The Novell® Cluster Services™ Developer Kit (NCSSDK) enables a collection of individual network servers—a cluster—to work together to provide users highly available access to their critical network resources including data, applications, and other services operating on NetWare® and Linux* systems. If one network server (a node) in the cluster fails, another node in the cluster automatically takes responsibility for the resources and services previously provided by the failed node.
This guide contains the following sections:
This guide is intended for developers who want to enable Novell Cluster services on their Linux, NetWare, and Windows applications.
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For the most recent version of this guide, see Novell Cluster Services SDK.
To understand clustering concepts and how cluster services can be integrated with other network applications, we suggest you review the Novell’s NetWare Cluster Services resource page.
For information about clustering and storage area networks (SAN), see the Novell NetWare 6 SAN and Clustering White Paper.
For Cluster source code projects, visit Forge Project: Novell Cluster Services SDK.
For help with Cluster problems or questions, visit the Novell Cluster Support Forum.
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