The SunPlex system provides data services for such applications as Oracle, NFS, DNS, SunTM ONE Web Server, Apache Web Server, and SunTM ONE Directory Server. Data services are created by configuring an off-the-shelf applications to run under control of the Sun Cluster software. The Sun Cluster software provides configuration files and management methods that start, stop, and monitor the applications. If you need to create a new failover or scalable service, you can use the SunPlex Application Programming Interface (API) and the Data Service Enabling Technologies API (DSET API) to develop the necessary configuration files and management methods that enable its application to run as a data service on the cluster.
Application programmers need to understand the following:
The characteristics of their application to determine whether it can be made to run as a failover or scalable data service.
The Sun Cluster API, DSET API, and the “generic” data service. Programmers need to determine which tool is most suitable for them to use to write programs or scripts to configure their application for the cluster environment.
The following sections contain material relevant to the preceding key concepts:
The following SunPlex documents include procedures and information associated with the application programmer concepts:
Sun Cluster 3.1 Data Service Collection at http://docs.sun.com/db/coll/573.10