By BigAdmin team on Jan 11, 2010
Interested in using Solaris Cluster (formerly known as Sun Cluster)? You can find updated information and resources here for Sun's high-availability and clustering products.
The Sun Cluster Oasis Blog from Sun Availability Engineering has the latest information on Solaris Cluster and its uses for business continuity, disaster recovery, and application high availability. Read about the latest release, Solaris Cluster 3.2 11/09.
This Sun BluePrints document discusses running Oracle RAC on servers configured with LDoms. It also explains that Sun LDoms virtualization technology enables fine-grained assignment of CPU and memory resources to an Oracle RAC workload. (Login required.)
This community submission shows how to configure Solaris Cluster 3.2 1/09 as a clustering solution between two logical guest domains that exist on one host running the Solaris 10 OS.
Here is a Sun BluePrints paper providing an overview of Solaris Zone Clusters (also called Solaris Containers Clusters), a virtual cluster technology. The article describes how Oracle Real Application Clusters (RAC) can be deployed on a zone cluster. (Please log in to download.)
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New on the wiki:
\* Testing data consistency during Multipathing switchover: This community tech tip describes how to remove EMC PowerPath and enable MPXIO while file systems are in use on a server that runs the Solaris OS.
\* How to Change Sun Cluster Node Names: This tech tip from Fabio Morais do Nascimento of Sun shows how to change Solaris Cluster node names.
This Sun BluePrints paper introduces the zone cluster, a virtual cluster in which a Solaris Zone is configured as a virtual node. The zone cluster supports the consolidation of multiple cluster applications on a single cluster. (Registration is required.)
This new Sun BluePrints cookbook is for non-Linux users. See how to set up a demo of the Linux-based Lustre file system (a scalable, secure, robust, and highly available cluster file system for large computing clusters) using small servers, workstations, PCs, or other available hardware. (Note: Registration is required for Sun BluePrints publications.)
Key features in this new update release include:
- Extended Solaris Container support with Oracle RAC database
- Quorum monitoring for outage detection
- Exclusive-IP in Zones support to allow for Solaris Container isolation
- Flexible fencing
- New Configuration Checker for better diagnosibility
- Support for ZFS as root file system
- Agents for supporting the latest versions of many applications
For more information, see this blog.
The high speed and low latency of InfiniBand make it the interconnect of choice for large High Performance Computing (HPC) clusters. This article describes how booting over InfiniBand (BoIB) can offer consolidation and scaling benefits for systems with tens to thousands of compute nodes.
This Sun BluePrints article explains the advantages of deploying MySQL database in a Solaris Cluster environment, while describing how to install and configure MySQL database in this scenario.
A new article shows how to set up MySQL Cluster in a Solaris Zones environment, as if it were running on independent physical servers. This can be useful for replicating an environment without using multiple physical systems.
Here is how to install high availability (HA) Containers with ZFS. The scenario in this community-submitted tech tip uses the Solaris 10 5/08 OS and Solaris Cluster 3.2 software.