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This manual provides procedures specific to supporting network-attached storage (NAS) systems placed in an Oracle Solaris Cluster environment.
Oracle Solaris Cluster supports the following NAS devices:
NAS appliance-based shared LUNs used for shared storage only, beginning with Sun Cluster version 3.1 9/04
NAS appliance-based shared LUNs used for quorum devices, beginning with Sun Cluster version 3.1 8/05.
Use this manual with Oracle Solaris Cluster 3.3 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.
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.
This book contains the following chapters.
Chapter 1, Installing and Maintaining Oracle's Sun Network-Attached Storage Devices in an Oracle Solaris Cluster Environment describes the requirements, recommendations, and restrictions for Sun NAS devices. This chapter also tells you how to install and maintain a Sun NAS device in an Oracle Solaris Cluster environment.
Chapter 2, Installing and Maintaining Network Appliance Network-Attached Storage Devices in an Oracle Solaris Cluster Environment describes the requirements, recommendations, and restrictions for Network Appliance NAS devices. This chapter also tells you how to install and maintain a Network Appliance NAS device in an Oracle Solaris Cluster environment.
Chapter 3, 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.
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 3.3 release. You can also access the documentation for the Sun Cluster 3.1 and 3.2 releases. All Sun Cluster and Oracle Solaris Cluster documentation is available at http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/indexes/documentation/index.html.
Documentation that describes the Network Appliance filer is listed in Related Third-Party Web Site References.
Table P-1 Oracle Solaris Cluster and Sun Cluster Documentation
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.
When installing or maintaining a Network Appliance filer in an Oracle Solaris Cluster environment, access the http://now.netapp.com site. Search for the documents that are listed in the following table for device-specific instructions.
Table P-2 Network Appliance Clustered-Filer Documentation
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:
Online documentation for the Oracle Solaris Operating System (Oracle Solaris OS)
Other software documentation that you received with your system
Oracle Solaris Operating System man pages
If you have problems installing or using Oracle Solaris Cluster, contact your service provider and provide the following information.
Your name and email address (if available)
Your company name, address, and phone number
The model number and serial number of your systems
The release number of the operating environment (for example, Oracle Solaris 10)
The release number of Oracle Solaris Cluster (for example, Oracle Solaris Cluster 3.3)
Use the following commands to gather information about your system for your service provider.
Also have available the contents of the /var/adm/messages file.
See the following web sites for additional resources:
Oracle Technology Network offers a range of resources related to Oracle software:
Discuss technical problems and solutions on the Discussion Forums.
Get hands-on step-by-step tutorials with Oracle By Example.
The following table describes the typographic conventions that are used in this book.
Table P-3 Typographic Conventions
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-4 Shell Prompts