Installation prerequisites

This topic describes the environmental prerequisites for installing a Transfer CFT Solaris Sun cluster.

Prerequisites

Virtual IP address

The virtual IP address of the Transfer CFT service for the Sun Cluster is defined for each node of the cluster in the /etc/hosts file. For our tests, we added the following line to this file: 172.17.50.50 cft-ip

Shared file systems

In our development and test cluster, the shared file system is: /global/cft.

You can use several separate file systems to install the configuration. These can include the GDS scripts, the files to be sent, and the files to be received.

Setting up the Transfer CFT scripts for Sun Cluster

The scripts cftstartFailover, cftstopFailover, and cftprobeFailover are copied to the shared file system:

  • cftstartFailover: This script creates a backup and then recreates the logs and accounting files. It restarts Transfer CFT when it has completed the task.
  • cftstopFailover: This script to attempts a normal Transfer CFT stop procedure, and cleans the environment.
  • cftprobeFailover: This script tests for the presence of Transfer CFT, and cleans the environment according to the cftping response.

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