Fine-grain network quality of service on IBM AIX 7.1 and Linux in a multi-tenant cloud environment

Learn how to provide network quality service to AIX 7.1

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Sandeep Patil , Deepak Ghuge , and Sasikanth Eda

Date archived: December 19, 2016 | First published: March 21, 2013

In a multi-tenant environment, typically tenants share a single infrastructure on which resources are logically partitioned and where the cloud administrators support the required provisioning to enable sharing of the infrastructure. In purview of the overall administrative tasks, maintenance of network quality of service (QoS) per tenant is a must have but a tedious task. This article demonstrates a powerful QoS mechanism available with the Linux® operating system that can help cloud administrators to effectively divide the total network bandwidth available on a centralized Linux server, hosting cloud applications among tenant client systems such as IBM® AIX®, Microsoft® Windows®, and Linux.

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