To function as a cluster member, a node must have the following software installed:
Solaris Operating System
Sun Cluster software
Data service application
Volume management (Solaris Volume ManagerTM or VERITAS Volume Manager)
An exception is a configuration that uses hardware redundant array of independent disks (RAID). This configuration might not require a software volume manager such as Solaris Volume Manager or VERITAS Volume Manager.
See the Sun Cluster Software Installation Guide for Solaris OS for information about how to install the Solaris Operating System, Sun Cluster, and volume management software.
See the Sun Cluster Data Services Planning and Administration Guide for Solaris OS for information about how to install and configure data services.
See Chapter 3, Key Concepts for System Administrators and Application Developers for conceptual information about the preceding software components.
The following figure provides a high-level view of the software components that work together to create the Sun Cluster software environment.
See Chapter 4, Frequently Asked Questions for questions and answers about cluster members.