Red Hat Enterprise Performance Tuning

Course Code: 2611


This course discusses system architecture laying emphasis on understanding the implications of system performance, methods for testing the effects of performance adjustments, open source benchmarking utilities, methods for analyzing the system and networking performance and tuning configurations for specific application loads. The course helps participants understand the tuning process for different use case situations, including tuning virtual machines, tuning memory and caches, etc.

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Course Delivery

This course is available in the following formats:

Live Classroom
Duration: 4 days

Live Virtual Classroom
Duration: 4 days

What You'll learn

  • 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


  • Understand the basic principles of performance tuning and analysis
  • Gain proficiency using basic analysis tools and evaluating data
  • Learn basic tuning theory and mechanisms used to tune the system
  • Allocate resources for best performance by limiting resource usage
  • Understand and analyze hardware
  • Analyze CPU and memory performance of applications
  • Use systemtap for profiling software
  • Tune a server for a workload involving frequent reads and writes of small files
  • Understand memory management and tuning
  • Understand tuning for CPU-bound applications
  • Understand storage and network tuning in the context of a file server application
  • Tune memory and network performance using a database application as an example
  • Tune systems with power consumption in mind
  • Tune ‘host’ and ‘guest’ for efficient virtualization
  • Complete a comprehensive overview of the course
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To attend this course, participants need a Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE) certification or equivalent experience.

Who Should Attend

The course is highly recommended for –

  • Linux system administrators
  • System administrators
  • IT professionals
  • Software engineers
  • Cloud administrators

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