Managing File Systems in Oracle® Solaris 11.2

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Updated: July 2014

Configuring Swap Space in a SAN Environment

Review the following points to determine whether you might configure swap space on a network-connected disk, such as in a SAN environment:

  • Diagnosing swap space issues on a locally-attached disk is easier than diagnosing swap space issues on a network-connected disk.

  • The performance of swap space over a SAN should be comparable to swap space configured on a locally-attached disk.

  • Adding more memory to a system with performance issues, after analyzing performance data, might resolve a swap over SAN performance problem better than moving the swap to a locally-attached disk.