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1.  Planning the Oracle Solaris Cluster Configuration

2.  Installing Software on Global-Cluster Nodes

3.  Establishing the Global Cluster

4.  Configuring Solaris Volume Manager Software

5.  Installing and Configuring Veritas Volume Manager

6.  Creating a Cluster File System

7.  Creating Non-Global Zones and Zone Clusters

8.  Installing the Oracle Solaris Cluster Module to Sun Management Center

9.  Uninstalling Software From the Cluster

A.  Oracle Solaris Cluster Installation and Configuration Worksheets



The Oracle Solaris Cluster Software Installation Guide contains guidelines and procedures for installing the Oracle Solaris Cluster software on both SPARC based systems and x86 based systems.

Note - This Oracle Solaris Cluster release supports systems that use the SPARC and x86 families of processor architectures: UltraSPARC, SPARC64, AMD64, and Intel 64. In this document, x86 refers to the larger family of 64-bit x86 compatible products. Information in this document pertains to all platforms unless otherwise specified.

This document is intended for experienced system administrators with extensive knowledge of Oracle software and hardware. Do not use this document as a presales guide. You should have already determined your system requirements and purchased the appropriate equipment and software before reading this document.

The instructions in this book assume knowledge of the Solaris Operating System (Solaris OS) and expertise with the volume-manager software that is used with Oracle Solaris Cluster software.

Using UNIX Commands

This document contains information about commands that are used to install, configure, or upgrade an Oracle Solaris Cluster configuration. This document might not contain complete information about basic UNIX commands and procedures such as shutting down the system, booting the system, and configuring devices.

See one or more of the following sources for this information.

Typographic Conventions

The following table describes the typographic conventions that are used in this book.

Table P-1 Typographic Conventions

The names of commands, files, and directories, and onscreen computer output
Edit your .login file.

Use ls -a to list all files.

machine_name% you have mail.

What you type, contrasted with onscreen computer output
machine_name% su


Placeholder: replace with a real name or value
The command to remove a file is rm filename.
Book titles, new terms, and terms to be emphasized
Read Chapter 6 in the User's Guide.

A cache is a copy that is stored locally.

Do not save the file.

Note: Some emphasized items appear bold online.

Shell Prompts in Command Examples

The following table shows the default UNIX system prompt and superuser prompt for shells that are included in the Oracle Solaris OS. Note that the default system prompt that is displayed in command examples varies, depending on the Oracle Solaris release.

Table P-2 Shell Prompts

Bash shell, Korn shell, and Bourne shell
Bash shell, Korn shell, and Bourne shell for superuser
C shell
C shell for superuser

Related Documentation

Information about related Oracle Solaris Cluster software topics is available in the documentation that is listed in the following table. All Oracle Solaris Cluster documentation is available at

Hardware installation and administration
Oracle Solaris Cluster 3.3 Hardware Administration Manual

Individual hardware administration guides

Software installation
Data service installation and administration
Data service development
System administration
Software upgrade
Error messages
Command and function references

For a complete list of Oracle Solaris Cluster documentation, see the release notes for your release of Oracle Solaris Cluster software at

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Getting Help

If you have problems installing or using Oracle Solaris Cluster software, contact your service provider and supply the following information.

Use the following commands to gather information about your system for your service provider.

prtconf -v
Displays the size of the system memory and reports information about peripheral devices
psrinfo -v
Displays information about processors
showrev -p
Reports which patches are installed
SPARC: prtdiag -v
Displays system diagnostic information
/usr/cluster/bin/clnode show-rev
Displays Oracle Solaris Cluster release and package version information

Also have available the contents of the /var/adm/messages file.