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Oracle Solaris Cluster Centralized Installation

Oracle Solaris Cluster Centralized Installation is available with Oracle Solaris Cluster 4.4. The tool is called "Centralized installer" which provides complete cluster software package installation from one of the cluster nodes. Centralized installation offers a wizard-style installer “clinstall” in both text-based and GUI mode to improve the ease of use. 

Centralized Installer can be used during new cluster installs, when adding new nodes to an existing cluster or to install additional cluster software to an existing cluster.


How to install Oracle solaris cluster packages using clinstall 

  1. Refer https://docs.oracle.com/cd/E69294_01/html/E69313/gsrid.html#scrolltoc for pre-requisites before you begin the installation.
  2. Restore external access to remote procedure call (RPC) communication on all cluster nodes.

    phys-schost# svccfg -s svc:/network/rpc/bind setprop config/local_only = false
    phys-schost# svcadm refresh network/rpc/bind:default
  3. Set the location of the Oracle Solaris Cluster 4.4 package repository on all nodes.

    phys-schost# pkg set-publisher -p file:///mnt/repo
    
  4. Install package “ha-cluster/system/preinstall” on all nodes

    phys-schost# pkg install --accept ha-cluster/system/preinstall
  5. Determine a cluster node which is used as control node to issue installation commands. Verify that the control node can reach each of the other cluster nodes to install
  6. Authorize acceptance of cluster installation commands by the control node. Perform this step on all the nodes

    phys-schost# clauth enable -n phys-control
  7. From the control node, launch the clinstall installer
    • To launch the graphical user interface (GUI), use the -g option.

      phys-control# clinstall –g
    • To launch the interactive text-based utility, use the -t option.

      phys-control# clinstall -t

Example 1: Cluster initial installation from IPS repository using interactive text-based utility with clinstall -t. 

  1. Select initial installation
    phys-control# clinstall -t
     *** Main Menu ***
            1) Initial Installation
            2) Additional Cluster Package Installation
            ?) Help with menu options
            q) Quit
       Option: 1
    
  2.  Specify nodes on which software package needs to be installed

    >>> Enter nodes to install Oracle Solaris Cluster package <<<
      This Oracle Solaris Cluster release supports up to 16 nodes.
        Type the names of the nodes you want to install with  Oracle Solaris
        Cluster software packages. Enter one node name  per line.  When
        finished, type Control-D:
    
        Node name:  phys-control
        Node name (Control-D to finish):  phys-schost
        Node name (Control-D to finish):  ^D
        This is the complete list of nodes:
            phys-control
            phys-schost
        Is it correct (y/n) ?  y
        Checking all nodes...
        Checking "phys-control"...NAME (PUBLISHER)                                  VERSION                    IFO
          ha-cluster/system/preinstall (ha-cluster)         4.4-0.21.0                 i--
        Solaris 11.4.0.15.0 i386...ready
          Checking "phys-schost"...Solaris 11.4.0.15.0 i386...ready
        All nodes are ready for the cluster installation.
        Press Enter to continue...
    
  3. Select the installation from either an IPS repository or an ISO file that is usually  downloaded from Oracle support website.

    Select the source of Oracle Solaris Cluster software
            1) Install from IPS Repository
            2) Install from ISO Image File
        Option:  1
        Enter the IPS repository URI [https://pkg.oracle.com/ha-cluster/release]:
        Accessing the repository for the cluster components ... [|]
    
  4.  Select the cluster component which you want to install.

    Select an Oracle Solaris Cluster component that you want to install:
               Package                        Description
            1) ha-cluster-framework-minimal   OSC Framework minimal group package
            2) ha-cluster-framework-full      OSC Framework full group package
            3) ha-cluster-full                OSC full installation group package
            4) ha-cluster/system/manager      OSC Manager
            q) Done
        Option: 1
      The package, "ha-cluster-framework-minimal" is selected to install on
        the following nodes.
        phys-control,phys-schost
        Do you want to continue with the installation (y/n) ?  y

    Upon completion, cluster packages in ha-cluster-framework-minimal group package are installed on phys-control and phys-schost. Administrator can now proceed to do initial cluster configuration.

Example 2: Additional cluster package installation from IPS repository using text based utility

phys-control# clinstall -t
*** Main Menu ***
        1) Initial Installation
        2) Additional Cluster Package Installation
        ?) Help with menu options
        q) Quit
    Option:  2

>>> Enter nodes to install Oracle Solaris Cluster package <<<
  This Oracle Solaris Cluster release supports up to 16 nodes.
    Type the names of the nodes you want to install with  Oracle Solaris
    Cluster software packages. Enter one node name  per line.  When
    finished, type Control-D:
    Node name:  phys-control
    Node name (Control-D to finish):  phys-schost
    Node name (Control-D to finish):  ^D
    This is the complete list of nodes:
        phys-control
        phys-schost
    Is it correct (y/n) ?  y

    Checking all nodes...
    Checking "phys-control"...NAME (PUBLISHER)    VERSION      IFO
      ha-cluster/system/preinstall (ha-cluster)   4.4-0.21.0   i--
    Solaris 11.4.0.15.0 i386...ready
      Checking "phys-schost"...Solaris 11.4.0.15.0 i386...ready
    All nodes are ready for the cluster installation.
    Press Enter to continue...

  Select the source of Oracle Solaris Cluster software
        1) Install from IPS Repository
        2) Install from ISO Image File
    Option:  1
    Enter the IPS repository URI [https://pkg.oracle.com/ha-cluster/release]:
    Accessing the repository for the cluster components ... [|]

    Select an Oracle Solaris Cluster component that you want to install
           Package                        Description
        1) *data-service                  Select an Oracle Solaris Cluster data-service to i
        2) ha-cluster-data-services-full  OSC Data Services full group package
        3) ha-cluster-framework-full      OSC Framework full group package
        4) ha-cluster/system/manager      OSC Manager
        5) ha-cluster-geo-full            OSC Disaster Recovery Framework full group package
        6) ha-cluster-full                OSC full installation group package

        q) Done
    Option:  5
    The package, "ha-cluster-geo-full" is selected to install on the
    following nodes.
    phys-control, phys-schost
    Do you want to continue with the installation (y/n) ?  y

Upon completion, the Solaris Cluster Disaster Recovery Framework software is installed on phys-control and phys-schost. Administrator can now proceed to configure the disaster recovery framework on the cluster.

Example 3: Cluster initial installation from ISO image using the graphical user interface (GUI), clinstall with -g option

phys-control# clinstall –g

Upon completion, cluster packages in ha-cluster-full package are installed on phys-control and phys-schost. Administrator can now proceed to do initial cluster configuration.

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