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Oracle Solaris Cluster 3.3 3/13 Release Notes


This document lists product features, requirements, and restrictions for Oracle Solaris Cluster 3.3 3/13 software. It also describes open bugs and other known problems.

Note - In this document, the term “x86” refers to the Intel 32-bit family of microprocessor chips and compatible microprocessor chips made by AMD.

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 Solaris operating system and expertise with the volume manager software used with Oracle Solaris Cluster software.

Note - Oracle Solaris Cluster software runs on two platforms, SPARC and x86. The information in this document pertains to both platforms unless otherwise specified in a special chapter, section, note, bulleted item, figure, table, or example.

Using UNIX Commands

This document contains information on commands specific to administering a Oracle Solaris Cluster configuration. This document might not contain complete information on basic UNIX commands and procedures.

See one or more of the following 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 UNIX system prompts and superuser prompts for shells that are included in the Oracle Solaris OS. In command examples, the shell prompt indicates whether the command should be executed by a regular user or a user with privileges.

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 Oracle Solaris Cluster topics is available in the documentation that is listed in the following table. All Oracle Solaris Cluster documentation is available at

Hardware installation and administration
Oracle Solaris Cluster 3.3 3/13 Hardware Administration Manual and 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.

Getting Help

Contact your service provider if you have problems installing or using Oracle Solaris Cluster. Provide the following information to your service provider.

Use the following commands to gather information 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
SPARC: prtdiag -v
Displays system diagnostic information
/usr/cluster/bin/scinstall -pv
Displays Oracle Solaris Cluster release and package version information

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