From the Back Cover
Maximize the performance and value of any HP-UX 11i system
HP-UX 11i Tuning and Performance takes the guesswork out of maximizing HP-UX 11i performance—so you can quickly maximize the value of any HP-UX system in any environment. Leading HP experts introduce a comprehensive, systematic performance management methodology that addresses every stage in the lifecycle of an HP-UX system.
You’ll find specific metrics, symptoms and solutions for every key element of an HP-UX 11i system, including hardware, the OS platform, and application development. From start to finish, the emphasis is on practical results—and on understanding the real-world cost/benefit tradeoffs that are central to every tuning project. Coverage includes:
- A comprehensive optimization methodology, direct from HP’s performance labs
- New optimization opportunities and techniques made possible by HP-UX 11i
- All-new chapters on network performance and Java performance
- Rules of thumb for more cost-effective performance management
- Instrumenting HP-UX 11i systems to accurately reflect reality
- Choosing the right performance metrics, and using them correctly
- Key performance tradeoffs in both uniprocessor and SMP environments
- Practical techniques for resolving CPU, memory, and disk bottlenecks
- How to make the most of HP-UX specific and generic UNIX performance tools
- Performance enhancements available through compiler optimization and application profiling
- Extensive examples from actual HP performance consulting assignments
Whether you’re an HP-UX 11i sysadmin, netadmin, developer, capacity planner, or performance specialist, this is your complete guide to getting all the performance you paid for!
About the Author
ROBERT F. SAUERS is HP’s Chief Architect for Mission Critical and Disaster Tolerant Solutions. He established and ran the HP-UX porting and benchmarking center where many of this book’s techniques were developed, and created the HP-UX tuning class this book is based on.
CHRIS P. RUEMMLER is an HP Software Engineer responsible for HP-UX performance. For over ten years, he has been involved with HP-UX performance, addressing issues ranging from compilers to I/O.
PETER S. WEYGANT is Principal Consultant with PSW Consulting, Inc., a leading technical writing and usability engineering services firm. A former Learning Products Engineer in HP’s High Availability Lab, he authored Clusters for High Availability (Prentice Hall).