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, v7.0 and v8.0

  • Amazon EC2

  • Microsoft Azure

  • Nutanix Acropolis Hypervisor

  • Google Cloud™

  • Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (See Note3)

    vSAN configuration is supported for vSphere 6.5 and 6.7 except RDM which is not supported by VMWare.
    vSAN configuration is supported for vSphere 7.0 or later only on VMware Cloud on AWS.

    Fiber 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: 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.

    Note2: 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, OpenJDK 1.10, OpenJDK 1.11, OpenJDK 1.12

LifeKeeper Optional Recovery Software Requirements

See the Supported Applications table of the Support Matrix for the software requirements for the optional LifeKeeper recovery software.


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