RH442

Red Hat Enterprise Performance Tuning

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Performance tuning and capacity planning for Red Hat Enterprise Linux

Red Hat® Enterprise Performance Tuning teaches senior Linux® system administrators about performance tuning for Red Hat Enterprise Linux.

Course Overview

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).

Course content summary

  • Tuning for use-case scenarios (for example, HPC, large memory, database, and file server)
  • Applying tuning profiles with tuned
  • Tuning virtual machines (primarily guest, but host is discussed)
  • Tuning memory and caches
  • Tuning CPU and memory utilization using cgroups (integrated in systemd)
  • Gathering performance metrics and other data for tuning purposes

Audience and prerequisites

Audience for this course

  • Senior Linux system administrators responsible for maximizing resource utilization through performance tuning

Prerequisites for this course

Outline for this course

Introduction to performance tuning
Understand the basic principles of performance tuning and analysis.
Collecting, graphing, and interpreting data
Gain proficiency using basic analysis tools and evaluating data.
General tuning
Learn basic tuning theory and mechanisms used to tune the system.
Limiting resource usage
Hardware profiling
Understand and analyze hardware.
Software profiling
Analyze CPU and memory performance of applications.
Small file tuning
Tune a server for a workload involving frequent reads and writes of small files.
Large memory workload tuning
Understand memory management and tuning.
Tuning for a CPU-intensive workload
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)
Tests candidates' ability to use standard system tools to analyze the performance of Red Hat Enterprise Linux and applications running on it and to modify the behavior of the system and applications to improve system performance.

This course prepares you for these credentials

Red Hat Certified Architect — RHCA®
RHCA certification represents a depth of knowledge in Red Hat Enterprise Linux and breadth of knowledge across other Red Hat technologies.
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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