To hardware service professionals, the Sun Cluster software looks like a collection of off-the-shelf hardware that includes servers, networks, and storage. These components are all cabled together so that every component has a backup and no single point of failure exists.
Hardware service professionals need to understand the following cluster concepts.
Cluster hardware configurations and cabling
Installing and servicing (adding, removing, replacing):
Network interface components (adapters, junctions, cables)
Disk interface cards
The administrative console and the console access device
Setting up the administrative console and console access device
The following sections contain material relevant to the preceding key concepts:
The Sun Cluster 3.1 - 3.2 Hardware Administration Manual for Solaris OS includes procedures and information that are associated with hardware service concepts.