Solaris Cluster 3.3 3/13 update2: scinstall Ignores to Configure /globaldevices Into partition/slice When Deselecting lofi as Provided Default globaldevices Method (Doc ID 1592433.1)

Last updated on OCTOBER 20, 2016

Applies to:

Solaris Cluster - Version OSC 3.3 3/13 to OSC 3.3 3/13 [Release 3.3]
Oracle Solaris on x86-64 (64-bit)
Oracle Solaris on SPARC (64-bit)

Symptoms

Solaris Cluster 3.3 3/13 update2 can not use a partition/slice for /globaldevices filesystem.
Affected are:
Solaris Cluster 3.3 3/13 update2 initial release
or any Solaris Cluster 3.3 release which using

<SunPatch 145333-20> or <SunPatch 145333-23>  Oracle Solaris Cluster 3.3: Core Patch for Oracle Solaris 10
<SunPatch 145334-20> or <SunPatch 145334-23> Oracle Solaris Cluster 3.3: Core Patch for Oracle Solaris 10_x86

If running scinstall within Solaris Cluster installation you can choose to install /globaldevices into a partition/slice or using a loopback file (lofi). 
Example:


Even if you respond "no" to not use the lofi device as default globaldevices method within the interactive scinstall menu, it will still configure a lofi device.

Cause

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