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Performance Tuning & Capacity Planning

  This is a 2 day course which focuses on the essentials of Unix Performance. Engineers and administrators focused on performance tuning, capacity planning, and SMP/Cluster sizing will want to take this course. This course can be tailored towards AIX, Solaris, HP-UX, and/or Linux. This class has a maximum size of only 7 students!

Course Outline

Day 1:

  • Computer Architecture
    • Symmetric Multiprocessor Systems
    • Cluster Technology
    • UNIX Kernel Architectures
    • Virtual Memory Manager
    • Memory IO Schedulers
    • CPU Scheduler, Kernel Dispatcher
    • Process & Thread Abstraction
    • Inter-process Communication
  • File System & IO Management
    • Vnode & Virtual File System Abstraction
    • System Call Subsystem
    • File System Technology
    • Direct IO
    • Memory Mapping
  • Network Management
    • Interconnect Technology
    • Distributed File Systems, SAN/NAS

Day 2:

  • Performance Analysis
    • Performance Monitoring
    • Workflow Characterization
    • Benchmarks
  • Performance Tuning Process
    • Memory Tuning
    • CPU Tuning
    • IO Tuning
    • Network Tuning
  • Capacity Planning
    • Planning Methodologies
    • SMP Systems
    • Clusters
    • Grids
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