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Novell Cluster Services™ for Linux and NetWare by Sander van Vugt, Rob Bastiaansen

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Chapter 2Examining Novell Cluster Services Architecture

In the first chapter of this book, Novell Cluster Services (NCS) was introduced from a high-level overview perspective. Before the next chapters of this book talk about the design of a clustered network and the installation and configuration of Novell Cluster Services, this chapter will discuss what’s happening at the background of your Novell cluster. In this chapter you will learn how the different components of an NCS network work together to provide high availability. You will learn about the modules that are used in a cluster, as well as the working of some important background processes. In the second part of this chapter, you will learn how heartbeats, epoch numbers, and the Split ...

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