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1.  Introduction to Administering Oracle Solaris Cluster

Overview of Administering Oracle Solaris Cluster

Working With a Zone Cluster

Oracle Solaris OS Feature Restrictions

Administration Tools

Graphical User Interface

Command-Line Interface

Preparing to Administer the Cluster

Documenting an Oracle Solaris Cluster Hardware Configuration

Using an Administrative Console

Backing Up the Cluster

Beginning to Administer the Cluster

How to Log Into the Cluster Remotely

How to Connect Securely to Cluster Consoles

How to Access the Cluster Configuration Utilities

How to Display Oracle Solaris Cluster Patch Information

How to Display Oracle Solaris Cluster Release and Version Information

How to Display Configured Resource Types, Resource Groups, and Resources

How to Check the Status of Cluster Components

How to Check the Status of the Public Network

How to View the Cluster Configuration

How to Validate a Basic Cluster Configuration

How to Check the Global Mount Points

How to View the Contents of Oracle Solaris Cluster Command Logs

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


Chapter 1

Introduction to Administering Oracle Solaris Cluster

This chapter provides the following information about administering a global cluster and a zone cluster, and includes procedures for using Oracle Solaris Cluster administration tools:

All procedures in this guide are for use on the Oracle Solaris 10 Operating System.

A global cluster is composed only of one or more global-cluster voting nodes and optionally, zero or more global-cluster non-voting nodes. A global cluster can optionally also include LINUX OS, or native brand, non-global zones that are not nodes, but high-availability containers (as resources). A zone cluster requires a global cluster. For general information about zone clusters, see the Oracle Solaris Cluster Concepts Guide.

A zone cluster is composed only of one or more cluster brand, voting nodes. A zone cluster depends on, and therefore requires, a global cluster. A global cluster does not contain a zone cluster. You cannot configure a zone cluster without a global cluster. A zone cluster has, at most, one zone cluster node on a machine. A zone-cluster node continues to operate only as long as the global-cluster voting node on the same machine continues to operate. If a global-cluster voting node on a machine fails, all zone-cluster nodes on that machine fail as well.