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  • Copyright 2005
  • Edition: 1st
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  • ISBN-10: 0-13-047975-6
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-13-047975-4

Customize Applications for Maximum Availability in Sun Cluster Environments

The Sun Cluster 3 environment offers developers and administrators a powerful API for creating custom "data services" that maximize the availability and enhance the horizontal scalability of many enterprise applications. Now, here's an authoritative tutorial and reference to building custom data services with the Sun Cluster 3 API. In Sun Cluster 3 Programming, three leading Sun Cluster experts systematically review the tools, programming interfaces, and features that make custom data services possible. Then, through a series of step-by-step examples, they demonstrate how to ensure that applications can recover smoothly from even the most serious failures.

This book

  • Reviews every facet of "availability" and what it takes to make software available
  • Provides extensive easy-to-understand code examples, all available for download
  • Covers all areas of agent development, from quick basics to advanced techniques
  • Covers all the APIs provided with Sun Cluster 3
  • Walks step-by-step through making existing applications available, scalable, and cluster-aware

Until now, this information has been available only in a three-day Sun training course. Now, with the help of Sun's in-house experts, you have all the information you need to build Sun Cluster 3 custom applications that deliver unprecedented levels of application availability.


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Table of Contents

1. Introduction.

    Clusters and High Availability.

    High Availability.


2. Introducing Sun Cluster 3.

    Feature Set of Sun Cluster.

    Sun Cluster Framework.


3. Getting Started.

    Up and Running.

    Preparing the Cluster.

    Creating an Agent with the GDS.



4. Planning for Development.

    The Importance of Planning.

    Qualifying an Application.

    Getting Around Requirements.

    Determining Scope.

    Gathering Application Information.

    Choosing a Tool.

    Choosing a Language.


5. Developing with the SunPlex Agent Builder.

    Installing the SunPlex Agent Builder.

    Preparing Apache and the Cluster.

    Using the Agent Builder GUI.

    Installing and Controlling the Agent.

    Using the Command-Line Tools.

    Advanced Topics.


6. Understanding the RGM.

    The Callback Model.

    Sun Cluster API Callback Methods.

    Callback Definitions.

    Life Cycles for Resource Types.

    Creating Resource Types.

    Using Callback Methods.


7. Programming with the RMAPI.


    Overview of the RMAPI.

    Access Methods.

    Get Methods.

    Utility Methods.

    Data Types.


8. Managing Processes.


    Process Monitor Facility.

    Time-Based Process Management.

    File Locking.


9. Using the DSDL.

    Introduction to the DSDL.

    Using the DSDL.

    DSDL Functions.


10. Developing for Existing Applications.


    System Environment.

    Example Applications.

    Project Creation.

    Developing Callback Methods.

    Deploying the Agent.


11. Writing Scalable Services.

    Benefits of Scalable Services.

    Sun Cluster Facilities for Scalable Services.

    Developer Responsibilities.

    Developing a New Application to Be Scalable.

    Remote Shared Memory.


12. Using Remote Shared Memory.

    Introduction to RSM.

    The RSMAPI.

    Traps and Tricks.


13. Developing Cluster-Aware Applications.

    Cluster Aware versus Non-Cluster Aware.



Appendix A. Resources.

Appendix B. RMAPI.

Appendix C. Data Service Development Library.

Appendix D. Process Utilities.

Appendix E. CRNP.




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