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Known Issues / Restrictions

Application Recovery Kits » Recovery Kit for Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Administration Guide » Troubleshooting » Known Issues / Restrictions

Known Issues Description An IP with a 32-bit subnet mask may be assigned when restoring a resource. Cause: This is caused by the VNIC scan and update process performed by ocid.service during the RK for OCI and IP resource restore process. Solution:…

Known Issues and Restrictions

LifeKeeper for Linux Technical Documentation » LifeKeeper » Troubleshooting » Known Issues and Restrictions

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

Known Issues and Restrictions

LifeKeeper Web Management Console (LKWMC) » Known Issues and Restrictions

*This documentation section describes the LifeKeeper Web Management Console (LKWMC). Refer to the LifeKeeper Web Management Console for an overview. LifeKeeper for Linux Core Resource Hierarchy Creation menu may show uninstalled resource types Symptom: Resource…

IPv6 – Known Issues / Restrictions

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

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

GUI – Known Issues / Restrictions

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

Description Resource Hierarchy Creation menu may show uninstalled resource types Symptom: Resource types may continue to appear as choices in the LifeKeeper Java GUI “Create Resource Hierarchy” operation after the corresponding…

Oracle – Known Issues / Restrictions

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

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

LVM – Known Issues / Restrictions

LifeKeeper for Linux Technical Documentation » LifeKeeper » Troubleshooting » Known Issues and Restrictions » LVM – Known Issues / Restrictions

Description If you are using DataKeeper to protect LVM, the resource hierarchy cannot be modified automatically. See Volume Group Reconfiguration for details. Important reminder about DataKeeper for Linux asynchronous mode in an LVM over…

Apache – Known Issues / Restrictions

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

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

DMMP – Known Issues / Restrictions

LifeKeeper for Linux Technical Documentation » LifeKeeper » Troubleshooting » Known Issues and Restrictions » DMMP – Known Issues / Restrictions

Description DMMP: Write issued on standby server can hang If a write is issued to a DMMP device that is reserved on another server, then the IO can hang indefinitely (or until the device is no longer reserved on the other server). If/when the…

DB2 – Known Issues / Restrictions

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

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

MySQL – Known Issues / Restrictions

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

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

Oracle Known Issues and Restrictions

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

Control File Switchover Failure If the $ORACLE_HOME directory does not recover, the database control files may not be set up properly. For automatic switchover, the control files need to be configured on a shared device during the database creation. If you keep the…

Installation – Known Issues / Restrictions

LifeKeeper for Linux Technical Documentation » LifeKeeper » Troubleshooting » Known Issues and Restrictions » Installation – Known Issues / Restrictions

Description Miracle Linux and Rocky Linux have restrictions on the use of VMDK as a Shared Storage Recovery Kit. Due to an installer issue, the VMDK RK selection menu does not appear on Miracle Linux and Rocky Linux. As a result, the VMDK RK…

Known Issues

LifeKeeper for Linux Release Notes » Known Issues

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

LifeKeeper Core – Known Issues / Restrictions

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

Description LifeKeeper fails to start with the message, “Incorrect SELinux configuration (). LifeKeeper can not startup.” Where is the SELinux boolean value and the incorrect setting. For example, when the SELinux mode is set to enforcing,…

Data Replication – Known Issues / Restrictions

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

Description DataKeeper synchronization fails with certain kernel versions. The following logs are repeatedly output to /var/log/messages: Apr 18 13:05:59 node1 nbd-client: Begin Negotiation Apr 18 13:05:59 node1 nbd-client: size = 53684994048 Apr…

NFS Server – Known Issues / Restrictions

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

Description Invalid subdirectory cache of $id still exists See LifeKeeper Core – Known Issues for more information. Top level NFS resource hierarchy uses the switchback type of the hanfs resource The switchback type, which…

NAS Recovery Kit – Known Issues / Restrictions

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

Description Autofs is not supported File system managed by autofs cannot be protected.

