Red Hat® Performance Tuning: Linux® in Physical, Virtual, and Cloud


Red Hat® Performance Tuning: Linux® in Physical, Virtual, and Cloud

Performance tuning and capacity planning for Red Hat® Enterprise Linux®

This course teaches senior Linux® system administrators about performance tuning for Red Hat® Enterprise Linux®.

This course discusses system architecture with emphasis on:

  • Understanding the implications on system performance
  • Methods for testing the effects of performance adjustments
  • Open source benchmarking utilities
  • Methods for analyzing system and networking performance
  • Tuning configurations for specific application loads

This course prepares you for these credentials:

Red Hat® Certified Architect - RHCA®

This course is also available as part of the Red Hat® Learning Subscription.

  • Tuning for use-case scenarios (for example, HPC, large memory, database, and file server)
  • Applying tuning profiles with tuned
  • Tuning virtual machines (primarily guest, but host is discussed)
  • Tuning memory and caches
  • Tuning CPU and memory utilization using cgroups (integrated in systemd)
  • Gathering performance metrics and other data for tuning purposes

Senior Linux® system administrators responsible for maximizing resource utilization through performance tuning

Recommended Prerequisite:

Red Hat® Certified Engineer (RHCE) or equivalent experience (candidates who have not earned their RHCE can confirm they have the correct skills by passing the online skills assessment)

Recommended Follow-on Exam:

Red Hat Certified Specialist in Linux Performance Tuning exam (EX442)

Introduction to performance tuning

Understand the basic principles of performance tuning and analysis.

Collecting, graphing, and interpreting data

Gain proficiency using basic analysis tools and evaluating data.

General tuning

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

Limiting resource usage

Allocate resources for best performance by limiting resource usage.

Hardware profiling

Understand and analyze hardware.

Software profiling

Analyze CPU and memory performance of applications.

Using SystemTap

Use systemtap for profiling software.

Small file tuning

Tune a server for a workload involving frequent reads and writes of small files.

Large memory workload tuning

Understand memory management and tuning.

Tuning for a CPU-intensive workload

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

Tune memory and network performance using a database application as an example.

Power usage tuning

Tune systems with power consumption in mind.

Virtualization tuning

Tune ''host'' and ''guest'' for efficient virtualization.

Red Hat Performance Tuning Comprehensive Review

Do a comprehensive overview of the course.

Upcoming Classes

Dates Location GTR  
Mar 29-Apr 2 (11am-5pm) Live Virtual
May 10-14 (11am-5pm) Live Virtual


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