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AIX 5L Practical Performance Tools and Tuning Guide by IBM Redbooks

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8.1. Case study: NIM server

In this case study we utilized an IBM pSeries model 690 server that was configured into four separate logical partitions (LPAR). Each partition included one 10/100 Ethernet adapter, one gigabit Ethernet adapter, and one internal SCSI hard disk. Each partition had two processors and 4GB of RAM. The partition configured as the NIM master (server) also has two fibre channel adapters and an additional local SCSI hard disk assigned to it.

For our first test, we had all partitions using the 10/100 Ethernet adapters, connected to a switch, with effective link parameters of 100Mbps, full duplex. The NIM server resources were ...

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