Proven techniques for optimizing web, file, print, database, and application servers
Practical introductions to open source performance management tools
Easy-to-understand examples based on Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
An indispensable guide to maximizing Linux system and application performance
From Wall Street to Hollywood, Linux runs many of the world's most businesscritical systems. Linux performance now impacts the entire enterprise. In Performance Tuning for Linux Servers, a team of IBM's most-experienced Linux performance specialists shows you how to find bottlenecks, measure performance, and identify effective optimizations.
This book doesn't just cover kernel tuning: it shows how to maximize the end-to-end performance of real-world applications and databases running on Linux. Throughout, the authors present realistic examples based on today's most popular enterprise Linux platforms, Intel-based Red Hat Enterprise Linux, and Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise Server. These examples are designed for simplicity, clarity, and easy adaptation to any contemporary Linux environment. You'll discover how to
Install and configure Linux for maximum performance from the outset
Evaluate and choose the right hardware architecture for your Linux environment
Understand Linux kernels 2.4 through 2.6: components, performance issues, and optimization opportunities
Master core Linux performance tuning principles and strategies
Utilize free, open source tools for measurement, monitoring, system tracing, and benchmarking
Interpret performance data to analyze your Linux server's real-world behavior
Optimize Linux system schedulers, memory, I/O, file systems, and networking
Tune web, file, database, and application servers running commercial workloads
Predict the impact of changes in tuning parameters or configurations
Tune Linux code: optimize design, timing, sockets, threads, synchronization, and more
Architect for maximum performance: SMP scaling, clustering, and topology
Integrate kernel and application tuning in end-to-end system optimization projects
Whether you're an administrator, developer, integrator, or consultant, Performance Tuning for Linux Serverswill help you maximize the performance and value of every Linux system and application you run.
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