Sun Cluster Software Installation Guide for Solaris OS

How to Install Data-Service Software Packages (installer)

To install data services from the Sun Cluster 3.1 9/04 release, you can use the installer program to install the packages. To install data services from the Sun Cluster 3.1 release or earlier, follow the procedures in How to Install Data-Service Software Packages (scinstall).

You can run the installer program with a command-line interface (CLI) or with a graphical user interface (GUI). The content and sequence of instructions in the CLI and the GUI are similar. For more information about the installer program, see the installer(1M) man page.

Perform this procedure on each node in the cluster on which you want to run a data service.

  1. Become superuser on the cluster node.

  2. (Optional) If you intend to use the installer program with a GUI, ensure that the DISPLAY environment variable is set.

  3. Load the Sun Cluster 3.1 9/04 Agents CD-ROM into the CD-ROM drive.

    If the volume management daemon vold(1M) is running and is configured to manage CD-ROM devices, the daemon automatically mounts the CD-ROM on the /cdrom/cdrom0/ directory.

  4. Change to the directory where the CD-ROM is mounted.

    # cd /cdrom/cdrom0/

  5. Start the installer program.

    # ./installer
  6. When you are prompted, select the type of installation.

    See the Sun Cluster Release Notes for a listing of the locales that are available for each data service.

    • To install all data services on the CD-ROM, select Typical.

    • To install only a subset of the data services on the CD-ROM, select Custom.

  7. When you are prompted, select the locale to install.

    • To install only the C locale, select Typical.

    • To install other locales, select Custom.

  8. Follow instructions on the screen to install the data-service packages on the node.

    After the installation is finished, the installer program provides an installation summary. This summary enables you to view logs that the program created during the installation. These logs are located in the /var/sadm/install/logs/ directory.

  9. Quit the installer program.

  10. Change to a directory that does not reside on the CD-ROM and eject the CD-ROM.

    # eject cdrom

  11. Install any Sun Cluster data-service patches.

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

    You do not have to reboot after you install Sun Cluster data-service patches unless a reboot is specified by the patch special instructions. If a patch instruction requires that you reboot, perform the following steps:

    1. From one node, shut down the cluster by using the scshutdown(1M) command.

    2. Reboot each node in the cluster.

    Note –

    Until cluster installation mode is disabled, only the first-installed node, which established the cluster, has a quorum vote. In an established multiple-node cluster which is still in installation mode, if the cluster is not shut down before the first-installed node is rebooted, the remaining cluster nodes cannot obtain quorum. The entire cluster then shuts down.

    Cluster nodes remain in installation mode until you run the scsetup(1M) command, during the procedure How to Perform Postinstallation Setup and Configure Quorum Devices.

  12. Determine your next step.