NFS Server Performance and Tuning Guide for Sun Hardware

Sun Enterprise 4000, 5000, and 6000 Systems

The Sun Enterprise 6000 server system, the Sun Enterprise 5000 server system and the Sun Enterprise 4000 server system are available in two enclosures (see Figure 2-2):

Figure 2-2 Sun Enterprise 6000 and 5000 Server Cabinet System and Sun Enterprise 4000 Stand-alone System


The same CPU/memory board, I/O boards, disk board, processor modules, memory SIMMs, power modules, and cooling modules are used in all enclosures.

The minimum configuration for the Sun Enterprise 4000, 5000, and 6000 is:

Sun Enterprise systems have extensive error detection mechanisms, and an Automatic System Reconfiguration (ASR) feature that enables the system to be rebooted with failed components (such as CPUs, memory, or I/O) disabled. When an error is detected, the system is reconfigured so that the board containing the failed components is placed in low power mode and is no longer accessible.

The hot-plugable feature inserts a new board into a powered up system, despite being "live," or being supplied with electrical power. Once a working board is added to a powered on system with the hot-plugable feature, the Solaris 2.5.1 or 2.6 software environments will not use the new board until the system is rebooted. The systems also support hot-plugable disk drives and redundant, hot-plugable power and cooling units.

High speed networking is supported by integrated 10 or 100 Mb Ethernet and optional ATM interface.

The systems support remote control administration, which enables remote rebooting and power cycling.

The system monitor for these servers is Solstice(TM) SyMON(TM), a system performance tool that you can use to: