This procedure describes how to install the Parallel Console Access (pconsole) software on an administrative console. The pconsole utility is part of the Oracle Solaris terminal/pconsole package.
The pconsole utility creates a host terminal window for each remote host that you specify on the command line. The utility also opens a central, or master, console window that you can use to send input to all nodes at one time. For additional information, see the pconsole (1) man page that is installed with the terminal/pconsole package.
You can use any desktop machine that runs a version of the Oracle Solaris OS that is supported by Oracle Solaris Cluster 4.2 software as an administrative console.
Before You Begin
Ensure that a supported version of the Oracle Solaris OS and any Oracle Solaris software updates are installed on the administrative console.
# pkg list -a package-name # pkg publisher PUBLISHER TYPE STATUS P LOCATION solaris origin online F solaris-repository ha-cluster origin online F ha-cluster-repository
For information about setting the solaris publisher, see Adding, Modifying, or Removing Package Publishers in Adding and Updating Software in Oracle Solaris 11.2 .
If you do not get any error messages when you use the –nv options, run the command again without the –n option to actually perform the installation or update. If you do get error messages, run the command again with more –v options (for example, –nvv) or more of the package FMRI pattern to get more information to help you diagnose and fix the problem. For troubleshooting information, see Appendix A, Troubleshooting Package Installation and Update, in Adding and Updating Software in Oracle Solaris 11.2 .
adminconsole# pkg install terminal/pconsole
adminconsole# pkg install pkgname …
When you install the Oracle Solaris Cluster man page packages on the administrative console, you can view them from the administrative console before you install Oracle Solaris Cluster software on the cluster nodes or on a quorum server.
Specify in the command each node that you want to connect to.
adminconsole# pconsole host[:port] […] &
See the procedures Logging Into the Cluster Remotely in Oracle Solaris Cluster System Administration Guide and How to Connect Securely to Cluster Consoles in Oracle Solaris Cluster System Administration Guide for additional information about how to use the pconsole utility. Also see the pconsole (1) man page that is installed as part of the Oracle Solaris terminal/pconsole package.
If you want to use a quorum server, go to How to Install and Configure Oracle Solaris Cluster Quorum Server Software.
If your cluster nodes support the mirroring of internal hard drives and you want to configure internal disk mirroring, go to How to Configure Internal Disk Mirroring.
SPARC: If you want to install Oracle VM Server for SPARC, go to How to Install Oracle VM Server for SPARC Software and Create Domains.
Otherwise, install the Oracle Solaris Cluster software on the cluster nodes.
If you already installed the Oracle Solaris OS on the cluster nodes, go to How to Install Oracle Solaris Cluster Software Packages.
If you want to use the scinstall custom Automated Installer (AI) method to install both Oracle Solaris OS and Oracle Solaris Cluster software on the cluster nodes, go to How to Install and Configure Oracle Solaris and Oracle Solaris Cluster Software (IPS Repositories)