Driving the Power of AIX: Performance Tuning on IBM Power (Paperback)

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Driving the Power of AIX: Performance Tuning on IBM Power (Paperback)


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A concise reference for IT professionals, this book goes beyond the rules and contains the best practices and strategies for solid tuning methodology. Tips based on years of experience from an AIX tuning master show specific steps for monitoring and tuning CPU, virtual memory, disk I/O, and network components. Also offering techniques for tuning Oracle and Linux structures that run on an IBM power system—as well as for the new AIX 6.1—this manual discusses what tools are available, how to best use them to collect historical data, and when to analyze trends and results. The only comprehensive, up-to-date guide on AIX tuning, this is a must-have for administrators, systems engineers and architects, and other capacity planners.

Ken Milberg is the president and managing consultant of PowerTCO Solutions, a New York–based IBM business partner. He is a technical editor for IBM Systems Magazine and Power Systems Edition, as well as a frequent contributor to IBM developerWorks. He has consulted with many global Fortune 400 companies, is a PMI-certified project management professional and an IBM certified advanced technical expert, and holds certifications in Solaris and HP-UX.technical. He lives in New York City.

Product Details ISBN: 9781583470985
ISBN-10: 1583470980
Publisher: MC Press
Publication Date: November 1st, 2009
Pages: 256
Language: English

“[This book] has a plethora of tuning tips for the IT department embracing AIX . . . I would recommend this book.”  —Susan Schreitmueller, engineer and member, IBM Academy of Technology

"For any experienced AIX admin that is looking for a guide on tuning your AIX systems, I recommend you get yourself a copy of this book.”  —Chris Gibson, PowerVM & AIX specialist, Australia Post

"Whether Ken's discussing the AIX Virtual Memory Manager, persistent and working memory, or why he prefers nmon to topas, he makes it understandable to readers. Clearly, Ken's been in the trenches tuning real-world production machines."  —Rob McNelly, IBM Systems Magazine, AIX Exchange