New Features of Supported Versions of LifeKeeper for Linux Version 9

Product
Feature
New in Version 9.8.1
LifeKeeper Core LifeKeeper for Linux now supports VMware vSphere 8.0 Update1 and Update2 (Certified in May 2024).
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 9.3 is supported.
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.9 is supported.
Rocky Linux 9.3 is supported.
Rocky Linux 8.9 is supported.
Oracle Linux 8.9 is supported.
Oracle Linux 9.3 is supported.
Support Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.8 without the additional instructions announced in v9.8.0.
LifeKeeper fully supports SELinux enabled with Enforcing and Permissive mode.
Users can now select the platform on which LifeKeeper will run during setup. This allows users to precisely benefit from the platform-specific features implemented in LifeKeeper.
Instance MetaData Service (IMDS) version 2 is now supported for Amazon EC2 instances.
Multi-AZ configurations are now available as well as single-AZ configurations on VMware Cloud on AWS.
AWS Outposts is supported. The following Recovery Kits are available.
  • Recovery Kit for EC2 (supports only Route Table scenario and the configuration where the client is inside Outposts)
  • Recovery Kit for Route53 (supports the configuration where the client is inside Outposts, and the configuration where the client is outside Outposts (on-premises) with using CoIP (Customer Owned IP) mode)
LifeKeeper Web Management Console (LKWMC) New web-based user interface for managing LifeKeeper for Linux. See more in the documentation.
SAP Recovery Kit Supports SAP S/4HANA 2023.
The SAP Recovery Kit is now supported on RHEL 8.9.
The SAP Recovery Kit is now supported on RHEL 9.3.
PostgreSQL Recovery Kit Supports FUJITSU Software Enterprise Postgres 15SP1 and 15SP2.
MQ LifeKeeper for Linux now supports IBM MQ 9.3.5 (Certified in April 2024.)
Bug Fixes
New in Version 9.8.0
LifeKeeper Core SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15 SP5 is supported. (Certified in February 2024.)
Miracle Linux 9.2 is supported. (Certified in January 2024.)
Instance Metadata Service version 2 (IMDSv2) is now supported when using LifeKeeper in an AWS EC2 environment. Please see the AWS – Configuring IMDS section for more details. (A patch must be applied.)
Oracle Linux 8.8 is supported. (Certified in November 2023.) Note: If you are using DataKeeper, follow these steps when installing LifeKeeper.
Rocky Linux 8.8 is supported. (Certified in November 2023.) Note:If you are using DataKeeper, follow these steps when installing LifeKeeper.
Miracle Linux 8.8 is supported. (Certified in November 2023.) Note: If you are using DataKeeper, follow these steps when installing LifeKeeper.
Oracle Linux 9.2 is supported. (Certified in October 2023.)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.8 is supported. (Certified in October 2023.) Note: If you are using DataKeeper, follow these steps when installing LifeKeeper.
Rocky Linux 9.1 is supported.(Certified in October 2023.)
  • Rocky Linux is not supported in the Cloud. (i.e. AWS/Azure/GCP/OCI) .
  • Rocky Linux v9.0 is only supported in LifeKeeper for Linux v9.7.0.
Rocky Linux 9.2 is supported. (Certified in October 2023.)
  • Rocky Linux does not support GCP and OCI.
  • Rocky Linux v9.0 is only supported in LifeKeeper for Linux v9.7.0.
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 9.2 is supported.
QWK storage now supports specifying endpoints.
SAP Recovery Kit The SAP Recovery Kit is now supported on RHEL 9.0, 9.1 and 9.2. (Certified in February 2024.)
The SAP Recovery Kit is now supported on SUSE LINUX Enterprise Server (SLES) 15 SP5. (Certified in February 2024.)
The SAP Recovery Kit is now supported on RHEL 8.7 and 8.8. (Certified in October 2023.)
SAP HANA Recovery Kit The SAP HANA Recovery Kit is now supported on RHEL 9.2. (Certified in February 2024.)
The SAP HANA Recovery Kit is now supported on SLES 15 SP5. (Certified in February 2024.)
The SAP HANA Recovery Kit is now supported on RHEL 8.8. (Certified in October 2023.)
MySQL Recovery Kit Supports MariaDB v10.6, v10.11 (Certified in January 2024).
PostgreSQL Recovery Kit Supports PowerGres on Linux V15 (Certified in Feb 2024).
Supports PostgreSQL 16 (Certified in Jan. 2024).
Supports EDB Postgres Advanced Server v15 and v16 (Certified in Jan. 2024).
Supports FUJITSU Software Enterprise Postgres 15 (Certified in November 2023)
MQ LifeKeeper for Linux now supports IBM MQ 9.3.2, 9.3.3 and 9.3.4 (Certified in November 2023.)
Bug Fixes
New in Version 9.7.0
LifeKeeper Core Red Hat Enterprise Linux 9.0 is supported. Note: DataKeeper asynchronous mode on thin provisioned disks is not available due to kernel issues.
