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System Administration Guide: Virtualization Using the Solaris Operating System
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Commands Used With the Resource Pools Facility

The commands described in the following table provide the primary administrative interface to the pools facility. For information on using these commands on a system that has zones enabled, see Resource Pools Used in Zones.

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Enables or disables the pools facility on your system. Activates a particular configuration or removes the current configuration and returns associated resources to their default status. If run without options, pooladm prints out the current dynamic pools configuration.


Enables the manual binding of projects, tasks, and processes to a resource pool.


Provides configuration operations on pools and sets. Configurations created using this tool are instantiated on a target host by using pooladm.

If run with the info subcommand argument to the -c option, poolcfg displays information about the static configuration at /etc/pooladm.conf. If a file name argument is added, this command displays information about the static configuration held in the named file. For example, poolcfg -c info /tmp/newconfig displays information about the static configuration contained in the file /tmp/newconfig.


The pools system daemon. The daemon uses system targets and observable statistics to preserve the system performance goals specified by the administrator. If unable to take corrective action when goals are not being met, poold logs the condition.


Displays statistics for pool-related resources. Simplifies performance analysis and provides information that supports system administrators in resource partitioning and repartitioning tasks. Options are provided for examining specified pools and reporting resource set-specific statistics.

A library API is provided by libpool (see the libpool(3LIB) man page). The library can be used by programs to manipulate pool configurations.

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