This section contains the information you need to plan your Sun Cluster HA for Oracle Application Server installation and configuration.
The configuration restrictions in the subsections that follow apply only to Sun Cluster HA for Oracle Application Server.
Your data service configuration might not be supported if you do not observe these restrictions.
The Sun Cluster HA for Oracle Application Server data service can only be configured as a failover service.
Single or multiple instances of Oracle Application Server can be deployed in the cluster.
Oracle Application Server can be deployed in the global zone or non-global zone.
The Sun Cluster HA for Oracle Application Server data service supports different versions of Oracle Application Server. Before proceeding with the installation of Oracle Application Server you must check that the Sun Cluster HA for Oracle Application Server data service has been verified against the version you will be installing.
The Oracle Application Server files are the data files that are stored in the Oracle home directory and Oracle database directory, which are created when you install Oracle Application Server using the Oracle Universal Installer.
Within this document references will be made to the Oracle Application Server files which implies all of the contents of the Oracle home directory and Oracle database directory.
The Oracle Application Server files must be placed on shared storage as either a cluster file system or a highly available local file system.
The configuration requirements in this section apply only to Sun Cluster HA for Oracle Application Server.
If your data service configuration does not conform to these requirements, the data service configuration might not be supported.
Solaris zones provides a means of creating virtualized operating system environments within an instance of the Solaris 10 OS. Solaris zones allow one or more applications to run in isolation from other activity on your system. For complete information about installing and configuring a Solaris Container, refer to System Administration Guide: Solaris Containers-Resource Management and Solaris Zones.
You must determine which Solaris zone Oracle Application Server will use. Oracle Application Server can run within a global zone or non-global zone configuration.