|Course code||AN510||Skill level||Advanced|
|Duration||5.0 days||Delivery type||Instructor led
|Course type||Public or Private on-site|
|Public price||See Partner website|
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 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. The collection and use of these metrics using Performance Problem Reporting (PerfPMR) is also covered. Tuning tools include schedo, vmo, ioo, no, and nfso.
Each lecture is reinforced with extensive hands-on lab exercises which provide practical experience. While the lectures and labs are updated to show enhancements up to an AIX 7, the course contents are relevant to previous versions of AIX.
This course provides lectures and hands on labs in a face-to-face classroom setting. The course is also offered in a live virtual classroom environment (ILO - Instructor Led Online) with hands-on labs PowerHA SystemMirror 7 Planning and Implementation (ILO) (AX510)
Training Paths that reference this course are:
This is an advanced course for AIX technical support personnel, performance benchmarking personnel, and AIX system administrators.
You are expected to have basic AIX system administration skills. These skills can be obtained by attending the following course:
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:
It is also very helpful to have a strong background in PowerVM (particularly micropartitioning and the role of the virtual I/O server). These skills can be built or reinforced by attending: