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Resource Bursting

Resource Bursting

In reserved compute pools, resource bursting allows a compute pool to expand demand beyond purchased resources using a separate, designated pool of host resources. To utilize bursting, the compute pool must be configured for bursting; contact your service delivery manager if you are unsure of the burst configuration for any compute pool. In a compute pool configured for bursting, you can enable or disable bursting for processor or memory from Infinicenter Console.

In instance-based compute pools, bursting is not needed and is not available. To maintain performance, IBM monitors your virtual machine placement and resources needed.

Bursting is intended to provide additional resources on a first-demand basis for temporary overage needs. IBM does not recommend reliance on burst utilization for long-term memory or CPU pressure relief; if your environment grows to the point where a permanent increase over the current resource allocation is needed, IBM recommends you to contact your sales representative or your service delivery manager to discuss purchasing additional resources.

Note: Bursting is not available to trial customers. If you wish to enable the bursting feature please contact your account representative.

On the Summary tab is a dashboard of resource utilization. On the dashboard are buttons to change the burst state of your reserved compute pool. These buttons also reflect the state of resource bursting.

On the compute pool tab for a specific compute pool, the buttons reflect state:

  • Enabled: one CP enabled
  • Disabled: one CP disabled
  • Not Configured: one CP unconfigured

On the All Compute Pools tab, the buttons reflect state:

  • Enabled: all CP enabled
  • Disabled: all CP disabled
  • Not Configured: all CP unconfigured

Note: On the All Compute Pools tab, only the tooltip visually distinguishes a disabled burst mode from an unconfigured burst mode.

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