Before you perform this procedure, ensure that you have completed the following tasks.
Establish a highly available IP address and name, that is, a network resource that operates at installation time.
Locate device paths for all of the Sybase ASE devices—including the master device and system devices—in the highly available local file system or cluster file system. Configure device paths as one of the following file types.
files that the Solstice DiskSuite/Solaris Volume Manager software or the VxVM software manage
Locate the Sybase ASE server logs in either the cluster file system or the local file system.
The Sybase ASE 12.0 environment consists of the data server, backup server, monitor server, text server, and XP server. The data server is the only server that you must configure—you can choose whether to configure all of the other servers.
The entire cluster must contain only one copy of the interfaces file. The $SYBASE directory contains the interfaces file. If you plan to maintain per-node file copies, ensure the file contents are identical.
All of the clients that connect to Sybase ASE servers connect with Sybase OpenClient libraries and utilities. When you configure the Sybase ASE software, in the interfaces file, enter information about the network resource and various ports. All of the clients use this connection information to connect to the Sybase ASE servers.
Perform the following steps to create the Sybase ASE database environment.
Run the GUI-based utility srvbuild to create the Sybase ASE database.
The $SYBASE/ASE_12-0/bin directory contains this utility. See the Sybase ASE document entitled Installing Sybase Adaptive Server Enterprise on Sun Solaris 2.x (SPARC).
To verify successful database installation, ensure that all of the servers start correctly.
Run the ps(1) command to verify the operation of all of the servers. Sybase ASE server logs indicate any errors that have occurred.
Set the password for the Sybase ASE system administrator account.
See the Sybase Adaptive Server Enterprise System Administration Guide for details on changing the sa login password.
Create a new Sybase ASE account for fault monitoring.
This account enables the fault monitor to perform the following tasks.
Support queries to system tables.
Create and update user tables.
Do not use the sa account for these purposes.
The following example shows how to create a new Sybase ASE account for fault monitoring.
# isql -Usa -Psybase -Sasedb 1> use master 2> go 1> create database sc3xdb 2>go 1> sp_addlogin dbmon, dbmonp, sc3xdb 2> go 1> use sc3xdb 2> go 1> sp_changedbowner dbmon 2> go 1> sp_modifylogin dbmon, defdb, sc3xdb 2> go 1> exit
See Sun Cluster HA for Sybase ASE Fault Monitor for more information.
Update the stop file with the sa password.
Because the stop file contains the sa password, protect the file with the appropriate permissions, and place the file in a directory that the system administrator chooses. Enable only the sybase user to read, write, and execute the stop file.
See Important Security Issues for more information about the stop file.
After you create the Sybase ASE database environment, go to Installing the Sun Cluster HA for Sybase ASE Packages.