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1.  Introduction to Administering the Geographic Edition Software

2.  Before You Begin

3.  Administering the Geographic Edition Infrastructure

4.  Administering Access and Security

5.  Administering Cluster Partnerships

6.  Administering Heartbeats

7.  Administering Protection Groups

8.  Monitoring and Validating the Geographic Edition Software

9.  Customizing Switchover and Takeover Actions

10.  Script-Based Plug-Ins

A.  Standard Geographic Edition Properties

B.  Legal Names and Values of Geographic Edition Entities

C.  Disaster Recovery Administration Example

D.  Takeover Postconditions

E.  Troubleshooting Geographic Edition Software

F.  Error Return Codes for Script-Based Plug-Ins



Oracle Solaris Cluster Geographic Edition System Administration Guide provides procedures for administering Oracle Solaris Cluster Geographic Edition (Geographic Edition) software. This document is intended for experienced system administrators with extensive knowledge of Oracle software and hardware. This document is not to be used as a planning or presales guide.

The instructions in this book assume knowledge of the Oracle Solaris Operating System, of Oracle Solaris Cluster, and expertise with the volume manager software that is used with Oracle Solaris Cluster software.

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

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Using UNIX Commands

This document contains information about commands that are used to install, configure, or administer an 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:

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.

Command and function references
Data Replication
System administration

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 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

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.

Obtaining Help

If you have problems installing or using Geographic Edition software, 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
pkg list
Reports which packages are installed
prtdiag -v
Displays system diagnostic information
geoadm -V
Displays the Geographic Edition software release information
cluster status
Provides a snapshot of the cluster status
cluster show
Lists cluster configuration information
geoadm status
Displays the Geographic Edition runtime status of the local cluster

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