Sun Cluster Software Installation Guide for Solaris OS

ProcedureHow to Install Data-Service Software Packages (scinstall)

Perform this procedure to install data services from the Sun Cluster Agents CD of the Sun Cluster 3.1 8/05 release. This procedure uses the interactive scinstall utility to install the packages. Perform this procedure on each node in the cluster on which you want to run a chosen data service.

Note –

Do not use this procedure for the following kinds of data-service packages:

You do not need to perform this procedure if you used SunPlex Installer to install Sun Cluster HA for NFS or Sun Cluster HA for Apache or both and you do not intend to install any other data services. Instead, go to How to Configure Quorum Devices.

To install data services from the Sun Cluster 3.1 10/03 release or earlier, you can alternatively use the Web Start installer program to install the packages. See How to Install Data-Service Software Packages (Web Start installer).

Follow these guidelines to use the interactive scinstall utility in this procedure:

  1. Become superuser on the cluster node.

  2. Insert the Sun Cluster Agents CD in the CD-ROM drive on the node.

    If the volume management daemon vold(1M) is running and is configured to manage CD-ROM devices, the daemon automatically mounts the CD-ROM on the /cdrom/cdrom0/ directory.

  3. Change to the directory where the CD-ROM is mounted.

    # cd /cdrom/cdrom0/
  4. Start the scinstall(1M) utility.

    # scinstall
  5. From the Main Menu, choose the menu item, Add support for new data services to this cluster node.

  6. Follow the prompts to select the data services to install.

    You must install the same set of data-service packages on each node. This requirement applies even if a node is not expected to host resources for an installed data service.

  7. After the data services are installed, quit the scinstall utility.

  8. Change to a directory that does not reside on the CD-ROM and eject the CD-ROM.

    # eject cdrom
  9. Install any Sun Cluster data-service 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.

    You do not have to reboot after you install Sun Cluster data-service patches unless a reboot is specified by the patch special instructions. If a patch instruction requires that you reboot, perform the following steps:

    1. From one node, shut down the cluster by using the scshutdown(1M) command.

    2. Reboot each node in the cluster.

    Note –

    Until cluster installation mode is disabled, only the first-installed node, which established the cluster, has a quorum vote. In an established multiple-node cluster which is still in installation mode, if the cluster is not shut down before the first-installed node is rebooted, the remaining cluster nodes cannot obtain quorum. This inability to obtain quorum causes the entire cluster to shut down.

    If you chose automatic quorum configuration during Sun Cluster installation or used SunPlex Installer to install Sun Cluster software, the installation utility automatically assigns quorum votes and removes the cluster from installation mode during installation reboot. However, if you did not choose one of these methods, cluster nodes remain in installation mode until you run the scsetup(1M) command, during the procedure How to Configure Quorum Devices.

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