Red Hat ® Enterprise System Monitoring and Performance Tuning Equitrain

Course details

RH442 Red Hat Enterprise System Monitoring and Performance Tuning is an advanced hands-on lab course covering system architecture, performance characteristics, monitoring, benchmarking, and network performance tuning.

Target Audience

RH442 is aimed at senior Red Hat Enterprise Linux system administrators and other IT professionals working in enterprise environments and mission-critical systems.

Course Outline


  • Overview of system components and architecture as they related to system performance.
  • Performance characteristics of current standard PC hardware.
  • Translating manufacturers' hardware specifications into useful information.


  • Using standard monitoring tools effectively
  • Gathering and analyzing trend information


  • Basics of SNMP
  • Using SNMP to gather performance related data
  • Graphing SNMP based information with MRTG


  • Using open source benchmarking utilities
  • Benchmarking systems as a holistic entity
  • Application/resource specific benchmarking utilities


  • Using /proc to tune operating system characteristics
  • Module level tuning
  • modinfo
  • tuning device drivers (NIC's SCSI, etc.)
  • Network performance tuning
  • Application performance tuning considerations
  • Tuning for specific configurations
  • Evaluating ext3 performance
  • Tuning for SMB/CIFS servers
  • Tuning for compute servers
  • Tuning for file servers
  • Tuning to tune for database servers

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