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Sun™ Cluster 3 Programming: Integrating Applications into the SunPlex™ Environment by Kevin Rabito, Peter Lees, Joseph Bianco

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Chapter 3. Getting Started

Up and Running

Often the best way to learn something is to dive right in. In this chapter we’ll skip some of the background information about developing resource types to show how to quickly make an application highly available, without doing any programming!

As all hard-working systems administrators and programmers know, the quickest way to create an application is to not actually write any code yourself, but to assemble components that have already been built. Similarly, the quickest way to make an application highly available with Sun Cluster is to use a Resource Type that has already been developed. In the simplest case, this means using a “shrink-wrapped” data service agent provided by Sun or a third-party vendor, ...

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