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How to Save Power on SPARC M5, M6, M7, T5, T7 and S7 Servers (Doc ID 1610270.1)

Last updated on SEPTEMBER 07, 2018

Applies to:

SPARC M7-16 - Version All Versions to All Versions [Release All Releases]
SPARC T7-1 - Version All Versions to All Versions [Release All Releases]
SPARC T7-2 - Version All Versions to All Versions [Release All Releases]
SPARC T7-4 - Version All Versions to All Versions [Release All Releases]
SPARC M5-32 - Version All Versions to All Versions [Release All Releases]
SPARC

Goal

Save power on Oracle's SPARC T5, SPARC M5, and SPARC M6 servers with power policies and power caps that enable hardware low-power states.  All power saving policies may be applied to SPARC M7, T7, and S7 servers as well, with differences highlighted inline where applicable.

Solution

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In this Document
Goal
Solution
 Introduction
 Power Management Policies
 Platform Power Management Policies
 Managing Platform Power Policies
 Oracle Solaris 11 Power Management Policies
 Power Aware Dispatcher
 Power Capping
 Managing Power Caps
 Oracle ILOM Command Line
 Oracle ILOM BUI
 SNMP
 IPMI
 Observing Power Consumption
 Observing Platform Power Consumption
 Oracle ILOM Command Line
 Oracle ILOM BUI
 SNMP
 IPMI
 Observing Logical Domain Power Consumption
 Use Cases and Scripts
 Disabling Power Management in an Oracle Solaris Guest Domain During Trading Hours
 Observing CPU Speed Changes
 How Power Management Works
 Hardware Power States
 Power Management Software
 Platform Policy Software
 Oracle Solaris 11.1 Policy Software
 The powertop Tool
 Power Capping Software
 Example: SPARC T5-2 Server with Two Oracle Solaris 11 Instances
 See Also
 About the Author

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