You can monitor disk paths in your cluster by using the cldevice command. Use this command to monitor, unmonitor, or display the status of disk paths in your cluster. You can also use this command to print a list of faulted disks and to monitor disk paths from a file. See the cldevice(1CL) man page.
The second method for monitoring disk paths in your cluster is provided by the Oracle Solaris Cluster Manager graphical user interface (GUI). Oracle Solaris Cluster Manager provides a topological view of the monitored disk paths in your cluster. The view is updated every 10 minutes to provide information about the number of failed pings. Use the information that is provided by the Oracle Solaris Cluster Manager GUI in conjunction with the cldevice command to administer disk paths. See Chapter 13, Administering Oracle Solaris Cluster With the Graphical User Interfaces in Oracle Solaris Cluster System Administration Guide for information about Oracle Solaris Cluster Manager.
The cldevice command enables you to perform the following tasks:
Monitor a new disk path
Unmonitor a disk path
Reread the configuration data from the CCR database
Read the disks to monitor or unmonitor from a specified file
Report the status of a disk path or all disk paths in the cluster
Print all the disk paths that are accessible from a node
Oracle Solaris Cluster Manager enables you to perform the following basic DPM administration tasks:
Monitor a disk path
Unmonitor a disk path
View the status of all monitored disk paths in the cluster
Enable or disable the automatic rebooting of a cluster node when all monitored shared-disk paths fail
The Oracle Solaris Cluster Manager online help provides procedural information about how to administer disk paths.
You use the clnode set command to enable and disable the automatic rebooting of a node when all monitored shared-disk paths fail. When you enable the reboot_on_path_failure property, the states of local-disk paths are not considered when determining if a node reboot is necessary. Only monitored shared disks are affected. You can also use Oracle Solaris Cluster Manager to perform these tasks.