Oracle® Solaris Cluster 4.2 Hardware Administration Manual

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Updated: July 2014, E39726–01

Requirements for Designing a Campus Cluster

When designing your campus cluster, all of the requirements for a standard cluster still apply. Plan your cluster to eliminate any single point of failure in nodes, cluster interconnect, data storage, and public network. Just as in the standard cluster, a campus cluster requires redundant connections and switches. Disk multipathing helps ensure that each node can access each shared storage device. These concerns are universal for Oracle Solaris Cluster.

After you have a valid cluster plan, follow the requirements in this section to ensure a correct campus cluster. To achieve maximum benefits from your campus cluster, consider implementing the Guidelines for Designing a Campus Cluster.

Note - This chapter describes ways to design your campus cluster using fully tested and supported hardware components and transport technologies. You can also design your campus cluster according to Oracle Solaris Cluster's specification, regardless of the components used.

To build a specifications-based campus cluster, contact your Oracle representative, who will assist you with the design and implementation of your specific configuration. This process ensures that the configuration that you implement complies with the specification guidelines, is interoperable, and is supportable.