Red Hat Enterprise System Monitoring and Performance

4 Day Course
Hands On
Official Linux Curriculum
Code RH442

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RH442 Red Hat Enterprise System Monitoring and Performance Tuning is an advanced 4-day hands-on lab course covering system architecture, performance characteristics, monitoring, benchmarking, and network performance tuning.

This class will cover: a discussion of system architecture with an emphasis on understanding the implications of system architecture on system performance, methods for testing the effects of performance adjustments (benchmarking), open source benchmarking utilities, methods for analyzing system performance and networking performance, tuning configurations for specific application loads.

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Basics: Principles and Terminology (3 topics)

  • What is performance tuning?
  • Steps in the tuning process
  • Quantifying performance

Tools for Obtaining Information (7 topics)

  • The sysfs and proc filesystems and the sysctl utility
  • System process queues
  • The system activity reporter
  • Passing parameters to kernel modules
  • Generating reports using standard utilties
  • Benchmarking
  • Monitoring systems with SNMP and MRTG

Monitoring the Kernel (2 topics)

  • Kernel profiling and OProfile
  • Monitoring the kernel with SystemTap

Hardware Performance Considerations (3 topics)

  • Memory: levels, types
  • Cache
  • Disk and I/O

The CPU: Processes and Scheduling (4 topics)

  • Controlling processor speed
  • How the Linux kernel schedules processes
  • Process priority
  • Obtaining processor performance information

Memory (5 topics)

  • How Processes and the kernel utilize memory
  • System tunables that affect memory performance
  • How page and buffer caches work
  • Monitoring and controlling memory usage
  • The virtual memory subsystem

The I/O Subsystem and Filesystems (6 topics)

  • Tuning the disk I/O subsystem
  • I/O scheduling
  • The virtual file system
  • File system tunable parameters
  • Layout of the ext2 and ext3 filesystems
  • Journaling

Network Performance (6 topics)

  • Factors affecting performance
  • Viewing device information
  • Ethernet channel bonding
  • Network sockets
  • Layers of the OSI model
  • TCP tuning

Application Tuning (6 topics)

  • Causes of performance problems
  • Application tuning
  • Viewing application behaviors using standard tools
  • NFS
  • Apache
  • Samba


Participants in RH442 should already be familiar with Red Hat Enterprise Linux. Recommended minimum competency level is completion of the RHCE or equivalent knowledge.

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RH442 4 Days $2,720

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