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Administering the Disaster Recovery Framework for Oracle® Solaris Cluster 4.4

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Updated: June 2019

How to Change a Site Membership Role

Perform this procedure to change the role of a site cluster between member and controller.

Note -  If the site has no reachable site controller, instead perform How to Forcibly Change a Site Member to a Site Controller.

Note -  You can also use the Oracle Solaris Cluster Manager browser interface to perform this task. Click Sites, click the site name to go to its page, highlight the cluster name, and click Set Role. For Oracle Solaris Cluster Manager log-in instructions, see How to Access Oracle Solaris Cluster Manager in Administering an Oracle Solaris Cluster 4.4 Configuration.
  1. From a node of a site controller cluster, assume the root role or assume a role that is assigned the Geo Management rights profile.

    For more information about, see Disaster Recovery Framework Rights Profiles in Installing and Configuring the Disaster Recovery Framework for Oracle Solaris Cluster 4.4.

    Note -  If you use a role with Geo Management rights, ensure that the /var/cluster/geo ACLs are correct on each node of both partner clusters. If necessary, assume the root role on the cluster node and set the correct ACLs.
    # chmod A+user:username:rwx:allow /var/cluster/geo

    The /var/cluster/geo directory must have the correct access control lists (ACL) applied for compatibility between the Geo Management rights profile and data replication software.

  2. Change the site role of the cluster.
    • To change a site member to a site controller, use the following command.
      site-controller# geosite set-role -c cluster site
    • To change a site controller to a site member, use the following command.
      site-controller# geosite set-role -m cluster site

      Specifies the site controller role.


      Specifies the site member role.


      The name of the cluster to change roles. You can specify more than one cluster from the same site in a single geosite set-role command by using the –c or –m option for each cluster that you want to change roles.


      The name of the site with which the cluster has membership.