Perform this procedure to configure a host server as a quorum server.
Perform the following tasks:
Ensure that the machine that you choose for the quorum server has at least 1 Mbyte of disk space available for Quorum Server software installation.
Ensure that the quorum-server machine is connected to a public network that is accessible to the cluster nodes.
Disable the spanning tree algorithm on the Ethernet switches for the ports that are connected to the cluster public network where the quorum server will run.
Become superuser on the machine to install with Quorum Server software.
(Optional) To use the installer program with a GUI, ensure that the display environment of the host server to install is set to display the GUI.
# xhost + # setenv DISPLAY nodename:0.0
Load the installation media into the drive.
If the volume management daemon (vold(1M)) is running and is configured to manage CD-ROM or DVD devices, the daemon automatically mounts the media on the /cdrom/cdrom0/ directory.
Change to the installation wizard directory of the media.
If you are installing the software packages on the SPARC platform, type the following command:
phys-schost# cd /cdrom/cdrom0/Solaris_sparc
If you are installing the software packages on the x86 platform, type the following command:
phys-schost# cd /cdrom/cdrom0/Solaris_x86
Start the installation wizard.
Follow instructions on the screen to install Quorum Server software on the host server.
Choose the Configure Later option.
If the installer does not allow you to choose the Configure Later option, choose Configure Now.
After installation is finished, you can view any available installation log. See the Sun Java Enterprise System 2006Q4 Installation Guide for UNIX for additional information about using the Java Enterprise System installer program.
Unload the installation media from the drive.
Apply any necessary patches to support the Quorum Server software.
See Patches and Required Firmware Levels in Sun Cluster Release Notes for the location of patches and installation instructions.
(Optional) Add the Quorum Server binary location to your PATH environment variable.
(Optional) Add the Quorum Server man-page location to your MANPATH environment variable.
Add the following entry to the /etc/scqsd/scqsd.conf file to specify configuration information about the quorum server.
Identify the quorum server by using at least one of either an instance name or a port number. You must provide the port number, but the instance name is optional. If you provide an instance name, that name must be unique among your quorum servers. If you do not provide a name, always refer to this quorum server by the port on which it listens.
/usr/cluster/lib/sc/scqsd [-d /var/scqsd] [-i instancename] -p port
The path to the directory where the quorum server can store quorum data.
The quorum-server process creates one file per cluster in this directory to store cluster-specific quorum information.
By default, the value of this option is /var/scqsd. This directory must be unique for each quorum server that you configure.
A unique name that you choose for the quorum-server instance.
The port number on which the quorum server listens for requests from the cluster.
(Optional) To serve more than one cluster but use a different port number or instance, configure an additional entry for each additional instance of the quorum server that you need.
# /usr/cluster/bin/clquorumserver start quorumserver
Identifies the quorum server. You can use the port number on which the quorum server listens. If you provided an instance name in the configuration file, you can use that name instead.
To start a single quorum server, provide either the instance name or the port number.
To start all quorum servers when you have multiple quorum servers configured, use the + operand.
If you receive an installation error message regarding the Sun Cluster Quorum Server software, verify that the packages were properly installed.
If you want to use an administrative console to communicate with the cluster nodes, go to How to Install Cluster Control Panel Software on an Administrative Console.
Otherwise, go to How to Install Solaris Software.