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Red Hat Enterprise Performance Tuning

Course Details

In this course, you will learn about 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 does not include the exam.

Course Prerequisites

RHCE certification or equivalent experience

Course Agenda

1. Introduction to performance tuning

  • Understand the basic principles of performance tuning and analysis

2. Collecting, graphing, and interpreting data

  • Gain proficiency in using basic analysis tools and in evaluating data

3. General tuning

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

4. Hardware profiling

  • Understand and analyze hardware

5. Software profiling

  • Analyze CPU and memory performance of applications

6. Mail server tuning

  • Learn about basic storage tuning using an email server as an example

7. Large memory workload tuning

  • Understand memory management and tuning

8. HPC workload tuning

  • Understand tuning for CPU-bound applications

9. File server tuning

  • Understand storage and network tuning in the context of a file server application

10. Database server tuning

  • Tune memory and network performance using a database application as an example

11. Power usage tuning

  • Tune systems with power consumption in mind

12. Virtualization tuning

  • Tune host and guest for efficient virtualization