Shared Data Clusters
Scaleable, Manageable, and Highly Available Systems (VERITAS Series)
By Dilip M. Ranade
Publisher: Wiley
Final Release Date: February 2003
Pages: 448

The ideal introduction to an exciting emergent technology-shareddata clusters

What are shared data clusters? What is clustering technology? Doesit really work? How does it work? How is data stored and accessedon clusters? Dilip Ranade takes you on a fascinating journey toanswer these questions and learn all there is to know about thisdeveloping technology. Each chapter builds on what you have learnedin the previous section, offering you a wide breadth of informationat a comfortable pace. After you view the various hardware andsoftware components that constitute a computer system, you'llreceive an examination of how cluster software works with anin-depth look at essential clustering services such as locking andmessaging. By the end of the book, you will use the progressiveknowledge you have gained to understand how shared data clusterscan be put to use. You'll study some real-world applications thatcan be used on a cluster, the difficulties in deploying them, bestpractices, and finally two case studies -- cluster file systems andcluster managers.

Ranade thoroughly covers all you need to know about shared dataclusters, including:
Networks for clusters
Storage subsystems
Highly available systems
Volume managers
File systems
Databases and other applications
Monitoring, messaging, and transactions in a cluster
Cluster lock manager, cluster volume manager, and cluster filesystem

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