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Introducing the New Cluster Configuration Wizard

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Solaris
Cluster users have been using the scinstall command-line
interface to configure new clusters in the past. Version 4.3
of the
software is introducing a new browser-based wizard that makes
this
process easier. Users will be able to navigate through a
series of
panels in a browser to configure a new cluster.

The
new cluster configuration wizard in the Oracle Solaris Cluster Manager browser interface has a typical mode and a custom
mode. They
provide the same degree of customization to the user when
configuring a new cluster as the existing interactive scinstall utility, all
in a more intuitive interface.

As
prerequisites to use this new feature, you will need Oracle
Solaris
Cluster packages installed on all nodes that are planned to
form a
new cluster and you need to run the clauth command on all
non-control nodes to authenticate the control node, if you
haven’t
done so previously.

Then
you can open a browser and navigate to
address “hostname:8998/scm/faces/main”. The
hostname” here stands for the host of the webapp server that Cluster Manager
runs on. Note that the host could be the control node
(just make
sure the Cluster Manager packages are installed on that node) or
any
machine hosting Cluster Manager that could access the control node.
The
address will lead you to the login page (shown below). Login as the root role to
the control
node on this page and you can now start configuring a new
cluster.

The
panels guide you through the process of configuring a
new
cluster. You might find the online help pane handy on
the
right side of the page. At the end of the process, the
wizard invokes a script to configure and reboot each node in a
sequence
automatically. The control node will be the last one in the
sequence
that is configured and rebooted. When all nodes are
rebooted,
the new cluster configuration process is completed.

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