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Solaris Cluster - New Installation - Attempt To Add Second Node (scinstall) Fails in Autodiscovery - "Unable to get configuration data from "<Sponsor Node>" (Doc ID 2603824.1)

Last updated on AUGUST 14, 2020

Applies to:

Solaris Cluster - Version 4.3 to 4.4 [Release 4.3 to 4.4]
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

When running /usr/cluster/bin/scinstall from Node2:

>>> Autodiscovery of Cluster Transport <<<

If you are using Ethernet or Infiniband adapters as the cluster
transport adapters, autodiscovery is the best method for configuring
the cluster transport.

Unable to get configuration data from "<Node1>".

Press Enter to continue:

 

Changes

This is a new installation. The scinstall command was previously run on Node1 selecting these menu options:

NOTE: Much of the output is not included as it is fairly lengthy.

*** Main Menu ***

* 1) Create a new cluster or add a cluster node

*** New Cluster and Cluster Node Menu ***

2) Create just the first node of a new cluster on this machine

>>> Typical or Custom Mode <<<

1) Typical

>>> Cluster Nodes <<<

This Oracle Solaris Cluster release supports a total of up to 16
nodes.

List the names of the other nodes planned for the initial cluster
configuration. List one node name per line. When finished, type
Control-D:

Node name (Control-D to finish): <Node1>
Node name (Control-D to finish): ^D

>>> Confirmation <<<

Your responses indicate the following options to scinstall:

scinstall -i \
-C <Cluster_Name> \
-F \
-o \
-P task=quorum,state=INIT -P task=security,state=SECURE

Are these the options you want to use (yes/no) [yes]?

Do you want to continue with this configuration step (yes/no) [yes]?

/var/cluster/logs/install/scinstall.log.<#> will show something like this:

scinstall -ik -C <Cluster_Name> -F -o -P task=quorum,state=INIT -P task=security,state=SECURE

 

Cause

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