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Installing Solstice DiskSuite 4.2.1

by Jeff Hunter, Sr. Database Administrator

Overview

This document provides the steps involved for installing Solstice DiskSuite 4.2.1 on Solaris 8. Solstice DiskSuite 4.2.1 is only supported on systems running Solaris 8. Systems running earlier versions of Solaris must be upgraded to Solaris 8 before Solstice DiskSuite 4.2.1 can be installed.

After successfully installing Solaris 8 on the system, you can then install the Solstice DiskSuite 4.2.1 packages by using the Software Manager (swmtool(1M)) graphical user interface, the pkgadd(1M) command, or by using Solaris Web Start.

Getting Solstice DiskSuite 4.2.1

The Solstice DiskSuite product is located on the second CD of the SOLARIS 8 SOFTWARE - 2 of 2.

You may also obtain the Solstice DiskSuite software from DiskSuite main site:

http://wwws.sun.com/software/solaris/8/ds/ds-disksuite/

There's a link on the right to Get the Software package. You'll need to register online, but the process is fast and free.

As of November 6th, 2003, the download file is called SDS-4_2_1_108693_06-solsparc-03-aug-2001.zip. Save the file to a directory such as /opt/sds and unzip it.

For the purpose of this article, I will be performing the Solstice DiskSuite installation from the CDROM using SOLARIS 8 SOFTWARE - CD 2 of 2.

Installing Solstice DiskSuite 4.2.1

In this example, I will use the pkgadd command to perform the install.

Solstice DiskSuite 4.2.1 includes the following packages:

Package Contains... Required or Optional
SUNWlvma Solaris Volume Management API's Required
SUNWlvmg Solaris Volume Management Application Required
SUNWlvmr Solaris Volume Management (root) Required
SUNWmdg Solstice DiskSuite Tool Graphical User Interface Optional, but recommended
SUNWmdja Solstice DiskSuite Japanese localization Optional
SUNWmdnr Solstice DiskSuite Log Daemon Configuration Files Optional
SUNWmdnu Solstice DiskSuite Log Daemon (user) Optional
SUNWmdr Solstice DiskSuite Drivers (root) Required
SUNWmdu Solstice DiskSuite Commands Required
SUNWmdx Solstice DiskSuite Drivers (64-bit) Required for 64-bit hardware

As I mentioned in the overview of this document, there are three methods for installing the DiskSuite packages. Here, we will use the pkgadd command from the local CDROM:

# cd /cdrom/sol_8_202_sparc_2/Solaris_8/EA/products/DiskSuite_4.2.1/sparc/Packages
# pkgadd -d .

The following packages are available:
  1  SUNWlvma     Solaris Volume Management API's
                  (sparc) 1.0,REV=2001.11.02.03.17
  2  SUNWlvmg     Solaris Volume Management Application
                  (sparc) 1.0,REV=2001.11.14.03.19
  3  SUNWlvmr     Solaris Volume Management (root)
                  (sparc) 1.0,REV=2001.11.14.03.19
  4  SUNWmdg      Solstice DiskSuite Tool
                  (sparc) 4.2.1,REV=1999.11.04.18.29
  5  SUNWmdja     Solstice DiskSuite Japanese localization
                  (sparc) 4.2.1,REV=1999.12.09.15.37
  6  SUNWmdnr     Solstice DiskSuite Log Daemon Configuration Files
                  (sparc) 4.2.1,REV=1999.11.04.18.29
  7  SUNWmdnu     Solstice DiskSuite Log Daemon
                  (sparc) 4.2.1,REV=1999.11.04.18.29
  8  SUNWmdr      Solstice DiskSuite Drivers
                  (sparc) 4.2.1,REV=1999.12.03.10.00
  9  SUNWmdu      Solstice DiskSuite Commands
                  (sparc) 4.2.1,REV=1999.11.04.18.29
 10  SUNWmdx      Solstice DiskSuite Drivers(64-bit)
                  (sparc) 4.2.1,REV=1999.11.04.18.29

Select package(s) you wish to process (or 'all' to process
all packages). (default: all) [?,??,q]: 1,2,3,4,6,7,8,9,10

Processing package instance  from 

Solaris Volume Management API's
(sparc) 1.0,REV=2001.11.02.03.17
Copyright 2001 Sun Microsystems, Inc. All rights reserved.
Using  as the package base directory.
## Processing package information.
## Processing system information.
   15 package pathnames are already properly installed.
## Verifying package dependencies.
## Verifying disk space requirements.
## Checking for conflicts with packages already installed.
## Checking for setuid/setgid programs.

This package contains scripts which will be executed with super-user
permission during the process of installing this package.

Do you want to continue with the installation of  [y,n,?] y

Installing Solaris Volume Management API's as 

## Installing part 1 of 1.
2880 blocks
## Executing postinstall script.
Included with the Solaris(TM) Operating Environment are additional new
technologies developed by Sun Microsystems and made available for your
evaluation.

These technologies are provided to highlight future functionality being
developed for the Solaris Operating Environment. Please note any
documentation or descriptive files that call attention to its use.

This software is offered for evaluation purposes only and is not
recommended or intended for commercial, production, or any non-trial
deployment or use. Sun's product warranties do not extend to this software.

Any and all feedback on this software is welcomed by Sun Microsystems, Inc.

prop dir: /usr/sadm/lib/wbem
log dir: //var/sadm/wbem/logr
Compilation succeeded.

Installation of  was successful.

Processing package instance  from 

Solaris Volume Management Application
(sparc) 1.0,REV=2001.11.14.03.19
Copyright 2001 Sun Microsystems, Inc. All rights reserved.
Using  as the package base directory.
## Processing package information.
## Processing system information.
   6 package pathnames are already properly installed.
## Verifying package dependencies.
## Verifying disk space requirements.
## Checking for conflicts with packages already installed.
## Checking for setuid/setgid programs.

This package contains scripts which will be executed with super-user
permission during the process of installing this package.

Do you want to continue with the installation of  [y,n,?] y

        < ------ SNIP ------ >


Select package(s) you wish to process (or 'all' to process
all packages). (default: all) [?,??,q]: q

*** IMPORTANT NOTICE ***
        This machine must now be rebooted in order to ensure
        sane operation.  Execute
               shutdown -y -i6 -g0
        and wait for the "Console Login:" prompt.

# shutdown -y -i6 -g0

You shouldn't need options 5 (SUNWmdja - Japanese locale support) on most systems.

Don't worry about the prerequisite warnings, the order of install doesn't matter.

Keep entering y to proceed with the installation of the packages as required...

Post-Installation Procedures

After installing the software, you must set the environment variables PATH and MANPATH.

The general requirements are as follows:



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