Collection of Performance Data

The first step in understanding the relevance of the collected performance data is to become familiar with the interface from which this data comes. Solaris has several such interfaces that need examination.

Tuning and Performance

Operating system performance is one of the most painful areas of system administration because it seems to involve so much magic. In fact, gaining proficiency in performance tuning is much like any other endeavor. Time and experience are the best teachers.

Yet for all that is known about tuning, the need to tune systems becomes more desperate because of the lack of adequate tuning tools. This lack of tools stems from the rapid advances in machine architecture and operating system design. ...

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