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Oracle® Solaris Cluster Data Services Developer's Guide

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Updated: September 2015

Generic Data Service

A generic data service (GDS) is a mechanism for making simple applications highly available or scalable by plugging them into the Oracle Solaris Cluster Resource Group Manager (RGM) framework. This mechanism does not require the coding of a data service, 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 Oracle Solaris Cluster Generic Data Service (GDS) Guide for additional information.