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Solaris Cluster How to Uninstall and Delete a Zone Cluster which is Unable to Boot Anymore (Doc ID 1637938.1)

Last updated on JULY 10, 2019

Applies to:

Solaris Cluster - Version 3.2 U3 to 4.3 [Release 3.2 to 4.3]
Solaris Cluster Geographic Edition - Version 3.2 U3 to 4.3 [Release 3.2 to 4.3]
Oracle Solaris on x86-64 (64-bit)
Oracle Solaris on SPARC (64-bit)

Goal

It could happen that a Solaris Cluster zone cluster is no more able to boot up and go online for any reason.

The command

 

If not able to overcome the issue (for instance zone OS get corrupted and need to be re-installed), the only solution is to progress with the zonecluster uninstall and delete following the procedure outlined in the Cluster installation manual:

Oracle Solaris Cluster Software Installation Guide - How to Unconfigure a Zone Cluster

To complete successfully the unconfiguration you need first to remove *all* the Resrouce Groups (RGs) defined inside the zone cluster.

Since the zone cluster is no more bootable, you cannot apply the procedure provided by the guide which require the zone cluster active in order to delete RGs (step h)

 

Solution

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