to 30 seconds for the exportfs command to complete before aborting the action. A notification will be provided to the user that the process appears to have hung and may require a system reboot to clear the hang.
steeleye-lkHOTFIX-DR-PL-13245-9.6.1-7412.x86_64.rpm Suppress message for mirrors without a unique identifier. This patch provides an updated DRBase.pm file that limits the Emergency message to one quickCheck cycle for the resource per LifeKeeper start. A unique identifier is still required to protect the data from loss or corruption.
steeleye-lkHOTFIX-SAP-PL-13460-9.6.1-7412.x86_64.rpm For ERS resources created prior to LifeKeeper 9.4.0, the resource properties panel in the LifeKeeper GUI does not show the process name (“ENREPSERVER”) in the protected instance. This patch fixes an issue where the process name is not displayed in the properties panel for an ERS resource created prior to LifeKeeper 9.4.0.

Discontinued Features

Feature
Description
Discontinued in Version 9.6.1
None
Discontinued in Version 9.6.0
Using the Client/Web Browser to access the LifeKeeper GUI is no longer supported.
Discontinued in Version 9.5.2
Core Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 is no longer supported.
Oracle Linux 6 is no longer supported.
CentOS 6 is no longer supported.
Software RAID LifeKeeper Software RAID (md) Recovery Kit is no longer supported.
Oracle Oracle virtual machine (OVM) latest 3.4.6 is no longer supported.
PostgreSQL PostgreSQL 9.5 is no longer supported.
EnterpriseDB Postgres Plus Advanced Server 9.5 is no longer supported.
VMware VMware 5.5 and 6.0 are no longer supported.
Discontinued in Version 9.5.1
LifeKeeper Core The configuration using Chef is no longer supported.
Discontinued in Version 9.5.0
LifeKeeper Core System log management using syslog-ng is no longer supported. Please use rsyslog.
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) 11.0 to SP4 is no longer supported.
DataKeeper Environments that use DEVNAME for disk identification using DataKeeper for Linux (DK resources) are no longer supported. Please use a GPT partition (GUID Partition Table).
Oracle Oracle Database Enterprise Edition 11g R2 is no longer supported.
Oracle Database Standard Edition 11g R2 is no longer supported.
Oracle Database Standard Edition One 11g R2 is no longer supported.
MySQL MariaDB 5.5, 10.0 is no longer supported.
PostgreSQL PostgreSQL 9.4 is no longer supported.
EnterpriseDB Postgres Plus Advanced Server 9.4 is no longer supported.
Discontinued in Version 9.4.1
None
Discontinued in Version 9.4.0
DataKeeper Multi-Site Cluster Feature

System Requirements

LifeKeeper Product Requirements

LifeKeeper for Linux is supported on any Linux platform that satisfies the minimum requirements included in the Linux Configuration Table. Also refer to the LifeKeeper Support Matrix for supported operating systems, applications and virtualization.

Description Requirement
Linux Operating System See the Linux Configuration Table for specific operating system information.
Virtual Environments The guest operating system running on the virtual machine must be one of the supported versions listed in the Linux Configuration Table. The following virtual environment is an example where LifeKeeper for Linux is deployed. Please refer to the Support Matrix for detailed versions of supported virtualization environments.

  • KVM

  • Oracle VM Server for x86

  • VMware vSphere v6.5, v6.7 and v7.0

  • Amazon EC2

  • Microsoft Azure

  • Nutanix Acropolis Hypervisor

  • Google Cloud™

  • Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (See Note3)

    SAN configuration is supported for vSphere 6.5 or later except RDM which is not supported by VMWare.

    Fibre channel SAN and shared SCSI cluster configurations are not supported with LifeKeeper for Linux running in a KVM and Oracle VM Server for x86 virtual machine.

    Note1: Some Amazon EC2 configurations have issues when the Shutdown Strategy is set to “Do not Switchover Resources”. For detailed information, see Troubleshooting > Known Issues and Restrictions.

    Note2: On SLES v12 or later running on AWS or Azure, the dynamic change of the virtual IP address by the cloud network plug-in may affect the operation of the LifeKeeper cluster. For detailed information, see LifeKeeper Core – Known Issues / Restrictions.

    Note3: Refer to Support Configuration for the supported configuration and the restrictions.
Memory The LifeKeeper for Linux minimum memory requirement is the same as the OS minimum requirement. System memory should be sized for the applications that will be running on the LifeKeeper protected system as well. Refer to Application Configuration for further information.
Disk Space The LifeKeeper Package Cluster requires the following disk space:

/opt – approx 100MB (depending on kits installed)

/ – approx 110MB

Java Runtime Environment
  • OpenJDK 1.8, 10 or later

LifeKeeper Optional Recovery Software Requirements

The following table shows the software requirements for the optional LifeKeeper recovery software.

