Veritas Cluster Server Installation Guide, 5.0 Release Update 1


Table of Contents:
About Veritas Cluster Server
About VCS basics
About multiple nodes
About shared storage
About LLT and GAB
About network channels for heartbeating
About preexisting network partitions
About VCS seeding
About VCS optional features
Veritas Installation Assessment Service
About VCS notifications
About global clusters
About I/O fencing
About VCS optional components
About Symantec Product Authentication Service (AT)
About Veritas Cluster Server Management Console
About Cluster Manager (Java Console)
About VCS Simulator
About planning to install VCS
Hardware requirements
Required disk space
Supported operating systems
Required Linux RPMs for VCS
Supported software
About preparing to install VCS
Preparing to configure the clusters in secure mode
Installing the root broker for the security infrastructure
Creating authentication broker accounts on root broker system
Creating encrypted files for the security infrastructure
Preparing the installation system for the security infrastructure
Performing preinstallation tasks
Obtaining VCS license keys
Setting up the private network
Configuring SuSE network interfaces
Setting up inter-system communication
Setting up shared storage
Setting the PATH variable
Setting the MANPATH variable
Optimizing LLT media speed settings on private NICs
Guidelines for setting the media speed of the LLT interconnects
Mounting the product disc
Performing automated pre-installation check
About installing and configuring VCS
Getting your VCS installation and configuration information ready
Optional VCS RPMs
About the VCS installation program
Optional features of the installvcs program
Interacting with the installvcs program
About installvcs program command options
Installing VCS using installonly option
Configuring VCS using configure option
Installing and configuring VCS 5.0 RU1
Overview of tasks
Starting the software installation
Specifying systems for installation
Licensing VCS
Choosing VCS RPMs for installation
Choosing to install VCS RPMs or configure VCS
Starting the software configuration
Specifying systems for configuration
Configuring the basic cluster
Configuring the cluster in secure mode
Adding VCS users
Configuring SMTP email notification
Configuring SNMP trap notification
Configuring global clusters
Installing VCS RPMs
Creating VCS configuration files
Starting VCS
Completing the installation
Enabling LDAP authentication for clusters that run in secure mode
Installing the Java Console
Installing VCS Simulator
Verifying the cluster after installation
Verifying and updating licenses on the system
Checking licensing information on the system
Updating product licenses using vxlicinst
Accessing the VCS documentation
About configuring VCS clusters for data integrity
About I/O fencing components
About data disks
About coordination points
About setting up disk-based I/O fencing
Preparing to configure disk-based I/O fencing
Initializing disks as VxVM disks
Identifying disks to use as coordinator disks
Checking shared disks for I/O fencing
Setting up disk-based I/O fencing manually
Setting up coordinator disk groups
Configuring I/O fencing
Modifying VCS configuration to use I/O fencing
Verifying I/O fencing configuration
Removing permissions for communication
About verifying the VCS installation
About the LLT and GAB configuration files
About the VCS configuration file
Sample file for VCS clusters
Sample file for global clusters
Verifying the LLT, GAB, and VCS configuration files
Verifying LLT, GAB, and cluster operation
Verifying LLT
Verifying GAB
Verifying the cluster
Verifying the cluster nodes
About adding and removing nodes
Adding a node to a cluster
Setting up the hardware
Preparing for a manual installation when adding a node
Installing VCS RPMs for a manual installation
Adding a license key
Setting up the node to run in secure mode
Configuring LLT and GAB
Adding the node to the existing cluster
Starting VCS and verifying the cluster
Removing a node from a cluster
Verifying the status of nodes and service groups
Deleting the departing node from VCS configuration
Modifying configuration files on each remaining node
Removing security credentials from the leaving node
Unloading LLT and GAB and removing VCS on the departing node
About installing VCS on a single node
Creating a single-node cluster using the installer program
Preparing for a single node installation
Starting the installer for the single node cluster
Creating a single-node cluster manually
Setting the path variable for a manual single node installation
Installing the VCS software manually on a single node
Renaming the LLT and GAB startup files
Modifying the startup files
Verifying single-node operation
Adding a node to a single-node cluster
Setting up a node to join the single-node cluster
Installing and configuring Ethernet cards for private network
Configuring the shared storage
Bringing up the existing node
Installing the VCS software manually when adding a node to a single node cluster
Configuring LLT
Configuring GAB when adding a node to a single node cluster
Starting LLT and GAB
Reconfiguring VCS on the existing node
Verifying configuration on both nodes
About the uninstallvcs program
Prerequisites for using the uninstallvcs program
Uninstalling VCS 5.0 RU1
Removing VCS 5.0 RU1 RPMs
Running uninstallvcs from the VCS 5.0 RU1 disc
Using the UDP layer for LLT
When to use LLT over UDP
Configuring LLT over UDP
Performing automated VCS installations
Syntax in the response file
Example response file
Response file variable definitions
Installing VCS with a response file where ssh or rsh are disabled

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