Sun Cluster 3.1 Data Services Developer's Guide

Generic Data Service

A generic data service (DGS) is a mechanism for making simple applications highly available or scalable by plugging them into the Sun Cluster's Resource Group Manager framework. This mechanism does not require the coding of an agent which is the typical approach for making an application highly available or scalable.

The GDS model relies on a precompiled resource type, SUNW.gds, to interact with the RGM framework

See Chapter 10, Generic Data Services for additional information.