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1.  Planning the Oracle Solaris Cluster Configuration

Finding Oracle Solaris Cluster Installation Tasks

Planning the Oracle Solaris OS

Guidelines for Selecting Your Oracle Solaris Installation Method

Oracle Solaris OS Feature Restrictions

System Disk Partitions

SPARC: Guidelines for Oracle VM Server for SPARC in a Cluster

Planning the Oracle Solaris Cluster Environment


Software Updates

Public-Network IP Addresses

Console-Access Devices

Public Network Configuration

Quorum Server Configuration

NFS Guidelines

Service Restrictions

Network Time Protocol (NTP)

Oracle Solaris Cluster Configurable Components

Global-Cluster Name

Global-Cluster Voting-Node Names and Node IDs

Private Network Configuration

Private Hostnames

Cluster Interconnect

Transport Adapters

Transport Switches

Global Fencing

Quorum Devices

Zone Clusters

Global-Cluster Requirements and Guidelines

Zone-Cluster Requirements and Guidelines

Planning Global Devices, Device Groups, and Cluster File Systems

Planning Global Devices

Planning Device Groups

Planning Cluster File Systems

Choosing Mount Options for UFS Cluster File Systems

Mount Information for Cluster File Systems

Planning Volume Management

Guidelines for Volume Manager Software

Guidelines for Solaris Volume Manager Software

UFS Cluster File System Logging

Mirroring Guidelines

Guidelines for Mirroring Multihost Disks

Guidelines for Mirroring the ZFS Root Pool

2.  Installing Software on Global-Cluster Nodes

3.  Establishing the Global Cluster

4.  Configuring Solaris Volume Manager Software

5.  Creating a Cluster File System

6.  Creating Zone Clusters

7.  Uninstalling Software From the Cluster


Planning the Oracle Solaris OS

This section provides the following guidelines for planning Oracle Solaris software installation in a cluster configuration:

For more information about Oracle Solaris software, see your Oracle Solaris installation documentation.

Guidelines for Selecting Your Oracle Solaris Installation Method

You can install Oracle Solaris software from a local DVD-ROM or from a network installation server by using the Automated Installer (AI) installation method. In addition, Oracle Solaris Cluster software provides a custom method for installing both the Oracle Solaris OS and Oracle Solaris Cluster software by using the AI installation method. During AI installation of Oracle Solaris software, you choose to either install the OS with defaults accepted or run an interactive installation of the OS where you can customize the installation for components such as the boot disk and the ZFS root pool. If you are installing several cluster nodes, consider a network installation.

See How to Install and Configure Oracle Solaris and Oracle Solaris Cluster Software (Automated Installer) for details about the scinstall AI installation method. See your Oracle Solaris installation documentation for details about standard Oracle Solaris installation methods and what configuration choices you must make during installation of the OS.

Oracle Solaris OS Feature Restrictions

Consider the following points when you plan the use of the Oracle Solaris OS in an Oracle Solaris Cluster configuration:

System Disk Partitions

When you install the Oracle Solaris OS, ensure that you create the required Oracle Solaris Cluster partitions and that all partitions meet minimum space requirements.

To support Solaris Volume Manager, you can create this partition on one of the following locations:

Set aside a slice for this purpose on each local disk. However, if you have only one local disk on an Oracle Solaris host, you might need to create three state database replicas in the same slice for Solaris Volume Manager software to function properly. See Solaris Volume Manager Administration Guide for more information.

To meet these requirements, you must customize the partitioning if you are performing interactive installation of the Oracle Solaris OS.

SPARC: Guidelines for Oracle VM Server for SPARC in a Cluster

Consider the following points when you create an Oracle VM Server for SPARC I/O domain or guest domain on a physically clustered machine that is SPARC hypervisor capable:

For more information about Oracle VM Server for SPARC, see the Oracle VM Server for SPARC 2.1 Administration Guide.