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Official Linux Foundation™ Course

Keeping your Linux systems running optimally is a mission-critical function for most Linux IT professionals.

This course will teach you the appropriate tools, subsystems, and techniques you need to get the best possible performance out of Linux.

This course is designed to give you all the tools and techniques you need to keep your Linux systems running at optimal levels. These techniques and tools have been developed and tested in the most demanding high-performance computing environments.

In this course, you’ll learn:

  •         Industry configuration best practices
  •         The best tried-and-true optimization performance tuning tools and techniques
  •         How to manually optimize the kernel’s behavior
  •         Tracing, profiling and instrumentation techniques across a wide range of conditions
  •         And more.

This course is designed to work with a wide range of Linux distributions, so you will be able to apply these concepts regardless of your distro.

Course Materials

As part of your registration, a printed copy of the course manual will be provided.

Those who attend the entire course will receive a digital Certificate of Course Completion from the Linux Foundation™.

Linux Performance Tuning

Course Code

GTLFS5

Duration

4 Days

Course Fee

POA

Accreditation

Linux Foundation

 

Those who attend the entire course will receive a digital Certificate of Course Completion from the Linux Foundation™.

Target Audience

This Linux Performance Tuning training course is primarily intended for system administrators and technology architects who need to select and tune their environment to maximize speed and efficiency.

Attendee Requirements

  • Students should be experienced Linux users. Familiarity with local system administration concepts.

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Course Description

Official Linux Foundation™ Course

Keeping your Linux systems running optimally is a mission-critical function for most Linux IT professionals.

This course will teach you the appropriate tools, subsystems, and techniques you need to get the best possible performance out of Linux.

This course is designed to give you all the tools and techniques you need to keep your Linux systems running at optimal levels. These techniques and tools have been developed and tested in the most demanding high-performance computing environments.

In this course, you’ll learn:

  •         Industry configuration best practices
  •         The best tried-and-true optimization performance tuning tools and techniques
  •         How to manually optimize the kernel’s behavior
  •         Tracing, profiling and instrumentation techniques across a wide range of conditions
  •         And more.

This course is designed to work with a wide range of Linux distributions, so you will be able to apply these concepts regardless of your distro.

Course Materials

As part of your registration, a printed copy of the course manual will be provided.

Those who attend the entire course will receive a digital Certificate of Course Completion from the Linux Foundation™.

Course Outline

    1. Introduction

  •         Linux Foundation
  •         Linux Foundation Training
  •         Logistics

    2. Performance Optimization Principles

  •         Methodology
  •         Optimization Process
  •         Investigation Tools

    3. Benchmarking

  •         Performance Benchmarks
  •         Synthetic Benchmarks
  •         Application Benchmarks

    4. Tuning Interfaces

  •         Kernel Tunables
  •         Kernel Parameters
  •         Application Interfaces
  •         tuned
  •         Hardware Tunables

    5. Monitoring Interfaces

  •         /proc Filesystem
  •         Command-line Utilities
  •         Performance Data Collection
  •         Nagios
  •         Ganglia
  •         Kernel Monitoring

    6. Profiling Techniques and Tools

  •         Performance Monitoring
  •         Counters
  •         Performance Ratios
  •         Kernel vs Application Profiling
  •         oprofile
  •         Perf
  •         Available perf events
  •         Acquiring Performance Data with perf
  •         Monitoring Performance from Within the Application
  •         User Space Performance Monitoring with gprof

    7. Tracing Tools

  •         User Space Tracing
  •         strace
  •         Library Tracing
  •         Kernel Tracing
  •         ftrace
  •         Systemtap
  •         Tracing Applications with SystemTap

    8. CPU Subsystem

  •         CPU Concepts and Architecture
  •         CPU-Level Optimizations
  •         Specialized Instruction Sets
  •         CPU Topologies
  •         BIOS Settings

    9. Power Management

  •         Device Power Management
  •         CPU Power Saving States
  •         Frequency Scaling
  •         Power Management Tools

    10. Process Scheduling

  •         Design
  •         Scheduling Policies
  •         Scheduling Tunable Settings
  •         CPU Affinity and Isolation
  •         Interrupt Affinity

    11. Memory Subsystem

  •         Overview
  •         Page Lookup Optimization and Huge Pages
  •         Controlling Swapping from Applications
  •         Minimizing Faults

    12. NUMA Optimizations

  •         Key NUMA Concepts
  •         CPU Concepts and Architecture
  •         NUMA Memory Allocation
  •         NUMA Statistics

    13. I/O Subsystem

  •         Storage Stack Overview
  •         I/O Scheduler Concepts
  •         I/O Scheduler Algorithms
  •         Hardware Considerations
  •         Tuning Storage Devices

    14. Local Filesystems

  •         Choosing the Right Filesystem
  •         Ext3/4 Journaling Modes
  •         Filesystem Attributes

    15. Network Filesystems

  •         Network File System (NFS)
  •         NFSv4
  •         pNFS

    16. Storage and IO

  •         Software RAID Refresher
  •         RAID Levels
  •         RAID configuration
  •         Logical volumes
  •         Volumes and Volume Groups
  •         Creating Logical Volumes
  •         Raw Devices
  •         Asynchronous I/O

    17. Analyzing the I/O Subsystem

  •         iostats
  •         iotop
  •         blktrace
  •         blkparse
  •         btrace
  •         btt
  •         blkiomon

    18. Network Subsystem Optimization

  •         Network Stack Overview
  •         Optimizing for Latency and Throughput
  •         Network Interface Hardware Settings
  •         Offloading Techniques
  •         TCP Optimization
  •         Monitoring and Diagnostic Tools

    19. Virtualization

  •         Virtualization Overview
  •         Disk Considerations
  •         Network Consideratons

    20. Conclusion

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