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.
The new Solaris Cluster 3.2 11/09 update includes Solaris Container Cluster support of Oracle E-Business Suite, Siebel CRM 8, and single instance Oracle Database; Oracle ASM support with single
instance Oracle Database in Solaris Containers; and many more features.
This IDC white paper discusses customer challenges where high availability and virtualization intercept, with the use of Solaris Cluster as a solution. (Login or registration 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.
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.
Solaris Cluster Express 12/08 is a complete version of Sun Cluster
3.2 software that runs on Solaris Express Community Edition Build 101a. Many bug fixes for happy clustering. Download SCX 12/08. You can find documentation here. More info in this blog.
P.S. Best wishes for a happy, healthy, and prosperous New Year!
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.
Ever wonder if Sun Cluster software supports Solaris 8 and 9 Containers or Linux Containers? This FAQ describes three patches that support
lx branded zones. Also, there's a link to a blog that describes how Solaris Containers offer a phased approach to upgrading to the Solaris 10 OS.
A long-time BigAdmin contributor sent in these two tech tips: Using ssh to Access Logical Nodes in a Cluster Environment and Setting Up
crlogin to Work via SSH Using Sun Cluster 3.0/3.1 Software. The first tip shows how to avoid problems when using SSH on a logical node, or when using automatic authentication. The second offers steps for using SSH with
crlogin, which makes it easier to administer multiple servers or clusters.