Red Hat Enterprise Performance Tuning

Live Classroom
Duration: 4 days
Live Virtual Classroom
Duration: 4 days
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This course discusses system architecture laying emphasis on understanding the implications of system performance, methods for testing the effects of performance adjustments, open source benchmarking utilities, methods for analyzing the system and networking performance and tuning configurations for specific application loads. The course helps participants understand the tuning process for different use case situations, including tuning virtual machines, tuning memory and caches, etc.

What You'll Learn

  • Tuning for use-case scenarios (for example, HPC, large memory, database, and file server)
  • Applying tuning profiles with tuned
  • Tuning virtual machines (primarily guest, but host is discussed)
  • Tuning memory and caches
  • Tuning CPU and memory utilization using cgroups (integrated in systemd)
  • Gathering performance metrics and other data for tuning purposes


Understand the basic principles of performance tuning and analysis

Gain proficiency using basic analysis tools and evaluating data

Learn basic tuning theory and mechanisms used to tune the system

Allocate resources for best performance by limiting resource usage

Understand and analyze hardware

Analyze CPU and memory performance of applications

Use systemtap for profiling software

Tune a server for a workload involving frequent reads and writes of small files

Understand memory management and tuning

Understand tuning for CPU-bound applications

Understand storage and network tuning in the context of a file server application

Tune memory and network performance using a database application as an example

Tune systems with power consumption in mind

Tune ‘host’ and ‘guest’ for efficient virtualization

Complete a comprehensive overview of the course
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Who should attend

The course is highly recommended for -
  • Linux system administrators
  • System administrators
  • IT professionals
  • Software engineers
  • Cloud administrators


To attend this course, participants need a Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE) certification or equivalent experience.

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