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Re: Beginner: Silent install. on HACMP cluster

From: Pete's <>
Date: 24 Jun 2004 05:49:31 -0700
Message-ID: <> (Ronald Rood) wrote in message news:<>...
> "Lars Hansen" <> wrote in message news:<40d6d216$0$324$>...
> > I am trying to install Oracle 9.2 on i AIX server with HACMP Cluster.
> >
> > When I launch the installer i get the following error:
> >
> > No forced value specified for the variable CLUSTER_NODES, associated with
> > property ClusterNodes, in dialog Cluster Node Selection.
> >
> > I have put CLUSTER_NODES="server1" in the file 9204.server.rsp
> >
> > What did I miss?
> Do you have the correct version of HACMP installed ? I have spent
> quite a while before I descovered that we had HACMP instead of
> HACMP/es installed. The es could better be bold and in uppercase ...
> (Enhanced Scalability)
> regards,
> Ronald.
> -----------------------

Before we get too carried away regarding version number, HACMP/ES vs. Classic. Some more information regarding the cluster and what you're trying to do with it would be appreciated. First, are you intending to install it for RAC? What version of the OS? I have two, two node clusters running AIX 4.3.3 ML09, HACMP 4.4.1 with Oracle My clusters are setup to be cascading with the secondary side on both clusters serving as the development machine. Both of my clusters are Non Oracle RAC. If this is the case for you(Non Rac install), then you need to do the following as root before starting the installer:

cd /lib

mv libha_gs.a libha_gs.a.tmp
mv libha_gs64.a libha_gs64.a.tmp
mv libha_gs64_r.a libha_gs64_r.a.tmp
mv libha_gs_r.a libha_gs_r.a.tmp

Then start the installer. If you don't do the above and start the installer, you'll get an extra dialog screen asking which node in the cluster you want to install on and will want to install the RAC stuff of Oracle, bloody pain in the rear. With those libraries moved, oracle then thinks it's a non-Rac install. Once Oracle has started installing files, then you should go back to /lib and move the files back to their original names, don't forget to do this because with AIX 5.2 & HA/ES 5.1 your cluster will fail to start with topsvcs causing a panic. I ran into this with a test cluster I've setup to upgrade my production clusters, spent a week and a half with IBM support figuring out that it was a bone headed move on my part.


The opinions above are mine and not that of my company. Use any advice given at your own risk. Received on Thu Jun 24 2004 - 07:49:31 CDT

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