Sun Cluster System Administration Guide for Solaris OS

ProcedureHow to Uninstall Sun Cluster Software From a Cluster Node

Perform this procedure to uninstall Sun Cluster software from a cluster node before you disconnect it from a fully established cluster configuration. You can use this procedure to uninstall software from the last remaining node of a cluster.

Note –

To uninstall Sun Cluster software from a node that has not yet joined the cluster or is still in install mode, do not perform this procedure. Instead, go to “How to Uninstall Sun Cluster Software to Correct Installation Problems” in the Sun Cluster Software Installation Guide for Solaris OS.

  1. Be sure you have correctly completed all prerequisite tasks listed in the task map for removing a cluster node.

    See Adding and Removing a Cluster Node.

    Note –

    Be sure you have removed the node from all resource groups, device groups, and quorum device configurations, placed it in maintenance state, and removed it from the cluster before you continue with this procedure.

  2. Become superuser on an active cluster member other than the node you will uninstall.

  3. From the active cluster member, add the node you intend to uninstall to the cluster's node authentication list.

    # scconf -a -T node=nodename



    Specifies authentication options


    Specifies the name of the node to add to the authentication list

    Alternately, you can use the scsetup(1M) utility. See How to Add a Node to the Authorized Node List for procedures.

  4. Become superuser on the node to uninstall.

  5. Reboot the node into non-cluster mode.

    • SPARC:

      # shutdown -g0 -y -i0ok boot -x
    • x86:

      # shutdown -g0 -y -i0
                            <<< Current Boot Parameters >>>
      Boot path: /pci@0,0/pci8086,2545@3/pci8086,1460@1d/pci8086,341a@7,1/
      Boot args:
      Type    b [file-name] [boot-flags] <ENTER>  to boot with options
      or      i <ENTER>                           to enter boot interpreter
      or      <ENTER>                             to boot with defaults
                        <<< timeout in 5 seconds >>>
      Select (b)oot or (i)nterpreter: b -x
  6. In the /etc/vfstab file, remove all globally mounted file system entries except the /global/.devices global mounts.

  7. Uninstall Sun Cluster software from the node.

    Run the command from a directory that is not associated with any Sun Cluster packages.

    # cd /
    # scinstall -r

    See the scinstall(1M) man page for more information. If scinstall returns error messages, see Unremoved Cluster File System Entries.

  8. Disconnect the transport cables and the transport junction, if any, from the other cluster devices.

    1. If the uninstalled node is connected to a storage device that uses a parallel SCSI interface, install a SCSI terminator to the open SCSI connector of the storage device after you disconnect the transport cables.

      If the uninstalled node is connected to a storage device that uses Fibre Channel interfaces, no termination is necessary.

    2. Follow the documentation that shipped with your host adapter and server for disconnection procedures.