Red Hat Enterprise System Monitoring and Performance Tuning (RH442)
Red Hat® Enterprise Performance Tuning teaches senior Linux® system administrators about performance tuning for Red Hat Enterprise Linux.This course discusses system architecture with 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
- Tuning configurations for specific application loads
This course can also help you prepare for the Red Hat Certificate of Expertise in Performance Tuning Exam (EX442).
Who should attend
- Senior Linux system administrators responsible for maximizing resource utilization through performance tuning.
This course is part of the following Certifications:
- Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE®) certification or equivalent experience
During this course, you will learn:
- 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
Detailed Course Outline
Module 1: Introduction to performance tuning
- Understand the basic principles of performance tuning and analysis.
Module 2: Collecting, graphing, and interpreting data
- Gain proficiency using basic analysis tools and evaluating data.
Module 3: General tuning
- Learn basic tuning theory and mechanisms used to tune the system.
Module 4: Limiting resource usage
Module 5: Hardware profiling
- Understand and analyze hardware.
Module 6: Software profiling
- Analyze CPU and memory performance of applications.
Module 7: Small file tuning
- Tune a server for a workload involving frequent reads and writes of small files.
Module 8: Large memory workload tuning
- Understand memory management and tuning.
Module 9: Tuning for a CPU-intensive workload
- Understand tuning for CPU-bound applications.
Module 10: File server tuning
- Understand storage and network tuning in the context of a file server application.
Module 11: Database server tuning
- Tune memory and network performance using a database application as an example.
Module 12: Power usage tuning
- Tune systems with power consumption in mind.
Module 13: Virtualization tuning
- Tune 'host' and 'guest' for efficient virtualization.