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RH442 – Red Hat Enterprise Performance Tuning

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Why study this course

This course teaches senior Linux® system administrators the methodology of performance tuning. This course discusses system architecture with an emphasis on understanding its implications on system performance, performance adjustments, open source benchmarking utilities, networking performance, and tuning configurations for specific server use cases and workloads.

This course is based on Red Hat® Enterprise Linux 8.

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What you’ll learn

As a result of attending this course, students should be able to obtain, analyze, and interpret system performance metrics, which the business can use to increase cost effectiveness, maximize application performance, and make better decisions about investment in hardware or cloud resources.

Students should be able to demonstrate the following skills:

  • Analyze and tune for resource-specific scenarios

  • Applying tuning profiles with the tuned toolTune in virtual environments (hosts and guests)

  • Trace and profile system events and activities

  • Tune resource limits and utilization using systemd-integrated cgroups

  • Gather performance metrics and benchmarking data

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Who is the course for?

Senior Linux system administrators responsible for maximising resource utilisation through performance tuning

Course subjects

Introduce performance tuningDescribe performance tuning concepts and goals.

Select performance monitoring toolsEvaluate the large selection of performance monitoring tools that are included with Red Hat Enterprise Linux.

View hardware resourcesView and interpret hardware resource listings.

Configure kernel tunables and tuned profilesConfigure the operating system to tune for different workload requirements.

Manage resource limits with control groupsManage resource contention and set limits for resource use on services, applications, and users using cgroup configuration.

Analyze performance using system tracing toolsDiagnose system and application behaviors using a variety of resource-specific tracing tools.

Tune CPU utilizationManage CPU resource sharing and scheduling to control utilization.

Tune memory utilizationManage settings for efficient memory utilization for different types of workloads.

Tune storage device I/OManage settings for efficient disk utilization in various use cases.

Tune file system utilizationManage application efficiency for file system utilization.

Tune network utilizationManage application efficiency for network utilization.

Tune in virtualization environmentsDistinguish the requirements for tuning in virtualized environments.

Perform comprehensive reviewDemonstrate skills learned in this course by observing system performance using the appropriate tools, evaluating system metrics, and configuring settings to improve performance.


For candidates who have not earned their RHCE, confirmation of the correct skill set knowledge can be obtained by passing the online skills assessment.


DDLS offers certification and training in Red Hat, JBoss and Ansible through our partnership with Red Hat. This arrangement requires DDLS to provide your details to Red Hat for course and exam registration purposes.

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The supply of this course by DDLS is governed by the booking terms and conditions. Please read the terms and conditions carefully before enrolling in this course, as enrolment in the course is conditional on acceptance of these terms and conditions.

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