Resource Manager

Resource Manager is a critical component for managing a scalable data center service that uses Microsoft® Provisioning Framework (MPF). Without effective management of resources in the data center, system resources are likely to be over- or underutilized. Overutilization can lower quality of service and violate a subscriber's service level agreement. Conversely, underutilization can inflate operating costs.

Resource Manager establishes an optimal utilization model that generates a notification whenever resources are over- or under-allocated to resource consumers. You can use Resource Manager to:

Resource Manager supports one allocation model, the block model, in which each resource instance has a maximum capacity, and each consumer instance is allocated a given percentage of that capacity. During allocation, the block-model algorithm evaluates each consumer and attempts to allocate it to the highest-ranked resource instance. If that resource is already fully allocated, the allocation function tries the next highest-ranked resource instance, and so on, for all resource instances and all consumers. Whenever multiple resources share the same rank, consumers are allocated to the first resource with sufficient capacity.

See Also

Architecture, BlockModelRMO Provider, CoreRMO Provider, Resource Manager Architecture, Resource Manager Concepts, Resource Manager Procedure Matrix

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