Sun Cluster Software Installation Guide for Solaris OS

ProcedureHow to Install Data-Service Software Packages (Web Start installer)

Perform this procedure to install data services for the Solaris 8 or Solaris 9 OS from the Sun Cluster Agents CD. This procedure uses the Web Start installer program on the CD-ROM to install the packages. Perform this procedure on each node in the cluster on which you want to run a chosen data service.

Note –

Do not use this procedure for the following kinds of data-service packages:

You do not need to perform this procedure if you used SunPlex Installer to install Sun Cluster HA for NFS or Sun Cluster HA for Apache or both and you do not intend to install any other data services. Instead, go to How to Configure Quorum Devices.

To install data services from the Sun Cluster 3.1 10/03 release or earlier, you can alternatively 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.

Before You Begin

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

  1. Become superuser on the cluster node.

  2. Insert the Sun Cluster Agents CD in 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.

  3. Change to the directory of the CD-ROM where the installer program resides.

    # cd /cdrom/cdrom0/Solaris_arch/

    In the Solaris_arch/ directory, arch is sparc or x86.

  4. Start the Web Start installer program.

    # ./installer
  5. 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.

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

    • To install only the C locale, select Typical.

    • To install other locales, select Custom.

  7. 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.

  8. Quit the installer program.

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

    # eject cdrom
  10. Install any Sun Cluster data-service patches.

    See Patches and Required Firmware Levels in Sun Cluster 3.1 8/05 Release Notes for Solaris OS 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.

    If you chose automatic quorum configuration during Sun Cluster installation or used SunPlex Installer to install Sun Cluster software, the installation utility automatically assigns quorum votes and removes the cluster from installation mode during installation reboot. However, if you did not choose one of these methods, cluster nodes remain in installation mode until you run the scsetup(1M) command, during the procedure How to Configure Quorum Devices.

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