Sun just launched a very interesting tool for managing server consolidation on Sun Fire T1000 and T2000 platforms with Solaris 10 Containers:
The Consolidation Tool for Sun Fire Servers V1.0, Sun Fire T1000 and T2000 Edition, is a software tool designed to simplify the task of consolidating multiple applications onto the Sun Fire T1000 or T2000 platform. In particular, this software allows the easy definition and creation of Solaris Containers.
The tool deploys applications into processor sets where appropriate and allocates CPUs into processor sets in a way that optimizes performance.
The software also takes full advantage of Solaris Containers (including Solaris Zones partitioning technology, pools, psets, and scheduling classes), making intelligent choices between full-root and sparse zones.
- Captures customer’s workload consolidation requirements
- Builds resource pools, psets, and Solaris Zones
- Deploys a short list of public domain applications into Solaris Zones
- Provides a report summarizing the deployment
A PDF presentation is available for further features details.
Download it here.
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Thanks to Phillip Fayers for the news.