SAP HANA – Known Issues / Restrictions

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

Description A resource will not come in service on a secondary node if it is running LifeKeeper for Linux older than v9.7.0 ISSUE: When a secondary node is updated to v9.7.0 and a failover or switchover occurs making it the primary node in the…

Sybase ASE – Known Issues / Restrictions

LifeKeeper for Linux Technical Documentation » LifeKeeper » Troubleshooting » Known Issues and Restrictions » Sybase ASE – Known Issues / Restrictions

Description User Name/Password Issues: If the default user name is password-protected, the create UI does not detect this until after all validation is complete When creating the Sybase resource, you are prompted to enter the user name. The…

WebSphere MQ – Known Issues / Restrictions

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

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

Internet/IP Licensing – Known Issues / Restrictions

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

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

SAP Recovery Kit – Known Issues / Restrictions

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

Description A split brain may occur for ERS v2 resources while processing a restored comm path If an SAP cluster is configured with quorum and both the ASCS and ERS v2 resources reside on the same node when the communication path is restored to…

EC2 Recovery Kit – Known Issues / Restrictions

LifeKeeper for Linux Technical Documentation » LifeKeeper » Troubleshooting » Known Issues and Restrictions » EC2 Recovery Kit – Known Issues / Restrictions

Description Even though the EC2 instance has been granted sufficient privileges, a warning indicating insufficient privileges is displayed when attempting to create an EC2 resource (the route table scenario), resulting in the failure of resource…

Known Issues and Workarounds

LifeKeeper Single Server Protection » LifeKeeper Single Server Protection for Linux Technical Documentation » Troubleshooting » Known Issues and Workarounds

Included below are the restrictions and/or known issues open against LifeKeeper Single Server Protection. Core Antivirus Software – Exclusions for LifeKeeper for Linux. Note: SIOS tested using SentinelOne. If LifeKeeper for Linux is used in an…

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

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

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

Known Issues/Restrictions when using LifeKeeper on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI)

LifeKeeper for Linux Technical Documentation » LifeKeeper » Troubleshooting » Known Issues and Restrictions » Known Issues/Restrictions when using LifeKeeper on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI)

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) Support Configuration You must use the Recovery Kit for Oracle Cloud Infrastructure on OCI. Oracle provides images for the following Operating Systems supported by LifeKeeper. See the Support Matrix for supported OS…

AWS Direct Connect Known Issues and Troubleshooting

Quick Start Guides » Connection Between LifeKeeper Cluster and Clients Using AWS Transit Gateway Quick Start Guide » AWS Direct Connect Known Issues and Troubleshooting

There are currently no Known Issues.

SAP MaxDB Troubleshooting

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

General Tips The following error messages may be encountered while using the SAP MaxDB Recovery Kit. Error Message Solution The tunable MAXDB_ILB_ENABLED is set in the LifeKeeper defaults file for Internal Load Balancer support. Protecting…

SAP MaxDB Configuration Considerations

Application Recovery Kits » SAP MaxDB Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SAP MaxDB Configuration Considerations

This section contains information that you should consider before you start to configure and administer the SAP MaxDB Recovery Kit. *Your database configuration directory must be replicated or be kept in sync between the primary node and secondary node manually or by…

SAP MaxDB Parameters List

Parameters List » SAP MaxDB Parameters List

The table below lists and explains names and meanings of the SAP MaxDB Recovery Kit parameters. These values are tuned by editing the /etc/default/LifeKeeper configuration file. Parameter Name Meaning Setting Value Default Value When to…

SAP MaxDB Resource Hierarchy

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

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

Updating SAP MaxDB Parameters

Application Recovery Kits » SAP MaxDB Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SAP MaxDB Resource Hierarchy Administration » Updating SAP MaxDB Parameters

When database parameters are updated for an SAP MaxDB instance, it is necessary to ensure that the updated parameter files are redistributed to all servers protecting the instance. If the IndepDataPath is on a shared disk, then all servers protecting the instance will…

Resource Tag Name Restrictions

LifeKeeper for Linux Technical Documentation » LifeKeeper » Troubleshooting » Resource Tag Name Restrictions

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

SAP MaxDB Recovery Kit Overview

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

The LifeKeeper for Linux SAP MaxDB Recovery Kit provides a mechanism for protecting SAP MaxDB instances within LifeKeeper. The SAP MaxDB software, LifeKeeper Core and SAP MaxDB Recovery Kit are installed on two or more servers in a cluster. Once the SAP MaxDB database…

Configuring SAP MaxDB with LifeKeeper

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

The following sequence is recommended for installing and configuring the SAP MaxDB database and LifeKeeper software. Each of these steps links to detailed tasks that follow. Install the SAP MaxDB Software Create the SAP MaxDB Database Create the User_Key Install…

SAP MaxDB Resource Configuration Tasks

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

Once you have completed the setup tasks described in the previous section, you are ready to create and extend your SAP MaxDB resource hierarchies. The following tasks are available for configuring the LifeKeeper for Linux SAP MaxDB Recovery Kit: Create Resource…

