See Cluster Nodes in Oracle Solaris Cluster Concepts Guide for information about physical and virtual machines that are supported as cluster nodes.
See Oracle Solaris Cluster 4 Compatibility Guide for information about supported software and hardware for this release.
Contact your Oracle sales representative for the most current information about supported cluster configurations.
Oracle Solaris Cluster 4.2 Release Notes – Restrictions, bug workarounds, and other late-breaking information.
Oracle Solaris Cluster Concepts Guide - Overview of the Oracle Solaris Cluster product.
Oracle® Solaris Cluster Software Installation Guide (this manual) – Planning guidelines and procedures for installing and configuring Oracle Solaris, Oracle Solaris Cluster, and volume manager software.
Oracle Solaris Cluster Data Services Planning and Administration Guide – Planning guidelines and procedures to install and configure data services.
The following is a partial list of products whose documentation you might need to reference during cluster installation:
Oracle Solaris OS
Solaris Volume Manager software
Sun QFS software
Use the planning guidelines in Chapter 1, Planning the Oracle Solaris Cluster Configuration and in the Oracle Solaris Cluster Data Services Planning and Administration Guide to determine how to install and configure your cluster.
Caution - Plan your cluster installation completely. Identify requirements for all data services and third-party products before you begin Oracle Solaris and Oracle Solaris Cluster software installation. Failure to do so might result in installation errors that require you to completely reinstall the Oracle Solaris and Oracle Solaris Cluster software.
For instructions on updating your software, see Chapter 11, Updating Your Software, in Oracle Solaris Cluster System Administration Guide .
If you want to install a machine as a quorum server to use as the quorum device in your cluster, go next to How to Install and Configure Oracle Solaris Cluster Quorum Server Software.
Otherwise, if you want to use an administrative console to communicate with the cluster nodes, go to How to Install pconsole Software on an Administrative Console.
Otherwise, choose the Oracle Solaris installation procedure to use.
To install and configure both Oracle Solaris and Oracle Solaris Cluster software in the same operation (Automated Installer method), go to How to Install and Configure Oracle Solaris and Oracle Solaris Cluster Software (IPS Repositories).