Oracle Solaris 10 Performance Tuning and Management

Length: 5 Days

Prerequisite:  Students should have 3-6 months experience in Solaris 10 System Administration

Recommendation Statement:
It is assumed that the student has an understanding of UNIX. You must be familiar with basic UNIX commands, and the VI editor. The Solaris fundamentals course or an equivalent Unix SVR4 fundamentals course is recommended.

Course Description:
This course will provide a summary of tools and techniques used to monitor the performance of the hardware and operating system in an Oracle Solaris 10 operating environment. This course will also provide techniques used to tune and optimize the performance of the Oracle Solaris 10 operating environment. The student will use tools that are available in the standard release of the Solaris 10 Operating Environment release 1/13 (update 11).

Topics Covered:

  • Describe the system monitoring tools included with the Solaris 10 operating environment
  • Monitor process and thread activity
  • Monitor memory
  • Monitor disk I/O and ZFS file systems
  • Tune ZFS file systems
  • Monitor and tune the network
  • Monitoring the Solaris hardware
  • Overview of Oracle Solaris System tuning
  • Oracle Solaris Kernel Tunable Parameters
  • Overview of System Facility Parameters
  • View and set tuning parameters for global and non-global zones
  • Modify CPU scheduling and virtual memory operations
  • Resource management: control how applications and zones use available system resources

Upon completion of this course, you should be able to:

  • Describe the Solaris 10 and third party system monitoring tools
  • Monitor and control processes 
  • Monitor and manage memory consumption
  • Monitor and manage disks and ZFS file systems
  • Monitor and manage network resources
  • Monitor the Solaris hardware
  • Students will understand how to tune the facilities of the Solaris 10 OE