SAP MaxDB Resource Hierarchy Administration

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

The following tasks may be required after your resource hierarchies have been created. Modifying User_Keys Modifying OS User Updating Parameters

SAP MaxDB Active/Standby Considerations

Application Recovery Kits » SAP MaxDB Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SAP MaxDB Configuration Considerations » SAP MaxDB Active/Standby Considerations

In an Active/Standby configuration, the backup server is not actively running the SAP MaxDB but stands by in case the primary server experiences a failure. The following scenarios provide specific requirements that must be adhered to when protecting an SAP MaxDB…

SAP MaxDB Active/Active Considerations

Application Recovery Kits » SAP MaxDB Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SAP MaxDB Configuration Considerations » SAP MaxDB Active/Active Considerations

In an Active/Active configuration, each server is actively running one SAP MaxDB instance while acting as a backup for the other server in case of failure. The following scenario provides specific requirements that must be adhered to in sequential order when protecting…

Install the SAP MaxDB Software

Application Recovery Kits » SAP MaxDB Recovery Kit Administration Guide » Configuring SAP MaxDB with LifeKeeper » Install the SAP MaxDB Software

Install the SAP MaxDB software on all servers in the cluster using identical parameters/settings. Refer to the SAP MaxDB Installation Guide for details. The following are additional recommendations to ensure that LifeKeeper will work with SAP MaxDB: A non-root…

Create the SAP MaxDB Database

Application Recovery Kits » SAP MaxDB Recovery Kit Administration Guide » Configuring SAP MaxDB with LifeKeeper » Create the SAP MaxDB Database

Follow the instructions in your SAP MaxDB User Manual to create your database. In addition, please note the following recommendations: There must be a DBM operator with authority for starting, stopping, obtaining status and obtaining database parameters via client…

SAP MaxDB Recovery Kit Administration Guide

Application Recovery Kits » SAP MaxDB Recovery Kit Administration Guide

SAP MaxDB is a SQL-based, industrial-strength database system that can be deployed for a wide array of purposes. It is highly scalable, platform-independent and provides full transaction support. The database system was originally owned by SAP but has since been…

Extending an SAP MaxDB Resource Hierarchy

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

This operation can be started from the Edit menu or initiated automatically upon completing the Create Resource Hierarchy option, in which case you should refer to Step 2 below. On the Edit menu, select Resource, then Extend Resource Hierarchy. The Pre-Extend Wizard…

Creating an SAP MaxDB Resource Hierarchy

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

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

Testing Your SAP MaxDB Resource Hierarchy

Application Recovery Kits » SAP MaxDB Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SAP MaxDB Resource Configuration Tasks » Testing Your SAP MaxDB Resource Hierarchy

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

Unextending an SAP MaxDB Resource Hierarchy

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

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

Deleting an SAP MaxDB Resource Hierarchy

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

To delete an SAP MaxDB resource from all servers in your LifeKeeper configuration, complete the following steps: On the Edit menu, select Resource, then Delete Resource Hierarchy. Select the name of the Target Server where you will be deleting your SAP MaxDB…

SAP MaxDB Recovery Kit Error Messages

Application Recovery Kits » SAP MaxDB Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SAP MaxDB Troubleshooting » SAP MaxDB Recovery Kit Error Messages

Error Number Message 111000 Usage: %s independent_program_path 111001 Usage: %s %s %s 111002 No value specified to script %s for input argument %s. 111003 User %s with User_Key %s cannot…

Using Raw I/O with SAP MaxDB

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

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

SAP MaxDB Recovery Kit Hardware and Software Requirements

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

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

Using SAP MaxDB Mirrored File Systems with DataKeeper

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

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

Logical Volume Manager Recovery Kit Notes and Restrictions

Application Recovery Kits » Logical Volume Manager Recovery Kit Administration Guide » Overview » Logical Volume Manager Recovery Kit Notes and Restrictions

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

Setting up SAP MaxDB from the Command Line (LKCLI)

Application Recovery Kits » SAP MaxDB Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SAP MaxDB Resource Configuration Tasks » Setting up SAP MaxDB from the Command Line (LKCLI)

You can set up the SAP MaxDB Recovery Kit through the use of the LKCLI (Command Line Interface). Creating/Extending/Configuring the SAP MaxDB resource from the Command Line create sapdb EXAMPLE: #lkcli resource create sapdb --tag --switchback --prog --sid …

