Sun Cluster Software Installation Guide for Solaris OS

ProcedureHow to Install Sun Cluster Framework and Data-Service Software Packages

Follow this procedure to use the Sun JavaTM Enterprise System (Java ES) installer program to perform one or more of the following installation tasks:

Note –

This procedure uses the interactive form of the installer program. To use the noninteractive form of the installer program, such as when developing installation scripts, see Chapter 5, Installing in Silent Mode, in Sun Java Enterprise System 5 Installation Guide for UNIX.

Before You Begin

Perform the following tasks:

  1. (Optional) To use the installer program with a GUI, ensure that the display environment of the cluster node to install is set to display the GUI.

    % xhost +
    % setenv DISPLAY nodename:0.0

    If you do not make these settings, the installer program runs in text-based mode.

  2. Become superuser on the cluster node to install.

  3. Load the Sun Java Availability Suite DVD-ROM into the DVD-ROM drive.

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

  4. Change to the installation wizard directory of the DVD-ROM.

    • If you are installing the software packages on the SPARC platform, type the following command:

      phys-schost# cd /cdrom/cdrom0/Solaris_sparc
    • If you are installing the software packages on the x86 platform, type the following command:

      phys-schost# cd /cdrom/cdrom0/Solaris_x86
  5. Start the installation wizard program.

    phys-schost# ./installer

    See the Sun Java Enterprise System 5 Installation Guide for UNIX for additional information about using the different forms and features of the Java ES installer program.

  6. Follow instructions on the screen to install Sun Cluster framework software and data services on the node.

    • If you do not want to install Sun Cluster Manager, formerly SunPlex Manager, deselect it.

      Note –

      You must install Sun Cluster Manager either on all nodes of the cluster or on none.

    • If you want to install Sun Cluster Geographic Edition software, select it.

      After the cluster is established, see Sun Cluster Geographic Edition Installation Guide for further installation procedures.

    • Choose Configure Later when prompted whether to configure Sun Cluster framework software.

    After installation is finished, you can view any available installation log.

  7. Install additional packages to use any of the following features.

    • Remote Shared Memory Application Programming Interface (RSMAPI)

    • SCI-PCI adapters for the interconnect transport

    • RSMRDT drivers

    Note –

    Use of the RSMRDT driver is restricted to clusters that run an Oracle9i Release 2 SCI configuration with RSM enabled. Refer to Oracle9i Release 2 user documentation for detailed installation and configuration instructions.

    1. Determine which packages you must install.

      The following table lists the Sun Cluster 3.2 packages that each feature requires, in the order in which you must install each group of packages. The Java ES installer program does not automatically install these packages.

      Note –

      Install packages in the order in which they are listed in the following table.


      Additional Sun Cluster 3.2 Packages to Install 



      SCI-PCI adapters 

      • Solaris 9: SUNWsci SUNWscid SUNWscidx

      • Solaris 10: SUNWscir SUNWsci SUNWscidr SUNWscid

      RSMRDT drivers 


    2. Change to the Solaris_arch/Product/sun_cluster/Solaris_ver/Packages/ directory, where arch is sparc or x86 (Solaris 10 only), and where ver is 9 for Solaris 9 or 10 for Solaris 10 .

      phys-schost# cd /cdrom/cdrom0/Solaris_arch/Product/sun_cluster/Solaris_ver/Packages/
    3. Install the additional packages.

      • SPARC: For the Solaris 9 OS, use the following command:

        phys-schost# pkgadd -d . packages
      • For the Solaris 10 OS, use the following command:

        phys-schost# pkgadd -G -d . packages
  8. Unload the Sun Java Availability Suite DVD-ROM from the DVD-ROM drive.

    1. To ensure that the DVD-ROM is not being used, change to a directory that does not reside on the DVD-ROM.

    2. Eject the DVD-ROM.

      phys-schost# eject cdrom
  9. Apply any necessary patches to support Sun Cluster software.

    See Patches and Required Firmware Levels in Sun Cluster 3.2 Release Notes for Solaris OS for the location of patches and installation instructions.

Next Steps

If you want to install Sun StorEdge QFS file system software, follow the procedures for initial installation in the Sun StorEdge QFS Installation and Upgrade Guide.

Otherwise, to set up the root user environment, go to How to Set Up the Root Environment.