Home > Articles > Operating Systems, Server > Solaris

Like this article? We recommend

Section 2.6: Configuring the Cluster Control Panel

During this section, you will start the cluster control panel (CCP) by entering the ccp command for the cluster named nhl. Please read this entire step before entering any commands. After starting the cluster control panel, you will double-click the Cluster Console icon.

Step 2.6.1—Enabling Remote Display

If you are accessing the administrative workstation (clustadm) from a remote system, first use the xhost + command on your local system to enable remote display from clustadm to your local system.

When accessing the administrative workstation remotely, you must also set the DISPLAY environment variable on the administrative workstation (clustadm) to point to your local system (for example, setenv DISPLAY yoursystem:0.0).


This step can be performed when accessing the administrative workstation from a remote workstation. It is often useful to access the CCP remotely, as appropriate, or when configuring (administering) the Sun Cluster software.

If accessing clustadm remotely, you must set the DISPLAY variable before invoking the CCP.

  1. First, on your local workstation type the following (example only).

    yoursystem# /usr/openwin/bin/xhost +clustadm
  2. Next, on clustadm type the following (example only).

    clustadm# setenv DISPLAY yoursystem:0.0

Step 2.6.2—Displaying the CCP

To display the CCP, first verify that your shell environment is setup and that shell variables are set according to the environment variables listed in Appendix A. Enter the following commands in the shell window on the management server (administrative workstation).

clustadm# which ccp

clustadm# ccp nhl &

When the ccp command is executed, it will display the Cluster Control Panel window; a menu bar and icon panel will display all available tools. See the following figure.

Figure 2-1Figure 2-1 Cluster Control Panel Window

Step 2.6.3—Customizing the CCP Display

Refer to the preceding figure. Double-click the Cluster Console (console mode) icon (circled), to display the Cluster Console window, as shown in the following figure.

In this example, three windows are displayed: one small Cluster Console window, and two larger cconsole: host [name] windows. Note that each of the larger windows is associated with a specific host, or cluster node.

Figure 2-2Figure: 2-2 Cluster Console (Console Mode) and cconsole Windows


The Cluster Console utility provides a method of entering commands into multiple cluster nodes either simultaneously or individually, as required. Always be aware of which window is active before entering commands.

If a Cluster Console window does not appear for a cluster node, follow these steps to display the missing window:

  1. From the Cluster Console window (console mode), select Hosts, and click Select Hosts.

  2. Verify or insert an entry for each cluster node (for example, there should be entries for clustnode1, clustnode2).

At this time, arrange each window to your personal viewing preferences. To ungroup the Cluster Console window from the cconsole: host [name] windows, select Options from the Cluster Console window and uncheck the Group Term Windows checkbox.

For example, arrange the cconsole windows to be able to see each window clearly (and at the same time) by moving the Cluster Console window away from the other cluster node windows. This is done to ensure commands are entered correctly into one, or both nodes, as required during these exercises (and to prevent entering commands into the wrong window).

It is not necessary to do so at this time, but when you wish to close the Cluster Console window, select Exit from the Host menu on the Cluster Console window.


If you need to issue a Stop-A command to the cluster nodes to place them into the Open Boot Prom mode, position the cursor over the Cluster Console window, left mouse click, then press the ^] (Ctrl +]) keys. This will access the telnet> prompt. At the telnet> prompt, enter the send brk command into each hosts cconsole window to return to the OpenBoot PROM ok prompt.

Step 2.6.4—Configuring Each Cluster Node

Verify the CCP utility is functioning and begin the software configuration of each cluster node.

At this time, ensure that each cluster node is at the OpenBoot PROM ok prompt.


For local (manual) installations, prior to installing Solaris Operating Environment (Solaris OE) on each cluster node, we will reconfigure the Open Boot PROM settings for each cluster node. This is achieved by executing commands at the OpenBoot PROM ok prompt (the ok prompt should be viewable through the Cluster Control Panel window). We are able to do this because we have previously configured (and connected) the serial (console) port from each cluster node to the terminal concentrator (refer to Figure 1-1 in the "Guide to Installation— Hardware Setup," for cabling/connections).

Key Practice: On each node in the SunPLEX, ensure the system EEPROM has the current (for example, latest or required) OpenBoot PROM version. This could prevent undesirable anomalies (bugs) from affecting your system reliability/performance. To obtain or verify that you have the most the most current version, refer to http://sunsolve.sun.com.

