You can perform administrative tasks on a cluster that is running the Geographic Edition framework by using the Oracle Solaris Cluster Manager browser interface or the command-line interface (CLI).
The procedures in this guide describe how to perform administrative tasks by using the CLI.
The Geographic Edition framework supports Oracle Solaris Cluster Manager, a browser interface tool that you can use to monitor Geographic Edition status and perform various administrative tasks on your cluster. For specific information about how to use Oracle Solaris Cluster Manager, see Chapter 13, Using the Oracle Solaris Cluster Manager Browser Interface in Oracle Solaris Cluster 4.3 System Administration Guide and the Oracle Solaris Cluster Manager online help.
You can use Oracle Solaris Cluster Manager to administer the Geographic Edition framework only after the Geographic Edition infrastructure has been enabled by using the geoadm start command. For information about enabling and disabling the Geographic Edition infrastructure, see Administering the Geographic Edition Framework.
Oracle Solaris Cluster Manager does not support creating custom heartbeats outside of a partnership. If you want to specify a custom heartbeat in a partnership join operation, use the CLI to run the geops join-partnership command.
To access Oracle Solaris Cluster Manager, do the following:
Enter a user name and password that is authorized to connect to the node.
To use Oracle Solaris Cluster Manager to update or manage the cluster, log in as the root role or a role that provides solaris.cluster.modify and solaris.cluster.admin authorizations.
You can use the following commands to administer the Geographic Edition framework. For more information about each command, refer to the Oracle Solaris Cluster 4.3 Geographic Edition Reference Manual.
Enables or disables the Geographic Edition framework on the local cluster and displays the runtime status of the local cluster
Configures and manages the heartbeat mechanism that is provided with the Geographic Edition framework
Configures and manages multigroups of protection groups
Creates and manages the partnerships between clusters
Configures and manages protection groups
Configures and manages cluster sites