virtualization3.pngIn this weeks "How-To Tuesday," I would like to highlight a whitepaper that was recently published from the Oracle Solaris ISV team titled "Virtualization Monitoring in Oracle Solaris Zones." Over the years, the ISV teams at Oracle have done an amazing job at ensuring partner success through application and system optimization and compatibility. As they continue to hammer away to make those square pegs fit, they often come across great tips & tricks on how to best utilize existing systems.


Most recently, the whitepaper "Virtualization Monitoring in Oracle Solaris Zones" references ways of restricting Solaris Zones resource usage and shows you how to monitor the different zone types from within the nonglobal zone and from within the global zone.


In this paper, they go into detail on:

  • Resource Controlling of Oracle Solaris Zones
  • Monitoring Default Zones
  • Monitoring Oracle Solaris 10 Zones
  • Monitoring Kernel Zones
  • Using OpenStack for Monitoring Zones


To highlight a fantastic monitoring tool discussed in the whitepaper, Marc Nesello, a Senior Software Engineer at ISV Engineering in Germany, wrote a breakout piece on how to monitor Solaris Zones using zonestat. He goes into how to monitor zones with dedicated CPUs, zones with capped CPUs, and zones with capped memory.

To view this article, please go to: Using zonestat to Monitor Oracle Solaris Zones


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