Course Description

Red Hat® Enterprise Performance Tuning teaches senior Linux® system administrators about performance tuning for Red Hat Enterprise Linux.

This course discusses system architecture with 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
  • Tuning configurations for specific application loads

The duration of training

4 days


Course outline

  • Introduction to performance tuning
    Understand the basic principles of performance tuning and analysis.
  • Collecting, graphing, and interpreting data
    Gain proficiency using basic analysis tools and evaluating data.
  • General tuning
    Learn basic tuning theory and mechanisms used to tune the system.
  • Limiting resource usage
    Allocate resources for best performance by limiting resource usage.
  • Hardware profiling
    Understand and analyze hardware.
  • Software profiling
    Analyze CPU and memory performance of applications.
  • Using SystemTap
    Use systemtap for profiling software.
  • Small file tuning
    Tune a server for a workload involving frequent reads and writes of small files.
  • Large memory workload tuning
    Understand memory management and tuning.
  • Tuning for a CPU-intensive workload
    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.
  • Red Hat Performance Tuning Comprehensive Review
    Do a comprehensive overview of the course.

This course prepares you for these credentials

  • Red Hat Certified Architect — RHCA®
    RHCA certification represents a depth of knowledge in Red Hat Enterprise Linux and breadth of knowledge across other Red Hat technologies.
  • Certificates of Expertise
    Certificates of Expertise are incremental credentials attached to an RHCE certification that demonstrate skills and knowledge in specialized areas.

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