Using the Automated Installer in Oracle Solaris 11 September 20, 2012,
Volume 175, Issue 3
Lucia Lai has written a procedure that leverages the Solaris 11 Automated Installer (AI) to automate the installation and configuration of an Oracle Solaris Cluster 4.0 cluster. Lai points out that, lacking the AI, a user would have to manually install the cluster components on the cluster nodes, and then run the scinstall tool to add the nodes to the cluster. The AI enables the installation of both Oracle Solaris 11 and the Oracle Solaris Cluster 4.0 packages onto the cluster nodes directly from Image Packaging System (IPS) repositories, and the nodes are booted into a new cluster with minimum user intervention. Lai cautions that only cluster nodes that use IPv4 addressing can be configured using the automated installation method. Nodes that use IPv6 addressing must be installed using the standard (manual) IPS installation method instead of the automated process.