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If you have attended the Cluster 3.2 course or similar you will notice that this book is almost a copy of the course notes.
This can only be a good thing.
As Oracle have this paper saving idea, it
means that you get sent a pdf of the course notes 2 days before rather than a hard copy. Daft is not the word as there are exercises to perform during the training.
But anyway back to the book here.
It is a good reference and covers pretty much all you need to know to set up a basic cluster.
However there are not enough examples showing how to configure resources and that is the complicated part of cluster.
Using this book you can easily get to a stage where you have a working cluster with a simple failover fs and you will also understand how to set up a global one.
Using either VMware workstation or Virtualbox. Personally I paid the money and got a VMware workstation licence. It is a better product than Virtuabox and well worth the money.
If you want a bit less technical background and a few more examples then it's worth also getting:
Oracle Solaris and Veritas Cluster : An Easy-build Guide
Authors: Upreti, Vijay Shankar
Between the two of them you should have enough knowledge to build and maintain fairly simple Solaris clusters.
Just a note: Oracle are retiring the certified Cluster admin exam on 31st July 2017, so get these 2 books and study before it's gone forever.
 

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