Cluster (VCS & Sun on Solaris): Install application package on shared disks



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Cluster (VCS & Sun on Solaris): Install application package on shared disks

Postby perry_jiang » Sun, 18 Apr 2004 10:42:15 GMT

Hi, There

When installing application package on shared disks in a cluster
environment, the node (Node A, let's say) from which you install keeps
package (and patch) information. However, Node B doesn't have such
information even though in a failover situation, it still can see the
package binaries.

Since we can't install a local copy on each node due to space
restriction, is there a way (or workarount, or fool node B) to update
node B on pkginfo wheneven the application has package/patch installed
on node A?

Thanks a lot.


Re: Cluster (VCS & Sun on Solaris): Install application package on shared disks

Postby Tim Bradshaw » Tue, 20 Apr 2004 06:09:20 GMT

I hate doing this, and I'd love to know a better way, but I've
resorted to installing the package on multiple machines, relying on
pkgadd &co coping when they find the package contents are already


Re: Cluster (VCS & Sun on Solaris): Install application package on shared disks

Postby dustnaz » Thu, 29 Apr 2004 13:22:07 GMT

install the package on a volume that is failed over?

Re: Cluster (VCS & Sun on Solaris): Install application package on shared disks

Postby Thomas H Jones II » Sun, 09 May 2004 05:11:53 GMT

In article < XXXX@XXXXX.COM >,
Perry Jiang < XXXX@XXXXX.COM > did thusly spew forth: 

Well... you could always try grepping out the package specific chunks of
/var/sadm/install/contents on Node A and placing them into Node B's
/var/sadm/install/contents file. Kinda ugly, though, and not REAL sure
how well that'd work for you, long-term.


Re: Cluster (VCS & Sun on Solaris): Install application package on shared disks

Postby McBofh » Tue, 11 May 2004 18:33:32 GMT

That's just the way it works. You need to make sure
that you keep one node current with patches - as long
as you have the package installed on the shared

My question to you is, why are you worried about this?


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