LX52 IBM Linux on Power Performance

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In this course, students will learn the latest Linux performance analysis and tuning tools and options and take advantage of the new micro-partitioning and virtual features of the POWER7 processor-based server.


The objectives for this course are as follows:
  • Identify the system components to be monitored
  • Define a basic performance monitoring strategy for Linux
  • Identify open source, 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 POWER7 architecture that are relevant to performance management
  • Describe Virtual Server resource configuration guidelines


This is an intermediate course for:- Support center individuals- Product engineers- IBM Global Services (IGS) Information Technology (IT) specialists- Anyone who is responsible for installing, configuring, administering, andtroubleshooting Linux on a POWER7 technology-based systems


Day 1

  • Welcome
  • Unit 1 - Performance objectives
  • Exercise 1 - Linux performance monitoring
  • Unit 2 - PowerVM and IBM Advance Toolchain for PowerLinux
  • Exercise 2 - Power virtualization

Day 2

  • Exercise 2 - Power virtualization (continued)
  • Unit 3 - Power processor operations
  • Exercise 3 - Focus on processor
  • Unit 4 - Power memory management

Day 3

  • Unit 4 - Power memory management (continued)
  • Exercise 4 - Focus on memory
  • Unit 5 - Power I/O
  • Exercise 5 - Focus on I/O
  • Unit 6 - Power networking
  • Exercise 6 - Focus on networking

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Duration: 3 days
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