5.4 Installing and Configuring the Novell Business Continuity Clustering Software

Use YaST 2 to install the BCC software on your OES 11 SP1 cluster nodes.

IMPORTANT:Before you begin, ensure that your setup meets the requirements specified in Section 4.0, Installation Requirements for BCC. The BCC Administrator user and group must already be configured as specified in Section 5.3, Configuring a BCC Administrator User and Group.

Perform the following tasks in every peer cluster that you want to include in the business continuity cluster:

5.4.1 Installing the Business Continuity Clustering RPMs

Perform the following tasks for each of the nodes in every peer cluster:

  1. Log in to the server as the root user.

  2. Set up the Business Continuity Clustering ISO file as an installation source.

    If you use a CD or the HTTP method, modify the following steps as needed:

    1. Copy the Business Continuity Clustering ISO file that you downloaded in Section 4.2, Downloading Business Continuity Clustering Software to a local directory.

    2. Use one of the following methods to open the Add-On Product page.

      • In YaST, select Software > Installation Source, then click Add.

      • At a command prompt, enter

        yast2 add-on
    3. On the Add-On Product Media page, select Local, then click Next.

    4. Select ISO Image, browse to locate and select the file, click Open, then click Next.

    5. Read the Business Continuity Clustering License Agreement, click Yes to accept it, then click Next.

      When the installation source is added, it appears in the list on the Add-On Product Media page.

    6. On the Add-Product Media page, click Finish.

  3. In YaST, select Software > Software Management, then select the Patterns tab.

  4. Scroll down to locate and select the Novell Business Continuity Cluster pattern.

    This selects the following packages for installation:

    • novell-business-continuity-cluster.rpm
    • novell-business-continuity-cluster-idm.rpm
    • novell-cluster-services-cli.rpm
    • yast2-novell-bcc.rpm
  5. On the non-IDM nodes in the peer cluster, click Details to view the list of BCC packages, deselect the novell-business-continuity-cluster-idm.rpm package, then click Finish.

    The package for Identity Manager installs the BCC driver template. This package is needed only on the IDM node in each peer cluster.

  6. On the Patterns page, click Accept, then click OK to confirm the Automatic Changes message and resolve dependencies.

  7. Continue with the installation.

  8. After the packages are installed, exit YaST.

  9. Repeat the installation on every node in the peer cluster in turn.

  10. Repeat the process for each peer cluster in turn.

  11. Continue with Section 5.4.2, Configuring BCC Software.

5.4.2 Configuring BCC Software

Perform the following tasks for each node in every peer cluster:

  1. Log in as the root user on the server.

  2. Use one of the following methods to open the BCC Configuration page:

    • In YaST, select Miscellaneous > Novell-BCC.

    • At a command prompt, enter

      yast2 novell-bcc
  3. When you are prompted to Install Core Business Continuity Clustering Software and Configure Core Software, click Yes to install and configure the BCC software.

  4. If you are prompted to configure LDAP, it is seeking the credentials needed to change settings:

    1. Click Continue.

    2. In the eDirectory Tree dialog box, specify the administrator user password that you used when you installed the operating system.

    3. Click OK.

  5. Specify the fully distinguished eDirectory name for the cluster where the server is currently a member.

  6. Select Start BCC services now to start the software immediately following the configuration process.

    If you deselect the option, you must manually start BCC services later by using the following command:

    rcnovell-bcc start
  7. Specify the Directory Server Address by selecting the IP addresses of the master eDirectory server and the local server.

  8. Accept or change the eDirectory Administrator user’s name and specify the Administrator user’s password.

  9. Click Next.

  10. Review your setup on the Novell Business Continuity Clustering Configuration Summary page, then click Next to install the BCC software.

  11. Click Finish to save the BCC configuration and exit the tool.

  12. Verify that the BCC software is running on the server by entering the following at a command prompt:

    rcnovell-bcc status
  13. Continue with Section 5.5, Installing the BCC Cluster Resource Template.