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Sun™ Cluster Environment: Sun Cluster 2.2 by David Deeths, Ph.D. Joseph Bianco, Enrigue Vargas

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Chapter 2. Sun Cluster 2.2 Architecture

This chapter discusses the architecture of the Sun Cluster 2.2 (SC2.2) software. To make full use of a Sun Cluster environment, it will be helpful to understand the underlying framework.

We begin by defining the concepts of clustered computing and how they are implemented within the SC2.2 software. The SC2.2 environment has been designed to provide a flexible architecture for high availability and scalability. However, regardless of configuration or cluster topology, the primary function of the product is to provide a highly available computing environment without compromising data integrity.

The SC2.2 software can be configured in many different ways on varying server configurations—from Ultra-2 up to ...

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