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Red Hat Enterprise Performance Tuning

Location London
Price ex. VAT 2720 GBP
Start Date 25 November 2019

Course type Specialist
Course code RH442
Duration 4 Days
Special Notices

Please note, from 13thJuly 2015 all delegates booking onto a Red Hat course will need to provide their unique Red Hat Network ID. Bookings without a Red Hat Network ID will not be confirmed by Red Hat and may subject to cancellation. More information available here from Red Hat or contact us directly.

Red Hat Enterprise Performance Tuning (RH442) is designed to teach senior Linux?? system administrators the methodology of performance tuning for Red Hat Enterprise Linux.

This course discusses system architecture with an emphasis on understanding the implications of system architecture on system performance, methods for testing the effects of performance adjustments, open source benchmarking utilities, methods for analyzing system and networking performance, and tuning configurations for specific application loads.

Target Audience:

Experienced Linux system administrators responsible for maximizing resource utilization through performance tuning.
An RHCE interested in earning a Red Hat Certification of Expertise, or an Red Hat Certified Architect (RHCA).


  • Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE) certification or equivalent experience
  • For candidates that have not earned their RHCE, confirmation of the correct skill set knowledge can be obtained by passing the online skills assessment at www.redhat.com/training/skills_assessment/

Delegates will learn how to

At the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Tune for use-case scenarios (e.g., HPC, large memory, database, fileserver, etc.)
  • Tune for power consumption
  • Tune virtual machines (host and guest)
  • Tune memory and caches
  • Tune CPU and memory utilization using cgroups
  • Gather performance metrics and other data for tuning purpose


Course introduction

  • Introduction to performance tuning
  • Understand the basic principles of performance tuning and analysis

Collecting, graphing, and interpreting data

  • Gain proficiency in using basic analysis tools and in evaluating data

General tuning

  • Learn basic tuning theory and mechanisms used to tune the system

Hardware profiling

  • Understanding and analyzing hardware

Software profiling

  • Analyze CPU and memory performance of applications

Mail server tuning

  • Learn about basic storage tuning using an email server as an example

Large memory workload tuning

  • Understand memory management and tuning

HPC workload tuning

  • Understand tuning for CPU-bound applications

File server tuning

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

Database server tuning

  • Tuning memory and network performance using a database application as an example

Power usage tuning

  • Tuning systems with power consumption in mind

Virtualization Tuning

  • Tuning 'host' and 'guest' for efficient virtualization

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