Power Systems for AIX IV: Performance Management

Schedule

Start End Duration Location Details
January 24, 2022 January 28, 2022 KDE 3.1 Virtual Classroom (GMT+08:00)
February 21, 2022 February 25, 2022 KDE 3.1 Virtual Classroom (GMT+08:00)
March 28, 2022 April 01, 2022 KDE 3.1 Virtual Classroom (GMT+08:00)
April 18, 2022 April 22, 2022 KDE 3.1 Virtual Classroom (GMT+08:00)
May 23, 2022 May 27, 2022 KDE 3.1 Virtual Classroom (GMT+08:00)
June 20, 2022 June 24, 2022 KDE 3.1 Virtual Classroom (GMT+08:00)
July 18, 2022 July 22, 2022 KDE 3.1 Virtual Classroom (GMT+08:00)
September 12, 2022 September 16, 2022 KDE 3.1 Virtual Classroom (GMT+08:00)
October 10, 2022 October 14, 2022 KDE 3.1 Virtual Classroom (GMT+08:00)

Course Details

Power Systems for AIX IV: Performance Management

Course Code: AN51G

Duration: 5 Days

Prerequisites: 

You are expected to have basic AIX system administration skills. These skills can be obtained by attending the following courses:
•    AIX Jumpstart for UNIX professionals (AN14G) or
•    Power Systems for AIX II: Implementation and Administration (AN12G)
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:
•    TCP/IP for AIX Administrators (AN21G)
It is also very helpful to have a strong background in PowerVM (particularly micro partitioning and the role of the Virtual I/O Server). These skills can be built or reinforced by attending:
•    Power Systems for AIX - Virtualization I: Implementing Virtualization (AN30G)
 
Course Description:

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 the 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. Tuning tools include schedo, vmo, ioo, no, and nfso.
The course also covers how to use Performance Problem Reporting (PerfPMR) to capture a variety of performance data for later analysis.
Each lecture is reinforced with extensive hands-on lab exercises which provide practical experience.
The materials include AIX 7.1 enhancements and the exercises are executed on a POWER8 lab environment

Course Objectives:

•    Define performance terminology
•    Describe the methodology for tuning a system
•    Identify the set of basic AIX tools to monitor, analyze, and tune a system
•    Use AIX tools to determine common bottlenecks in the central processing unit (CPU), virtual memory manager (VMM), logical volume manager (LVM), internal disk input/output (I/O), and network subsystems
•    Use AIX tools to demonstrate techniques to tune the subsystems

Intended Audience:

•    AIX technical support personnel
•    Performance benchmarking personnel
•    AIX system administrators
 
Course Outlines:

Day 1
•    Unit 1 - Performance analysis and tuning overview
o    Exercise 1 - Working with tunable files Unit 2 - Data collection
o    Exercise 2 - Data collection
•    Unit 3 - Monitoring, analyzing, and tuning CPU usage
o    Exercise 3 - Monitoring, analyzing, and tuning CPU usage (parts 1 and 2)

Day 2
o    Exercise 3 - Monitoring, analyzing, and tuning CPU usage (parts 3, 4 and 5)
•    Unit 4 - Virtual memory performance monitoring and tuning 
o    Exercise 4 - Virtual memory performance monitoring and tuning Student’s choice optional exercise from exercise 3 or exercise 4

Day 3
•    Unit 5 - Physical and logical volume performance
o    Exercise 5 - Physical and logical volume performance
•    Unit 6 - File system performance monitoring and tuning (topic 1)
o    Exercise 6 - File system performance monitoring and tuning (parts 1, 2, and 3)

Day 4
•    Unit 6 - File system performance monitoring and tuning (topic 2)
o    Exercise 6 - File system performance monitoring and tuning (part 4) Unit 7 - Network performance
o    Exercise 7 - Network performance
o    Student's choice optional exercise from exercises 3, 4, or 6

Day 5
•    Unit 8 - NFS performance
o    Exercise 8 - NFS performance tuning
•    Unit 9 - Performance management methodology 
o    Exercise 9 - Summary exercise
•    Student's choice optional exercises from exercises 3, 4, 6, or 7