Power Systems for AIX IV: Performance Management

Power Systems for AIX IV: Performance Management Course Description

Duration: 5.00 days (40 hours)

Develop the skills to measure, analyze, and tune common performance issues on IBM Power Systems running AIX.

Learn about performance management concepts and techniques and how to use the basic AIX tools to monitor, analyze, and tune an AIX system. The course covers how virtualization technologies such as the PowerVM environment and workload partitions affect AIX performance management. Monitoring and analyzing tools discussed in this course include vmstat, iostat, sar, tprof, svmon, netstat, lvmstat, and topas. Tuning tools include schedo, vmo, ioo, no, and nfso.

The course also covers how to use Performance Problem Reporting (PerfPMR) to capture a variety of performance data for later analysis.

Each lecture is reinforced with extensive hands-on lab exercises which provide practical experience.

The lecture materials include AIX 7.1 enhancements and the exercises are executed in an AIX 7.1 lab environment.

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Intended Audience for this Power Systems for AIX IV: Performance Management Course

  • » AIX technical support personnel
  • » Performance benchmarking personnel
  • » AIX system administrators

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Course Prerequisites for Power Systems for AIX IV: Performance Management

  • » Required: Power Systems for AIX II: AIX Implementation and Administration
  • » You are expected to have basic AIX system administration skills. These skills can be obtained by attending the following courses:- AIX Jumpstart for UNIX professionals (AN14G) or Power Systems for AIX II: Implementation and Administration (AN12G)
  • » It is very helpful to have a strong background in TCP/IP networking to support the network performance portion of the course. These skills can be built or reinforced by attending:- TCP/IP for AIX Administrators (AN21G)
  • » It is also very helpful to have a strong background in PowerVM (particularly micro partitioning and the role of the virtual I/O server). These skills can be built or reinforced by attending:- Power Systems for AIX - Virtualization I: Implementing Vi

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Power Systems for AIX IV: Performance Management Course Objectives

  • » Define performance terminology
  • » Describe the methodology for tuning a system
  • » Identify the set of basic AIX tools to monitor, analyze, and tune a system
  • » Use AIX tools to determine common bottlenecks in the Central Processing Unit (CPU), Virtual Memory Manager (VMM), Logical Volume Manager (LVM), internal disk Input/Output (I/O), and network subsystems
  • » Use AIX tools to demonstrate techniques to tune the subsystems

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Power Systems for AIX IV: Performance Management Course Outline

      1. Module: 1
        1. Performance analysis and tuning overview
          1. Working with tunable files
        2. Data collection
          1. Data collection
        3. Monitoring, analyzing, and tuning CPU usage
          1. Monitoring, analyzing, and tuning CPU usage (parts 1 and 2)
          2. Monitoring, analyzing, and tuning CPU usage (parts 3, 4 and 5)
      2. Module: 2
        1. Virtual memory performance monitoring and tuning
          1. Virtual memory performance monitoring and tuning
      3. Module: 3
        1. Physical and logical volume performance
          1. Physical and logical volume performance
        2. File system performance monitoring and tuning (topic 1)
          1. File system performance monitoring and tuning (parts 1, 2, and 3)
      4. Module: 4
        1. File system performance monitoring and tuning (topic 2)
          1. File system performance monitoring and tuning (part 4)
        2. Network performance
          1. Network performance
      5. Module: 5
        1. NFS performance
          1. NFS performance tuning
        2. Performance management methodology
          1. Summary exercise

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We ensure your success by asking all students to take a FREE Skill Assessment test. These short, instructor-written tests are an objective measure of your current skills that help us determine whether or not you will be able to meet your goals by attending this course at your current skill level. If we determine that you need additional preparation or training in order to gain the most value from this course, we will recommend cost-effective solutions that you can use to get ready for the course.

Our required skill-assessments ensure that:

  1. All students in the class are at a comparable skill level, so the class can run smoothly without beginners slowing down the class for everyone else.
  2. NetCom students enjoy one of the industry's highest success rates, and pass rates when a certification exam is involved.
  3. We stay committed to providing you real value. Again, your success is paramount; we will register you only if you have the skills to succeed.
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