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AIX 5L Practical Performance Tools and Tuning Guide

An IBM Redbooks publication

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Published on 02 May 2005, updated 12 March 2007

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ISBN-10: 0738491799
ISBN-13: 9780738491790
IBM Form #: SG24-6478-00

Authors: Octavian Lascu, Kumiko Hayashi, Kangkook Ji, Hennie Pienaar, Susan Schreitmueller, Tina Tarquinio and James Thompson

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    This IBM Redbooks publication incorporates the latest AIX 5L performance and tuning tools. It is a comprehensive guide about the performance monitoring and tuning tools that are provided with AIX 5L Version 5.3, and it is the ultimate guide for system administrators and support professionals who want to efficiently use the AIX performance monitoring and tuning tools and understand how to interpret the statistics.

    The usage of each tool is explained along with the measurements it takes and the statistics it produces. This book contains a large number of usage and output examples for each of the tools, pointing out the relevant statistics to look for when analyzing an AIX system's performance from a practical point of view. It also explains the performance API available with AIX 5L and gives examples about how to create your own performance tools.

    This book also contains an overview of the graphical AIX performance tools available with AIX 5L and the AIX Performance Toolbox Version 3.0.

    This book is a rework of the very popular book AIX 5L Performance Tools Handbook, SG24-6039, published in 2003.

    Table of Contents

    Part 1. Introduction

    Chapter 1. Performance overview

    Chapter 2. Performance analysis and tuning

    Part 2. Performance tools

    Chapter 3. General performance monitoring tools

    Chapter 4. CPU analysis and tuning

    Chapter 5. Memory analysis and tuning

    Chapter 6. Network performance

    Chapter 7. Storage analysis and tuning

    Part 3. Case studies and miscellaneous tools

    Chapter 8. Case studies

    Chapter 9. Miscellaneous tools

    Chapter 10. Performance monitoring APIs

    Appendix A. Source code

    Appendix B. Trace hooks


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