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Oracle® Solaris Cluster 4.3 Geographic Edition Installation and Configuration Guide

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Updated: February 2017

Upgrade and Update Requirements and Software Support Guidelines

This section provides requirements and software-support guidelines for all clusters that have a partnership with the global cluster or zone cluster that you are either upgrading to Geographic Edition 4.3 software or updating.

Geographic Edition Upgrade Requirements

When you upgrade your cluster to the Geographic Edition 4.3 version, observe the following requirements:

  • Supported hardware – The cluster hardware must be a supported configuration for Geographic Edition 4.3 software. Contact your Oracle representative for information about Geographic Edition configurations that are currently supported.

  • Minimum Oracle Solaris OS version – The cluster must run on at least Oracle Solaris 11.1 software, including the most current required software updates.

  • Minimum Oracle Solaris Cluster version – The cluster must run on or be upgraded to either Oracle Solaris Cluster 4.2 or Oracle Solaris Cluster 4.3 software.

    Note -  All clusters in a partnership must run either Oracle Solaris Cluster 4.2 or Oracle Solaris Cluster 4.3 software. If a cluster is already running on Oracle Solaris Cluster 4.2 software, you are not required to upgrade it to Oracle Solaris Cluster 4.3 software to upgrade that cluster to the Geographic Edition 4.3 software.
  • Supported Geographic Edition versions in cluster partnerships – All clusters that are in a partnership with the cluster that you are upgrading to the Geographic Edition 4.3 software version must run either the Geographic Edition 4.2 or 4.3 version. If any node on the partner cluster does not already run one of these versions of Geographic Edition software, you must also upgrade that node to a supported version before you restart the Geographic Edition framework on the upgraded cluster.

Geographic Edition Update Requirements

Observe the following requirements if you are installing a software update of your Geographic Edition 4.3 configuration.

  • You must run the same software updates for Oracle Solaris Cluster software and the common agent container software on all nodes of the same cluster.

  • Within a cluster, the software updates for each node on which you have installed Geographic Edition software must meet the Oracle Solaris Cluster software update requirements.

  • All nodes in the same cluster must have the same version of Geographic Edition software and the same software updates. However, primary and secondary clusters can run different versions of Geographic Edition software provided that each version of Geographic Edition is correctly updated and the versions are no more than one release different.

  • To ensure that the updates have been installed properly, install the software updates on your secondary cluster before you install the software updates on the primary cluster.