Overview

Become familiar with the system load balance approach and performance tuning concepts for your HP NonStop system. Learn how to capture and analyze performance data, then adapt the adjustments to maximize performance and increase system utilization. Topics include Measure, Measure entities, queuing theory, TPM, RPM, ViewSys, Web ViewPoint practical approaches to system tuning, and using performance tools. The course is 60 percent lecture and 40 percent hands-on labs using NonStop servers.
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Prerequisites

  • Concepts and Facilities for HP NonStop Systems (U4147S) and
  • NonStop NB-series Server Administration I (HG776S) and NonStop NB-series Server Administration II (HG777S) or
  • Equivalent system administration courses or experience

Audience

  • System managers, technical support, and performance analysis personnel
  • Systems and application designers and developers
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Delegates will learn how to

At the conclusion of this course you should be able to:

  • Apply the basic tuning principle for NonStop
  • Analyze Measure's key entities and use Reload Analyzer
  • Apply several basic queuing theory formulas
  • Analyze disk cache-hit ratios and fragmentation
  • Calculate a volume's true write cache-hit ratio
  • Analyze process priorities and process memory consumption
  • Identify processes with long $RECEIVE queues
  • Evaluate TCP process and server class parameters for best performance
  • Use Measure, SQLCI, and MXCI to analyze NonStop SQL/MP and NonStop SQL/MX performance
  • Identify positive and negative factors in application performance
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Outline

Module 1 - Performance Analysis Introduction

  • Steps in tuning a NonStop system and basic tuning principle
  • Two aspects of response times
  • Service Level Agreement (SLA) options
  • Understanding your system(s)
  • Measure subsystem and its entities

Module 2 - CPU Subsystem

  • Measure's CPU entity
  • Processor queueing and its relationship to queueing theory
  • Processor's memory subsystem
  • Physical and logical disk loss and CISC and EPIC processes
  • Measure's processor data in a matrix
  • NSMA architecture shown in Measure

Module 3 - Queueing Theory

  • Queueing theory notation and basic queueing theory formulas
  • Slow and fast device queueing

Module 4 - Disk Subsystem

  • Integrity NonStop NS-series disk architecture
  • NB-series systems storage CLIMs
  • DISC and SERVERNET entities and Measure's disk data in a matrix
  • Disk cache-hit ratios and buffering non-audited files
  • Disk settings with SCF and disk fragmentation

Module 5 - Disk Files

  • Key-sequenced file structure and buffered/unbuffered files
  • Calculating a volume's true write cache-hit ratio
  • Locating heavily-written and unbuffered files
  • File partitioning, file fragmentation, and Reload Analyzer

Module 6 - Processes

  • TACL RUN command options and analyzing process priorities
  • Mixed Workload Enhancement (MWE)
  • Key Measure PROCESS counters
  • Analyzing process memory consumption
  • Processes with long $RECEIVE queues and process acceleration
  • Measure's PROCESS data in a matrix

Module 7 - Pathway Tuning

  • TCP process parameters for best performance
  • Server class parameters for best performance
  • Pathway statistics and establishing links to server processes
  • Application Cluster Services (ACS) features

Module 8 - HP SIM and Other Performance Tools

  • HP Systems Insight Manager (SIM) performance essentials
  • ViewSys, Web ViewPoint, Peek, and Enform
  • Guardian Performance Analyzer (GPA)
  • Tandem Performance Data Collector (TPDC)
  • Tandem Performance Management (TPM)
  • Availability Stats and Performance (ASAP)
  • Automatic Process Balancer (APB)
  • Disk Prospector (Diskpro) and Real-time Process Monitor (RPM)
  • Tandem Capacity Model (TCM)

Module 9 - Application Tuning

  • Application performance - positive and negative factors
  • Meascom output for DISCOPEN and FILE entities
  • Meascom output for PROCESSH and USERDEF entities
  • Meascom output for TMF entity
  • Remote Database Facility (RDF) performance issues

Onsite Delivery Equipment Requirements

  • NonStop server with four processors and six disk volumes G06.28,
  • H06.15, J06.04 or later with Measure, TPDC, and RPM installed
  • Private class requests:
  • Might require up to two days set-up time on a customer system prior to the class
  • Access to a super.group logon for the instructor


Benefits to you

  • Learn how to regularly monitor your NonStop systems and quickly recognize problems so users experience smooth IT operations
  • Effectively utilize the range of available performance tools
  • Learn practical performance tuning procedures reinforced through extensive hands-on lab sessions
  • Optimize your NonStop systems by identifying and removing performance bottlenecks
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