Advanced Tools for AIX Performance Analysis

4 Days

Description

Develop the skills to use kernel traces, trace based utilities, and svmon to measure and analyze CPU, memory, and I/O performance issues on IBM systems running AIX. Reinforce each lecture during extensive hands-on lab exercises and get practical experience applicable to their performance management requirements.

Audience

The audience for this training includes AIX technical support personnel, performance benchmark personnel, and AIX system administrators.

Objectives

  • Use the trace facility to collect data and create a trace report
  • Use the kernel trace facilities to analyze CPU performance issues
  • Describe causes and impacts of high context switching rates
  • Identify what causes a thread to be blocked and later woken up
  • Explain the relationship between the output of svmon -G, svmon -P, and svmon -S
  • Calculate the amount of memory in use on the system
  • Explain the relationship between svmon, vmstat, and ipcs output
  • Categorize the memory in use on the system by segment type
  • Identify which processes are using the most memory or paging space
  • Describe the characteristics of asynchronous I/O, synchronous I/O, direct I/O, and concurrent I/O
  • Identify if the expected type of I/O is being executed
  • Tune asynchronous I/O

No Upcoming Public Classes

There are currently no public events available for this course. However, you can submit a request for a new date and we will try our best to get you into a Advanced Tools for AIX Performance Analysis class.

Private Training Available
No date scheduled, don’t see a date that works for you or looking for a private training event, please call 651-905-3729 or submit a request for further information here.
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Course Overview

  • Day 1
    • Welcome
    • Unit 1: AIX trace facilities
    • Exercise 1: AIX trace facilities
    • Unit 2: Advanced memory topics - I
    • Exercise 1: AIX trace facilities (Part 3)
    • Exercise 2: Advanced memory topics - I
  • Day 2
    • Unit 3: Advanced memory topics - II
    • Exercise 3: Advanced memory tropics - II
    • Unit 4: Advanced CPU topics - I
    • Exercise 4: Advanced CPU topics - I
    • (Optional) Exercise 4: Advanced CPU topics - I (Part 2)
  • Day 3
    • Unit 5: Advanced CPU topics - II
    • Exercise 5: Advanced CPU topics - II
    • Unit 6: Advanced I/O topics - I
    • Exercise 6: Advanced I/O topics - I (Part 1)
    • (Optional) Exercise 5: Advanced CPU topics - II
    • (Parts 2 and 3)
  • Day 4
    • Exercise 6: Advanced I/O topics - I (Part 2)
    • Unit 7: Advanced I/O topics - II
    • Exercise 7: Advanced I/O topics - II
    • (Optional) Exercise 7: Advanced I/O topics - II (Part 3)

No Upcoming Public Classes

There are currently no public events available for this course. However, you can submit a request for a new date and we will try our best to get you into a Advanced Tools for AIX Performance Analysis class.

Private Training Available
No date scheduled, don’t see a date that works for you or looking for a private training event, please call 651-905-3729 or submit a request for further information here.
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Prerequisites

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

  • AIX Power Systems for AIX IV: Performance Management (AN510) or have the equivalent extensive AIX skills

No Upcoming Public Classes

There are currently no public events available for this course. However, you can submit a request for a new date and we will try our best to get you into a Advanced Tools for AIX Performance Analysis class.

Private Training Available
No date scheduled, don’t see a date that works for you or looking for a private training event, please call 651-905-3729 or submit a request for further information here.
request a private session or new date