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Cgroups—The next generation

Watch recording from August 14, 2019

Control Groups (Cgroups) provide methods for hierarchically managing resources within the system such as memory consumption, CPU time, block device bandwidth in read and write operations, etc. Cgroups provide a great deal of useful features when the resource in question is shared across multiple workloads within the same system (such as backups being written to the same storage device as a production database or CPUs in any mixed workload).

Within the Red Hat Enterprise Linux family, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 introduced Cgroups (now known as Cgroups V1). Over time, the Linux community began Cgroups V2 in an effort to improve upon the work accomplished by Cgroups V1 and introduce a far more simple hierarchy and easier to use subsystem for managing resources hierarchically. Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 introduces Cgroups V2.

Join Marc Richter as he discusses the major changes to Cgroups V2, how that might change how you deploy and use control groups in your organization, and gives a live demonstration.


Live event date: Wednesday, August, 14, 2019 | 12 p.m. ET

On-demand event: Available for one year afterward.

Marc Richter

Principal Technical Account Manager, Red Hat

Marc is a Principal Technical Account Manager focusing on platform customers—this includes All Things Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Satellite, and performance. He's been a Linux nerd since 1998 and joined Red Hat in 2015 after spending 14 years in IT in the pharmaceutical industry.