Use the clquorum(1CL) command to put a quorum device into maintenance state. The clsetup(1CL) utility does not currently have this capability. You can also accomplish this procedure by using the Sun Cluster Manager GUI. See the Sun Cluster 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, clquorum 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.
The phys-schost# prompt reflects a global-cluster prompt. Perform this procedure on a global cluster.
This procedure provides the long forms of the Sun Cluster commands. Most commands also have short forms. Except for the long and short forms of the command names, the commands are identical. For a list of the commands and their short forms, see Appendix B, Sun Cluster Object-Oriented Commands.
Become superuser or assume a role that provides solaris.cluster.modify RBAC authorization on any node of the cluster.
Put the quorum device into the maintenance state.
# clquorum disable device
Specifies the DID name of the disk device to change, for example, d4.
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.
# clquorum status device
The following example shows how to put a quorum device into maintenance state and how to verify the results.
# clquorum disable d20 # clquorum status d20 === Cluster Quorum === --- Quorum Votes by Device --- Device Name Present Possible Status ----------- ------- -------- ------ d20 1 1 Offline
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.