Sun Cluster Geographic Edition System Administration Guide


Sun Cluster Geographic Edition System Administration Guide provides procedures for administering SunTM Cluster Geographic Edition software. This document is intended for experienced system administrators with extensive knowledge of Sun 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 SolarisTM Operating System (Solaris OS), of Sun Cluster, and expertise with the volume manager software that is used with Sun Cluster software.

Note –

This release of Sun Cluster Geographic Edition supports the following releases of Sun's availability suite software:

In this manual, references to Sun StorageTekTM Availability Suite software also apply to Sun StorEdgeTM Availability Suite software unless specifically stated otherwise.

Related Documentation

Information about related Sun Cluster Geographic Edition topics is available in the documentation that is listed in the following table. All Sun Cluster Geographic Edition documentation is available at




Sun Cluster Geographic Edition Overview


Sun Java Enterprise System Glossary

Hardware administration 

Individual hardware administration guides 

Software installation 

Sun Cluster Geographic Edition Installation Guide

System administration 

Sun Cluster Geographic Edition System Administration Guide

Sun Cluster Geographic Edition Data Replication Guide for Sun StorageTek Availability Suite

Sun Cluster Geographic Edition Data Replication Guide for Hitachi TrueCopy

Sun Cluster Geographic Edition Data Replication Guide for EMC Symmetrix Remote Data Facility

Command and function references 

Sun Cluster Geographic Edition Reference Manual

For a complete list of Sun Cluster documentation, see the release notes for your Sun Cluster software at

Using UNIX Commands

This document contains information about commands that are used to install, configure, or administer a Sun Cluster Geographic Edition configuration. This document might not contain complete information on 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:

Documentation, Support, and Training

The Sun web site provides information about the following additional resources:

Obtaining Help

If you have problems installing or using Sun Cluster Geographic Edition software, contact your service provider and provide the following information:

Use the following commands to gather information about each node 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 

prtdiag -v

Displays system diagnostic information 

geoadm -V

Displays the Sun Cluster Geographic Edition software release information 

cluster status

Provides a snapshot of the cluster status 

cluster show

Lists cluster configuration information 

geoadm status

Displays the Sun Cluster Geographic Edition runtime status of the local cluster 

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

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 the default UNIX system prompt and superuser prompt for the C shell, Bourne shell, and Korn shell.

Table P–2 Shell Prompts



C shell 


C shell for superuser 


Bourne shell and Korn shell 


Bourne shell and Korn shell for superuser