6.11.1 Distributed Resource Scheduler (DRS)

The Distributed Resource Scheduler (DRS) optimizes virtual machine resource utilization in a server pool. DRS automatically moves running virtual machines to another Oracle VM Server in a server pool if any of the Oracle VM Servers exceed a specified CPU threshold for a specified period of time. DRS continuously samples performance data from every Oracle VM Server and every virtual machine.

The movement of virtual machines is policy-driven. When a threshold is reached, Oracle VM Manager live migrates the running virtual machine from one Oracle VM Server to another, without down time. Oracle VM Manager allows you to specify a DRS threshold for each server pool, and to choose which Oracle VM Servers participate in the policy.

See Define or Edit Server Pool Policies in the Oracle VM Manager User's Guide for information on enabling and configuring the DRS in a server pool.