See Application Configuration for additional requirements and/or restrictions that may apply to applications under LifeKeeper protection.

Product Requirement(s)
LifeKeeper Apache Web Server Recovery Kit Apache Web Server v2.4
SAP Recovery Kit SAP NetWeaver 7.0 including Enhancement Package 1,2 and 3
SAP NetWeaver 7.3 including Enhancement Package 1
SAP NetWeaver 7.4
SAP NetWeaver 7.5
SAP NetWeaver AS for ABAP 7.51 innovation package
LifeKeeper SAP MaxDB Recovery Kit SAP MaxDB v7.9

LifeKeeper Core Package Cluster
LifeKeeper Postfix Recovery Kit Postfix software provided with the supported Linux distributions installed and configured on each server. The same version of Postfix should be installed on each server.

LifeKeeper Core Package Cluster
LifeKeeper Oracle Recovery Kit Oracle Database Enterprise Edition v12c, v12c R2, v18c, v19c (excluding ASM) and v21c (excluding ASM)

Oracle Database Standard Edition 2 (SE2) v12c, v12c R2, v18c, v19c (excluding ASM) and v21c (excluding ASM)
LifeKeeper DB2 Recovery Kit IBM Db2 Universal Database v10.5, v11.1

IBM Db2 Enterprise Server Edition (ESE) v10.5, v11.1 and v11.5

IBM Db2 Workgroup Server Edition (WSE) v10.5, v11.1 and v11.5

IBM Db2 Express Edition v10.5, v11.1 and v11.5

LifeKeeper NFS Server Recovery Kit v5.1 or later (for DB2 EEE and DB2 ESE with multiple partitions only)
LifeKeeper MySQL Recovery Kit MySQL and MySQL Enterprise v5.7 and v8.0

MariaDB v10.3, v10.4, and v10.5
LifeKeeper PostgreSQL Recovery Kit PostgreSQL v9.6, v10, v11, v12, v13 and v14

EnterpriseDB Postgres Plus Advanced Server/EDB Postgres Advanced Server v9.6, v10.0, v11.0, v12.0, v13.0 and v14.0

PowerGres Plus (for Linux) v10

PowerGres on Linux v11, v13

The following edition of FUJITSU Software Symfoware Server.

Symfoware Server V12.2

  • Symfoware Server (Open Interface) V12.2 Enterprise Edition

  • Symfoware Server (Open Interface) V12.2 Standard Edition

  • Symfoware Server V12.3

  • Symfoware Server (Postgres) V12.3 Enterprise Edition

  • Symfoware Server (Postgres) V12.3 Standard Edition

  • Symfoware Server (Postgres) V12.3 Lite Edition br>
  • Symfoware Server V12.4

  • Symfoware Server (Postgres) V12.4 Enterprise Edition

  • Symfoware Server (Postgres) V12.4 Standard Edition

    The following edition of FUJITSU Software Enterprise Postgres 9.5

  • FUJITSU Software Enterprise Postgres 9.5 Advanced Edition

  • FUJITSU Software Enterprise Postgres 9.5 Standard Edition

    The following edition of FUJITSU Software Enterprise Postgres 9.6

  • FUJITSU Software Enterprise Postgres 9.6 Standard Edition

    The following edition of FUJITSU Software Enterprise Postgres 10

  • FUJITSU Software Enterprise Postgres 10 Advanced Edition

  • FUJITSU Software Enterprise Postgres 10 Standard Edition

  • FUJITSU Software Enterprise Postgres 10 Community Edition

    The following editions of FUJITSU Software Enterprise Postgres 11

  • FUJITSU Software Enterprise Postgres 11 Advanced Edition

  • FUJITSU Software Enterprise Postgres 11 Standard Edition

  • FUJITSU Software Enterprise Postgres 11 Community Edition

    The following editions of FUJITSU Software Enterprise Postgres 12

  • FUJITSU Software Enterprise Postgres 12 Advanced Edition

  • FUJITSU Software Enterprise Postgres 12 Standard Edition

  • FUJITSU Software Enterprise Postgres 12 Community Edition

LifeKeeper Sybase ASE Recovery Kit Sybase ASE 15.7 and 16.0
LifeKeeper Samba Recovery Kit Standard Samba file services provided with the supported Linux distributions
LifeKeeper NFS Server Recovery Kit Linux kernel version 2.6 or later

The NFS Server and client packages must be installed on SLES systems.

NFSv2 is not supported on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 or later, CentOS 7 or later, Oracle Linux 7 or later.

