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Oracle Solaris and Veritas Cluster: An Easy-build Guide

Book Description

Learn the fundamental concepts of OS clustering, Oracle Solaris clustering high-level design, Oracle Solaris clustering implementation using VirtualBox, and Veritas clustering implementation using VirtualBox. Oracle Solaris and Veritas Cluster: An Easy-build Guide shows you how to implement a cluster on your desktop or laptop devices using virtualized network, host, and storage configuration. This book explains both the architecture design and technical implementation for building Solaris Oracle- or Veritas-based clustered environments.

This book provides snapshot-based steps to set up Solaris virtual hosts under VirtualBox and implement Veritas clustering across two virtual hosts that can be implemented on a desktop or laptop. This book will help you understand what it's like setting up a clustered environment, in simple steps that can be followed by users having little knowledge of clustering.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title
  3. Copyright
  4. Dedication
  5. Contents at a Glance
  6. Contents
  7. About the Author
  8. Acknowledgments
  9. Introduction
  10. Chapter 1: Availability Concepts
    1. Availability
      1. Availability Challenges
      2. Addressing Availability Challenges
      3. OS Clustering Concepts
      4. Business Value of Availability
  11. Chapter 2: Cluster Introduction: Architecture for Oracle Solaris Cluster and Veritas Cluster
    1. Introduction to Cluster Framework
    2. OS Clustering Architecture
      1. Cluster Network
      2. Cluster Storage
      3. Quorum Device
      4. Cluster Split Brain
      5. Cluster Amnesia
    3. Oracle/Solaris Cluster Framework
      1. Oracle Solaris Cluster Topologies
      2. Oracle Solaris Cluster Components
      3. Recommended Quorum Configuration
    4. Veritas Clustering Framework
      1. Veritas Cluster Components
      2. Veritas Cluster Topologies
  12. Chapter 3: Cluster Build Preparations and Understanding VirtualBox
    1. Preparation for the Cluster Builds
    2. Introduction to VirtualBox
    3. VirtualBox Components
      1. Installation of VirtualBox
    4. Setting Up Solaris 10 OS Hosts Under VirtualBox
  13. Chapter 4: Oracle Solaris Cluster Build
    1. Oracle Solaris Cluster Planning
      1. High-level Cluster Design
      2. Hardware Planning
      3. Cluster Software Planning
      4. Network Planning
      5. Storage Planning
      6. Cluster Data Service/Resource Group and Resource
      7. Failover Test Plans
    2. Oracle Solaris Cluster Implementation
      1. VirtualBox Network Configuration for Oracle Solaris Cluster Hosts
      2. Installation of Oracle Solaris Cluster Software
      3. Cloning and building second cluster node
      4. Prerequisite configuration for cluster setup
      5. Oracle Solaris Cluster Setup
  14. Chapter 5: Setting Up Apache and NFS Cluster Data Services
    1. Setting Up Apache Cluster Resource Environment
      1. Configure Shared Storages to be Used by Apache
      2. Create Metaset and Mirror Disks for Apache Data Services
      3. Setting Shared Data Filesystem
      4. Create Apache Data Services
    2. Test and Verify Failover and Failback of Apache Services
    3. Setting up NFS Cluster Resource Environment
      1. Verify Shared Storages Allocated for NFS
      2. Create Metaset and Mirror Disks for Apache Data Services
      3. Setting Shared Data Filesystem
      4. Create NFS Data Services
      5. Test and Verify Failover and Failback of NFS Cluster Services
  15. Chapter 6: Veritas Clustering – (Solaris)
    1. Veritas Cluster Planning
      1. High-Level Cluster Design
      2. Hardware Planning
      3. Cluster Software Planning
      4. Network Planning
      5. Storage Planning
      6. Cluster Data Service/Resource Group and Resource
      7. Failover Test Plans
    2. Veritas Cluster Implementation
      1. VirtualBox Network Configuration for Veritas Cluster Hosts
      2. Installation of Veritas Cluster Software
      3. Setting up Veritas Cluster framework
  16. Chapter 7: Setting Up Apache and NFS Services in Veritas Cluster
    1. Adding Shared Disks and Setting Up Volumes
      1. Add Shared Disks
      2. Bring Shared Disks Under Veritas Control
      3. Configure Disks Using Format Command
      4. Create Disk Group
      5. Verify Disk Groups
      6. Create Volume
      7. Create Veritas File Systems
      8. Mount File Systems
    2. Set Up Resource Groups and Cluster Resources
    3. Creating Cluster Resource Group for NFS
      1. Create Cluster Resource Group
      2. Add Disk Group DGRP01 Cluster Resource
      3. Add Volume Cluster Resource
      4. Create Mountpoint Cluster Resource
      5. Add NIC Device Resource
      6. Create IP Cluster Resource
      7. Setting up NFS Cluster Resources
      8. Verify and Test NFS Cluster Service
    4. Creating Cluster Resource Group for Apache
      1. Create/Update ApacheTypes.cf
      2. Create Cluster Resource Group APPGP02
      3. Add Disk Group DGRP02 Cluster Resource
      4. Add Volume Cluster Resource
      5. Create Mountpoint Cluster Resource
      6. Add NIC Device Resource
      7. Create IP Cluster Resource
      8. Create Apache Cluster Resource
    5. Test and Verify Apache Cluster Resource
      1. Resource Failover and Failback Tests
      2. Shut Down Cluster Node
  17. Chapter 8: Graphical User Interface for Cluster Management
    1. Oracle Solaris Web GUI
    2. Veritas Cluster GUI
  18. Chapter 9: Additional Examples – Cluster Configurations
    1. Oracle Solaris Geographic Cluster
      1. Planned Disaster Recovery (DR)
      2. Unplanned Disaster Recovery (DR)
      3. Geo Cluster Tasks
      4. Business Value of Geographic Cluster
      5. Oracle Geographic Cluster Setup
    2. Setting Up NFS Using Solaris ZFS File System (Oracle Solaris Cluster)
    3. Setting Up Zone Cluster
    4. Setting Up Custom Application in Veritas Cluster and Oracle Solaris Cluster
  19. Chapter 10: Command-Line Cheat Sheet
    1. Oracle Solaris Cluster Commands
      1. Cluster Configuration Information and Status
      2. Adding and Removing Cluster Node
      3. Adding and Removing Resource Groups and Resources
      4. Adding and Removing Resource Types
      5. Device Management
      6. Quorum Add and Remove
      7. Quorum Server
      8. Transport Interconnects
    2. Veritas Cluster Commands
      1. Cluster Configuration Files
      2. Cluster Information
      3. Adding and Removing Nodes
      4. Add and Remove Service Group
    3. References
  20. Index