Advanced Tools for AIX Performance Analysis

Duration: 
4 days
Codes: 
AIX,AN52G
Versions: 
NULL

Overview

Develop the skills to use kernel traces, trace based utilities, and svmon to measure and analyze CPU, memory, and I/O performance issues on IBM systems running AIX. Reinforce each lecture during extensive hands-on lab exercises and get practical experience applicable to their performance management requirements.

This course provides lectures and hands on labs in a face-to-face classroom setting. The course is also offered in a live virtual classroom environment (ILO - Instructor Led Online) with hands-on labs Advanced Tools for AIX Performance Analysis (ILO) (AX520).

Audience

The audience for this advanced training include AIX technical support personnel, performance benchmark personnel, and AIX system administrators.

Skills Gained

  • Use the trace facility to collect data and create a trace report
  • Use the kernel trace facilities to analyze CPU performance issues
  • Describe causes and impacts of high context switching rates
  • Identify what causes a thread to block and what causes a later wake up
  • Explain the relationship between the output of svmon -G, svmon -P, and svmon -S
  • Calculate the amount of memory in use on the system
  • Explain the relationship between svmon, vmstat, and ipcs output
  • Categorize the memory in use on the system by segment type
  • Identify which processes are using the most memory
  • Identify which segments are using the most paging space
  • Describe the characteristics of asynchronous I/O, synchronous I/O, direct I/O and concurrent I/O
  • Identify if the expected type of I/O is being executed
  • Tune asynchronous I/O

Prerequisites

You are expected to have extensive AIX skills. These skills can be obtained by attending the following courses:

  • Power Systems for AIX IV: Performance Management (AN510)
  • Power Systems for AIX IV: Performance Management (ILO) (AX510)

Course Outline

Day 1

  • (00:30) Welcome
  • (01:00) Unit 1 - Trace Facilities
  • (01:00) Exercise 1 - Trace Facilities
  • (02:30) Unit 2 - Advanced Memory Topics - I
  • (00:20) Exercise 2 - Advanced Memory Topics - I

Day 2

  • (02:30) Unit 3 - Advanced Memory Topics - II
  • (00:40) Exercise 3 - Advanced Memory Topics - II
  • (02:00) Unit 4 - Advanced CPU Topics - I
  • (00:30) Exercise 4 - Advanced CPU Topics - I
  • (00:25) (optional) Exercise 4 - Advanced CPU Topics - I (Part 2)

Day 3

  • (02:00) Unit 5 - Advanced CPU Topics - II
  • (00:30) Exercise 5 - Advanced CPU Topics - II
  • (02:00) Unit 6 - Advanced I/O Topics - I
  • (00:45) Exercise 6 - Advanced I/O Topics - I - Part 1
  • (00:30) (optional) Exercise 5 - Advanced CPU Topics - II (Parts 2 and 3)

Day 4

  • (00:35) Exercise 6 - Advanced I/O Topics - I - Part 2
  • (02:00) Unit 7 - Advanced I/O Topics - II
  • (01:45) Exercise 7 - Advanced I/O Topics - II
  • (00:20) (optional) Exercise 7 - Advanced I/O Topics - II - (Part 3)

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Onsite4 2000 £2000 2019-02-16
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