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Advanced Tools for AIX Performance Analysis

Advanced Tools for AIX Performance Analysis

Overview

Duration : 4 Days

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.

Objectives

Course 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 block and what causes a later wake 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

Course Content

Day 1

  • Unit 1 - Trace Facilities
  • Exercise 1 - Trace Facilities
  • Unit 2 - Advanced Memory Topics - I
  • Exercise 2 - Advanced Memory Topics - I

Day 2

  • Unit 3 - Advanced Memory Topics - II
  • Exercise 3 - Advanced Memory Topics - 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 & 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)

 

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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)
Course ID:
AN52G


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