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1.  Installing and Maintaining Oracle's Sun ZFS Storage Appliances as NAS Devices in an Oracle Solaris Cluster Environment



This manual provides procedures specific to supporting network-attached storage (NAS) systems placed in an Oracle Solaris Cluster environment.

Oracle Solaris Cluster 4.0 supports the following NAS devices:

Use this manual with Oracle Solaris Cluster 4.0 software on both SPARC and x86 based systems.

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.

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

Who Should Use This Book

This book is for Oracle representatives who are performing the initial installation of an Oracle Solaris 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 Oracle software and hardware. Do not use this document as a planning or a pre-sales 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 chapter:

Chapter 1, Installing and Maintaining Oracle's Sun ZFS Storage Appliances as NAS Devices in an Oracle Solaris Cluster Environment describes the requirements, recommendations, and restrictions for Sun ZFS Storage Appliances as NAS devices. This chapter also tells you how to install and maintain a Sun ZFS Storage Appliance in an Oracle Solaris Cluster environment.

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 books support the Oracle Solaris Cluster 4.0 release. You can also access other Oracle documentation at

Hardware installation and administration
Oracle Solaris Cluster 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

Related Third-Party Web Site References

Note - Oracle is not responsible for the availability of third-party web sites mentioned in this document. Oracle does not endorse and is not responsible or liable for any content, advertising, products, or other materials that are available on or through such sites or resources. Oracle will not be responsible or liable for any actual or alleged damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with use of or reliance on any such content, goods, or services that are available on or through such sites or resources.

When installing or maintaining a Sun ZFS Storage Appliance, use the device's built-in online help by clicking Help on the right side of the BUI masthead. You can also consult the Sun ZFS Storage 7x20 Appliance Installation Guide that shipped with your product or see the documentation on the Oracle Technology Network.

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-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