Monday, May 14, 2007

Sun Cluster 3.2

I just can't find a happy medium with Sun Cluster 3.2. Supposedly it supports failover of a ZFS file system. I say supposedly, because in the three different configs I have used, it core dumps on fail over. Next, Patching. I have found in order to get a successful install done you can not patch 10 until after you have the cluster configured. This would be good information to know before doing an install. Luckily, I had the chance to work out most of these bugs during testing mode, or relatively early in the setup process. Overall sun cluster 3.2 is very robust and works very well.
I lacks a cohesive uninstall, so if you mess up you have to start over, and it has problems recognizing ipmp groups for network resources through the web interface.