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1.  Introduction to Administering Oracle Solaris Cluster

2.  Oracle Solaris Cluster and RBAC

3.  Shutting Down and Booting a Cluster

4.  Data Replication Approaches

5.  Administering Global Devices, Disk-Path Monitoring, and Cluster File Systems

6.  Administering Quorum

7.  Administering Cluster Interconnects and Public Networks

8.  Adding and Removing a Node

9.  Administering the Cluster

10.  Configuring Control of CPU Usage

11.  Patching Oracle Solaris Cluster Software and Firmware

12.  Backing Up and Restoring a Cluster

13.  Administering Oracle Solaris Cluster With the Graphical User Interfaces

A.  Example



The Oracle Solaris Cluster System Administration Guide provides procedures for administering an Oracle Solaris Cluster configuration on both SPARC and x86 based systems.

Note - This Oracle Solaris Cluster release supports systems that use the SPARC and x86 families of processor architectures: UltraSPARC, SPARC64, AMD64, and Intel 64. In this document, x86 refers to the larger family of 64-bit x86 compatible products. Information in this document pertains to all platforms unless otherwise specified.

This document is intended for experienced system administrators with extensive knowledge of Oracle software and hardware. This document is not to be used as a planning or pre-sales guide.

The instructions in this book assume knowledge of the Oracle Solaris Operating System and expertise with the volume manager software used with Oracle Solaris Cluster.

Using UNIX Commands

This document contains information about commands specific to administering an Oracle Solaris Cluster configuration. This document might not contain complete information about basic UNIX commands and procedures.

See one or more of the following for this information:

Typographic Conventions

The following table describes the typographic conventions that are used in this book.

Table P-1 Typographic Conventions

The names of commands, files, and directories, and onscreen computer output
Edit your .login file.

Use ls -a to list all files.

machine_name% you have mail.

What you type, contrasted with onscreen computer output
machine_name% su


Placeholder: replace with a real name or value
The command to remove a file is rm filename.
Book titles, new terms, and terms to be emphasized
Read Chapter 6 in the User's Guide.

A cache is a copy that is stored locally.

Do not save the file.

Note: Some emphasized items appear bold online.

Shell Prompts in Command Examples

The following table shows the default UNIX system prompt and superuser prompt for shells that are included in the Oracle Solaris OS. Note that the default system prompt that is displayed in command examples varies, depending on the Oracle Solaris release.

Table P-2 Shell Prompts

Bash shell, Korn shell, and Bourne shell
Bash shell, Korn shell, and Bourne shell for superuser
C shell
C shell for superuser

Related Documentation

Information about related Oracle Solaris Cluster topics is available in the documentation that is listed in the following table. All Oracle Solaris Cluster documentation is available at

Hardware installation and administration
Oracle Solaris Cluster 3.3 Hardware Administration Manual

Individual hardware administration guides

Software installation
Data service installation and administration
Data service development
System administration
Software upgrade
Error messages
Command and function references

For a complete list of Oracle Solaris Cluster documentation, see the release notes for your release of Oracle Solaris Cluster software at

Documentation and Support

See the following web sites for additional resources:

Oracle Software Resources

Oracle Technology Network offers a range of resources related to Oracle software:

Getting Help

Contact your service provider if you have problems installing or using Oracle Solaris Cluster. Provide the following information to your service provider.

Use the following commands to gather information about your system for your service provider:

prtconf -v
Displays the size of the system memory and reports information about peripheral devices
psrinfo -v
Displays information about processors
showrev -p
Reports which patches are installed
SPARC: prtdiag -v
Displays system diagnostic information
/usr/cluster/bin/clnode show-rev
Displays Oracle Solaris Cluster release and package version information

Also, have available the contents of the /var/adm/messages file.