Sun Cluster 3.1 - 3.2 with StorageTek RAID Arrays Manual for Solaris OS


The Sun Cluster 3.1 - 3.2 with StorageTek RAID Arrays Manual for Solaris OS provides procedures that are specific to StorageTekTM RAID arrays that are placed in a SunTM Cluster environment.

Use this manual with any version of Sun Cluster 3.1 or 3.2 software on SPARC® based clusters and on any supported version of Sun Cluster 3.1 or 3.2 software on x86 based clusters. Unless otherwise noted, procedures are the same for all supported Sun Cluster 3.1 or 3.2 versions. See the Revision History for a list of changes to this manual.

Note –

This Sun 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 book assumes that you are performing one or more of the following tasks:

Who Should Use This Book

This book is for Sun representatives who are performing the initial installation of a Sun Cluster configuration and for system administrators who are responsible for maintaining the system.

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

How This Book Is Organized

This book contains the following chapters:

Revision History

The following table lists the information that has been revised or added since the initial release of this documentation. The table also lists the revision date for these changes.

Table P–1 Sun Cluster 3.1 - 3.2 with StorageTek RAID Arrays Manual for Solaris OS

Revision Date 

New Information 

May 2008 

General edits to make the guide generic to all types of RAID arrays. 

March 2008 

Replaced outdated information about SunSolve with information about Sun Connection Update Manager.

Related Documentation

The following books provide conceptual information or procedures to administer hardware and applications. If you plan to use this documentation in a hardcopy format, ensure that you have these books available for your reference.

The following Sun Cluster books support the Sun Cluster 3.1 and 3.2 releases. If you are maintaining a different version of Sun Cluster software, refer to the appropriate documentation. All Sun Cluster documentation is available at Documentation that is not available at is listed with the appropriate URL.

Refer to your storage array's documentation on for detailed information on each storage array. For the StorageTek array, refer to the online product documentation

Table P–2 Sun Cluster Documentation


Solaris Cluster 3.2

Sun Cluster 3.1

Using UNIX Commands

This document contains information about commands that are used to install, configure, or upgrade a Sun 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:

Getting Help

If you have problems installing or using Sun Cluster, contact your service provider and provide 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 

prtdiag -v

Displays system diagnostic information 

/usr/cluster/bin/clnode show-rev/usr/cluster/bin/scinstall -pv

Displays Sun Cluster release and package version information 

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

Documentation, Support, and Training

The Sun web site provides information about the following additional resources:

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Typographic Conventions

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

Table P–3 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 the C shell, Bourne shell, and Korn shell.

Table P–4 Shell Prompts



C shell 


C shell for superuser 


Bourne shell and Korn shell 


Bourne shell and Korn shell for superuser