Sun Cluster 3.0-3.1 With Sun StorEdge 9900 Series Storage Device Manual


The Sun Cluster 3.0-3.1 With Sun StorEdge 9900 Series Storage Device Manual provides procedures specific to Sun StorEdgeTM 9900 Series storage devices that are placed in a SunTM Cluster environment.

Use this manual with any version of Sun Cluster 3.0 or 3.1 software on SPARCTM based clusters and any supported version of Sun Cluster 3.1 software on x86 based clusters. Unless otherwise noted, procedures are the same for all Sun Cluster 3.0 or 3.1 versions. Unless otherwise noted, procedures are the same for all supported Sun Cluster 3.1 versions on both SPARC and x86 based systems. See the Revision History for a list of changes to this manual.

Who Should Use This Book

This book is for Sun representatives who are performing the initial installation of a Sun 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 Sun software and hardware. Do not use this document as a planning or presales guide. You should have already determined your system requirements and purchased the appropriate equipment and software before reading this document.

How This Book Is Organized

This book contains the following chapters.

Chapter 1, Installing and Configuring a Sun StorEdge 9900 Series Storage Array discusses how to install Sun StorEdge 9900 storage systems and how to configure logical units on Sun StorEdge 9900 storage systems.

Chapter 2, Installing Multipathing Software in a Sun StorEdge 9900 Series Storage Array discusses how to add multipathing software to Sun StorEdge 9900 storage systems.

Chapter 3, Maintaining a Sun StorEdge 9900 Storage Array discusses how to maintain Sun StorEdge 9900 storage systems in a running cluster.

Revision History

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 Sun Cluster 3.0-3.1 With Sun StorEdge 9900 Series Storage Device Manual

Revision Date 

New Information 

January 2006 

Added information about single dual-port HBA configurations. 

November 2005 

Qualified the Sun StorEdge 9970, 9980, and 9990 in x86 based clusters.  

September 2005 

Added support for the Sun StorEdge 9985 array.  

Related Documentation

The following 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.

The following Sun Cluster books support the Sun Cluster 3.1, 2004, and 2005 releases. If you are maintaining a different version of Sun Cluster software, refer to the appropriate documentation. All Sun Cluster documentation is available at

Documentation that is not available at is listed with the appropriate URL.

Table P–2 Hardware Documentation


Part Number 

Sun StorEdge Traffic Manager Installation and Configuration Guide


Table P–3 Sun Cluster Documentation




Sun Cluster Concepts Guide for Solaris OS


Sun Cluster Overview for Solaris OS

Hardware administration 

Sun Cluster 3.0-3.1 Hardware Administration Manual for Solaris OS

Individual hardware administration guides 

Software installation 

Sun Cluster Software Installation Guide for Solaris OS

Data service administration 

Sun Cluster Data Services Planning and Administration Guide for Solaris OS

Individual data service guides 

Data service development 

Sun Cluster Data Services Developer’s Guide for Solaris OS

System administration 

Sun Cluster System Administration Guide for Solaris OS

Error messages 

Sun Cluster Error Messages Guide for Solaris OS

Command and function reference 

Sun Cluster Reference Manual for Solaris OS

Release Notes 

Sun Cluster 3.1 8/05 Release Notes for Solaris OS

Sun Cluster 3.0-3.1 Release Notes Supplement

Using UNIX Commands

This document contains information about commands that are used to install, configure, or upgrade a Sun 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:

Getting Help

If you have problems installing or using Sun Cluster, contact your service provider and provide the following information.

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 

prtdiag -v

Displays system diagnostic information 

/usr/cluster/bin/scinstall -pv

Displays Sun Cluster release and package version information 

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

Accessing Sun Documentation Online

The docs.sun.comSM Web site enables you to access Sun technical documentation online. You can browse the archive or search for a specific book title or subject. The URL is

Ordering Sun Documentation

Sun Microsystems offers select product documentation in print. For a list of documents and how to order them, see “Buy printed documentation” at

Typographic Conventions

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

Table P–4 Typographic Conventions

Typeface or Symbol 




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



Command-line 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.

Perform a patch analysis.

Do not save the file.

[Note that some emphasized items appear bold online.] 

Shell Prompts in Command Examples

The following table shows the default system prompt and superuser prompt for the C shell, Bourne shell, and Korn shell.

Table P–5 Shell Prompts



C shell prompt 


C shell superuser prompt 


Bourne shell and Korn shell prompt 


Bourne shell and Korn shell superuser prompt 


Product Training

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