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Administering Resource Management in Oracle® Solaris 11.4

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Updated: August 2018

Introduction to Dynamic Resource Pools

Dynamic resource pools (DRPs) provide a mechanism for dynamically adjusting each pool's resource allocation in response to system events and application load changes. Dynamic resource pools simplify and reduce the number of decisions required from an administrator. Adjustments are automatically made to preserve the system performance goals specified by an administrator. The changes made to the configuration are logged. These capabilities are primarily enacted through the resource controller poold, a system daemon that should always be active when dynamic resource allocation is required. Periodically, the poold daemon examines the load on the system and determines whether intervention is required to enable the system to maintain optimal performance with respect to resource consumption. The poold configuration is held in the libpool configuration. For more information about the poold daemon, see the poold(8) man page.