Oracle Solaris Cluster 3.2 System Administrator Certified Professional Exam

Oracle Solaris Cluster 3.2 System Administrator Certified Professional Exam

The Oracle Certified Professional, Oracle Solaris Cluster 3.2 System Administrator certification is for system administrators who install, support and administer Oracle Solaris Cluster 3.2 or Sun Cluster 3.2. It is recommended that candidates have the course Sun Cluster 3.2 Administration as well as a minimum of 6-12 months of Oracle Solaris Cluster or Sun Cluster installation and administration experience, basic network administration and ability to perform Volume Management using both Solaris Volume Manager software (SVM) and VERITAS Volume Manager (VxVM).

OPN Members earning this certification will be recognized as OPN Certified Implementation Specialists, which helps their companies qualify for the Oracle Solaris Cluster Specialization.


Exam Number:
105 minutes
Associated Certifications:
Oracle Certified Professional, Oracle Solaris Cluster 3.2 System Administrator
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Exam Price:
US $300.00
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Exam Topics

Section 1: Product Introduction

  • Describe various aspects of Sun Cluster 3.2 hardware including nodes, storage, and private and public networks.
  • Describe the various layers of cluster software, including the cluster framework, agents, and applications.
  • Describe Solaris 10 cluster-specific features such as zones, ZFS and SMF.

Section 2: Plan and Install Sun Cluster 3.2 Software Framework

  • Configure console connectivity and the cluster console software and describe requirements, installation, and configuration of cluster servers and storage connections.
  • Plan and install software, configure quorum devices, and describe quorum votes and cluster amnesia prevention.
  • Describe the necessary tools, resources, and steps required to install Sun Cluster.
  • Differentiate between alternate methods of configuring Sun cluster software.

Section 3: Manage Sun Cluster Framework

  • Perform basic cluster operations, including cluster node startup and modification of basic cluster properties.
  • Perform more advanced cluster operations, including administering quorum devices, disk paths, and interconnect components.
  • Show how to utilize Sun Cluster Manager, control clusters, and modify private network addresses and netmasks.

Section 4: Perform Volume Management in Sun Cluster Software

  • Explain and implement Solaris Volume Manager, including describing SVM disk space management and disksets.
  • Manage SVM database replicas, and create local metadbs and shared disksets
  • Build volumes and disksets, and create local and global filesystems.
  • Explain and implement VERITAS Volume Manager including describing VxVM disk groups, disk organization, and volume requirements in the Sun Cluster software environment.
  • Install and configure VxVM in the Sun Cluster environment, and create shared storage disk groups and volumes with VxVM.
  • Manage VxVM device groups, register disk groups, and build global and local filesystems on VxVM devices.
  • Configure the ZFS volume management and filesystem layers.

Section 5: Configure Applications in Sun Cluster Software

  • Describe how to utilize IPMP within Sun Cluster software including operation, uses, configuration, and failover/failback.
  • Explain how to define and configure resources and resource groups for failover applications in the cluster.
  • Explain how to configure scalable services and advanced resource group relationships, including the use of SharedAddress and Resource group affinities.
  • Configure Oracle HA and Oracle RAC in Sun Cluster software.



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