Sun Cluster Data Services Planning and Administration Guide for Solaris OS

Understanding HAStorage and HAStoragePlus

The HAStorage and the HAStoragePlus resource types can be used to configure the following options.

In addition, HAStoragePlus is capable of mounting any global file system that is in an unmounted state. For more information, see Planning the Cluster File System Configuration.

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If the device group is switched to another node while the HAStorage or HAStoragePlus resource is online, AffinityOn has no effect. The resource group does not migrate with the device group. However, if the resource group is switched to another node, the setting of AffinityOn to True causes the device group to follow the resource group to the new node.

See Synchronizing the Startups Between Resource Groups and Disk Device Groups for information about the relationship between disk device groups and resource groups. The SUNW.HAStorage(5) and SUNW.HAStoragePlus(5) man pages provide additional details.

See Enabling Highly Available Local File Systems for procedures for mounting of file systems such as VxFS in a local mode. The SUNW.HAStoragePlus(5) man page provides additional details.

Determining Whether Your Data Service Requires HAStorage or HAStoragePlus

The following types of data services require HAStorage or HAStoragePlus:

Data Services With Nodes That Are Not Directly Connected to Storage

Some nodes in the node list of a data service's resource group might not be directly connected to the storage. In this situation, you must coordinate the boot order between the storage and the data service. To meet this requirement, configure the resource group as follows:

Data Services That Are Disk Intensive

Some data services, such as Sun Cluster HA for Oracle and Sun Cluster HA for NFS are disk intensive. If your data service is disk intensive, ensure that the resource groups and disk device groups are colocated on the same node. To meet this requirement, perform the following tasks.

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The failback settings must be identical for both the resource group and device groups.

Some data services are not disk intensive. For example, Sun Cluster HA for DNS, which reads all of its files at startup, is not disk intensive. If your data service is not disk intensive, configuring the HAStorage resource type or HAStoragePlus resource type is optional.

Choosing Between HAStorage and HAStoragePlus

To determine whether to create HAStorageresources or HAStoragePlus resources in a data service resource group, consider the following criteria.

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To integrate any file system locally into a Sun Cluster environment that is configured for failover, you use the HAStoragePlus resource type. For more information, see Planning the Cluster File System Configuration. If you are using Sun Cluster 3.0 12/01 or earlier, you must first upgrade to Sun Cluster 3.0 5/02 or Sun Cluster 3.1.