A software tool for enabling resource availability for users, groups and
applications. It provides the ability to allocate and control major system
resources such as CPU, virtual memory, and number of processes. Solaris
Resource Manager software is the key enabler for server consolidation and
increased system resource utilization.
The Solaris Resource Manager (SRM) redefines the traditional model
where a critical application was hosted on a single system.
Server resources utilizing Solaris can be
controlled using methods similar to mainframe-class systems.
Multiple applications and groups receive a consistent level of
service on a single server. In fact, resources can be allocated to the
individual user. Resource utilization can actually increase because
unused capacity is dynamically allocated to active users and
applications. Systems can become easier to manage because system
administrators have the ability to set and enforce resource usage
policies. SRM software makes resource usage data
available for use into user-defined reports, accounting tools and
SRM includes the following features:
- Ability to control CPU, virtual
memory, number of processes, number of logins, and connect time
- Fair-share allocation: Dynamically allocate CPU resources
according to predefined policies
- Hierarchical control model: Map resources to groups within
applications and individual users within groups
- Policy-based resource administration: Ability to set resource
The following are targeted applications:
Server Consolidation: Consolidating enterprise application and database
yield environments where significant cost savings are generated and resource
utilization. Smaller servers can be consolidated to larger, more reliable
Web-site hosting: Hundreds of small web servers can be consolidated to
larger servers. Each customer receives the specific level of web resources
that they purchased from an ISP.
Site with large number of users: Where there are users with
different requirements, resources can be guaranteed for specified
levels of service.
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