Performance tuning and capacity planning for Red Hat Enterprise Linux

Red Hat® Enterprise Performance Tuning is designed to teach senior Linux® system administrators the methodology of performance tuning for Red Hat Enterprise Linux.

WAYS TO TRAIN/TEST

Red Hat offers a method of training that is convenient to you – classroom, online, or at your site.

Duration:

 4 days 

Course Overview

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). This version of the course includes the exam.

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

Audience and prerequisites

Audience for this course

Experienced Linux system administrators responsible for maximizing resource utilization through performance tuning

Prerequisites for this course

RHCE certification or equivalent experience

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.

General tuning

Learn basic tuning theory and mechanisms used to tune the system.

Hardware profiling

Understand and analyze hardware.

Software profiling

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.

Virtualization tuning

Tune ‘host’ and ‘guest’ for efficient virtualization.

Note: Course outline is subject to change with technology advances and as the nature of the underlying job evolves. For questions or confirmation on a specific objective or topic, please contact a training specialist.

Recommended next exam or course

Red Hat Certificate of Expertise in Performance Tuning exam (EX442)

Hands-on, performance-based, 4-hour exam.

This course prepares you for these credentials

Red Hat Certified Architect — RHCA

RHCA certification incorporates the skills plus advanced networking services security, system monitoring, and performance tuning.

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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