Sun Cluster 3.0-3.1 With Sun StorEdge 3900 Series or Sun StorEdge 6900 Series System Manual


The Sun Cluster 3.0-3.1 With Sun StorEdge 3900 Series or Sun StorEdge 6900 Series System Manual provides procedures specific to Sun StorEdgeTM 3900 or 6900 storage devices that are placed in a SunTM Cluster environment.

Use this manual with any version of Sun Cluster 3.0 and 3.1 software on SPARC® 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 supported Sun Cluster 3.0 and 3.1 versions. See the Revision History for a list of changes to this manual.

Note –

In this document, the term “x86” refers to the Intel 32-bit family of microprocessor chips and compatible microprocessor chips made by AMD.

Sun Cluster software runs on two platforms, SPARC® and x86. The information in this document pertains to both platforms unless otherwise specified in a special chapter, section, note, bulleted item, figure, table, or example.

This book contains information on several Sun StorEdge 3900 and 6900 series storage devices. Only the Sun StorEdge 6920 array is supported with x86 based clusters.

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, Restrictions and Requirements lists requirements specific to the procedures in this book.

Chapter 2, Installing and Configuring a Sun StorEdge 3900 or 6900 Series System discusses how to install Sun StorEdge 3900 or 6900 series storage systems and how to configure logical units on these systems.

Chapter 3, Maintaining a Sun StorEdge 3900 or 6900 Series System describes how to maintain Sun StorEdge 3900 or 6900 series storage systems in a running cluster.

Chapter 4, Sun StorEdge 3900 and 6900 Series Storage System Cabling Diagrams provides examples of supported cabling configurations.

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 3900 Series or Sun StorEdge 6900 Series System Manual

Revision Date 

New Information 

January 2006 

Extended support for the SE 6920 array to x86 based clusters. Added information in support of single, dual-port HBA configurations.  

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


Sun StorEdge Traffic Manager Software Release Notes: For the Solaris Operating System


Sun StorEdge T3 and T3+ Array Administrator's Guide


Sun StorEdge T3 and T3+ Array Configuration Guide


Sun StorEdge T3 and T3+ Array Installation, Operation, and Service Manual


Sun StorEdge T3 Disk Tray Release Notes, Version 1.17b Controller Firmware


Sun StorEdge 6920 System Host Installation Software Guide, Release 2.0


Sun StorEdge 6920 Series Site Preparation Guide, Release 2.0


Sun StorEdge 6920 System Getting Started Guide


Sun StorEdge 3900 and 6900 Series 2.0 Reference and Service Manual


Sun StorEdge 3900 and 6900 Series 20 Reference and Service Manual


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.x 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 used in this book.

Table P–4 Typographic Conventions

Typeface or Symbol 




The names of commands, files, and directories; on-screen computer output 

Edit your .login file.

Use ls -a to list all files.

machine_name% you have mail.


What you type, contrasted with on-screen computer output 

machine_name% su



Command-line placeholder: replace with a real name or value 

To delete a file, type rm filename.


Book titles, new words, or terms, or words to be emphasized. 

Read Chapter 6 in User's Guide.

These are called class options.

You must be root to do this.

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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