System Administration Guide: Advanced Administration

Chapter 4 Managing System Resources (Overview)

This chapter provides a brief description of the system resource management features that are available in the Solaris Operating System and a road map to help you manage system resources.

Using these features, you can display general system information, monitor disk space, set disk quotas and use accounting programs. You can also schedule the cron and at commands to automatically run routine commands.

This section does not cover information on Solaris resource management that enables you to allocate, monitor, and control system resources in a flexible way.

For information on the procedures that are associated with managing system resources without Solaris resource management, see Managing System Resources (Road Map).

For information on managing system resources with Solaris resource management, see Chapter 1, Introduction to Solaris Resource Management, in System Administration Guide: Virtualization Using the Solaris Operating System.

What's New in Managing System Resources?

This section describes new or changed features for managing system resources in this Solaris release. For information about new or changes features in the Solaris 10 OS, see the following:

prtconf Option to Display Product Names

Solaris 10 1/06: A new -b option has been added to the prtconf command for the purpose of displaying a system's product name. This option is similar to the uname -i command. However, the prtconf -b command is specifically designed to determine the marketing name of a product.

The firmware device tree root properties that are displayed by using the -b option to the prtconf command are as follows:

To display additional platform- specific output that might be available, use the prtconf -vb command. For more information, see the prtconf(1M) man page and How to Display a System's Product Name.

Managing System Resources (Road Map)




Displaying and changing system information 

Use various commands to display and change system information, such as general system information, the language environment, the date and time, and the system's host name. 

Chapter 5, Displaying and Changing System Information (Tasks)

Managing disk use 

Identify how disk space is used and take steps to remove old and unused files. 

Chapter 6, Managing Disk Use (Tasks)

Managing quotas  

Use UFS file system quotas to manage how much disk space is used by users. 

Chapter 7, Managing Quotas (Tasks)

Scheduling system events 

Use cron and at jobs to help schedule system routines that can include clean up of old and unused files. 

Chapter 8, Scheduling System Tasks (Tasks)

Managing system accounting 

Use system accounting to identify how users and applications are using system resources. 

Chapter 9, Managing System Accounting (Tasks)

Managing system resources with Solaris Resource Management 

Use resource manager to control how applications use available system resources and to track and charge resource usage. 

Chapter 1, Introduction to Solaris Resource Management, in System Administration Guide: Virtualization Using the Solaris Operating System