Power Systems Running Linux: Performance Management (PowerVM Base)

COURSE OUTLINE:

Description

Learn performance monitoring skills for SUSE LINUX Enterprise Server, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, and Ubuntu server on POWER8 servers. You�ll learn the skills needed to measure, analyze, and potentially tune Linux distributions for optimal performance on IBM POWER8 systems.

�This course focuses on the features that relate to the performance of the POWER8 processor, Linux kernel, and the special monitoring, configuring, and tuning needs of virtual servers. You�ll work with traditional and IBM provided Linux performance analysis and tuning tools with the objective of learning which tools to use, when, and how they have been enhanced for the latest POWER8 technology. Each section is reinforced with hands-on lab exercises, so you�ll gain practical experience for your performance management requirements. These skills are invaluable to individuals responsible for the performance of a POWER8 server.

Audience

System administrators, architects, and engineers

Prerequisites

Students attending this course are expected to have Linux administration skills.

Learning Objectives

After completion of this course, you�ll be able to:

  • Identify the system components to be monitored
  • Define a performance monitoring strategy for Linux
  • Identify opensource, and IBM specific tools to monitor:
    • Processor
    • Memory
    • I/O
    • Network
  • Interpret results and reports generated by standard Linux tools
  • Structure a tuning strategy
  • Describe features of the POWER8 architecture that are relevant to performance management

Describe Virtual Server resource configuration guidelines