Perform this procedure to install VERITAS Volume Manager (VxVM) software on each node that you want to install with VxVM. You can install VxVM on all nodes of the cluster, or install VxVM just on the nodes that are physically connected to the storage devices that VxVM will manage.
Perform the following tasks:
Ensure that all nodes in the cluster are running in cluster mode.
Obtain any VERITAS Volume Manager (VxVM) license keys that you need to install.
Have available your VxVM installation documentation.
Become superuser on a cluster node that you intend to install with VxVM.
Insert the VxVM CD-ROM in the CD-ROM drive on the node.
Follow procedures in your VxVM installation guide to install and configure VxVM software and licenses.
Run the clvxvm utility in noninteractive mode.
phys-schost# clvxvm initialize
The clvxvm utility performs necessary postinstallation tasks. The clvxvm utility also selects and configures a cluster-wide vxio driver major number. See the clvxvm(1CL) man page for more information.
SPARC: To enable the VxVM cluster feature, supply the cluster feature license key, if you did not already do so.
See your VxVM documentation for information about how to add a license.
(Optional) Install the VxVM GUI.
See your VxVM documentation for information about installing the VxVM GUI.
Eject the CD-ROM.
Install any VxVM patches to support Sun Cluster software.
See Patches and Required Firmware Levels in Sun Cluster 3.2 Release Notes for Solaris OS for the location of patches and installation instructions.
If you do not install one or more nodes with VxVM, modify the /etc/name_to_major file on each non-VxVM node.
On a node that is installed with VxVM, determine the vxio major number setting.
phys-schost# grep vxio /etc/name_to_major
Become superuser on a node that you do not intend to install with VxVM.
Edit the /etc/name_to_major file and add an entry to set the vxio major number to NNN, the number derived in Step a.
phys-schost# vi /etc/name_to_major vxio NNN
Initialize the vxio entry.
phys-schost# drvconfig -b -i vxio -m NNN
When you finish, each node of the cluster should have the same vxio entry in its /etc/name_to_major file.
Otherwise, proceed to Step 12.
A root disk group is optional.
Reboot each node on which you installed VxVM.
phys-schost# shutdown -g0 -y -i6
Otherwise, create disk groups. Go to Creating Disk Groups in a Cluster.