in reply to System Performance Tuning

Have you had a chance to try out some of the techniques that are presented in the book? How did they work out? Can you use what is presented in the book without modification for your setup? What kind or results did you get? Was there a significant increase in performance?


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Re: Re: System Performance Tuning
by TStanley (Canon) on Mar 31, 2002 at 18:38 UTC
    The book was written mainly for the Solaris and Linux operating systems, and the system that I am the administrator for is HP-UX, which is very similar to Solaris, although, Sun has some additional tools for monitoring that mine doesn't. And although Linux is a fairly new operating system, the authors provide links to websites where you can download the tools that they do mention.
    The only thing I found that I had to modify was the arguments to the commands that the book used, as some were slightly different, but other than that, the output came out as expected.
    And right now, I am still in the process of gathering the results and trying to organize/understand them. So once I get a handle on that, I can then try to apply that knowledge to the system.

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