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RUN VCS on solaris 10 32 bit PC

Created: 17 Mar 2013 • Updated: 29 Apr 2013 | 5 comments
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Hi,

 

I want pratice VCS on vmware.

 

I have 4.1 sf_ha.cd1.4.1.00.0_phase2.x86.tar file to install VCS.also have License key to run VCS.

 

But i PC have 32 bit.

bash-3.00# isainfo -kv
32-bit i386 kernel modules

Pls guide me

 

Many Thanks

Tiger

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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mikebounds's picture

 

VxVM and VCS cluster have never been worked on Solaris x86 (only x64).  If you put Linux on 32 bit VMWare, then VCS (cluster - failing from one system to another) is supported on 32 bit Linux (x86) until 5.0 and if you want SF (VxVM + vxfs - storage - creating mirrors and other RAID etc), then 4.1 is the latest version that supports 32 bit.

If you just want to learn and practice VCS, then the VCS simulator is very good for this which you can download from https://www4.symantec.com/Vrt/offer?a_id=89446

Mike

UK Symantec Consultant in VCS, GCO, SF, VVR, VxAT on Solaris, AIX, HP-ux, Linux & Windows

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Tiger09's picture

Hi Mike,

Many thanks 4 reply.

but i query that what is VCS simulator? how it's best for learn and practice VCS how its work &main thing i confussed betwwen what i have to DOWNLOAD VCS 5.0 WINDOWS or SOLARIS.
If SOLARIS thn SPARC or X86 for my desktop...

desperately waiting for reply...

Thanks...
Tiger

mikebounds's picture

See extract from "VCS User's Guide":

 

About VCS Simulator
VCS Simulator enables you to simulate and test cluster configurations. Use VCS
Simulator to view and modify service group and resource configurations and
test failover behavior. VCS Simulator can be run on a standalone system and
does not require any additional hardware.
VCS Simulator runs an identical version of the VCS High Availability Daemon
(HAD) as in a cluster, ensuring that failover decisions are identical to those in an
actual cluster.
You can test configurations from different operating systems using VCS
Simulator. For example, you can run VCS Simulator on a Windows system and
test VCS configurations for Windows, Linux, and Solaris clusters. VCS Simulator
also enables creating and testing global clusters.
You can administer VCS Simulator from the Java Console or from the command
line.
 

So, assuming your client desktop is windows you need to download Simulator for Windows (but if your client Desktop runs Linux, then download Simulator for Linux).  You probably also want to download the Java Console as it is easier to see what is going on, but you can also use the command line, so for example to simulate "hagrp -online sg1 -sys node1" you would run "hasim -grp -online -sg1 -sys node1".  

There is lots more information in the VCS guide, so read section " Predicting VCS behavior using VCS Simulator" in the "VCS User's Guide"

Mike

 

UK Symantec Consultant in VCS, GCO, SF, VVR, VxAT on Solaris, AIX, HP-ux, Linux & Windows

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Tiger09's picture

Hi MIke,

 

Thanks 4 sharing "vcs Simulator"

 

Uts totally look like VCS JAVA console only.

 

IT really helpme.but i unable to find the way to go to console for do testing on comand line.

 

I last quary .again many thanks.

 

Tiger...

mikebounds's picture

Have you looked at steps in 5.0 VCS User guide - where did you get stuck?

If you have started simulator in GUI and just want to test commands from CLI, then just open cmd prompt and run 

cd "\Program Files\Veritas\VCS Simulator\bin"
set VCS_SIM_PORT=port_as_shown_in_simulator_gui

 

Now you can run commands like:

hasim -sys -state
hasim -grp -display
hasim -res -state

Mike

 
 

UK Symantec Consultant in VCS, GCO, SF, VVR, VxAT on Solaris, AIX, HP-ux, Linux & Windows

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