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  • Be a Red Hat Certified System Architect (RHCSA®) or have comparable work experience and skills (RHCE would be even better)
  • Take Red Hat Performance Tuning: Linux in Physical, Virtual, and Cloud (RH442) or have extensive work experience in performance tuning
  • Review the objectives for this exam

Skills Gained

  • Use utilities to analyze system behavior
  • Use utilities such as vmstat, iostat, mpstat, sar, gnome-system-monitor, top, powertop, and others to analyze and report system and application behavior
  • Use utilities such as Performance Co-Pilot (PCP) to analyze system behaviour
  • Use utilities such as dmesg, dmidecode, and sosreport to profile system hardware configurations
  • Monitor and alter kernel behavior
  • Use /proc/sys, sysctl, and /sys to examine, modify, and set kernel run-time parameters
  • Configure kernel behavior by altering module parameters
  • Analyze system and application performance
  • Analyze system and application behavior using tools such as ps, top, and Valgrind
  • Configure systems to run SystemTap scripts
  • Use the eBPF family of tools (e.g. syscount, gethostlatency and others) to diagnose system and application behavior
  • Given multiple versions of applications that perform the same or similar tasks, choose which version of the application to run on a system based on its observed performance characteristics
  • Tune running systems
  • Alter process priorities of both new and existing processes
  • Select and configure tuned profiles
  • Manage system resource usage using control groups
  • Tune memory utilization
  • Configure systems to support alternate page sizes for applications that use large amounts of memory
  • Configure disk and file subsystems
  • Select proper I/O scheduling algorithm
  • Tune file system layout for a given use
  • Tune network performance
  • Calculate network buffer sizes based on known quantities such as bandwidth and round-trip time
  • Set system buffer sizes based on those calculations

Who Can Benefit?

Experienced Linux system administrators responsible for maximizing resource utilization through performance tuning A Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE®) interested in becoming a Red Hat Certified Architect (RHCA)

    Outline for Red Hat Certified Specialist in Performance Tuning exam Training