£2,950.00

Price for this course

5 HOURS

Duration

Classroom IBM

Delivery

Available dates


Mon14Dec 20 TO Fri18Dec 20

Where

Tech Data
The Capitol Building, Oldbury
Bracknell
RG12 8FZ

Code

TR-646628
Mon14Dec 20 TO Fri18Dec 20

Where

Tech Data ILO UK
Connection details will be communicated separately
Instructor Led
Online

Code

TR-646629
Mon14Dec 20 TO Fri18Dec 20

Where

Tech Data
2nd Floor, Broadwall House, 21 Broadwall Street
London
SE1 9PL

Code

TR-646630
Mon18Jan 21 TO Fri22Jan 21

Where

Tech Data ILO UK
Connection details will be communicated separately
Instructor Led
Online

Code

TR-664346
Mon19Apr 21 TO Fri23Apr 21

Where

Tech Data ILO UK
Connection details will be communicated separately
Instructor Led
Online

Code

TR-664347

Overview

Develop the skills to measure, analyze, and tune common performance issues on IBM Power Systems running AIX.

Learn about performance management concepts and techniques and how to use the basic AIX tools to monitor, analyze, and tune an AIX system. The course covers how virtualization technologies such as the PowerVM environment and workload partitions affect AIX performance management. Monitoring and analyzing tools discussed in this course include vmstat, iostat, sar, tprof, svmon, netstat, lvmstat, and topas. Tuning tools include schedo, vmo, ioo, no, and nfso.

The course also covers how to use Performance Problem Reporting (PerfPMR) to capture a variety of performance data for later analysis.

Each lecture is reinforced with extensive hands-on lab exercises which provide practical experience.

The materials include AIX 7.1 enhancements and the exercises are executed on a POWER8 lab environment.

Audience

This advanced course is for:

  • AIX technical support personnel
  • Performance benchmarking personnel
  • AIX system administrators

Prerequisites

You are expected to have basic AIX system administration skills. These skills can be obtained by attending the following courses:

  • AIX Jumpstart for UNIX professionals (AN14G) or
  • Power Systems for AIX II: Implementation and Administration (AN12G)

It is very helpful to have a strong background in TCP/IP networking to support the network performance portion of the course. These skills can be built or reinforced by attending:

  • TCP/IP for AIX Administrators (AN21G)

It is also very helpful to have a strong background in PowerVM (particularly micro partitioning and the role of the Virtual I/O Server). These skills can be built or reinforced by attending:

  • Power Systems for AIX - Virtualization I: Implementing Virtualization (AN30G)

Objective

  • Define performance terminology
  • Describe the methodology for tuning a system
  • Identify the set of basic AIX tools to monitor, analyze, and tune a system
  • Use AIX tools to determine common bottlenecks in the central processing unit (CPU), virtual memory manager (VMM), logical volume manager (LVM), internal disk input/output (I/O), and network subsystems
  • Use AIX tools to demonstrate techniques to tune the subsystems

Course Outline

Day 1

  • Unit 1 - Performance analysis and tuning overview
  • Exercise 1 - Working with tunable files Unit 2 - Data collection
  • Exercise 2 - Data collection
  • Unit 3 - Monitoring, analyzing, and tuning CPU usage
  • Exercise 3 - Monitoring, analyzing, and tuning CPU usage (parts 1 and 2)

Day 2

  • Exercise 3 - Monitoring, analyzing, and tuning CPU usage (parts 3, 4 and 5)
  • Unit 4 - Virtual memory performance monitoring and tuning Exercise 4 - Virtual memory performance monitoring and tuning Student’s choice optional exercise from exercise 3 or exercise 4

Day 3

  • Unit 5 - Physical and logical volume performance
  • Exercise 5 - Physical and logical volume performance
  • Unit 6 - File system performance monitoring and tuning (topic 1)
  • Exercise 6 - File system performance monitoring and tuning (parts 1, 2, and 3)

Day 4

  • Unit 6 - File system performance monitoring and tuning (topic 2)
  • Exercise 6 - File system performance monitoring and tuning (part 4) Unit 7 - Network performance
  • Exercise 7 - Network performance
  • Student's choice optional exercise from exercises 3, 4, or 6

Day 5

  • Unit 8 - NFS performance
  • Exercise 8 - NFS performance tuning
  • Unit 9 - Performance management methodology Exercise 9 - Summary exercise
  • Student's choice optional exercises from exercises 3, 4, 6, or 7


FAQs

What do I need to bring with me to my public class?

All required learning materials and equipment are provided in the classroom.

 

 

 

 

When do public training course fees have to be paid?

For public training classes payment must be received no later than three business days prior to the first day of class in order to remain in the class and confirm your seat. Failure to provide payment by this date may result in removal from the class, and/or late cancellation fees applied. You can submit payment in the form of a Purchase Order or credit card.

 

 

 

 

On-site (private) Course Pricing:

To find out more about On-site training e-mail us at enablement@agilesolutions.co.uk or call one of our offices.

 

 

 

 

What is the cancellation policy?

Requests for cancellations or date transfers need to be received at least ten (10) business days prior to the event start date in order to receive a full refund. If a cancellation or reschedule request is received less than ten (10) business days before the start date, the penalty of 100% of the cost of the course will be applied, resulting in no amount of the fee being refunded. Refunds will not be allowed for “no-shows” in our public training or IVA courses. This cancellation policy is strictly enforced.

 

 

 

 

What happens if Agile Solutions needs to cancel or reschedule a course?

Agile Solutions reserves the right to cancel events for any reason at any time. Cancellation liability for Agile Solutions, if Agile Solutions cancels the course, is limited to the return of course payment ONLY. Agile Solutions will not reimburse registrants for any other costs including but not limited to any travel cancellation fees or penalties, including airfare and hotel costs. PLEASE NOTE: If your registration status is either “Approved”, or “Pending Payment” you have not been confirmed for the class and it is recommended that you do not make any travel arrangements until you have received a confirmation e-mail letting you know the class and registration is confirmed.

 

 

 

 

How will I know if my course has been rescheduled?

Agile Solutions reserves the right to reschedule or cancel a course due to low enrollment or if necessitated by other circumstances. Agile Solutions will contact you via e-mail or phone to inform you of the change of schedule. Once you have been notified you may reschedule or receive a full credit. Agile Solutions shall not be liable for any other costs including but not limited to any non-refundable travel arrangements if a course is rescheduled or cancelled.