Sun Cluster System Administration Guide for Solaris OS

ProcedureHow to Bring a Quorum Device Out of Maintenance State

Run this procedure each time a quorum device is in maintenance state and you want to bring the quorum device out of maintenance state and reset the quorum vote count to the default.

Caution – Caution –

If you do not specify either the globaldev or node options, the quorum count is reset for the entire cluster.

When you configure a quorum device, Sun Cluster software assigns the quorum device a vote count of N-1 where N is the number of connected votes to the quorum device. For example, a quorum device that is connected to two nodes with nonzero vote counts has a quorum count of one (two minus one).

  1. Become superuser on any node of the cluster.

  2. Reset the quorum count.

    # scconf -c -q name=device,reset

    Specifies the change form of the scconf command.


    Manages the quorum options.


    Specifies the DID name of the quorum device to reset, for example, d4.


    The change flag that resets quorum.

  3. If you are resetting the quorum count because a node was in maintenance state, reboot the node.

  4. Verify the quorum vote count.

    # scconf -p | grep -i quorum

Example 5–7 Resetting the Quorum Vote Count (Quorum Device)

The following example resets the quorum count for a quorum device back to the default and verifies the result.

# scconf -c -q name=d20,reset
# scconf -p | grep -i quorum
  Node quorum vote count:                          1
  Node quorum vote count:                          1
Quorum devices:                                    d20
Quorum device name:                                d20
  Quorum device votes:                             1
  Quorum device enabled:                           yes
  Quorum device name:                              /dev/did/rdsk/d20s2
  Quorum device hosts (enabled):                   phys-schost-2 phys-schost-3
  Quorum device hosts (disabled):