Three great reviews in April issue of Sys Admin magazine
By chhandomay on Apr 26, 2007
In the April issue of Sys Admin magazine, we received three positive pieces of coverage including a detailed review of the Sun Grid Engine, a technical review of Solaris 10 and a how-to article that explains how to set up process accounting on Solaris 10.
In a positive detailed review of Sun Grid Engine, Rayson Ho of Sys Admin Magazine provides a brief history of the Sun Grid Engine and discusses how, with each release, the open source community contributes new features. Rayson describes the architecture of Grid engine clusters, system requirements and installation steps, and provides an overview basic Grid commands. He concludes by highlighting the growing number of useful features with each release of Grid Engine and says, "It is impossible to document all the useful features in Grid Engine in one article."
In a very technical and positive in-depth review of Solaris 10 Resource Management, the Sun product is positioned as a "significant enhancement of the facilities in previous versions." The reviewer, Scott Cromar, takes a step-by-step look at Solaris 10's task and process-level management capabilities, omitting a focus on Zones to discuss the function in a different article.
In third and final review, Marco Marongiu describes how to set up process accounting on Solaris 10, based on Aileen Frisch's Essential System Administration book, the Sun System Administration Guide as well as his own personal experience. Marco states process accounting as the capability of the operating system to track system activities by recording statistics. The article goes on to describe various commands and scripts to set up process accounting, and how the system administrators can leverage them.