Removable media include tape and CD-ROM drives, which are local devices. Oracle Solaris Cluster 4.2 Hardware Administration Manual does not contain procedures for adding, removing, or replacing removable media as highly available storage arrays. Although tape and CD-ROM drives are global devices, these drives are not supported as highly available. Thus, this manual focuses on disk drives as global devices.
Although tape and CD-ROM drives are not supported as highly available in a cluster environment, you can access tape and CD-ROM drives that are not local to your system. All the various density extensions (such as h, b, l, n, and u) are mapped so that the tape drive can be accessed from any node in the cluster.
Install, remove, replace, and use tape and CD-ROM drives as you would in a noncluster environment. For procedures about how to install, remove, and replace tape and CD-ROM drives, see the documentation that shipped with your hardware.