Solaris Cluster: Unable to Mount Local Filesystem (from Shared Storage) when a Node/System/Server Reboots (Doc ID 1010927.1)

Last updated on JULY 05, 2016

Applies to:

Solaris Cluster - Version 3.0 and later
Solaris Cluster Geographic Edition - Version 3.1x and later
Oracle Solaris on SPARC (64-bit)
Oracle Solaris on SPARC (32-bit)
Oracle Solaris on x86-64 (64-bit)
Oracle Solaris on x86 (32-bit)

Symptoms

One may wish to utilize disks from shared storage (storage devices connected to multiple cluster hosts) as local filesystems on a node (cluster host), by putting appropriate entries in its /etc/vfstab file.

However, under Solaris Cluster software, a node will try to mount the shared disk, while booting.

A) That might result in I/O errors on such disks, requiring the user to run "fsck" (file system check) manually, in single-user mode, before continuing with the boot-up sequence.
The I/O errors may be as follows:

 The example is from a boot in non-cluster-mode. But similar symptoms can be seen while trying to boot 'into' cluster mode.

 

Cause

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