With vCMP initial setup successfully completed to process application traffic, you will likely want to manage the configuration of the vCMP host to optimize performance.
The vCMP host is the system-wide hypervisor that makes it possible for you to create, view, and manage all guests on the system. A vCMP host allocates system resources to guests as needed.
vCMP host configuration encompasses these activities:
Use the BIG-IP Configuration utility to view the host properties for all slots on the system or for a single slot. The host properties that you can view are:
This topic describes the vCMP host properties on the BIG-IP system.
|State||Configured, Provisioned, or Deployed||The state of the named guest.|
|On Slots||One or more numeric values in the range of 1 through 4.||The slot numbers pertaining to each guest.|
|Number of Cores||A numeric value||The number of CPU cores currently allocated to the named guest.|
You can view a vCMP™ application volume on the system, control the amount of physical disk space that the BIG-IP system allocates to a vCMP volume, or delete a vCMP volume. The BIG-IP system creates a vCMP application volume when you initially provision the vCMP feature.
You control the amount of disk space that the BIG-IP system allocates to a vCMP application volume using the Disk Management screens of the BIG-IP Configuration utility. The Disk Management screens allow you to reserve an amount of disk space for other uses, so that the system does not allocate all available disk resources to the vCMP application volume.
Sometimes, you might need to de-provision the vCMP feature to perform certain disk management tasks. For example, you might want to increase the amount of disk space that the BIG-IP system reserves for non-vCMP uses such as an additional installation location. In this case, you must first de-provision the vCMP feature, and then explicitly delete the vCMP application volume from the system, before increasing the reserve amount. Once you have increased the reserve amount, you can re-provision the vCMP feature, thereby creating a new vCMP application volume.