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RH442: Red Hat Enterprise Performance Tuning


  • 4 Days
  • Prepares for Exam EX442
Partner DeliveryThis live class is delivered by a partner at Interface in Phoenix. Students attend in person in an Interface classroom.
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Course Description

This course discusses system architecture with emphasis on:

  • Understanding the implications on system performance
  • Methods for testing the effects of performance adjustments
  • Open source benchmarking utilities
  • Methods for analyzing system and networking performance
  • Tuning configurations for specific application loads

This course can also help you prepare for the Red Hat Certificate of Expertise in Performance Tuning exam (EX442).



Introduction to performance tuning
Understand the basic principles of performance tuning and analysis.
Collecting, graphing, and interpreting data
Gain proficiency using basic analysis tools and evaluating data.
General tuning
Learn basic tuning theory and mechanisms used to tune the system.
Limiting resource usage
Hardware profiling
Understand and analyze hardware.
Software profiling
Analyze CPU and memory performance of applications.
Small file tuning
Tune a server for a workload involving frequent reads and writes of small files.
Large memory workload tuning
Understand memory management and tuning.
Tuning for a CPU-intensive workload
Understand tuning for CPU-bound applications.
File server tuning
Understand storage and network tuning in the context of a file server application.
Database server tuning
Tune memory and network performance using a database application as an example.
Power usage tuning
Tune systems with power consumption in mind.
Virtualization tuning
Tune 'host' and 'guest' for efficient virtualization.


This is course is intended for Senior Linux system administrators responsible for maximizing resource utilization through performance tuning.


Before attending this course, students should be RHCE Certification or equivalent experience.

What You Will Learn

After completing this course, students will learn:

  • Tuning for use-case scenarios (for example, HPC, large memory, database, and file server)
  • Applying tuning profiles with tuned
  • Tuning virtual machines (primarily guest, but host is discussed)
  • Tuning memory and caches
  • Tuning CPU and memory utilization using cgroups (integrated in systemd)
  • Gathering performance metrics and other data for tuning purposes