Solaris Dynamic Performance Tuning and Troubleshooting with DTrace

3 Day Course
Hands On
Code SA-327-S10

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Overview

The Dynamic Performance Tuning and Troubleshooting with DTrace course provides students with the ability to use DTrace to diagnose application and system problems. This course replaces SA-325-S10.

Who Can Benefit:

Students who can benefit from this course are experienced system administrators, service support personnel, kernel developers, and application program developers

Upon completion of this course, students should be able to:

  • Use DTrace to find the source of intermittent problems.
  • Use DTrace to look at the cause of performance problems.
  • Use DTrace to help debug applications.
  • Find System problems with DTrace
  • Troubleshoot DTrace script problems.

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Modules

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DTrace Fundamentals (2 topics)

  • Describe the features of DTrace
  • Describe the DTrace architecture

Using DTrace (3 topics)

  • Examining performance problems using DTrace
  • Use DTrace to obtain information about system calls
  • Create D Scripts that Use Arguments

Debug Applications with DTrace (4 topics)

  • Use DTrace to profile an application
  • Use DTrace to access application variables
  • Use DTrace to find transient system call errors
  • Use DTrace to determine the names of files being opened

Finding System Problems with DTrace (5 topics)

  • Use DTrace to access kernel variables
  • Use DTrace to obtain information about read calls
  • Use DTrace to do anonymous tracing
  • Use DTrace to do speculative tracing
  • Explain the privileges necessary to run DTrace operations

Troubleshooting DTrace Problems (3 topics)

  • Describe how to lessen the performance impact of DTrace
  • Describe how to use and tune DTrace buffers
  • Debug DTrace scripts

Prerequisites

To succeed fully in this course, students should be able to administer the Solaris 10 Operating System, have a general understandaing of the Solaris kernel, and have some programming experience such as Perl or C

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