System Administration Guide: Security Services

Using Solaris Resource Management Features

Solaris software provides sophisticated resource management features. Using these features, you can allocate, schedule, monitor, and cap resource use by applications in a server consolidation environment. The resource controls framework enables you to set constraints on system resources that are consumed by processes. Such constraints help to prevent denial-of-service attacks by a script that attempts to flood a system's resources.

With Solaris resource management features, you can designate resources for particular projects. You can also dynamically adjust the resources that are available. For more information, see Part I, Resource Management, in System Administration Guide: Oracle Solaris Containers-Resource Management and Oracle Solaris Zones.