To hardware service professionals, the Oracle Solaris Cluster software looks like a collection of off-the-shelf hardware that includes servers, network devices/equipment, and storage. These components are all cabled together so that every component has a backup and no single point of failure exists.
Hardware service professionals need to understand the following cluster concepts.
Cluster hardware configurations and cabling
Installing and servicing (adding, removing, replacing):
Network interface components (adapters, junctions, cables)
Host bus adapter
The administrative console and the console access device
The following sections contain material relevant to the preceding key concepts:
The Oracle Solaris Cluster 4.2 Hardware Administration Manual includes procedures and information that are associated with hardware service concepts.