System Administration Guide: Network Interfaces and Network Virtualization

Who Should Implement Resource Control Features

Any system administrator who wants to improve a system's efficiency and performance should consider implementing the resource control features. Consolidators can delegate bandwidth shares in combination with VNICs to help balance the load of large servers. Server administrators can use share allocation features to implement SLA's, such as those offered by ASPs. Traditional system administrators can use the bandwidth management features to isolate and prioritize certain applications. Finally, share allocation makes it easy for you to observe bandwidth usage by individual consumers.