Step 2.6.5—Resetting EEPROM to Factory Defaults

Prior to configuring or customizing the system EEPROM, before installing any software, and to meet cluster requirements, reset the system EEPROM to its factory default. To do this:

  1. Position the cursor into the Cluster Console window and left-click to make the window active.

  2. Enter the set-defaults command. As you enter the command, you should see the word set-defaults echoed in the cconsole window, on each cluster node.

For local (manual) installations, at this time (at each cluster node, prior to any subsequent EEPROM settings), enter the following OpenBoot PROM command (ok prompt).

ok set-defaults

Using the set-defaults command at this step establishes a consistent, known (default) state of all OpenBoot PROM variables (prior to customizing the OpenBoot PROM environment).


Resetting the system EEPROM should only be performed at this time, during the initial preparation for the Solaris OE installation. This command resets all EEPROM (OpenBoot PROM) variables to their known, factory default values. All subsequent steps assume the EEPROM has been reset at this point in the exercise. During the next few steps, the EEPROM will be modified or customized.

Ensure a consistent state on each cluster node before proceeding to configure site-specific (custom) OpenBoot PROM settings. Prior to implementing any configuration changes, and as part of initial Solaris OE installation preparations, reset the EEPROM to the factory defaults. This is done only once, and at this point in the procedure and will easily (quickly) ensure that a known and consistent state is achieved before further customization occurs.

Step 2.6.6—Documenting System Information

Execute the banner command, as follows, and document the system information, such as the system model number, OpenBoot PROM version, Ethernet address, hostid, and serial number.

ok banner

Each node will respond with configuration information.

Summary of Key Practices

On each node in the SunPLEX, ensure the system EEPROM has the current/latest OpenBoot PROM version.

Prior to customization, reset the system EEPROM to a consistent, known state (factory default).

Execute the OBP banner command, and verify (document) important system information.

End of Section 2.6

This completes this section. The CCP has been configured and verified.

InformIT Promotional Mailings & Special Offers

I would like to receive exclusive offers and hear about products from InformIT and its family of brands. I can unsubscribe at any time.


Pearson Education, Inc., 221 River Street, Hoboken, New Jersey 07030, (Pearson) presents this site to provide information about products and services that can be purchased through this site.

This privacy notice provides an overview of our commitment to privacy and describes how we collect, protect, use and share personal information collected through this site. Please note that other Pearson websites and online products and services have their own separate privacy policies.

Collection and Use of Information

To conduct business and deliver products and services, Pearson collects and uses personal information in several ways in connection with this site, including:

Questions and Inquiries

For inquiries and questions, we collect the inquiry or question, together with name, contact details (email address, phone number and mailing address) and any other additional information voluntarily submitted to us through a Contact Us form or an email. We use this information to address the inquiry and respond to the question.

Online Store

For orders and purchases placed through our online store on this site, we collect order details, name, institution name and address (if applicable), email address, phone number, shipping and billing addresses, credit/debit card information, shipping options and any instructions. We use this information to complete transactions, fulfill orders, communicate with individuals placing orders or visiting the online store, and for related purposes.


Pearson may offer opportunities to provide feedback or participate in surveys, including surveys evaluating Pearson products, services or sites. Participation is voluntary. Pearson collects information requested in the survey questions and uses the information to evaluate, support, maintain and improve products, services or sites, develop new products and services, conduct educational research and for other purposes specified in the survey.

Contests and Drawings

Occasionally, we may sponsor a contest or drawing. Participation is optional. Pearson collects name, contact information and other information specified on the entry form for the contest or drawing to conduct the contest or drawing. Pearson may collect additional personal information from the winners of a contest or drawing in order to award the prize and for tax reporting purposes, as required by law.


If you have elected to receive email newsletters or promotional mailings and special offers but want to unsubscribe, simply email information@informit.com.

Service Announcements

On rare occasions it is necessary to send out a strictly service related announcement. For instance, if our service is temporarily suspended for maintenance we might send users an email. Generally, users may not opt-out of these communications, though they can deactivate their account information. However, these communications are not promotional in nature.

Customer Service

We communicate with users on a regular basis to provide requested services and in regard to issues relating to their account we reply via email or phone in accordance with the users' wishes when a user submits their information through our Contact Us form.

Other Collection and Use of Information

Application and System Logs

Pearson automatically collects log data to help ensure the delivery, availability and security of this site. Log data may include technical information about how a user or visitor connected to this site, such as browser type, type of computer/device, operating system, internet service provider and IP address. We use this information for support purposes and to monitor the health of the site, identify problems, improve service, detect unauthorized access and fraudulent activity, prevent and respond to security incidents and appropriately scale computing resources.

