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Installing and Configuring an Oracle® Solaris Cluster 4.4 Environment

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Updated: November 2019
 
 

Overview of Establishing a New Cluster or Cluster Node

The following task maps list the tasks to perform for either a new global cluster or a node added to an existing global cluster. Complete the procedures in the order that is indicated.

Table 4  Task Map: Establish a New Global Cluster
Method
Instructions
Use one of the following methods to establish a new global cluster:
  • Use the scinstall utility to establish the cluster.

  • Use an XML configuration file to establish the cluster.

  • Set up an Automated Installer (AI) install server. Then use the scinstall AI option to install the software on each node and establish the cluster.

Assign quorum votes and remove the cluster from installation mode, if this operation was not already performed.
Validate the quorum configuration.
(Optional) Change a node's private hostname.
Create or modify the NTP configuration file, if not already configured.
If using a volume manager, install the volume management software.
Create cluster file systems or highly available local file systems as needed.
Install third-party applications, register resource types, set up resource groups, and configure data services.
Documentation that is supplied with the application software
(Optional) Configure IP Security Architecture (IPsec) on the Cluster Private Interconnect.
Validate the cluster.
Take a baseline recording of the finished cluster configuration.
Table 5  Task Map: Add a Node to an Existing Global Cluster
Method
Instructions
Use the clsetup command to add the new node to the cluster authorized-nodes list. If necessary, also configure the cluster interconnect and reconfigure the private network address range.
Reconfigure the cluster interconnect and the private network address range as needed to accommodate the added node.
Use one of the following methods to add a node to an existing global cluster:
  • Configure Oracle Solaris Cluster software on the new node by using the scinstall utility.

  • Configure Oracle Solaris Cluster software on the new node by using an XML configuration file.

Update the quorum configuration information.
Validate the quorum configuration.
(Optional) Change a node's private hostname.
Modify the NTP configuration.
If using a volume manager, install the volume management software.
Create cluster file systems or highly available local file systems as needed.
Install third-party applications, register resource types, set up resource groups, and configure data services.
Documentation that is supplied with the application software
(Optional) Configure IP Security Architecture (IPsec) on the Cluster Private Interconnect.
Validate the cluster.
Take a baseline recording of the finished cluster configuration.