Issues Regarding DB2 EEE or multiple partition ESE and NFS

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

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

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

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

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

Upgrading LifeKeeper

LifeKeeper for Linux Installation Guide » Upgrading LifeKeeper

!The version of Perl shipped with LifeKeeper for Linux v9.8.0 has been upgraded from 5.8.8 to 5.32.1. If you are using a Perl-based Generic ARK, please review the impact of this Perl upgrade before upgrading from LifeKeeper for Linux prior to v9.7.0 to LifeKeeper for…

LifeKeeper for Linux Support Matrix

LifeKeeper for Linux Support Matrix

Supported Operating Systems Supported Applications Additional Support Information for the SAP and SAP HANA Recovery Kits Supported Virtualization Supported Operating Systems Product Supported Operating System LifeKeeper for Linux …

SAP HANA Troubleshooting

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

The Message Catalog provides a list of all messages that may be encountered while using LifeKeeper for Linux and, where appropriate, provides additional explanation of the cause of the errors and necessary action to resolve the error condition. This full listing may be…

WebSphere MQ Troubleshooting

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

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

Troubleshooting

LifeKeeper Single Server Protection » LifeKeeper Single Server Protection for Linux Technical Documentation » Troubleshooting

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

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…

Oracle Troubleshooting

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

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

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…

Overview

LifeKeeper for Linux Release Notes » Overview

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…

Troubleshooting

LifeKeeper for Linux Technical Documentation » LifeKeeper » Troubleshooting

The Message Catalog provides a listing of all error codes, including operational, administrative and GUI, that may be encountered while using LifeKeeper for Linux and, where appropriate, provides additional explanation of the cause of the error code and necessary…

Creating a PostgreSQL Resource

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

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

IMPORTANT NOTICES

LifeKeeper for Linux Release Notes » IMPORTANT NOTICES

!IMPORTANT: Starting in LifeKeeper for Linux v9.8.0 the perl version that is included has been upgraded to Perl 5.32.1 which may require changes to custom perl code. Refer to Perl 5.8.8 to Perl 5.32.1 Upgrade for details. !Important: When upgrading LifeKeeper for…

Linux Configuration

LifeKeeper for Linux Technical Documentation » LifeKeeper » Installation and Configuration » Linux Configuration

Operating System The default operating system must be installed to ensure that all required packages are installed. The minimal operating system install does not contain all of the required packages, and therefore, cannot be used with LifeKeeper. Kernel updates In…

LifeKeeper Single Server Protection for Linux Release Notes

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

Version 9.8.1 Released March 26, 2024 Important!! !IMPORTANT: Starting in LifeKeeper for Linux v9.8.0 the perl version that is included has been upgraded to Perl 5.32.1 which may require changes to custom perl code. Refer to Perl 5.8.8 to Perl 5.32.1 Upgrade for…

System Requirements

LifeKeeper for Linux Release Notes » 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…

Documentation and Training

LifeKeeper Single Server Protection » 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…

Installing the Software

LifeKeeper for Linux Installation Guide » Installing the Software

This document will guide you through the installation of the LifeKeeper for Linux and assumes the user has basic knowledge of the Linux operating system. Please refer to the LifeKeeper for Linux product documentation for more information. Pre-Installation…

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…

Documentation and Training

LifeKeeper for Linux Technical Documentation » Documentation and Training

Documentation A complete reference providing instructions for installing, configuring, administering and troubleshooting LifeKeeper for Linux is available in the LifeKeeper for Linux Technical Documentation. The following sections cover every aspect of LifeKeeper for…

Storage and Adapter Options

LifeKeeper for Linux Installation Guide » Planning Your LifeKeeper Environment » Storage and Adapter Options

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

SAP HANA Supported Configurations

Application Recovery Kits » SAP HANA Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SAP HANA Supported Configurations

!A HANA Multi-tier replication configuration is not supported with LifeKeeper. *Note: The operating system and configuration used in your SAP HANA deployment must be supported by SAP, SIOS, and your infrastructure provider (public/private cloud or on-premise). Consult…

LifeKeeper for Linux Getting Started Guide

LifeKeeper for Linux Getting Started Guide

This document will guide you through the installation of the LifeKeeper for Linux and assumes the user has basic knowledge of the Linux operating system. Please refer to the LifeKeeper for Linux product documentation for more information. Pre-Installation…

LifeKeeper for Linux Installation Guide

LifeKeeper for Linux Installation Guide

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

Modifying User_Keys

Application Recovery Kits » SAP MaxDB Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SAP MaxDB Resource Hierarchy Administration » Modifying User_Keys

If the User_Key for an existing hierarchy needs to be changed, the hierarchy must be deleted and recreated. Update the password of a User_Key Problem: MaxDB Username and Password need to be changed on a system using LifeKeeper. Information: The SAP MaxDB software…

