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  • Copyright 2000
  • Edition: 1st
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  • ISBN-10: 0-13-025855-5
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-13-025855-7


Resource Management is a practical guide that shows how to manage system resources to meet system and performance service levels. The theory of Resource Management is introduced and a detailed analysis of what is required to implement resource management in the Solaris environment is explored. The BluePrint includes examples of typical system workloads and how the Solaris resource management facilities and products can be used with these workloads. Workloads include Databases, File Services, Web Servers, Batch Tasks, and Internet Service Provider configurations such as ftp.

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Table of Contents


1. Introduction.

Business Problems. Scope.

2. Service Level Management.

Service Level Definitions and Interactions. Resource Management Control Loop. Viewpoints of Resource Management. Integrated Methods. The Consolidation Process.

3. Policies and Controls.

Policy Types. Controls. Subsystem Policies and Controls.

4. Workload Management.

Workload Analysis Tools. Workload Analysis Products. Internet Service Provider Workloads. Commercial Workloads. Batch Workloads.

5. Workload Measurements.

The SE Toolkit. Measurement Levels. The Application Resource Measurement Standard. SAP R/3 Measurements. Internet Server Measurements. Process Information. Accounting. Storage Measurements. Network Measurements.


6. Solaris Operating Environment.

When to Use Basic Solaris Features. Processor Partitioning. Limits. Disk Quotas. Configurable Kernel Limits.

7. Solaris Resource Manager Software.

When to Use SRM Software. Solaris Resource Manager Functions. Workload Configuration. Decay Factors and Parameters. Performance and Scalability Factors. Monitoring SRM Software. System Resource Accounting Information.

8. Dynamic System Domains and Dynamic Reconfiguration.

Dynamic System Domains. Resource Management Controls.

9. Solaris Bandwidth Manager Software.

The Need for Bandwidth Management. How Bandwidth Allocation Works. When to Use Solaris Bandwidth Manager. Where to Deploy Solaris Bandwidth Manager. Solaris Bandwidth Manager Architecture. LDAP Directory Integration. Monitoring, Accounting, and Billing. Customizing and Extending Solaris Bandwidth Manager Software.

10. Load Sharing Facility Software.

When to Use LSF. Relationship to Other Solaris Resource Control Features. LSF Resource Management Viewpoint. LSF Functions. Analyzing Workloads. LSF Workload Configuration. Parallel Jobs with Sun HPC. Other Similar Products.

11. The Jiro Initiative.

The Storage Management Problem. Storage Solution Requirements. The Jiro Solution. Jiro and Resource Management Possibilities. Jiro Architecture. The Java Community Process. Momentum Behind Jiro.

12. Sun Enterprise SyMON 2.0 Software.

When to Use SyMON Software. SyMON Software Architecture. Resource Monitoring with SyMON Software.

13. IBM Workload Manager for OS/390.

Mainframe Data Center Resource Management. Workload Manager Overview. Defining Service Policies within WLM. WLM Components. WLM Control Architecture. Typical Uses for WLM.




This book is one of an on-going series of books collectively known as the Sun BluePrints? Program. The Sun BluePrints Program is managed by the Enterprise Engineering Group. This group provides a framework to identify, develop, and distribute best practices information that applies across Sun products for the data center. This Resource Management BluePrint describes the best practices for combinations of products to manage resources.

Sun BluePrints Program

The mission of the Sun BluePrints Program is to empower Sun customers with the technical knowledge required to implement reliable, available, extensible, and secure information systems within the data center using Sun products. The Sun BluePrints Program is managed by the Enterprise Engineering Group. This group provides a framework to identify, develop, and distribute best practices information that applies across the Sun product line. Technical subject matter experts in various areas contribute to the program and focus on the scope and usefulness of the information.

The Enterprise Engineering Group is the primary provider of the technical content of the Sun BluePrints Program that includes books, guides, and online articles. Through these vehicles, Sun can provide guidance, installation and implementation experiences, real-life scenarios, and late-breaking technical information.

The bimonthly electronic magazine, Sun BluePrints OnLine, is located on the Web at http://www.sun.com/blueprints. To be notified about updates to the Sun BluePrints Program, please register yourself on this site.

Who Should Use This Book

This book is for experienced system administrators familiar with UNIX? and the Solaris? operating environment.

How This Book Is Organized

This book is divided into two major sections.

Part I, "Architecture," describes the overall architecture of resource management solutions. It introduces policy definition and resource control and describes a selection of workloads and common methods of measurement. It contains the following chapters:

Chapter 1 "Introduction, "Introduction," introduces the business problems that resource management addresses and explains the scope of this book.

Chapter 2 "Service Level Management, "Methodology," defines the overall methodology of service level management so that the resource management component can be put into a wider context. It also describes and compares several different approaches to resource management.

Chapter 3 "Policies and Controls, "Policy and Controls," examines a range of policy and control types and ways to implement them, then looks at each subsystem in turn to see what resources can be managed.

Chapter 4 "Workload Management, "Workload Management," describes several scenarios to illustrate the diversity of real life situations and the different tools that are appropriate.

Chapter 5 "Workload Measurements, "Workload Measurements," discusses the measurement sources that are important for resource management and the detailed meaning of some of the available measurements.

Part II, "Products," describes the products available for resource management and explains how they work alone and together. It contains the following chapters:

Chapter 6 "Solaris Operating Environment "Solaris Operating Environment," discusses the Solaris operating environment, focusing on several standard capabilities that are useful for resource management.

Chapter 7 "Solaris Resource Manager Software "Solaris Resource Manager Software," discusses the Solaris Resource Manager (SRM) software, which provides the ability to allocate and control major system resources.

Chapter 8 "Dynamic System Domains and Dynamic Reconfiguration, "Dynamic Systems Domains and Dynamic Reconfiguration," discusses the Dynamic Systems Domains and Dynamic Reconfiguration within the framework of resource management.

Chapter 9 "Solaris Bandwidth Manager Software, "Solaris Bandwidth Manager Software," explains how to use this product as part of a resource control framework.

Chapter 10 "Load Sharing Facility Software, "Load Sharing Facility Software," explains how to deploy LSF as a resource management tool and how it interoperates with other Solaris resource management controls.

Chapter 11 "The Jiro Initiative, "Jiro and Resource Management," describes this product in detail and explains how to use it as part of a resource control framework.

Chapter 12 "Sun Enterprise SyMON 2.0 Software, "Sun Enterprise SyMON 2.0 Software," describes when and how to use this product for monitoring resources.

Chapter 13 "IBM Workload Manager for OS/390, "IBM Workload Manager," provides an overview of what is possible with extensive use of resource management and serves as a guide to help design long term resource management goals for application developers.

Glossary is a list of words and phrases found in this book and their definitions.

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