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AX1040 AIX 5L Performance Management
Duration5 Days
Delivery MethodInstructor led, Hands-on Workshops
Public Price$2950.00

DESCRIPTION (Return to Top)

While performance management remains a complex subject, IBM has incorporated many features into AIX that allow the system administrator greater control over the way the system allocates resources. This course provides a strong methodology for determining the causes of system bottlenecks and ways of eliminating those bottlenecks. The course also includes extensive, “real world” lab exercises to reinforce the learning experience.

AUDIENCE (Return to Top)

Experienced AIX system administrators who require knowledge and skills associated with monitoring and tuning the performance parameters of AIX Version 5L.

OBJECTIVES (Return to Top)

This course is designed to enable the participant to determine probable causes of various performance bottlenecks and to eliminate or reduce the severity of the bottleneck by applying a structured approach to tuning system resources. Participants learn about the various AIX subsystems, how they function, what performance concerns they generate, how to identify problems within the subsystems, and how to tune the subsystems. This course also covers the use of various Unix and AIX tools for gathering performance-related information.

TOPICS (Return to Top)
  • An Overview of Performance Management
  • CPU Performance
  • Memory Management and Performance
  • File I/O and Performance
  • Network Performance Management
  • Network File System (NFS) Performance Management
  • Application Tuning
  • The AIX Trace Facility
  • AIX Workload Manager (WLM)
  • AIX Performance Management in the Real World


Participants must have a strong background in AIX system administration and networking. These skills may be obtained by taking the following courses: AIX System Administration; and AIX Network Administration.

Note: Although the course AIX Internals Overview is not a prerequisite to this course, it provides a strong background in the AIX subsystems discussed in this course.