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Packt Linux 5 Performance Monitoring and Tuning-RiDWARE

Proven approaches to the industry's best monitoring and tuning techniques for Linux servers.

If you're responsible for administrating complex machines, you'll really need insights into how they work and some clues about what they might do next! Since the overwhelming majority of server workloads in use today are running on Linux, it is important to know how to read all the performance data they produce.

In this course, you'll learn best practices for configuring and managing system resources such as CPU, memory, storage, and network connectivity on behalf of your running applications. You'll get your hands on tried-and-tested optimization performance-tuning tools and techniques such as disk input and output operations on Linux and checking statistics using vmstat. You'll also use monitoring tools such as Munin, nmon, and nagios then master power management tools for better performance on your Linux server. You'll find the necessary owner permissions and implement process management. Finally, you'll learn how to intelligently consume the dataflow that your servers are constantly generating.