Sun Cluster Software Installation Guide for Solaris OS

ProcedureHow to Install Data-Service Software Packages (pkgadd)

Perform this procedure to install data services for the Solaris 10 OS from the Sun Cluster 2 of 2 CD-ROM. The Sun Cluster 2 of 2 CD-ROM contains the data services for Sun Java System applications. This procedure uses the pkgadd(1M) program 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:

  1. Become superuser on the cluster node.

  2. Insert the Sun Cluster 2 of 2 CD-ROM 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 Solaris_arch/Product/sun_cluster_agents/Solaris_10/Packages/ directory, where arch is sparc or x86.

    # cd /cdrom/cdrom0/Solaris_arch/Product/sun_cluster_agents/ \
  4. Install the data service packages on the global zone.

    # pkgadd -G -d . [packages]

    Adds packages to the current zone only. You must add Sun Cluster packages only to the global zone. This option also specifies that the packages are not propagated to any existing non-global zone or to any non-global zone that is created later.


    Specifies the location of the packages to install.


    Optional. Specifies the name of one or more packages to install. If no package name is specified, the pkgadd program displays a pick list of all packages that are available to install.

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

    # eject cdrom
  6. Install any patches for the data services that you installed.

    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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