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Installing and Configuring an Oracle® Solaris Cluster 4.4 Environment

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Updated: November 2019
 
 

How to Install pconsole Software on an Administrative Console


Note -  You are not required to use an administrative console. If you do not use an administrative console, perform administrative tasks from one designated node in the cluster.

This procedure describes how to install the Parallel Console Access (pconsole) software on an administrative console. The pconsole utility is part of the Oracle Solaris terminal/pconsole package.

The pconsole utility creates a host terminal window for each remote host that you specify on the command line. The utility also opens a central, or master, console window that you can use to send input to all nodes at one time. For additional information, see the pconsole(1) man page that is installed with the terminal/pconsole package.

You can use any desktop machine that runs a version of the Oracle Solaris OS that is supported by Oracle Solaris Cluster 4.4 software as an administrative console.

Before You Begin

Ensure that a supported version of the Oracle Solaris OS and any Oracle Solaris software updates are installed on the administrative console.

  1. Assume the root role on the administrative console.
  2. Ensure that the data service package is available from the configured publisher and that the solaris and ha-cluster publishers are valid.
    # pkg list -a package-name
    # pkg publisher
    PUBLISHER                           TYPE     STATUS   P  LOCATION
    solaris                             origin   online   F  ha-cluster-repository
    solaris                             origin   online   F  solaris-repository
    ha-cluster                          origin   online   F  ha-cluster-repository

    For information about setting the solaris publisher, see Adding, Modifying, or Removing Package Publishers in Updating Systems and Adding Software in Oracle Solaris 11.4.


    Tip  -  Use the –nv options whenever you install or update to see what changes will be made, such as which versions of which packages will be installed or updated and whether a new BE will be created.

    If you do not get any error messages when you use the –nv options, run the command again without the –n option to actually perform the installation or update. If you do get error messages, run the command again with more –v options (for example, –nvv) or more of the package FMRI pattern to get more information to help you diagnose and fix the problem. For troubleshooting information, see Appendix A, Troubleshooting Package Installation and Update, in Updating Systems and Adding Software in Oracle Solaris 11.4.

  3. Install the terminal/pconsole package.
    adminconsole# pkg install terminal/pconsole
  4. (Optional) Install the Oracle Solaris Cluster man page packages.
    adminconsole# pkg install pkgname
    Package Name
    Description
    ha-cluster/system/manual
    Oracle Solaris Cluster framework man pages
    ha-cluster/system/manual/data-services
    Oracle Solaris Cluster data service man pages
    ha-cluster/service/quorum-server/manual
    Oracle Solaris Cluster Quorum Server man pages
    ha-cluster/geo/manual
    Oracle Solaris Cluster Disaster Recovery Framework man pages

    When you install the Oracle Solaris Cluster man page packages on the administrative console, you can view them from the administrative console before you install Oracle Solaris Cluster software on the cluster nodes or on a quorum server.

  5. (Optional) For convenience, set the directory paths on the administrative console.
    1. If you installed the ha-cluster/system/manual/data-services package, ensure that the /opt/SUNWcluster/bin/ directory is in the PATH.
    2. If you installed any other man page package, ensure that the /usr/cluster/bin/ directory is in the PATH.
  6. Start the pconsole utility.

    Specify in the command each node that you want to connect to.

    adminconsole# pconsole host[:port] […] &

    See the procedures Logging Into the Cluster Remotely in Administering an Oracle Solaris Cluster 4.4 Configuration and How to Connect Securely to Cluster Consoles in Administering an Oracle Solaris Cluster 4.4 Configuration for additional information about how to use the pconsole utility. Also see the pconsole(1) man page that is installed as part of the Oracle Solaris terminal/pconsole package.

Next Steps

If you want to use a quorum server, go to How to Install and Configure Oracle Solaris Cluster Quorum Server Software.

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

SPARC: If you want to install Oracle VM Server for SPARC, go to How to Install Oracle VM Server for SPARC Software and Create Domains.

Otherwise, install the Oracle Solaris Cluster software on the cluster nodes.