System Administration Guide: Virtualization Using the Solaris Operating System

Identifying Control Violations

The directives described in Configuration Constraints and Objectives are used to detect the approaching failure of a system to meet its objectives. These objectives are directly related to workload.

A partition that is not meeting user-configured objectives is a control violation. The two types of control violations are synchronous and asynchronous.

The following events cause asynchronous objective violations:

The contributions of objectives that are not related to workload are assumed to remain constant between evaluations of the objective function. Objectives that are not related to workload are only reassessed when a reevaluation is triggered through one of the asynchronous violations.