Sun Cluster Overview for Solaris OS

Cluster File Systems

A cluster file system is a proxy between the following:

Cluster file systems are dependent on global devices (disks, tapes, CD-ROMs). The global devices can be accessed from any node in the cluster through the same file name (for example, /dev/global/). That node does not need a physical connection to the storage device. You can use a global device the same as a regular device, that is, you can create a file system on a global device by using newfs or mkfs.

The cluster file system has the following features: