System Administration Guide: Virtualization Using the Solaris Operating System
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Configuration to Be Consolidated

In this example, five applications are being consolidated onto a single system. The target applications have resource requirements that vary, different user populations, and different architectures. Currently, each application exists on a dedicated server that is designed to meet the requirements of the application. The applications and their characteristics are identified in the following table.

Application Description


Application server

Exhibits negative scalability beyond 2 CPUs

Database instance for application server

Heavy transaction processing

Application server in test and development environment

GUI-based, with untested code execution

Transaction processing server

Primary concern is response time

Standalone database instance

Processes a large number of transactions and serves multiple time zones

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