Sun Cluster Data Service for Domain Name Service (DNS) Guide for Solaris OS


Sun Cluster Data Service for Domain Name Service (DNS) Guide for Solaris OS explains how to install and configure SunTM Cluster HA for Domain Name Service (DNS) on both SPARC® and x86 based systems.

Note –

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

This document is intended for system administrators with extensive knowledge of Sun software and hardware. Do not use this document as a planning or presales guide. Before reading this document, you should have already determined your system requirements and purchased the appropriate equipment and software.

The instructions in this document assume knowledge of the SolarisTM operating environment and expertise with the volume manager software that is used with Sun Cluster.

Note –

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.

UNIX Commands

This document contains information about commands that are specific to installing and configuring Sun Cluster data services. The document does not contain comprehensive information about basic UNIX® commands and procedures, such as shutting down the system, booting the system, and configuring devices. Information about basic UNIX commands and procedures is available from the following sources:

Typographic Conventions

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

Table P–1 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

To delete a file, type rm filename.


Book titles, new terms, or terms 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–2 Shell Prompts



 C shell promptmachine_name%
 C shell superuser promptmachine_name#
 Bourne shell and Korn shell prompt$
 Bourne shell and Korn shell superuser prompt#

Related Documentation

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



Data service administration 

Sun Cluster Data Service Planning and Administration Guide

Individual data service guides 


Sun Cluster Concepts Guide


Sun Cluster Overview for Solaris OS

Software installation 

Sun Cluster Software Installation Guide

System administration 

Sun Cluster System Administration Guide

Hardware administration 

Sun Cluster Hardware Administration Manual

Individual hardware administration guides 

Data service development 

Sun Cluster Data Services Developer's Guide

Error messages 

Sun Cluster Error Messages Guide

Command and function reference 

Sun Cluster Reference Manual

For a complete list of Sun Cluster documentation, see the release notes for your release of Sun Cluster at

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


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 each node on 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 

scinstall -pv

Displays Sun Cluster release and package version information 

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