Linux Performance Tuning (LFS426)

Keeping your Linux systems running optimally is a mission-critical function for most Linux IT professionals. This course will teach you the appropriate tools, subsystems, and techniques you need to get the best possible performance out of Linux.

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Course Overview

This course is designed to give you all the tools and techniques you need to keep your Linux systems running at optimal levels. These techniques and tools have been developed and tested in the most demanding high-performance computing environments.

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In this course, you’ll learn:

    • Industry configuration best practices
    • The best tried-and-true optimization performance tuning tools and techniques
    • How to manually optimize the kernel’s behavior
    • Tracing, profiling and instrumentation techniques across a wide range of conditions
    • And more.

This course is designed to work with a wide range of Linux distributions, so you will be able to apply these concepts regardless of your distro.


11/26/2018 - 11/29/2018
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1/7/2019 - 1/10/2019
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3/4/2019 - 3/7/2019
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Course Outline

  • Introduction
  • Performance Optimization Principles
  • Benchmarking
  • Tuning Interfaces
  • Monitoring Interfaces
  • Profiling Techniques and Tools
  • Tracing Tools
  • CPU Subsystem
  • Power Management
  • Process Scheduling
  • Memory Subsystem
  • NUMA Optimizations
  • I/O Subsystem
  • Local Filesystems
  • Network Filesystems
  • Storage and IO
  • Analyzing the I/O Subsystem
  • Network Subsystem Optimization
  • Virtualization
  • Conclusion


This course is primarily intended for system administrators and technology architects who need to select and tune their environment to maximize speed and efficiency. Students should be experienced Linux users. Familiarity with local system administration concepts covered in LFS301 Linux System Administration is required.

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Delivery Method

Live Online (Virtual)

Delivery Method

Live (Classroom)


  • 4 days of Instructor-led class time
  • Hands-on Labs & Assignments
  • Resources & Course Manual
  • Certificate of Completion
  • Free Chromebook

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