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Advanced Tools for AIX Performance Analysis

SS Course: 38089

Course Overview

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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.

                                                                  

Scheduled Classes

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09/06/22 - TDV - Virtual-Instructor Led - Virtual-Instructor Led
11/28/22 - TDV - Virtual-Instructor Led - Virtual-Instructor Led

What You'll Learn

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  • 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

    Outline

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    Prerequisites

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    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

        Who Should Attend

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

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