About This Guide

This guide describes the configuration and administration of a FailSafe highly available system.

This guide was prepared in conjunction with the IRIS FailSafe 2.1.6 release and IRIX 6.5.27.

Audience

This guide is written for the person who administers the FailSafe system. The FailSafe administrator must be familiar with the operation of the SGI server, storage systems, XFS, and XLV or XVM.

Assumptions

To use Performance Co-Pilot for FailSafe, you must have the following licenses:

  • Two or more Performance Co-Pilot Collector licenses ( PCPCOL), one for each node in the FailSafe cluster from which you want to collect performance metrics.

  • One Performance Co-Pilot Monitor license (PCPMON ) for the workstation that is to run the visualization tools.

Structure of This Guide

FailSafe configuration and administration information is presented in the following chapters and appendices:

Related Documentation

The following documentation will be useful in a FailSafe environment:

  • FailSafe Programmer's Guide for SGI Infinite Storage

  • FailSafe Architecture for SGI InfiniteStorage

  • Migrating from IRIS FailSafe 1.2 to IRIS FailSafe 2.1.X

  • Performance Co-Pilot for IRIX Advanced User's and Administrator's Guide

  • CXFS Administration Guide for SGI InfiniteStorage

  • FailSafe DMF Administrator's Guide for SGI InfiniteStorage

  • IRIS FailSafe 2.0 INFORMIX Administrator's Guide

  • IRIS FailSafe 2.0 Netscape Server Administrator's Guide

  • IRIX FailSafe NFS Administrator's Guide

  • IRIS FailSafe 2.0 Oracle Administrator's Guide

  • IRIS FailSafe Version 2 Samba Administrator's Guide

  • FailSafe Version 2 TMF Administrator's Guide

  • Embedded Support Partner User Guide

  • Personal System Administration Guide

  • Network Load Balancing Software Administrator's Guide

The FailSafe man pages are as follows:

  • cdbBackup

  • cdbRestore

  • cmgr

  • crsd

  • failsafe

  • fs2d

  • ha_cilog

  • ha_cmsd

  • ha_exec2

  • ha_fsd

  • ha_gcd

  • ha_ifd

  • ha_ifdadmin

  • ha_macconfig2

  • ha_srmd

  • ha_statd2

  • haStatus

Release notes are included with each FailSafe product. The names of the release notes are as follows:

Release Note

Product

cluster_admin

Cluster administration services

cluster_control

Node control services

cluster_services

Cluster services

failsafe2

IRIS FailSafe 2.1. x

failsafe2_dmf

IRIS FailSafe for DMF

failsafe2_informix

IRIS FailSafe for INFORMIX

failsafe2_nfs

IRIS FailSafe for NFS

failsafe2_oracle

IRIS FailSafe for Oracle

failsafe2_samba

IRIS FailSafe for Samba

failsafe2_tmf

IRIS FailSafe for TMF


Obtaining Publications

You can obtain SGI documentation as follows:

  • See the SGI Technical Publications Library at http://docs.sgi.com. Various formats are available. This library contains the most recent and most comprehensive set of online books, release notes, man pages, and other information.

  • If it is installed on your SGI system, you can use InfoSearch, an online tool that provides a more limited set of online books, release notes, and man pages. With an IRIX system, enter infosearch at a command line or select Help -> InfoSearch from the Toolchest.

  • You can view release notes by entering either grelnotes or relnotes at a command line.

  • You can view man pages by typing man title at a command line.

Conventions

The following conventions are used throughout this document:

Convention 

Meaning

command 

This fixed-space font denotes literal items such as commands, files, routines, path names, signals, messages, and programming language structures.

manpage(x) 

Man page section identifiers appear in parentheses after man page names. (1) indicates a user command, (1M) and (8) indicate an administrator command

variable 

Italic typeface denotes variable entries and words or concepts being defined.

GUI 

This font denotes the names of graphical user interface (GUI) elements such as windows, screens, dialog boxes, menus, toolbars, icons, buttons, boxes, fields, and lists.

user input 

This bold, fixed-space font denotes literal items that the user enters in interactive sessions. (Output is shown in nonbold, fixed-space font.)

[ ] 

Brackets enclose optional portions of a command or directive line.

... 

Ellipses indicate that a preceding element can be repeated.

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