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1.  Planning the Geographic Edition Installation

2.  Installing Geographic Edition Software

3.  Enabling and Configuring the Geographic Edition Software

4.  Upgrading the Geographic Edition Software

5.  Uninstalling Geographic Edition 3.3 5/11 Software



Oracle Solaris Cluster Geographic Edition Installation Guide contains guidelines for planning an Oracle Solaris Cluster Geographic Edition (Geographic Edition) configuration, and provides procedures for installing, configuring, upgrading, and uninstalling the Geographic Edition software.

This document is intended for experienced system administrators with extensive knowledge of Oracle software and hardware. 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 Oracle Solaris Operating System and Oracle Solaris Cluster software, expertise with the volume manager software that is used within Oracle Solaris Cluster software, and the data replication software that is used with the Geographic Edition software.

Using UNIX Commands

This document contains information about commands that are used to install, configure, or administer a Geographic Edition configuration. This document might not contain complete information on 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:

Documentation and Support

See the following web sites for additional resources:

Oracle Software Resources

Oracle Technology Network offers a range of resources related to Oracle software:

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 Geographic Edition topics is available in the documentation that is listed in the following table. All Geographic Edition documentation is available at

Data Replication
System administration

For a complete list of Geographic Edition documentation, see Oracle Solaris Cluster Geographic Edition 3.3 5/11 Release Notes.

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

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

Getting Help

If you have problems installing or using the Geographic Edition system, contact your service provider and provide the following information:

Use the following commands to gather information about each node on 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
geoadm -V
Displays Geographic Edition software release and package version information
cluster status
Provides a snapshot of the cluster status
cluster show
Lists cluster configuration information
geoadm status
Prints the Geographic Edition runtime status of the local cluster

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