Oracle Solaris Cluster Essentials [NOOK Book]

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Thousands of IT organizations have adopted clustering to improve the availability of mission-critical software services. Today, with the rapid growth of cloud computing environments, clustering is even more crucial.

Now, there’s a comprehensive, authoritative guide to the industry’s most stable, robust clustering platform: the Oracle Solaris Cluster. Oracle® Solaris Cluster Essentials thoroughly covers both Oracle Solaris Cluster 3.2 and Oracle Solaris Cluster Geographic ...

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Oracle Solaris Cluster Essentials

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Overview

Thousands of IT organizations have adopted clustering to improve the availability of mission-critical software services. Today, with the rapid growth of cloud computing environments, clustering is even more crucial.

Now, there’s a comprehensive, authoritative guide to the industry’s most stable, robust clustering platform: the Oracle Solaris Cluster. Oracle® Solaris Cluster Essentials thoroughly covers both Oracle Solaris Cluster 3.2 and Oracle Solaris Cluster Geographic Edition, offering start-to-finish lifecycle guidance for planning, implementation, management, and troubleshooting.

Authored by Oracle Solaris Cluster expert Tim Read, this book covers both high availability and disaster recovery features, and offers detailed guidance for both Oracle and non-Oracle database environments. It also presents several example implementations that can be used to quickly construct effective proofs-of-concept.

Whether you’re new to clustering or upgrading from older solutions,this bookbrings together all the information you’ll need to maximize the value, reliability, and performance of any Oracle Solaris Cluster environment.

You’ll learn how to

  • Understand Oracle Solaris Cluster’s product features and architecture, and their implications for design and performance
  • Establish requirements and design clustered systems that reflect them
  • Master best practices for integrating clustering with virtualization
  • Implement proven disaster recovery planning techniques
  • Efficiently maintain Oracle Solaris Cluster environments

Part of the Solaris System Administration Series, Oracle® Solaris Cluster Essentials combines a complete technology introduction and hands-on guide for every architect, administrator, and IT manager responsible for high availability and business continuity.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780132489362
  • Publisher: Pearson Education
  • Publication date: 9/23/2010
  • Series: Oracle Solaris System Administration Series
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 464
  • Sales rank: 1,100,404
  • File size: 16 MB
  • Note: This product may take a few minutes to download.

Meet the Author

Tim Read has worked in the UK computer industry since 1985. He joined Sun Microsystems in 1990 and now works as a software developer in Oracle’s Solaris Availability Engineering group. He has written and coauthored many Sun BluePrints and white papers, including “Designing Enterprise Solutions with Sun Cluster 3.0.” He holds a joint honours degree in physics with astrophysics from the University of Birmingham. When not working, he enjoys running, tandem riding, and exploring the islands of the Outer Hebrides in northwest Scotland.

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Table of Contents

Preface xiii

Acknowledgments xvii

About the Author xix

Chapter 1: Oracle Solaris Cluster: Overview 1

The Value of the Solaris Cluster Software 1

Solaris Cluster Architecture 6

How to Protect Your Data 13

Public Networking 21

Private Networking 26

Campus and Metro Clusters 28

Chapter 2: Oracle Solaris Cluster: Features and Architecture 35

Cluster Architecture 35

Object Request Broker Subsystem 38

High-Availability Framework 39

Cluster Configuration Control 42

Cluster Membership 44

Reconfiguration 55

Version Manager 56

Storage Device Fencing Subsystem 57

Devices 59

File Systems on a Solaris Cluster System 68

Cluster Public Networking 86

Cluster Private Interconnect 99

Data Service and Application Agents 105

Daemon Processes 126

Chapter 3: Combining Virtualization Technologies with Oracle Solaris Cluster Software 131

Defining a Cluster Node 132

Defining a Cluster 133

Comparison of “Black-Box” and “Fine-Grained” Control of Virtualized Entities 133

Dynamic System Domains 134

Oracle VM Server for SPARC 136

Oracle Solaris Zones 143

Zone Clusters 150

Chapter 4: Managing Your Oracle Solaris Cluster Environment 163

Installing the Oracle Solaris OS on a Cluster Node 163

Securing Your Solaris Operating System 166

Solaris Cluster Software Installation 169

Time Synchronization 172

Cluster Management 173

Cluster Monitoring 180

Service-Level Management and Telemetry 183

Patching and Upgrading Your Cluster 189

Backing Up Your Cluster 198

Creating New Resource Types 201

Tuning and Troubleshooting 220

Chapter 5: Oracle Solaris Cluster Geographic Edition: Overview 223

Why Have a Disaster Recovery Solution? 223

Choosing an Appropriate Disaster Recovery Solution 224

Benefits of a Third-Party Disaster Recovery Framework 225

Solaris Cluster Geographic Edition Architecture 226

Protecting Your Data Using Replication 227

Connection Topologies Supported by Solaris Cluster Geographic Edition 235

Using Solaris Cluster Geographic Edition with Virtualization Technologies 242

Chapter 6: Oracle Solaris Cluster Geographic Edition: Features and Architecture 247

Software Infrastructure Required for the Geographic Edition Software 248

Creating Trust between Clusters 253

Partnerships 254

Geographic Edition Heartbeat Messages 257

Protection Groups 260

Replication Components 263

Protecting Oracle RAC Databases with Storage-Based Replication Products 313

Starting and Stopping Protection Groups 313

Switchover and Takeover 315

Chapter 7: Managing Your Oracle Solaris Cluster Geographic Edition Systems 321

Installing and Removing the Geographic Edition Software 321

Patching and Upgrading 324

Cluster Management 324

Monitoring 325

Troubleshooting 327

Creating Additional Data Replication Modules 329

Chapter 8: Example Oracle Solaris Cluster Implementations 331

Test-Driving Solaris 10 OS and Solaris Cluster Software Using Oracle VM VirtualBox Software 331

Installing the Solaris Cluster Software to Create a Two-Node Cluster 339

Creating a Highly Available Oracle 11g Release 1 Database 358

Setting Up Solaris Cluster Telemetry 372

Creating a Scalable Web Service Using Global-Cluster Non-Voting Nodes 377

Creating an HA-Oracle Database Instance in a Zone Cluster 387

Chapter 9: Example Oracle Solaris Cluster Geographic Edition Implementations 395

Configuring Oracle Solaris Cluster Geographic Edition 395

Protecting a Scalable Web Service Using StorageTek Availability Suite 398

Bibliography 407

Index 411

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