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1.  Oracle Solaris Cluster 4.1 Release Notes

A.  ORCL.otd(5) Man Page


This document lists product features, requirements, and restrictions for the Oracle Solaris Cluster 4.1 and Oracle Solaris Cluster Geographic Edition (Geographic Edition) 4.1 software on both SPARC based systems and x86 based systems. It also describes open defects and other known problems.

This document is intended for experienced system administrators with extensive knowledge of Oracle 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 Oracle Solaris operating system and expertise with the volume manager software used with the Oracle Solaris Cluster software.

Bash is the default shell for Oracle Solaris 11. Machine names shown with the Bash shell prompt are displayed for clarity.

Using UNIX Commands

This document contains information about commands that are specific to installing and configuring Oracle Solaris Cluster data services. The document does not contain comprehensive information about basic UNIX commands and procedures, such as shutting down the system, booting the system, and configuring devices. Information about basic UNIX commands and procedures is available from the following sources:

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 UNIX system prompts and superuser prompts for shells that are included in the Oracle Solaris OS. In command examples, the shell prompt indicates whether the command should be executed by a regular user or a user with privileges.

Table P-2 Shell Prompts

Bash shell, Korn shell, and Bourne shell
Bash shell, Korn shell, and Bourne shell for superuser
C shell
C shell for superuser

Related Documentation

Information about related Oracle Solaris Cluster topics is available in the documentation that is listed in the following table. All Oracle Solaris Cluster documentation is available at

Hardware installation and administration
Oracle Solaris Cluster 4.1 Hardware Administration Manual

Individual hardware administration guides

Software installation
Data service installation and administration
Data service development
System administration
Software upgrade
Error messages
Command and function references
Compatible software

Access to Oracle Support

Oracle customers have access to electronic support through My Oracle Support. For information, visit or visit if you are hearing impaired.

Getting Help

If you have problems installing or using Oracle Solaris Cluster, contact your service provider and provide the following information.

Use the following commands to gather information about 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
pkg list
Reports which packages are installed
prtdiag -v
Displays system diagnostic information
/usr/cluster/bin/clnode show-rev -v
Displays Oracle Solaris Cluster release and package version information for each node

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

Revision History

The following table lists the information that has been revised or added since the initial release of this documentation. The table also lists the revision date for these changes.

Revision Date
New Information
November 2012
Added support for the Oracle RAC data service in the global cluster.
February 2013
Added support for the Siebel data service.

Added Oracle Solaris ZFS Volume Manager as supported with Sun ZFS Storage Appliance from Oracle data replication.

Removed the erroneous requirement that Geographic Edition requires Oracle Solaris version 11.1.

Added a command syntax correction for the Upgrade Guide.

July 2013
Added support for new data services (PostgreSQL, SAP liveCache, SAP MaxDB, Siebel, Sybase ASE, Samba, and Oracle Traffic Director) to the What's New section.

Updated the Compatibility section with information for Oracle ASM with Solaris Volume Manager Mirrored Logical Volumes.

Updated the Known Issues section.