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The Oracle Solaris Cluster 3.3 Hardware Administration Manual provides a variety of information about how to install and administer basic Oracle Solaris Cluster hardware components. Topics covered in this book include how to install and configure terminal concentrators, the cluster interconnect, public network hardware, campus clustering, and dynamic reconfiguration.
Use this manual with any version of Oracle Solaris Cluster 3.3 software. Unless otherwise noted, procedures are the same for all Oracle Solaris Cluster 3.3 versions.
Note - This Oracle Solaris Cluster release supports systems that use the SPARC and x86 families of processor architectures: UltraSPARC, SPARC64, and AMD64. In this document, the label x86 refers to systems that use the AMD64 family of processor architectures. The information in this document pertains to both platforms unless otherwise specified in a special chapter, section, note, bulleted item, figure, table, or example.
See the Revision History for a list of changes to this manual.
This book does not include information about configuring servers in an Oracle Solaris Cluster environment nor does it include specific storage device procedures.
This book is for Oracle representatives who are performing the initial installation of an Oracle Solaris Cluster configuration and for system administrators who are responsible for maintaining the system.
This document is intended for experienced system administrators with extensive knowledge of Oracle software and hardware. Do not use this document as a planning or a pre-sales guide. You should have already determined your system requirements and purchased the appropriate equipment and software before reading this document.
The following chapters contain information about hardware used in an Oracle Solaris Cluster environment.
Chapter 1, Introduction to Oracle Solaris Cluster Hardware provides an overview of installing and administering Oracle Solaris Cluster hardware.
Chapter 2, Installing and Configuring the Terminal Concentrator describes how to install and configure a terminal concentrator.
Chapter 3, Installing Cluster Interconnect Hardware and Configuring VLANs describes how to install cluster interconnect hardware and configure VLANs.
Chapter 4, Maintaining Cluster Interconnect Hardware describes how to maintain cluster interconnect hardware.
Chapter 5, Installing and Maintaining Public Network Hardware describes how to install and maintain the public network hardware.
Chapter 6, Maintaining Platform Hardware describes how to perform cluster-specific procedures on your cluster node hardware.
Chapter 7, Campus Clustering With Oracle Solaris Cluster Software provides guidelines and diagrams about how to configure a campus cluster.
Chapter 8, Verifying Oracle Solaris Cluster Hardware Redundancy describes how to verify cluster redundancy.
The following table lists the information that has been revised or added since the initial release of this documentation. The table also lists the revision date for these changes.
Table P-1 Oracle Solaris Cluster 3.3 Hardware Administration Manual
The following Oracle Solaris Cluster books provide conceptual information or procedures to administer hardware and applications. If you plan to use this documentation in a hardcopy format, ensure that you have these books available for your reference. All Oracle Solaris Cluster documentation is available at http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/indexes/documentation/index.html.
For information specifically about your hardware, see the documentation that shipped with the various products. Much of this documentation is also available at http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/indexes/documentation/index.html.
Table P-2 Oracle Solaris Cluster and Sun Cluster Documentation
This document contains information about commands that are used to install, configure, or upgrade an Oracle Solaris Cluster configuration. This document might not contain complete information about basic UNIX commands and procedures such as shutting down the system, booting the system, and configuring devices.
See one or more of the following sources for this information:
Online documentation for the Oracle Solaris Operating System (Oracle Solaris OS)
Other software documentation that you received with your system
Oracle Solaris Operating System man pages
If you have problems installing or using Oracle Solaris Cluster, contact your service provider and provide the following information.
Your name and email address (if available)
Your company name, address, and phone number
The model number and serial number of your systems
The release number of the operating environment (for example, Oracle Solaris 10)
The release number of Oracle Solaris Cluster (for example, Oracle Solaris Cluster 3.3)
Use the following commands to gather information about your system for your service provider.
Also have available the contents of the /var/adm/messages file.
See the following web sites for additional resources:
Oracle Technology Network offers a range of resources related to Oracle software:
Discuss technical problems and solutions on the Discussion Forums.
Get hands-on step-by-step tutorials with Oracle By Example.
The following table describes the typographic conventions that are used in this book.
Table P-3 Typographic Conventions
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-4 Shell Prompts