Sun Cluster Data Service for Sybase ASE Guide for Solaris OS

How to Install the Sybase ASE Software

Perform the following steps to install the Sybase ASE software.

  1. Become superuser on a cluster member.

  2. Note the Sybase ASE installation requirements.

    You can install Sybase ASE binaries on one of the following locations.

    • Local disks of the cluster nodes

    • Highly available local file system

    • Cluster file system

      Note –

      Before you install the Sybase ASE software on the cluster file system, start the Sun Cluster software and become the owner of the disk device group.

    See Preparing to Install Sun Cluster HA for Sybase ASE for more information about installation locations.

  3. Create a failover resource group to hold the network and application resources.

    # scrgadm -a -g resource-group [-h nodelist]
    -g resource-group

    Specifies the name of the resource group. This name can be your choice but must be unique for resource groups within the cluster.

    -h nodelist

    Specifies an optional, comma-separated list of physical node names or IDs that identify potential masters. The order here determines the order in which the Resource Group Manager (RGM) considers primary nodes during failover.

    Note –

    Use the -h option to specify the order of the node list. If all of the nodes in the cluster are potential masters, you do not need to use the -h option.

  4. Verify that you have added all of the network resources that Sun Cluster HA for Sybase ASE uses to either the /etc/inet/hosts file or to your name service (NIS, NIS+) database.

  5. Add a network resource (logical hostname or shared address) to the failover resource group.

    # scrgadm -a -L -g resource-group -l logical-hostname [-n netiflist] 
    -l logical-hostname

    Specifies a network resource. The network resource is the logical hostname or shared address (IP address) that clients use to access Sun Cluster HA for Sybase ASE.

    -n netiflist

    Specifies an optional, comma-separated list that identifies the IP Networking Multipathing groups that are on each node. Each element in netiflist must be in the form of netif@node. netif can be given as an IP Networking Multipathing group name, such as sc_ipmp0. The node can be identified by the node name or node ID, such as sc_ipmp0@1 or sc_ipmp@phys-schost-1.

    Note –

    Sun Cluster does not currently support using the adapter name for netif.

  6. Run the scswitch(1M) command to complete the following tasks.

    • Enable the resource and fault monitoring.

    • Move the resource group into a managed state.

    • Bring the resource group online.

    # scswitch -Z -g resource-group
  7. On the node mastering the resource group that you just created, login as sybase.

    The installation of the Sybase binaries must be performed on the node where the corresponding logical host is running.

  8. Install the Sybase ASE software.

    Regardless of where you install the Sybase ASE software, modify each node's /etc/system files as you would in standard Sybase ASE installation procedures. For instructions on how to install the Sybase ASE software, refer to the Sybase installation and configuration guides.

    Note –

    For every Sybase server, enter the hostname that is associated with a network resource when asked to specify the hostname.

Where to Go From Here

After you install the Sybase ASE software, go to How to Configure Sybase ASE Database Access With Solstice DiskSuite/Solaris Volume Manager if you use the Solstice DiskSuite/Solaris Volume Manager. Go to How to Configure Sybase ASE Database Access With VERITAS Volume Manager if you use the VERITAS Volume Manager (VxVM).