Web Analytics

Pearson may use third party web trend analytical services, including Google Analytics, to collect visitor information, such as IP addresses, browser types, referring pages, pages visited and time spent on a particular site. While these analytical services collect and report information on an anonymous basis, they may use cookies to gather web trend information. The information gathered may enable Pearson (but not the third party web trend services) to link information with application and system log data. Pearson uses this information for system administration and to identify problems, improve service, detect unauthorized access and fraudulent activity, prevent and respond to security incidents, appropriately scale computing resources and otherwise support and deliver this site and its services.

Cookies and Related Technologies

This site uses cookies and similar technologies to personalize content, measure traffic patterns, control security, track use and access of information on this site, and provide interest-based messages and advertising. Users can manage and block the use of cookies through their browser. Disabling or blocking certain cookies may limit the functionality of this site.

Do Not Track

This site currently does not respond to Do Not Track signals.


Pearson uses appropriate physical, administrative and technical security measures to protect personal information from unauthorized access, use and disclosure.


This site is not directed to children under the age of 13.


Pearson may send or direct marketing communications to users, provided that

  • Pearson will not use personal information collected or processed as a K-12 school service provider for the purpose of directed or targeted advertising.
  • Such marketing is consistent with applicable law and Pearson's legal obligations.
  • Pearson will not knowingly direct or send marketing communications to an individual who has expressed a preference not to receive marketing.
  • Where required by applicable law, express or implied consent to marketing exists and has not been withdrawn.

Pearson may provide personal information to a third party service provider on a restricted basis to provide marketing solely on behalf of Pearson or an affiliate or customer for whom Pearson is a service provider. Marketing preferences may be changed at any time.

Correcting/Updating Personal Information

If a user's personally identifiable information changes (such as your postal address or email address), we provide a way to correct or update that user's personal data provided to us. This can be done on the Account page. If a user no longer desires our service and desires to delete his or her account, please contact us at customer-service@informit.com and we will process the deletion of a user's account.


Users can always make an informed choice as to whether they should proceed with certain services offered by InformIT. If you choose to remove yourself from our mailing list(s) simply visit the following page and uncheck any communication you no longer want to receive: www.informit.com/u.aspx.

Sale of Personal Information

Pearson does not rent or sell personal information in exchange for any payment of money.

While Pearson does not sell personal information, as defined in Nevada law, Nevada residents may email a request for no sale of their personal information to NevadaDesignatedRequest@pearson.com.

Supplemental Privacy Statement for California Residents

California residents should read our Supplemental privacy statement for California residents in conjunction with this Privacy Notice. The Supplemental privacy statement for California residents explains Pearson's commitment to comply with California law and applies to personal information of California residents collected in connection with this site and the Services.

Sharing and Disclosure

Pearson may disclose personal information, as follows:

  • As required by law.
  • With the consent of the individual (or their parent, if the individual is a minor)
  • In response to a subpoena, court order or legal process, to the extent permitted or required by law
  • To protect the security and safety of individuals, data, assets and systems, consistent with applicable law
  • In connection the sale, joint venture or other transfer of some or all of its company or assets, subject to the provisions of this Privacy Notice
  • To investigate or address actual or suspected fraud or other illegal activities
  • To exercise its legal rights, including enforcement of the Terms of Use for this site or another contract
  • To affiliated Pearson companies and other companies and organizations who perform work for Pearson and are obligated to protect the privacy of personal information consistent with this Privacy Notice
  • To a school, organization, company or government agency, where Pearson collects or processes the personal information in a school setting or on behalf of such organization, company or government agency.


This web site contains links to other sites. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of each and every web site that collects Personal Information. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by this web site.

Requests and Contact

Please contact us about this Privacy Notice or if you have any requests or questions relating to the privacy of your personal information.

Changes to this Privacy Notice

We may revise this Privacy Notice through an updated posting. We will identify the effective date of the revision in the posting. Often, updates are made to provide greater clarity or to comply with changes in regulatory requirements. If the updates involve material changes to the collection, protection, use or disclosure of Personal Information, Pearson will provide notice of the change through a conspicuous notice on this site or other appropriate way. Continued use of the site after the effective date of a posted revision evidences acceptance. Please contact us if you have questions or concerns about the Privacy Notice or any objection to any revisions.

Last Update: November 17, 2020