System Administration Guide: Oracle Solaris Containers-Resource Management and Oracle Solaris Zones

Configuration to Be Consolidated

In this example, five applications are being consolidated onto a single system. The target applications have resource requirements that vary, different user populations, and different architectures. Currently, each application exists on a dedicated server that is designed to meet the requirements of the application. The applications and their characteristics are identified in the following table.

Application Description 


Application server 

Exhibits negative scalability beyond 2 CPUs 

Database instance for application server 

Heavy transaction processing 

Application server in test and development environment 

GUI-based, with untested code execution 

Transaction processing server 

Primary concern is response time 

Standalone database instance 

Processes a large number of transactions and serves multiple time zones