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IBM Redbooks Linux Performance and Tuning Guidelines (June 05, 2007)

Over the past few years, Linux has made its way into the data centers of many corporations all over the globe. The Linux operating system has become accepted by both the scientific and enterprise user population. Today, Linux is by far the most versatile operating system. You can find Linux on embedded devices such as firewalls and cell phones and mainframes. Naturally, performance of the Linux operating system has become a hot topic for both scientific and enterprise users. However, calculating a global weather forecast and hosting a database impose different requirements on the operating system. Linux has to accommodate all possible usage scenarios with the most optimal performance. The consequence of this challenge is that most Linux distributions contain general tuning parameters to accommodate all users.

IBM has embraced Linux, and it is recognized as an operating system suitable for enterprise-level applications running on IBM systems. Most enterprise applications are now available on Linux, including file and print servers, database servers, Web servers, and collaboration and mail servers.

With use of Linux in an enterprise-class server comes the need to monitor performance and, when necessary, tune the server to remove bottlenecks that affect users. This IBM Redpaper describes the methods you can use to tune Linux, tools that you can use to monitor and analyze server performance, and key tuning parameters for specific server applications. The purpose of this redpaper is to understand, analyze, and tune the Linux operating system to yield superior performance for any type of application you plan to run on these systems.

The tuning parameters, benchmark results, and monitoring tools used in our test environment were executed on Red Hat and Novell SUSE Linux kernel 2.6 systems running on IBM System x servers and IBM System z servers. However, the information in this redpaper should be helpful for all Linux hardware platforms. >

IBM Certification Study Guide - Aix 5L Performance and System Tuning by IBM Redbooks (Paperback - Dec 2002)

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Tuning IBM System X Servers for Performance by David Watts, Erwan Auffret, Phillip Dundas, and Mark Kapoor (Paperback - Feb 5, 2007)

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System Performance Tuning, 2nd Edition (O'Reilly System Administration) by Gian-Paolo D. Musumeci and Mike Loukides (Paperback - Feb 2002)


Oracle Database 10g Performance Tuning Tips & Techniques by Richard Niemiec (Paperback - Jul 30, 2007)


Web Performance Tuning, 2nd Edition (O'Reilly Internet) by Patrick Killelea (Paperback - Mar 2002) - Illustrated

Java Performance Tuning (2nd Edition) by Jack Shirazi (Paperback - Jan 2003) - Illustrated

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Oracle Performance Tuning for 10gR2, Second Edition by Gavin JT Powell (Paperback - Sep 15, 2006)

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Optimizing Linux(R) Performance: A Hands-On Guide to Linux(R) Performance Tools (HP Professional Series) by Phillip G. Ezolt (Paperback - Mar 24, 2005)

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Professional SQL Server 2005 Performance Tuning (Programmer to Programmer) by Steven Wort, Christian Bolton, Justin Langford, and Michael Cape (Paperback - Jan 29, 2008)

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