Using Internal Load Balancer

Application Recovery Kits » SAP MaxDB Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SAP MaxDB Configuration Considerations » Using Internal Load Balancer

The SAP MaxDB Recovery Kit supports the use of Internal Load Balancers (ILB) like Azure supports. To enable support for ILB, set MAXDB_ILB_ENABLED to 1 in the LifeKeeper defaults file (/etc/default/LifeKeeper). The ILB requires X server ports to be active on one…

ERS Resource Types in LifeKeeper

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

*IMPORTANT: In keeping with industry best practices and announced with the release of v9.6.2, beginning with v9.7.0 SIOS will no longer support new or existing configurations with NFS servers/clients on the same nodes as the SAP services when setting up an SAP system…

Adding a Device Space after Creating a Hierarchy

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

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

Install the LifeKeeper Software

Application Recovery Kits » SAP MaxDB Recovery Kit Administration Guide » Configuring SAP MaxDB with LifeKeeper » Install the LifeKeeper Software

Once you have installed the SAP MaxDB software, created your database and created the User_Key, you are ready to install the LifeKeeper Core software and any required patches followed by the SAP Max DB Recovery Kit. Also, if you plan to use SAP MaxDB with raw devices,…

New Features

LifeKeeper for Linux Release Notes » New Features

New Features of Supported Versions of LifeKeeper for Linux Version 9 *Refer to https://docs.us.sios.com/alllinux.php for older versions of the documentation. Product Feature New in Version 9.8.1 LifeKeeper Core Red Hat Enterprise…

Create the User_Key

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

Raw I/O Setup Steps

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

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

LifeKeeper for Linux Release Notes

LifeKeeper for Linux Release Notes

Version 9.8.1 Released March 26, 2024 Read the following topics before attempting to install or use this product! The documents contain last minute information that must be considered before, during and after installation. IMPORTANT NOTICES Overview New…

Technical Notes

LifeKeeper for Linux Release Notes » Technical Notes

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

IP Recovery Kit Principles of Operation

Application Recovery Kits » IP Recovery Kit Administration Guide » IP Recovery Kit Principles of Operation

Virtual IP Resource LifeKeeper brings an IP resource into service by creating an IP alias address on one of the physical network interfaces on the primary server. Users connect to the node using this alias address. The IP Recovery Kit software performs checks to help…

Resource Policy Management

LifeKeeper Single Server Protection » LifeKeeper Single Server Protection for Linux Installation Guide » Resource Policy Management

Resource Policy Management in LifeKeeper Single Server Protection (SSP) provides behavior management of resource local recovery and failover. Resource policies are managed with the lkpolicy command line tool (CLI). LifeKeeper SSP Recovery Behavior LifeKeeper SSP is…

Application Recovery Kits

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

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

Configuration Considerations for DB2 Multiple Partition

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

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

Protected Resources

LifeKeeper for Linux Technical Documentation » LifeKeeper » SIOS LifeKeeper for Linux Introduction » Protected Resources

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

LKCLI Subcommands for Each ARK

LifeKeeper for Linux Technical Documentation » Command Line Interface » LifeKeeper Command Line Interface (LKCLI) » LKCLI Subcommands for Each ARK

You can set up the following Recovery Kits using the LifeKeeper Command Line Interface (LKCLI). ARK List Apache DataKeeper DB2 EC2 FileSystem Generic Application IP LB Health Check MySQL NFS Recovery Kit for Oracle Cloud…

Application Recovery Kits

Application Recovery Kits

LifeKeeper for Linux Application Recovery Kits (ARKs) include tools and utilities that allow LifeKeeper to manage and control a specific application. The following optional recovery kits are available with this release of LifeKeeper. !IMPORTANT: End of Support for…

LKCLI (LifeKeeper Command Line Interface)

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

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

Troubleshooting

Application Recovery Kits » Recovery Kit for Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Administration Guide » Troubleshooting

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LifeKeeper SAP Solution Page

Application Recovery Kits » SAP Recovery Kit Administration Guide » LifeKeeper SAP Solution Page

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

NFS Considerations

Application Recovery Kits » SAP Recovery Kit Administration Guide » SAP Administration » NFS Considerations

*IMPORTANT: In keeping with industry best practices and announced with the release of v9.6.2, beginning with v9.7.0 SIOS will no longer support new or existing configurations with NFS servers/clients on the same nodes as the SAP services when setting up an SAP system…