Sun Cluster Software Installation Guide for Solaris OS

SPARC: How to Install VERITAS Volume Manager Software Only

This procedure uses the scvxinstall command to install VERITAS Volume Manager (VxVM) software only.

Note –

To create the root disk group by encapsulating the root disk, do not use this procedure. Instead, go to SPARC: How to Install VERITAS Volume Manager Software and Encapsulate the Root Disk to install VxVM software and encapsulate the root disk in one operation.

Perform this procedure on each node that you want to install with VxVM. You can install VxVM on all nodes of the cluster, or on only those nodes that are physically connected to the storage devices that VxVM will manage.

  1. Ensure that all nodes in the cluster are running in cluster mode.

  2. Have available any VERITAS Volume Manager (VxVM) license keys you need to install.

  3. Become superuser on a cluster node that you intend to install with VxVM.

  4. Insert the VxVM CD-ROM into the CD-ROM drive on the node.

  5. Start scvxinstall in noninteractive installation mode.

    # scvxinstall -i -L {license | none}

    Installs VxVM but does not encapsulate the root disk

    -L {license | none}

    Installs the specified license. The none argument specifies that no additional license key is being added.

    The scvxinstall command automatically performs the following tasks:

    • Installs the required VxVM software, licensing, and man-page packages, but does not install the GUI packages

    • Installs any specified license key

    • Selects a cluster-wide vxio driver major number

    See the scvxinstall(1M) man page for information.

  6. (Optional) Install the VxVM GUI.

    See your VxVM documentation for information about installing the VxVM GUI.

  7. Eject the CD-ROM.

  8. Install any VxVM patches.

    See “Patches and Required Firmware Levels” in Sun Cluster 3.1 Release Notes for the location of patches and installation instructions.

  9. (Optional) If you prefer not to have VxVM man pages reside on the cluster node, remove the man-page package.

    # pkgrm VRTSvmman

  10. Repeat Step 3 through Step 9 to install VxVM on any additional nodes.

    Note –

    If you intend to enable the VxVM cluster feature, you must install VxVM on all nodes of the cluster.

  11. If you do not install one or more nodes with VxVM, modify the /etc/name_to_major file on each non-VxVM node.

    1. On a node that is installed with VxVM, determine the vxio major number setting.

      # grep vxio /etc/name_to_major

    2. Become superuser on a node that you do not intend to install with VxVM.

    3. Edit the /etc/name_to_major file and add an entry to set the vxio major number to NNN, the number derived in Step a.

      # vi /etc/name_to_major
      vxio NNN

    4. Initialize the vxio entry.

      # drvconfig -b -i vxio -m NNN

    5. Repeat Step a through Step c on all other nodes that you do not intend to install with VxVM.

      When you finish, each node of the cluster should have the same vxio entry in its /etc/name_to_major file.

  12. (Optional) To create a root disk group, go to SPARC: How to Create a Root Disk Group on a Nonroot Disk.

  13. Reboot each node.

    # shutdown -g0 -y -i6

  14. Create disk groups.

    Go to SPARC: How to Create and Register a Disk Group.