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SGI Altix Performance Evaluation and Tuning II

Course Length: Price:

Current Schedule:
4.5 days
$3495 (plus local applicable Tax)

This course is available ON DEMAND - please contact us about scheduling training.

To register for multiple courses, please go to the Complete Schedule

This course is intended for the system administrator that makes system configuration decisions.

Topics Covered

  • Virtual memory
  • Swap - kswapd
  • Filesystem layout
  • XVM
  • XFS
  • RAID
  • Buffer cache - bdflush
  • Interprocess communication
  • CPU scheduler
  • Multi-CPU systems
  • Kernel locks

Skills Addressed

  • Describe Linux virtual memory concepts
  • Monitor system memory use and identify problems
  • Configure swap and monitor activity
  • Determine the I/O path and monitor activity
  • Plan filesystem layout and I/O distribution and monitor use
  • Build striped, concatenated and mirror XVM filesystem and monitor use
  • Build an XFS filesystem with best mkfs options
  • Describe tradeoffs in different RAID levels
  • Describe interprocess communication and monitor use
  • Describe the CPU scheduler and monitor the workload
  • Use runon, dplace and cpusets for topology placement

Target Audience

  • Experienced system administrators who have knowledge of Linux functionality and have at least six months experience with the Linux operating system

Students should have completed the following courses:

Course Sequences

This course is featured in the following sequences: