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Maximize your efforts toward effective performance tuning on AIX on IBM's Power Systems (IBM i, AS/400, iSeries, System i, AIX, and Linux). With detailed information on optimizing your CPU, memory, disk, and network I/O subsystems, along with data on both AIX 5.3 and AIX 6.1, the author gives detailed instructions on how to tune your system effectively, delivering the performance boost you desire. In addition to these topics, chapters on the new AIX 6.1, Linux, and Oracle running on IBM Power Systems are included.

Packed with real-world know-how from author Ken Milberg—a 20-year systems administration veteran—this book is intended for systems professionals who need to understand, monitor, and control the factors that affect AIX performance on their servers. It covers systems monitoring and performance tuning on all subsystems as well as time-tested tuning and analysis methodology. The monitoring sections discuss tools that will allow you to immediately gain a quick and dirty view of the health of your system.

Beyond the rules of tuning, the book contains best practices to give the administrator solid strategies for tuning methodology and tips based on years of in-the-trenches experience. It covers the tools that are available and the best ways to use them to collect historical data and analyze trends and results. It is, quite simply, a must-have resource for anybody working with AIX on IBM Power Systems.

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