Sun Cluster Software Installation Guide for Solaris OS

ProcedureHow to Install Solstice DiskSuite Software

Note –

Do not perform this procedure under the following circumstances:

Perform this task on each node in the cluster.

Before You Begin

Perform the following tasks:

  1. Become superuser on the cluster node.

  2. If you install from the CD-ROM, insert the Solaris 8 Software 2 of 2 CD-ROM in the CD-ROM drive on the node.

    This step assumes that the Volume Management daemon vold(1M) is running and configured to manage CD-ROM devices.

  3. Install the Solstice DiskSuite software packages.

    Install the packages in the order that is shown in the following example.

    # cd /cdrom/sol_8_sparc_2/Solaris_8/EA/products/DiskSuite_4.2.1/sparc/Packagespkgadd -d . SUNWmdr SUNWmdu [SUNWmdx] optional-pkgs
    • The SUNWmdr and SUNWmdu packages are required for all Solstice DiskSuite installations.

    • The SUNWmdx package is also required for the 64-bit Solstice DiskSuite installation.

    • See your Solstice DiskSuite installation documentation for information about optional software packages.

    Note –

    If you have Solstice DiskSuite software patches to install, do not reboot after you install the Solstice DiskSuite software.

  4. If you installed from a CD-ROM, eject the CD-ROM.

  5. Install any Solstice DiskSuite patches.

    See Patches and Required Firmware Levels in Sun Cluster 3.1 8/05 Release Notes for Solaris OS for the location of patches and installation instructions.

  6. Repeat Step 1 through Step 5 on each of the other nodes of the cluster.

  7. From one node of the cluster, manually populate the global-device namespace for Solstice DiskSuite.

    # scgdevs
Next Steps

If you used SunPlex Installer to install Solstice DiskSuite software, go to Mirroring the Root Disk.

If the cluster runs on the Solaris 10 OS, go to How to Create State Database Replicas.

Otherwise, go to How to Set the Number of Metadevice or Volume Names and Disk Sets.


The scgdevs command might return a message similar to the message Could not open /dev/rdsk/c0t6d0s2 to verify device id, Device busy. If the listed device is a CD-ROM device, you can safely ignore the message.