Oracle® Solaris Cluster Geographic Edition System Administration Guide

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Updated: July 2014, E39667-01

Legal Names and Values of Geographic Edition Entities

This appendix lists the requirements for legal characters for the names and values of Geographic Edition entities.

This appendix contains the following sections:

Legal Names for Geographic Edition Entities

Geographic Edition entity names consist of the following:

  • Host names

  • Cluster names, which must follow the naming requirements for host names

  • Partnership names

  • Protection group names

  • Custom heartbeat names

All names must comply with the following rules:

  • Must start with a letter

  • Must not exceed 255 characters

  • Can contain the following:

    • Upper and lowercase letters

    • Digits

    • Dashes (-), except as the last character of a host name or cluster name

    • Underscores (_), except in a host name or cluster name

For more information about host name requirements, see RFC 1123 at

Legal Values for Geographic Edition Entities

The Geographic Edition entity values fall into two categories: property values and description values. Both types of values share the following rules:

  • Values must be in ASCII

  • The maximum length of a value is 4 megabytes minus 1, that is, 4,194,303 bytes

  • Values cannot contain a newline or a semicolon