Performance tuning and capacity planning for Red Hat Enterprise Linux

Red Hat Enterprise Performance Tuning is designed to teach senior Linux system administrators the methodology of performance tuning for Red Hat Enterprise Linux.

Overview

This course discusses system architecture with an emphasis on understanding the implications on system performance, methods for testing the effects of performance adjustments, open source benchmarking utilities, methods for analyzing system and networking performance, and tuning configurations for specific application loads.

Audience

Experienced Linux system administrators responsible for maximizing resource utilization through performance tuning.

Prerequisites

RHCE certification or equivalent experience.

Lessons

1

Introduction to performance tuning

Lesson : 1 | Duration 1.5 hours

  • Understand the basic principles of performance tuning and analysis
2

Collecting, graphing, and interpreting data

Lesson : 2 | Duration 1.5 hours

  • Gain proficiency in using basic analysis tools and in evaluating data
3

General tuning

Lesson : 3 | Duration 1.5 hours

  • Learn basic tuning theory and mechanisms used to tune the system>
4

Software profiling

Lesson : 4 | Duration 1.5 hours

  • Analyze CPU and memory performance of applications
5

Mail server tuning

Lesson : 5 | Duration 1.5 hours

  • Learn about basic storage tuning using an email server as an example
6

Large memory workload tuning

Lesson : 6 | Duration 1.5 hours

  • Understand memory management and tuning
7

HPC workload tuning

Lesson : 7 | Duration 1.5 hours

  • Understand tuning for CPU-bound applications
8

File server tuning

Lesson : 8 | Duration 1.5 hours

  • Understand storage and network tuning in the context of a file server application
9

Database server tuning

Lesson : 9 | Duration 1.5 hours

  • Tune memory and network performance using a database application as an example
10

Power usage tuning

Lesson : 10 | Duration 1.5 hours

  • Tune systems with power consumption in mind
11

Virtualization tuning

Lesson : 11 | Duration 1.5 hours

  • Tune 'host' and 'guest' for efficient virtualizatio
12

Hardware profiling

Lesson : 12 | Duration 1.5 hours

  • Understand and analyze hardware
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