Use the following procedure to switch over a resource group from its current primary to another node that will become the new primary.
See the scrgadm(1M) and scswitch(1M) man pages for additional information.
Perform this procedure from any cluster node.
To complete this procedure, you must supply the following information.
The name of the resource group that you will switch over.
The names of the nodes on which you want the resource group to be brought online or to remain online. These nodes must be cluster nodes that have been set up to be potential masters of the resource group that you will switch. To see a list of potential primaries for the resource group, use the scrgadm -pv command.
Become superuser on a cluster member.
Switch the primary to a potential primary.
# scswitch -z -g resource-group -h nodelist
Switches the specified resource group online.
Specifies the name of the resource group to switch.
Specifies the node or nodes on which the resource group is to be brought online or is to remain online. This resource group is then switched offline on all of the other nodes.
Verify that the resource group has been switched to the new primary.
Run the following command, and check the output for the state of the resource group that has been switched over.
# scstat -g
This example shows how to switch a resource group (resource-group-1) from its current primary (phys-schost-1) to the potential primary (phys-schost-2). First, verify that the resource group is online on phys-schost-1. Next, perform the switch. Finally, verify that the group is switched to be online on phys-schost-2.
phys-schost-1# scstat -g ... Resource Group Name: resource-group-1 Status Node Name: phys-schost-1 Status: Online Node Name: phys-schost-2 Status: Offline ... phys-schost-1# scswitch -z -g resource-group-1 -h phys-schost-2 phys-schost-1# scstat -g ... Resource Group Name: resource-group-1 Status Node Name: phys-schost-2 Status: Online Node Name: phys-schost-1 Status: Offline ...