Linux Performance Tuning (LFS426)

Course Description Schedule
 

Course Overview

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.

Who should attend

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

Prerequisites

Students should be experienced Linux users. Familiarity with local system administration concepts covered in Linux for System Administrators (LFS301) is required.

Course Content

Introduction
  • Linux Foundation
  • Linux Foundation Training
  • Logistics
Performance Optimization Principles
  • Methodology
  • Optimization Process
  • Investigation Tools
Benchmarking
  • Performance Benchmarks
  • Synthetic Benchmarks
  • Application Benchmarks
Tuning Interfaces
  • Kernel Tunables
  • Kernel Parameters
  • Application Interfaces
  • tuned
  • Hardware Tunables
Monitoring Interfaces
  • /proc Filesystem
  • Command-line Utilities
  • Performance Data Collection
  • Nagios
  • Ganglia
  • Kernel Monitoring
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
Tracing Tools
  • User Space Tracing
  • strace
  • Library Tracing
  • Kernel Tracing
  • ftrace
  • Systemtap
  • Tracing Applications with SystemTap
CPU Subsystem
  • CPU Concepts and Architecture
  • CPU-Level Optimizations
  • Specialized Instruction Sets
  • CPU Topologies
  • BIOS Settings
Power Management
  • Device Power Management
  • CPU Power Saving States
  • Frequency Scaling
  • Power Management Tools
Process Scheduling
  • Design
  • Scheduling Policies
  • Scheduling Tunable Settings
  • CPU Affinity and Isolation
  • Interrupt Affinity
Memory Subsystem
  • Overview
  • Page Lookup Optimization and Huge Pages
  • Controlling Swapping from Applications
  • Minimizing Faults
NUMA Optimizations
  • Key NUMA Concepts
  • CPU Concepts and Architecture
  • NUMA Memory Allocation
  • NUMA Statistics
I/O Subsystem
  • Storage Stack Overview
  • I/O Scheduler Concepts
  • I/O Scheduler Algorithms
  • Hardware Considerations
  • Tuning Storage Devices
Local Filesystems
  • Choosing the Right Filesystem
  • Ext3/4 Journaling Modes
  • Filesystem Attributes
Network Filesystems
  • Network File System (NFS)
  • NFSv4
  • pNFS
Storage and IO
  • Software RAID Refresher
  • RAID Levels
  • RAID configuration
  • Logical volumes
  • Volumes and Volume Groups
  • Creating Logical Volumes
  • Raw Devices
  • Asynchronous I/O
Analyzing the I/O Subsystem
  • iostats
  • iotop
  • blktrace
  • blkparse
  • btrace
  • btt
  • blkiomon
Network Subsystem Optimization
  • Network Stack Overview
  • Optimizing for Latency and Throughput
  • Network Interface Hardware Settings
  • Offloading Techniques
  • TCP Optimization
  • Monitoring and Diagnostic Tools
Virtualization
  • Virtualization Overview
  • Disk Considerations
  • Network Consideratons
Conclusion
Classroom Training
Modality: C

Duration 4 days

Dates and Booking
 
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Africa
Europe
Germany
11/06/2019 - 14/06/2019 Munich Course language: English
01/07/2019 - 04/07/2019 Münster Course language: English
15/07/2019 - 18/07/2019 Hamburg Course language: English
12/08/2019 - 15/08/2019 Düsseldorf Course language: English
02/09/2019 - 05/09/2019 Berlin Course language: English
07/10/2019 - 10/10/2019 Stuttgart Course language: English
28/10/2019 - 31/10/2019 Frankfurt Course language: English
18/11/2019 - 21/11/2019 Munich Course language: English
09/12/2019 - 12/12/2019 Münster Course language: English
Austria
11/06/2019 - 14/06/2019 Vienna (iTLS)
02/09/2019 - 05/09/2019 Vienna (iTLS)
18/11/2019 - 21/11/2019 Vienna (iTLS)
Bulgaria
27/05/2019 - 30/05/2019 FLEX training This is an English language FLEX course.
Time zone: Europe/Sofia
Italy
13/05/2019 - 16/05/2019 Rome
24/06/2019 - 27/06/2019 Rome
21/10/2019 - 24/10/2019 Milan
16/12/2019 - 19/12/2019 Rome
Slovakia
21/10/2019 - 24/10/2019 FLEX training This is an English language FLEX course.
Time zone: Europe/Bratislava
Switzerland
08/07/2019 - 11/07/2019 Zurich
07/10/2019 - 10/10/2019 Zurich
This is a FLEX course, which is delivered both virtually and in the classroom.