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.
This course can help you prepare for the Red Hat Certificate of Expertise in Performance Tuning exam (EX442).
Spoken language in the training will be english unless all students are comfortable/familiar with norwegian. Training material is in english.
Course content summary
- Tuning for use-case scenarios (for example, HPC, large memory, database, and file server)
- Tuning for power consumption
- Tuning virtual machines (host and guest)
- Tuning memory and caches
- Tuning CPU and memory utilization using cgroups
- Gathering performance metrics and other data for tuning purposes
Outline for this course
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.
Learn basic tuning theory and mechanisms used to tune the system.
Understand and analyze hardware.
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.
Tune 'host' and 'guest' for efficient virtualization.
RHCE certification or equivalent experience
Experienced Linux system administrators responsible for maximizing resource utilization through performance tuning.