Sun Cluster Software Installation Guide for Solaris OS

How to Install Solstice DiskSuite Software

Note –

Do not perform this procedure under the following circumstances:

Perform this task on each node in the cluster.

  1. Have available the following information.

  2. Become superuser on the cluster node.

  3. If you install from the CD-ROM, insert the Solaris 8 Software 2 of 2 CD-ROM into the CD-ROM drive on the node.

    This step assumes that the Volume Management daemon vold(1M) is running and configured to manage CD-ROM devices.

  4. Install the Solstice DiskSuite software packages in the order that is shown in the following example.

    # cd /cdrom/sol_8_sparc_2/Solaris_8/EA/products/DiskSuite_4.2.1/sparc/Packagespkgadd -d . SUNWmdr SUNWmdu [SUNWmdx] optional-pkgs

    Note –

    If you have Solstice DiskSuite software patches to install, do not reboot after you install the Solstice DiskSuite software.

    The SUNWmdr and SUNWmdu packages are required for all Solstice DiskSuite installations. The SUNWmdx package is also required for the 64-bit Solstice DiskSuite installation.

    See your Solstice DiskSuite installation documentation for information about optional software packages.

  5. If you installed from a CD-ROM, eject the CD-ROM.

  6. Install any Solstice DiskSuite patches.

    See “Patches and Required Firmware Levels” in Sun Cluster 3.1 Release Notes for the location of patches and installation instructions.

  7. Repeat Step 1 through Step 6 on the other nodes of the cluster.

  8. From one node of the cluster, manually populate the global-device namespace for Solstice DiskSuite.

    # scgdevs

    Note –

    The scgdevs command might return a message similar to the following:

    Could not open /dev/rdsk/c0t6d0s2 to verify device id, Device busy

    If the listed device is a CD-ROM device, you can safely ignore the message.

  9. Set the number of metadevice names and disk sets that are expected in the cluster.

    Go to How to Set the Number of Metadevice or Volume Names and Disk Sets.