Sun Cluster Overview for Solaris OS

Cluster Membership Monitor

To ensure that data is safe from corruption, all nodes must reach a consistent agreement on the cluster membership. When necessary, the CMM coordinates a cluster reconfiguration of cluster services in response to a failure.

The CMM receives information about connectivity to other nodes from the cluster transport layer. The CMM uses the cluster interconnect to exchange state information during a reconfiguration.

After detecting a change in cluster membership, the CMM performs a synchronized configuration of the cluster. In this configuration, cluster resources might be redistributed, based on the new membership of the cluster.

The CMM runs entirely in the kernel.