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Resource Management by Tom Bialaski, Enrique Vargas, Evert Hoogendoorn, Adrian Cockcroft, Richard Mc Dougall

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Resource Monitoring with SyMON Software

The SyMON software can be used in several ways to monitor the resource usage of systems, this can be useful in both manual and automatically managed resource control environments. This section illustrates how to configure and use the SyMON software to perform basic monitoring operations and to discover the resources that are available in a system. The system used in the examples is an Ultra Enterprise 4000 configured with two 167MHz CPUs and about 300 disks.

The SyMON Health Monitor

The SyMON software includes a system health monitoring module that you can use in a resource management scenario to see if a system has enough resources to run comfortably. For example, if the CPU state is reported as red, that ...

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