About this Course

Code TPZL1_LX52
Duration 3 Days

Learn advanced skills to measure, analyze, and tune Linux subsystems for optimal performance on IBM POWER7 Systems. Focus on the features that relate to performance of the POWER7 processor, Linux kernel, and the special monitoring, configuring, and tuning needs of virtual servers. This course does not cover application monitoring and tuning.
Learn the latest Linux performance analysis and tuning tools and options and take advantage of the new micro-partitioning and virtual features of the POWER7 processor-based server. Learn which tools to use, when, and how they have been enhanced for the latest POWER7 technology. These skills are invaluable to individuals responsible for the performance of a POWER7 processor-based server.
Reinforce each lecture with hands-on lab exercises to gain practical experience applicable to your performance management requirements.


  • You are expected to have good Linux administration skills. These skills can be obtained by attending PowerLinux Administration (QV250G) or have the equivalent extensive Linux knowledge and good performance monitoring skills.

This is an intermediate course for:

  • Support center individuals
  • Product engineers
  • IBM Global Services (IGS) Information Technology (IT) specialists
  • Anyone who is responsible for installing, configuring, administering, and
  • troubleshooting Linux on a POWER7 technology-based systems

Delegates will learn how to

  • Identify the system components to be monitored
  • Define a basic performance monitoring strategy for Linux
  • Identify open source, and IBM specific tools to monitor
  • Processor
  • Memory
  • I/O
  • Network
  • Interpret results and reports generated by standard Linux tools
  • Structure a tuning strategy
  • Describe features of the POWER7 architecture that are relevant to performance management
  • Describe Virtual Server resource configuration guidelines


Day 1

  • Welcome
  • Unit 1 - Performance objectives
  • Exercise 1 - Linux performance monitoring
  • Unit 2 - PowerVM and IBM Advance Toolchain for PowerLinux Exercise 2 - Power virtualization

Day 2

  • Exercise 2 - Power virtualization (continued)
  • Unit 3 - Power processor operations Exercise 3 - Focus on processor Unit 4 - Power memory management

Day 3

  • Unit 4 - Power memory management (continued)
  • Exercise 4 - Focus on memory Unit 5 - Power I/O
  • Exercise 5 - Focus on I/O Unit 6 - Power networking
  • Exercise 6 - Focus on networking

3 Days

Delivery Method

Delivery method


Face-to-face learning in the comfort of our quality nationwide centres, with free refreshments and Wi-Fi.

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