Feeds

Sun turns over cluster code

Solaris agents no longer secret

Top 5 reasons to deploy VMware with Tegile

Sun Microsystems will make its Solaris clustering code available to the open-source community - the latest effort in the company's OpenSolaris project.

Sun will remove the lock-and-key for its Open High Availability Cluster package in three stages over the next 18 months. The first release, which is out now, delivers code for most of the high availability agents offered with the Solaris Cluster product.

Sun has made code available for the Solaris Cluster Automated Test Environment (SCATE) and 24 agents that have already been created for Solaris databases — along with documentation to assist in the creation of new ones. The agents released include Solaris Containers agent, the BEA Weblogic agent, and PostgreSQL.

In the second phase which is planned for November, Sun will release extensions to the core clustering code. Highlighting the release will be multisite disaster recovery software, the Solaris Cluster Geographic Edition.

At the end of the 18 month period, Sun will pull the covers off the Solaris kernel modules and core pieces of Solaris cluster such as infrastructure and UI bits.

The code will be available under Sun's own open-source Common Development and Distribution License (CCDL) rather than under the GNU general public license like the company did with Java.

Sun said the Open HA Cluster releases will make over 2 million lines of code available — in addition to the 10 million lines of Solaris already open-sourced.

You can see a complete list of the HA agents offered in the product here. ®

Choosing a cloud hosting partner with confidence

More from The Register

next story
Google+ goes TITSUP. But WHO knew? How long? Anyone ... Hello ...
Wobbly Gmail, Contacts, Calendar on the other hand ...
UNIX greybeards threaten Debian fork over systemd plan
'Veteran Unix Admins' fear desktop emphasis is betraying open source
Preview redux: Microsoft ships new Windows 10 build with 7,000 changes
Latest bleeding-edge bits borrow Action Center from Windows Phone
Microsoft promises Windows 10 will mean two-factor auth for all
Sneak peek at security features Redmond's baking into new OS
Netscape Navigator - the browser that started it all - turns 20
It was 20 years ago today, Marc Andreeesen taught the band to play
DEATH by PowerPoint: Microsoft warns of 0-day attack hidden in slides
Might put out patch in update, might chuck it out sooner
Redmond top man Satya Nadella: 'Microsoft LOVES Linux'
Open-source 'love' fairly runneth over at cloud event
prev story

Whitepapers

Forging a new future with identity relationship management
Learn about ForgeRock's next generation IRM platform and how it is designed to empower CEOS's and enterprises to engage with consumers.
Why and how to choose the right cloud vendor
The benefits of cloud-based storage in your processes. Eliminate onsite, disk-based backup and archiving in favor of cloud-based data protection.
Three 1TB solid state scorchers up for grabs
Big SSDs can be expensive but think big and think free because you could be the lucky winner of one of three 1TB Samsung SSD 840 EVO drives that we’re giving away worth over £300 apiece.
Reg Reader Research: SaaS based Email and Office Productivity Tools
Read this Reg reader report which provides advice and guidance for SMBs towards the use of SaaS based email and Office productivity tools.
Security for virtualized datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.