Sun Cluster System Administration Guide for Solaris OS

Command-line Interface

You can perform most Sun Cluster administration tasks interactively through the scsetup(1M) utility. Whenever possible, administration procedures in this guide are described using scsetup.

You can administer the following Main Menu items through the scsetup utility.

You can administer the following Resource Group Menu items through the scsetup utility.

Table 1-1 lists other commands that you use to administer Sun Cluster. See the man pages for more detailed information.

Table 1–1 Sun Cluster Command-Line Interface Commands




Starts remote console access to the cluster. 


Use to switch IP addresses from one adapter to another in an IP Network Multipathing group. 


Checks and validates the Sun Cluster configuration to ensure the very basic configuration for a cluster to be functional. 


Updates a Sun Cluster configuration. The -p option lists cluster configuration information.


Provides administrative access to the device ID configuration. 


Runs the global device namespace administration script. 


Installs and configures Sun Cluster software. The command can be run interactively or non-interactively. The -p option displays release and package version information for the Sun Cluster software.


Manages the registration of resource types, the creation of resource groups, and the activation of resources within a resource group. The -p option displays information on installed resources, resource groups, and resource types.

Note –

Resource type, resource group, and resource property names are case insensitive when executing scrgadm.


Runs the interactive cluster configuration utility, which generates the scconf command and its various options.


Shuts down the entire cluster. 


Provides a snapshot of the cluster status. 


Performs changes that affect node mastery and states for resource groups and disk device groups. 

In addition, use commands to administer the volume manager portion of Sun Cluster. These commands depend on the specific volume manager used in your cluster, either Solstice DiskSuiteTM, VERITAS Volume Manager, or Solaris Volume ManagerTM.