NFS over UDP is not supported on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 and later.

Some environments may require additional configurations. Refer to NFS Specific Configuration Considerations.
LifeKeeper Network Attached Storage Recovery Kit NFS version of Mounted NFS file systems from an NFS server or Network Attached Storage (NAS) device v2, v3 and v4
LifeKeeper Logical Volume Manager (LVM) Recovery Kit Linux Logical Volume Manager (LVM) Version 1 or 2 volume groups and logical volumes
EMC PowerPath PowerPath for Linux v5.3 or later

The sg3_utils package must be installed.
Device Mapper Multipath (DMMP) The device-mapper-multipath package attached to the operating system.

The sg3_utils package must be installed.
Hitachi Dynamic Link Manager Software (HDLM) Please see Hitachi Dynamic Link Manager Software Multipath I/O Configurations and Linux Distribution Requirements.

The sg3_utils package must be installed.
NEC iStorage Storage Path Savior (NECSPS) iStorage StoragePathSavior for Linux v3.3 or later

For the supported Linux kernel and distribution, please refer to the support information of StoragePathSystem for Linux.

The sg3_utils package must be installed on Red Hat and SLES.

WebSphere MQ Resources IBM MQ v8.0, v9.0, v9.1, v9.2

See Known Issues and Restrictions > Installation.
Quorum/Witness Package All nodes which will participate in a quorum/witness mode cluster, including witness-only nodes, should be installed with the Quorum/Witness Server Support Package for LifeKeeper.

Open Source Packages

The following open source packages are included in the LifeKeeper installation image.

