Course Outline

Course Outline

NOTE: The exact contents of this course will depend on the specific variation of UNIX (e.g. AIX, HP/UX, Linux or Solaris) required

UNIX versions

UNIX flavours, how the version of UNIX affects tuning and troubleshooting

System sizing and estimation

Overview, performance concepts, benchmarks, system sizing, performance tuning process, system resources

Overview of the UNIX kernel

Micro kernels, Monolithic kernels, Kernel modules, the kernel

Kernel tuning

Overview, Tuneable parameters, changing parameters, static changing, dynamic changing

Problem analysis tools

Passwords, recovering lost root passwords, common problems, log files, Kernel errors, PANIC, crash, core dump analysis, syslog, process tracing with truss, fsdb

Performance monitoring tools

Cron tables, Systems accounting, sar, iostat, vmstat, kernel profiling and tracing

CPU bottlenecks

Issues and approaches, sar, ps, top, systems accounting, Assessing the load, priorities, customising the scheduler, dispatcher tables, multiple CPUs

Memory bottlenecks

Memory layout, paging, swapping, calculating process sizes, performance solutions, controlling paging and swapping

Disk bottlenecks

Disk structure, the buffer cache, monitoring and balancing the load, tuning actions, virtual disks

Filesystems

Filesystem types - s5, ufs, Vxfs, ext3, structure, problems, performance

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