Tuning Linux OS on System p The POWER Of Innovation

An IBM Redbooks publication

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Published on 14 June 2007

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ISBN-10: 0738486434
ISBN-13: 9780738486437
IBM Form #: SG24-7338-00


Authors: Stephen Hochstetler, Kraml Liu, Andre Metelo, Prasanna S Panchamukhi and John Zucker

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    Abstract

    This IBM Redbooks publication describes what you can do to improve and maximize the performance of your business server applications running on System p hardware with the Linux operating system.

    It describes how to improve the performance of the System p hardware, the operating system, and specific server applications.

    The book is divided into three parts:

    Part 1 explains the technology implemented in the major subsystems in System p servers and shows what settings can be selected or adjusted to obtain the best performance.

    Part 2 describes the performance aspects of the operating systems: Red Hat Enterprise Linux, SUSE LINUX Enterprise Server, and IBM Virtual I/O Server.

    Part 3 introduces the performance monitoring tools that are available to users of System p servers. Part 4 shows you how to analyze your system to find performance bottlenecks and what to do to eliminate them. Part 5 examines specific performance characteristics of specific server applications.

    This book is targeted at people who configure POWER processor based servers running Linux and seek to maximize performance.

    Some knowledge of servers is required. Skills in performance tuning are not assumed.

    Table of Contents

    Chapter 1. Introduction to the book

    Chapter 2. IBM System p hardware

    Chapter 3. System p server virtualization

    Chapter 4. Linux

    Chapter 5. Linux monitoring tools

    Chapter 6. Identifying bottlenecks

    Chapter 7. Linux kernel tuning

    Chapter 8. File and printer server tuning

    Chapter 9. Apache Web server

    Chapter 10. Oracle Database

    Chapter 11. DB2 9 data server

    Chapter 12. WebSphere Application Server V6.1

     

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