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.
Experienced Linux system administrators who are accountable for optimum utilization of resources using performance tuning techniques. An RHCE who wants to be a Certified Datacenter Specialist, or a Certified Architect of Red Hat systems.
RHCE certification or equivalent experience
- Introduction to performance tuning
- Understand the basic principles of performance tuning and analysis.
- Collecting, graphing, and interpreting data
- Gain proficiency in using basic analysis tools and in evaluating data.
- General tuning
- Learn basic tuning theory and mechanisms used to tune the system.
- Hardware profiling
- Understand and analyze hardware.
- Software profiling
- Analyze CPU and memory performance of applications.
- Mail server tuning
- Learn about basic storage tuning using an email server as an example.
- Large memory workload tuning
- Understand memory management and tuning.
- HPC workload tuning
- Understand tuning for CPU-bound applications.
- File server tuning
- Understand storage and network tuning in the context of a file server application.
- Database server tuning
- Tune memory and network performance using a database application as an example.
- Power usage tuning
- Tune systems with power consumption in mind.
- Virtualization tuning
- Tune ‘host’ and ‘guest’ for efficient virtualization.