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

1.  Introduction to Solaris 10 Resource Management

2.  Projects and Tasks (Overview)

3.  Administering Projects and Tasks

4.  Extended Accounting (Overview)

5.  Administering Extended Accounting (Tasks)

6.  Resource Controls (Overview)

7.  Administering Resource Controls (Tasks)

8.  Fair Share Scheduler (Overview)

9.  Administering the Fair Share Scheduler (Tasks)

10.  Physical Memory Control Using the Resource Capping Daemon (Overview)

11.  Administering the Resource Capping Daemon (Tasks)

12.  Resource Pools (Overview)

13.  Creating and Administering Resource Pools (Tasks)

14.  Resource Management Configuration Example

15.  Resource Control Functionality in the Solaris Management Console

Using the Console (Task Map)

Console Overview

Management Scope

Performance Tool

How to Access the Performance Tool

Monitoring by System

Monitoring by Project or User Name

Resource Controls Tab

How to Access the Resource Controls Tab

Resource Controls You Can Set

Setting Values

Console References

Part II Zones

16.  Introduction to Solaris Zones

17.  Non-Global Zone Configuration (Overview)

18.  Planning and Configuring Non-Global Zones (Tasks)

19.  About Installing, Halting, Cloning, and Uninstalling Non-Global Zones (Overview)

20.  Installing, Booting, Halting, Uninstalling, and Cloning Non-Global Zones (Tasks)

21.  Non-Global Zone Login (Overview)

22.  Logging In to Non-Global Zones (Tasks)

23.  Moving and Migrating Non-Global Zones (Tasks)

24.  Solaris 10 9/10: Migrating a Physical Solaris System Into a Zone (Tasks)

25.  About Packages and Patches on a Solaris System With Zones Installed (Overview)

26.  Adding and Removing Packages and Patches on a Solaris System With Zones Installed (Tasks)

27.  Solaris Zones Administration (Overview)

28.  Solaris Zones Administration (Tasks)

29.  Upgrading a Solaris 10 System That Has Installed Non-Global Zones

30.  Troubleshooting Miscellaneous Solaris Zones Problems

Part III lx Branded Zones

31.  About Branded Zones and the Linux Branded Zone

32.  Planning the lx Branded Zone Configuration (Overview)

33.  Configuring the lx Branded Zone (Tasks)

34.  About Installing, Booting, Halting, Cloning, and Uninstalling lx Branded Zones (Overview)

35.  Installing, Booting, Halting, Uninstalling and Cloning lx Branded Zones (Tasks)

36.  Logging In to lx Branded Zones (Tasks)

37.  Moving and Migrating lx Branded Zones (Tasks)

38.  Administering and Running Applications in lx Branded Zones (Tasks)



Resource Controls Tab

Resource controls allow you to associate a project with a set of resource constraints. These constraints determine the allowable resource usage of tasks and processes that run in the context of the project.

Figure 15-2 Resource Controls Tab in the Solaris Management Console

Screen capture shows the Resource Controls tab. Resource controls and their values appear on the tab.

How to Access the Resource Controls Tab

The Resource Controls tab is located under System Configuration in the Navigation pane. To access Resource Controls, do the following:

  1. Click the System Configuration control entity in the Navigation pane.
  2. Double-click Projects.
  3. Click on a project in the console main window to select it.
  4. Select Properties from the Action menu.
  5. Click the Resource Controls tab.

    View, add, edit, or delete resource control values for processes, projects, and tasks.

Resource Controls You Can Set

The following table shows the resource controls that can be set in the console. The table describes the resource that is constrained by each control. The table also identifies the default units that are used by the project database for that resource. The default units are of two types:

Thus, project.cpu-shares specifies the number of shares to which the project is entitled. process.max-file-descriptor specifies the highest file number that can be assigned to a process by the open(2) system call.

Table 15-1 Standard Resource Controls Available in the Solaris Management Console

Control Name
Default Unit
The number of CPU shares that are granted to this project for use with the fair share scheduler (FSS) (see the FSS(7) man page)
Quantity (shares)
Maximum CPU time that is available to this task's processes
Time (seconds)
Maximum number of LWPs simultaneously available to this task's processes
Quantity (LWPs)
Maximum CPU time that is available to this process
Time (seconds)
Maximum file descriptor index that is available to this process
Index (maximum file descriptor)
Maximum file offset that is available for writing by this process
Size (bytes)
Maximum size of a core file that is created by this process
Size (bytes)
Maximum heap memory that is available to this process
Size (bytes)
Maximum stack memory segment that is available to this process
Size (bytes)
Maximum amount of address space, as summed over segment sizes, available to this process
Size (bytes)

Setting Values

You can view, add, edit, or delete resource control values for processes, projects, and tasks. These operations are performed through dialog boxes in the console.

Resource controls and values are viewed in tables in the console. The Resource Control column lists the resource controls that can be set. The Value column displays the properties that are associated with each resource control. In the table, these values are enclosed in parentheses, and they appear as plain text separated by commas. The values in parentheses comprise an “action clause.” Each action clause is composed of a threshold, a privilege level, one signal, and one local action that is associated with the particular threshold. Each resource control can have multiple action clauses, which are also separated by commas.

Note - On a running system, values that are altered in the project database through the console only take effect for new tasks that are started in a project.