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Installing and Configuring an Oracle® Solaris Cluster 4.4 Environment

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Updated: April 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.

Alternatively, to use the Oracle VM Server for SPARC template for Oracle Solaris Cluster to install and configure a cluster of guest domains or I/O domains, go to Establishing a New Logical-Domain Cluster by Deploying the Oracle VM Server for SPARC Template for Oracle Solaris Cluster. However, you cannot use this template to install and configure control domains as cluster nodes. Instead, follow software installation and configuration procedures as 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 the correct version of Oracle VM Server for SPARC 3.6 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 (pkg) or How to Install Oracle Solaris Cluster Software Using Centralized Installer (clinstall).