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Installing and Configuring an Oracle® Solaris Cluster 4.4 Environment

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Updated: November 2019

How to Set Up the Root Environment

Note -  In an Oracle Solaris Cluster configuration, user initialization files for the various shells must verify that they are run from an interactive shell. The files must verify this before they attempt to output to the terminal. Otherwise, unexpected behavior or interference with data services might occur. See About the User Work Environment in Managing User Accounts and User Environments in Oracle Solaris 11.4 for more information.

Perform this procedure on each node in the global cluster.

  1. Assume the root role on a cluster node.
  2. Add /usr/cluster/bin/ and /usr/sbin/ to the PATH.

    Note -  Always make /usr/cluster/bin the first entry in the PATH. This placement ensures that Oracle Solaris Cluster commands take precedence over any other binaries that have the same name, thus avoiding unexpected behavior.

    See your Oracle Solaris OS documentation, volume manager documentation, and other application documentation for additional file paths to set.

  3. (Optional) For ease of administration, set the same root password on each node, if you have not already done so.

Next Steps

If you want to use the PF feature of Oracle Solaris, go to How to Configure Packet Filter.

Otherwise, configure Oracle Solaris Cluster software on the cluster nodes. Go to Establishing a New Global Cluster or New Global-Cluster Node.