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Administering an Oracle® Solaris Cluster 4.4 Configuration

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Updated: November 2019

Overview of Administering the Cluster

This section describes how to perform administrative tasks for the entire global cluster or zone cluster. The following table lists these administrative tasks and the associated procedures. You generally perform cluster administrative tasks in the global zone.

To administer a zone cluster, at least one machine that will host the zone cluster must be up in cluster mode. All zone cluster nodes are not required to be up and running; Oracle Solaris Cluster replays any configuration changes when the node that is currently out of the cluster rejoins the cluster.

Note -  By default, power management is disabled so that it does not interfere with the cluster. If you enable power management for a single-node cluster, the cluster is still running but it can become unavailable for a few seconds. The power management feature attempts to shut down the node, but it does not succeed.

In this chapter, phys-schost# reflects a global-cluster prompt. The clzonecluster interactive shell prompt is clzc:schost>.

Table 16  Task List: Administering the Cluster
Add or remove a node from a cluster
Change the name of the cluster
List node IDs and their corresponding node names
Permit or deny new nodes to add themselves to the cluster
Change the time for a cluster by using the NTP
Shut down a node to the OpenBoot PROM ok prompt on a SPARC based system or to the Press any key to continue message in a GRUB menu on an x86 based system
Add or change the private hostname
You can also use the Oracle Solaris Cluster Manager browser interface to add a logical hostname to a global cluster or a zone cluster. Click Tasks, then click Logical Hostname to start the wizard. For Oracle Solaris Cluster Manager log-in instructions, see How to Access Oracle Solaris Cluster Manager.
Put a cluster node in maintenance state
Rename a Node
Bring a cluster node out of maintenance state
Uninstall cluster software from a cluster node
Add and manage an SNMP Event MIB
Configure load limits for each node
Move a zone cluster; prepare a zone cluster for applications, remove a zone cluster