System Administration Guide: Virtualization Using the Solaris Operating System
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Creating Pools Configurations

The configuration file contains a description of the pools to be created on the system. The file describes the elements that can be manipulated.

  • system

  • pool

  • pset

  • cpu

See poolcfg(1M) for more information on elements that be manipulated.

When pools are enabled, you can create a structured /etc/pooladm.conf file in two ways.

  • You can use the pooladm command with the -s option to discover the resources on the current system and place the results in a configuration file.

    This method is preferred. All active resources and components on the system that are capable of being manipulated by the pools facility are recorded. The resources include existing processor set configurations. You can then modify the configuration to rename the processor sets or to create additional pools if necessary.

  • You can use the poolcfg command with the -c option and the discover or create system name subcommands to create a new pools configuration.

    These options are maintained for backward compatibility with previous releases.

Use poolcfg or libpool to modify the /etc/pooladm.conf file. Do not directly edit this file.

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