Two New Sun Cluster Books
By relling on Jan 11, 2005
Two new books on Sun Cluster technologies are now available from your favorite bookstore.Creating Highly Available Database Solutions: Oracle Real Application Clusters (RAC) and Sun Cluster 3.x Software is the book I mentioned in my blog last June. It was written by Kristien Hens and Michael Loebmann, two excellent Sun engineers based in Europe. There is a lot of good information here on Oracle services under Sun Cluster, including some of the nuances of RAC systems which can help or hinder you. I'll give it a definite thumbs up recommendation.
Also available is Sun Cluster 3 Programming: Integrating Applications into the SunPlex Environment by Joseph Bianco, Peter Lees, and Kevin Rabito. Although the target is developers, anyone supporting a Sun Cluster will appreciate understanding how good agents are written. I believe that agents are the real key to success with clustered services and this book takes you right inside the mind of some of the best engineers at Sun. More thumbs up for this one.