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Oracle® Solaris Cluster 4.3 Software Installation Guide

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Updated: June 2019

SPARC: How to Install Oracle VM Server for SPARC Software and Create Domains

Perform this procedure to install Oracle VM Server for SPARC software on a physically clustered machine and to create I/O and guest domains.

Note -  Alternatively, if you want to configure a cluster of guest domains or I/O domains, you can instead install and configure the cluster by using an Oracle VM Server for SPARC template for Oracle Solaris Cluster. Go to Establishing a New Logical Domain Cluster by Deploying the Oracle Solaris Cluster Oracle VM Server for SPARC Template.

You cannot use the Oracle VM Server for SPARC template to create a cluster of control domains. Instead, perform this procedure and then proceed to other procedures as you would for a physical machine.

Before You Begin

Perform the following tasks:

  1. Assume the root role on the machine.
  2. Install Oracle VM Server for SPARC software and configure domains by following the procedures in Chapter 2, Installing and Enabling Software in Oracle VM Server for SPARC 3.1 Administration Guide.

    Observe the following special instructions:

    • Adhere to the Oracle Solaris Cluster guidelines for creating guest domains or I/O domains for use as cluster nodes.

    • Use the mode=sc option for all virtual switch devices that connect the virtual network devices that are used as the cluster interconnect.

    • For shared storage, map only the full SCSI disks into the guest domains.

Next Steps

If your server supports the mirroring of internal hard drives and you want to configure internal disk mirroring, go to How to Configure Internal Disk Mirroring.

Otherwise, install the Oracle Solaris Cluster software packages. Go to How to Install Oracle Solaris Cluster Software Packages.