Hands-on Consolidation on CoolThreads Servers

A couple of Sun Blueprints have recently been released that offer some helpful insights into application consolidation on CoolThreads Servers.

The first, Consolidating the Sun Store onto Sun Fire T2000 Servers, documents the process of migrating the online Sun Store from a Sun Enterprise 10000 with 38 400MHz CPUs onto a pair of Sun Fire T2000 servers (they used two for high availability). The resulting environment took advantage of Solaris 10 Containers. They saw an overall reduction of approximately 90 percent in both input power and heat output! Pretty cool (literally)! The space savings were even more significant.

The second blueprint, Web Consolidation on the Sun Fire T1000 using Solaris Containers, gives a detailed hands-on description of the process of building a web-tier consolidation platform on a Sun Fire T1000 with Containers.

If you're planning a CoolThreads consolidation, go check them out. I think you'll find both papers useful.

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