12.1 Viewing Processors

Clicking the View Processors link under the Manage Hardware heading in the navigation frame displays the Processor Information page. On this page you can view information about each processor on this host.

Information about the processor speed as well as the local cache sizes is useful in determining how much work a processor can do.

This information is equivalent to the information you would see in the /proc/cpuinfo file.

Figure 12-1 Example Processor Information Page

In a virtualized environment, the processor information is reported from the perspective of the server where you connected.

  • Host Server: When you connect to Novell Remote Manager by using the host server IP address, the report contains information about all processors on the system.

  • Guest Server: When you connect to Novell Remote Manager by using the guest server IP address, the report contains information about the physical hardware in use, but only for the number of processors you assign to the virtual machine.

    The guest server reports the same information about a processor as if it owned the actual hardware on the server. The Virtual Machine Monitor component of the virtualization software emulates a complete hardware environment in the virtual machine for the guest server. The guest server OS is unaware that it shares the hardware resources with other virtual machines and the host.

The actual usage statistics of the physical processors are not known by Novell Remote Manager. You could use the Virtual Machine Manager to see that type of information.