Sun StorageTek 5800 System SDK Developer's Guide

Overview of the SDK

The 5800 system client SDK enables you to work with data and metadata stored on a 5800 system. A 5800 system system emulator is included for the developer's convenience.

This document assumes that you have a basic understanding of how the 5800 system uses data and metadata. For more information, see 5800 System Semantics Overview.

The SDK comes with an emulator that enables you to test client applications without having to connect to a 5800 system. For further documentation on the emulator, see Chapter 3, Sun StorageTek 5800 System Emulator. Also refer to the Sun StorageTek 5800 System Administration Guide to better understand the type of server being emulated.

The SDK provides separate Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) for the JavaTM and C languages. These APIs enable you to store and retrieve data and to store, retrieve, query, and delete metadata records.

For more information on the Java and C APIs, refer to the Sun StorageTek 5800 System Client API Reference Guide. Also, see Chapter 2, Example Applications. For known bugs, see the Sun StorageTek 5800 System Release Notes.