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Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Administration: Real World Skills for Red Hat Administrators by Sander van Vugt

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Chapter 17

Monitoring and Optimizing Performance

Topics covered in this chapter:

  • Interpreting What's Going On: The top Utility
  • Analyzing CPU Performance
  • Analyzing Memory Usage
  • Monitoring Storage Performance
  • Understanding Network Performance
  • Optimizing Performance

Running a server is one thing; running a server that works well is something else. On a server installed with the default settings, performance may not be up to where you need it to be. Finding a performance problem on a Linux server is not that easy. You need to know exactly what is going on, and you also need to know how to interpret performance-monitoring data. In this chapter, you will first learn how to monitor performance. After that, you'll learn how to optimize your server. ...

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