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1.  Introduction to Oracle Solaris Cluster Hardware

2.  Installing and Configuring the Terminal Concentrator

3.  Installing Cluster Interconnect Hardware and Configuring VLANs

4.  Maintaining Cluster Interconnect Hardware

5.  Installing and Maintaining Public Network Hardware

6.  Maintaining Platform Hardware

7.  Campus Clustering With Oracle Solaris Cluster Software

8.  Verifying Oracle Solaris Cluster Hardware Redundancy



The Oracle Solaris Cluster Hardware Administration Manual provides a variety of information about how to install and administer basic Oracle Solaris Cluster hardware components. Topics covered in this book include how to install and configure terminal concentrators, the cluster interconnect, public network hardware, campus clustering, and dynamic reconfiguration.

Use this manual with any version of Oracle Solaris Cluster 4.0 software. Unless otherwise noted, procedures are the same for all Oracle Solaris Cluster 4.0 versions.

Note - This Oracle Solaris Cluster release supports systems that use the SPARC and x86 families of processor architectures: UltraSPARC, SPARC64, and AMD64. In this document, the label x86 refers to systems that use the AMD64 family of processor architectures. The information in this document pertains to both platforms unless otherwise specified in a special chapter, section, note, bulleted item, figure, table, or example.

In this document, references to Oracle Real Application Clusters also apply to Oracle Parallel Server unless otherwise stated.

See the Revision History for a list of changes to this manual.

This book does not include information about configuring servers in an Oracle Solaris Cluster environment nor does it include specific storage device procedures.

Bash is the default shell for Oracle Solaris 11. Machine names shown with the Bash shell prompt are displayed for clarity.

How This Book Is Organized

The following chapters contain information about hardware used in an Oracle Solaris Cluster environment.

Chapter 1, Introduction to Oracle Solaris Cluster Hardware provides an overview of installing and administering Oracle Solaris Cluster hardware.

Chapter 2, Installing and Configuring the Terminal Concentrator describes how to install and configure a terminal concentrator.

Chapter 3, Installing Cluster Interconnect Hardware and Configuring VLANs describes how to install cluster interconnect hardware and configure VLANs.

Chapter 4, Maintaining Cluster Interconnect Hardware describes how to maintain cluster interconnect hardware.

Chapter 5, Installing and Maintaining Public Network Hardware describes how to install and maintain the public network hardware.

Chapter 6, Maintaining Platform Hardware describes how to perform cluster-specific procedures on your cluster node hardware.

Chapter 7, Campus Clustering With Oracle Solaris Cluster Software provides guidelines and diagrams about how to configure a campus cluster.

Chapter 8, Verifying Oracle Solaris Cluster Hardware Redundancy describes how to verify cluster redundancy.

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 Oracle Solaris Cluster Hardware Administration Manual

Revision Date
New Information
December 2011
Updated content for Oracle Solaris Cluster 4.0.
March 2012
Updated publication date and dash-roll.

Related Documentation

The following Oracle Solaris Cluster 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. All Oracle Solaris Cluster documentation is available at

For information specifically about your hardware, see the documentation that shipped with the various products. Much of this documentation is also available at

Hardware installation and administration
Oracle Solaris Cluster 4.0 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

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:

Getting Help

If you have problems installing or using Oracle Solaris 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
pkg list
Reports which packages are installed
prtdiag -v
Displays system diagnostic information
/usr/cluster/bin/clnode show-rev
Displays Oracle Solaris Cluster release and package version information for each node

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

Access to Oracle Support

Oracle customers have access to electronic support through My Oracle Support. For information, visit or visit if you are hearing impaired.

Typographic Conventions

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

Table P-2 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-3 Shell Prompts

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