Enhanced firewall detection during setup runtime.
Rocky Linux 9.0 is supported. Note: DataKeeper asynchronous mode on thin provisioned disks is not available due to kernel issues.
  • Rocky Linux v9.0 does not support GCP and OCI.
  • Rocky Linux v9.0 is only supported in LifeKeeper for Linux v9.7.0.
Miracle Linux v8.6 is supported. Note: DataKeeper asynchronous mode on thin provisioned disks is not available due to kernel issues.
VMware vSphere 8.0 is supported. (Certified in June 2023.) Note: vSAN is supported only on VMware Cloud on AWS.
The use of DataKeeper on VMware Cloud on AWS (a single-AZ deployment) is now supported. (Certified in July 2023)
The use of shared disks without reservations (IO fencing configuration is required separately) on VMware Cloud on AWS (a single-AZ deployment) is now supported. (Certified in August 2023)
Oracle Linux 8.7 is supported. (Certified in June 2023.) Note: If you are using DataKeeper, follow these steps when installing LifeKeeper.
Oracle Linux 9.1 is supported. (Certified in June 2023.)
Oracle Linux 9.0 is supported. (Certified in June 2023.) Note: DataKeeper asynchronous mode on thin provisioned disks is not available due to kernel issues.
Supports Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.7 (Certified in May 2023.) Note: If you are using DataKeeper, follow these steps when installing LifeKeeper.
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 9.1 is supported. (Certified in May 2023.)
Rocky Linux 8.7 is supported. (Certified in June 2023.) Note: If you are using DataKeeper, follow these steps when installing LifeKeeper.
Miracle Linux 9.0 is supported. (Certified in June 2023.) Note: DataKeeper asynchronous mode on thin provisioned disks is not available due to kernel issues.
Updated the curl package used inside LifeKeeper to 7.86.0.
PostgreSQL Recovery Kit Supports PostgreSQL 15.
Supports PowerGres Plus V13 (Certified in Apr 2023).
NFS LifeKeeper does not support NFS loop back configurations where a server exports a file system and mounts the exported file system on the same system. An error message is logged if the unsupported configuration is detected during install/update or creation of an NFS resource.
LVM The LVM device file feature added in RHEL9 is supported.
SAP HANA The SAP HANA Recovery Kit now supports multi-target system replication to up to three secondary replication sites.
Bug Fixes
New in Version 9.6.2
LifeKeeper Core Added support for Rocky Linux 8.5.(Certified in Apr 2023).
  • Rocky Linux 8.5 does not support GCP and OCI
Added support for Rocky Linux 8.6. Note: DataKeeper asynchronous mode on thin provisioned disks is not available due to kernel issues.
  • Rocky Linux 8.6 does not support GCP and OCI.
SLES 15 SP4 is now supported (certified in Jan 2023). To install LifeKeeper on SLES 15 SP 4 follow the instructions here that require downloading lk-sles15sp4-support and running ‘setup —addinfo lk-sles15sp4-support’. Note: Kernel 5.14.21-150400.24.21.2 or higher is required.
Added support for Azure Shared Disk using the new steeleye-lkSCSI3 Recovery Kit. The SCSI3 Recovery kit adds support for SCSI-3 Persistent Reservation for single path devices using the Linux SD subsystem (/dev/sd device nodes). This kits allows reliable locking for Microsoft Azure Shared Disks in a LifeKeeper cluster with shared storage.
Added support for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.6. Note: DataKeeper asynchronous mode on thin provisioned disks is not available due to kernel issues.
Added support for Oracle Linux 8.6. Note: DataKeeper asynchronous mode on thin provisioned disks is not available due to kernel issues.
Miracle Linux 8.4 is now supported.
Added the STANDBY NODE WRITE PROTECTION feature.
This feature is designed to prevent data corruption due to inadvertent unintended access when RESERVATIONS are disabled. See STANDBY NODE WRITE PROTECTION for details.
LifeKeeper LB Health Check Kit The LifeKeeper LB (Load Balancer) Health Check Kit replaces the Generic Load Balancer (GenLB) Recovery Kit. The GenLB recovery kit was a collection of action scripts available for download for 9.6.1 to be used with a generic application (gen/app) resource. The GenLB kit has been migrated to a full ARK for ease of use.
  • The Generic Load Balancer (GenLB) Recovery Kit is not supported for new deployments with v9.6.2 or later
  • SIOS will provide only KBA (Knowledge Based Article) support for configurations upgrading to v9.6.2 but continuing to use the GenLB Kit
  • Support for v9.6.1 using the Generic Load balancer RK for customers with valid support
  • SIOS strongly recommends upgrading to v9.6.2 and upgrading to the new LifeKeeper LB Health Check Kit
Bug Fixes
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) .
  • LifeKeeper Single Server Protection is 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)
Supports FUJITSU Software Enterprise Postgres 14 (Certified in October 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 7.86.0
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

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