Use the scconf(1M) command to put a quorum device into maintenance state. The scsetup(1M) utility does not currently have this capability. You can also accomplish this procedure by using the SunPlex Manager GUI. See the SunPlex Manager online help for more information.
Put a quorum device into maintenance state when taking the quorum device out of service for an extended period of time. This way, the quorum device's quorum vote count is set to zero and does not contribute to the quorum count while the device is being serviced. While in maintenance state, the quorum device's configuration information is preserved.
All two-node clusters require at least one configured quorum device. If this is the last quorum device on a two-node cluster, scconf will fail to put the device into maintenance state.
To put a cluster node into maintenance state, see How to Put a Node Into Maintenance State.
Become superuser on any node of the cluster.
Put the quorum device into the maintenance state.
# scconf -c -q name=device,maintstate
Specifies the change form of the scconf command.
Manages the quorum options.
Specifies the DID name of the disk device to change, for example, d4.
Puts the shared quorum device into maintenance state.
Verify that the quorum device is now in maintenance state.
The output for the device you placed in maintenance state should read zero for the Quorum Device Votes.
# scconf -p | grep -i quorum
The following example shows how to put a quorum device into maintenance state and how to verify the results.
# scconf -c -q name=d20,maintstate # 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: 0 Quorum device enabled: no Quorum device name: /dev/did/rdsk/d20s2 Quorum device hosts (enabled): phys-schost-2 phys-schost-3 Quorum device hosts (disabled):
To re-enable the quorum device, see How to Bring a Quorum Device Out of Maintenance State.
To put a node into maintenance state, see How to Put a Node Into Maintenance State.