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The QNX High Availability Toolkit (HAT) Developer's Guide describes the components of the HAT and how to build robust HA-aware software running on the QNX Neutrino realtime operating system.
The following table may help you find information quickly in this guide:
|If you want to:||Go to:|
|Find the introduction||Introduction|
|Know the main components of the HAT||What's in the HAT?|
|Understand the benefits of a software-oriented approach to HA||The QNX Approach to HA|
|Get an overview of the HAM and Guardian "watchdogs"||Using the High Availability Manager|
|Find out which standard QNX library functions have HA covers||Using the Client Recovery Library|
|Look up a convenience function (e.g. ha_recover())||Client Recovery Library Reference|
|Look up a HAM API function (e.g. ham_attach())||HAM API Reference|
|See sample code listings for handling various HA scenarios||The Examples appendix|
|Look up a special term used in this guide||Glossary|
|For an overview of the QNX Neutrino RTOS, see the System Architecture manual in the OS documentation set.|
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