Name Version License Type and Version
curl-7.68.0-1 7.68.0 MIT
libcurl-7.68.0-1 7.68.0 MIT
gnutls-2.8.6-3.1 2.8.6 GPLv3+ and LGPLv2+
gnutls-utils-2.8.6-3.1 2.8.6 GPLv3+
libgcrypt-1.5.0-2.1 1.5.0 LGPLv2+
libgpg-error-1.10-2.1 1.10 LGPLv2+
libxml2-2.7.8-7.1 2.7.8 MIT
libxml2-static-2.7.8-7.1 2.7.8 MIT
lighttpd-1.4.41-2 1.4.41 BSD
lighttpd-fastcgi-1.4.41-2 1.4.41 BSD
openssl-1.1.1g-1 1.1.1g BSDish
openssl-perl-1.1.1g-1 1.1.1g BSDish
pcre-4.5-2.1 4.5 distributable
pdksh-5.2.14-780.7.1 5.2.14 GPL; distributable
perl-5.8.8-8.2 5.8.8 Artistic or GPL
perl-addons-5.8.8-26 5.8.8 Various
powercli-11.5.0-2 11.5.0 various license
powershell-6.2.3-2 6.2.3 MIT
readline-4.3-14.1 4.3 GPL
runit-2.0.0-4.11 2.0.0 BSD
util-linux-2.31.1-2 2.31.1 GPLv2 and GPLv2+ and LGPLv2+ and BSD with advertising and Public Domain
Perl Config::IniFiles (CPAN module) 2.27 GPL/Artistic (Same as Perl)
openjdk-12.0.2 12.0.2 GPLv2+
kconfig-frontends 4.11.0 GPLv2
balance 3.54 GPL
mdadm 3.2.6 GPL v2
nbd-client 1.0 GPL
nbd-server 1.3 GPL
HADR-CentOS-2.6.32-all 2.6.32 GPLv2
HADR-CentOS-3.10.0-514.el7 3.10.0 GPLv2
HADR-CentOS-3.10.0-693.el7 3.10.0 GPLv2
HADR-CentOS-3.10.0-862.el7 3.10.0 GPLv2
HADR-CentOS-3.10.0-all 3.10.0 GPLv2
HADR-CentOS-4.18.0-147.el8 4.18.0 GPLv2
HADR-CentOS-4.18.0-193.el8 4.18.0 GPLv2
HADR-CentOS-4.18.0-240.el8 4.18.0 GPLv2
HADR-CentOS-4.18.0-305.el8 4.18.0 GPLv2
HADR-CentOS-4.18.0-all 4.18.0 GPLv2
HADR-OEL-2.6.32-all 2.6.32 GPLv2
HADR-OEL-3.10.0-514.el7 3.10.0 GPLv2
HADR-OEL-3.10.0-693.el7 3.10.0 GPLv2
HADR-OEL-3.10.0-862.el7 3.10.0 GPLv2
HADR-OEL-3.10.0-all 3.10.0 GPLv2
HADR-OEL-4.18.0-147.el8 4.18.0 GPLv2
HADR-OEL-4.18.0-193.el8 4.18.0 GPLv2
HADR-OEL-4.18.0-240.el8 4.18.0 GPLv2
HADR-OEL-4.18.0-305.el8 4.18.0 GPLv2
HADR-OEL-4.18.0-all 4.18.0 GPLv2
HADR-RHAS-2.6.32-71.el6 2.6.32 GPLv2
HADR-RHAS-2.6.32-all 2.6.32 GPLv2
HADR-RHAS-3.10.0-514.el7 3.10.0 GPLv2
HADR-RHAS-3.10.0-693.el7 3.10.0 GPLv2
HADR-RHAS-3.10.0-862.el7 3.10.0 GPLv2
HADR-RHAS-3.10.0-all 3.10.0 GPLv2
HADR-RHAS-4.18.0-147.el8 4.18.0 GPLv2
HADR-RHAS-4.18.0-193.el8 4.18.0 GPLv2
HADR-RHAS-4.18.0-240.el8 4.18.0 GPLv2
HADR-RHAS-4.18.0-305.el8 4.18.0 GPLv2
HADR-RHAS-4.18.0-348.el8 4.18.0 GPLv2
HADR-RHAS-4.18.0-all 4.18.0 GPLv2
HADR-OEL.UEK-4.14.35-2025.400.8.el7uek 4.14.35 GPLv2
HADR-OEL.UEK-4.14.35-2025.400.9.1.el7uek 4.14.35 GPLv2
HADR-OEL.UEK-4.14.35-2025.400.9.el7uek 4.14.35 GPLv2
HADR-OEL.UEK-4.14.35-2025.401.4.el7uek 4.14.35 GPLv2
HADR-OEL.UEK-4.14.35-2025.402.2.1.el7uek 4.14.35 GPLv2
HADR-OEL.UEK-4.14.35-2025.403.3.el7uek 4.14.35 GPLv2
HADR-OEL.UEK-4.14.35-2025.404.1.1.el7uek 4.14.35 GPLv2
HADR-OEL.UEK-4.14.35-2025.404.1.2.el7uek 4.14.35 GPLv2
HADR-OEL.UEK-4.14.35-2025.405.3.el7uek 4.14.35 GPLv2
HADR-OEL.UEK-4.14.35-2047.500.10.el7uek 4.14.35 GPLv2
HADR-OEL.UEK-4.14.35-2047.500.9.1.el7uek 4.14.35 GPLv2
HADR-OEL.UEK-4.14.35-2047.500.9.3.el7uek 4.14.35 GPLv2
HADR-OEL.UEK-4.14.35-2047.501.1.el7uek 4.14.35 GPLv2
HADR-OEL.UEK-4.14.35-2047.501.2.el7uek 4.14.35 GPLv2
HADR-OEL.UEK-4.14.35-2047.502.4.1.el7uek 4.14.35 GPLv2
HADR-OEL.UEK-4.14.35-2047.502.4.el7uek 4.14.35 GPLv2
HADR-OEL.UEK-4.14.35-2047.502.5.el7uek 4.14.35 GPLv2
HADR-OEL.UEK-4.14.35-2047.503.1.1.el7uek 4.14.35 GPLv2
HADR-OEL.UEK-4.14.35-2047.503.1.el7uek 4.14.35 GPLv2
HADR-SuSE-4.12.14-122.20.1 4.12.14 GPLv2
HADR-SuSE-4.12.14-197.37.1 4.12.14 GPLv2
HADR-SuSE-4.12.14-95.51.1 4.12.14 GPLv2
HADR-SuSE-5.3.18-all 5.3.18 GPLv2

Installation and Configuration

See the LifeKeeper for Linux Installation Guide for complete installation and configuration information.

Upgrades

LifeKeeper can be upgraded to Version 9.6.1 from either LifeKeeper Version 9.4.x or Version 9.5.x. If upgrading from a version other than 9.4.x or 9.5.x, the older version will need to be uninstalled and SIOS Protection Suite for Linux will have to be reinstalled. An alternative to uninstalling the older version would be to upgrade from the older version to 9.4.x or 9.5.x, then perform the upgrade to 9.6.x.

Storage and Adapter Options

For a list of the disk array storage models and adapters currently supported by LifeKeeper in shared storage configurations as well as their type of certification, see the Storage and Adapter Options topic. Details about driver versions and other configuration requirements for these arrays and adapters are listed in the Storage and Adapter Configuration topic.

Technical Notes

We strongly recommend that you read the Technical Notes section concerning configuration and operational issues related to your LifeKeeper environment.

Known Issues

See Known Issues and Restrictions in the Troubleshooting section of LifeKeeper for Linux Technical Documentation and the DataKeeper Troubleshooting section..

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