Sun Cluster Cheat Sheet — 4

Data Services in the Cluster

HAStoragePlus helps configure a local filesystem into a highly available one. It provides following capabilities:

  • additional filesystem checks
  • mounts and unmounts
  • enables Sun cluster to failover local file systems (to failover, local file system must reside on global dgs with affinity switchovers enabled)

Data Service Agent — is a specially written software that allows a data service in a cluster to operate properly.

Data Service Agent (or Agent) does the following to a standard application:

  • stop/start application
  • monitor faults
  • validate configuration
  • provides a registration information file that allows Sun Cluster to store all the info about the methods.

Sun Cluster 2.x runs Fault Monitoring components on failover node, and can initiate a takeover. On Cluster 3.x software, it is not allowed. Monitor can either monitor to restart or failover on primary (active host) node.

Failover resource groups:

Logical host resource — SUNW.Logicalhostname Data Storage Resource — SUNW.HAStoragePlus NFS resource — SUNW.nfs

Shutdown a resource group:

scswitch -F -g 

Turn on a resourec group:

scswitch -Z -g 

Switch a failover group over to another node:

scswitch -z -g  -h 

Restart a resource group:

scswitch -R -h  -g 

Evacuate all resources and rgs from a node:

scswitch -S -h node

Disable a res and it’s fault monitor:

scswitch -n -j 

Enable a resource and it’s fault monitor:

scswitch -e -j 

Clear the STOP_FAILED flag:

scswitch -c -j  -h  -f STOP_FAILED

How to add a diskgroup and voluem to Cluster configuration

1. Create the disk group and volume.

2. Register the local disk group with the cluster.

        root@aesnsra1:../ # scconf -a -D type=vxvm,name=patroldg2,nodelist=aesnsra2
root@aesnsra2:../ # scswitch -z -h aesnsra2 -D patroldg2

3. Create your file system.

4. Update /etc/vfstab to change ‘-‘ boot options

  • example:

        /dev/vx/dsk/patroldg2/patroldg02 /dev/vx/rdsk/patroldg2/patroldg02 /patrol02 vxfs 3 no suid

5. Set up a resource group with a HAStoragePlus resource for local filesystem:

        root@aesnsra2:../ # scrgadm -a -g aescib1-hastp-rg -h aescib1
root@aesnsra2:../ # scrgadm -a -g aescib1-hastp-rg -j sapmntdg01-rs -t SUNW.HAStoragePlus -x FilesystemMountPoints=/sapmnt

6. Bring the resource group online which will mount the specified filesystem:

        root@aesnsra2:../ # scswitch -Z -g hastp-aesnsra2-rg

7. Enable resource

        root@aesnsra2:../# scswitch -e -j osdumps-dev-rs

Optional step:

8. reboot and test.

Fault monitor operations

Disable the fault monitor for a resource:

scswitch -n -M -j 

Enable the Fault monitor for a resource:

scswitch -e  -M -j 

scstat -g       #shows status of all resource groups

Using scrgadm to register and configure Data service software


scrgadm -a -t SUNW.nfs

scrgadm -a -t SUNW.HAStoragePlus
scrgadm -p

Create a fail over res:

scrgadm -a -f nfs-rg -h node1,node2 \
-y Pathprefix=/global/nfs/admin

Add logical host name res to rg:

scrgadm -a -L -g nfs-rg -l clustername-nfs

Create a HAStoragePlus res:

scrgadm -a -j nfs-stor -g nfs-rg \
-t SUNW.HAStoragePlus \
-x FilesystemMountpoints=/global/nfs -x AffinityOn=True

Create SUNW.nfs resource:

scrgadm -a -j nfs-res -g nfs-rg \
-t SUNW.nfs -y Resource_dependencies=nfs-stor

Print the various resource/resource group dependencies via scrgadm:

scrgadm -pvv|grep -i depend     #And then parse this output

Enable res and res monitors, manage rg and switch rg to online state:

scswitch -Z -f nfs-rg

scstat -g

Show current RG configuration:

scrgadm -p[v[v]] [ -t resource_type_name ] [ -g resgrpname ] \
[ -j resname ]

Resizing a VxVM/VxfS vol/fs under sun cluster

# vxassist -g aesnfsp growby saptrans 5g

# scconf -c -D name=aesnfsp,sync

root@aesrva1:../ # vxprint -g aesnfsp -v saptrans
v saptrans fsgen ENABLED 188743680 - ACTIVE - -

root@aesrva1:../ # fsadm -F vxfs -b 188743680 /saptrans
UX:vxfs fsadm: INFO: /dev/vx/rdsk/aesnfsp/saptrans is currently 178257920 sector
s - size will be increased

# root@aesrva1:../ # scconf -c -D name=aesnfsp,sync

Command Quick Reference






Sun Terminal Concentrator (Annex NTS)

Enable setup mode by pressing TC test button until TC power indicator starts to blink rapidly, then release the button and press it briefly.

On entering the Setup mode, a “monitor:” prompt is displayed.

Set up IP address using:


Setting up Load source:


Specifying image:


Telnet into the TC IP address:

enter "cli"

Elevate to privileged acct using "su"

Run "admin" at the TC OS prompt:

get admin: subprompt:

show port=1 type mode
set port= type mode #Choose various options
quit (to exit the boot prompt)

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