Sun Cluster System Administration Guide for Solaris OS

Administration Tools

You can perform administrative tasks on Sun Cluster by using a Graphical User Interface (GUI) or by using the command-line. The following section provides an overview of the GUI and command-line tools.

Graphical User Interface

Sun Cluster supports Graphical User Interface (GUI) tools that you can use to perform various administrative tasks on your cluster. These GUI tools are SunPlexTM Manager and, if you are using Sun Cluster on a SPARC based system, Sun Management Center. See Chapter 10, Administering Sun Cluster With the Graphical User Interfaces for more information and for procedures about configuring SunPlex Manager and Sun Management Center. For specific information about how to use these tools, see the online help for each GUI.

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.