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Accelerating AIX: Performance Tuning For Programmers And Systems Administrators

As an AIX system administrator or programmer, you know that performance tuning is critical to ensuring that your operating system meets the demands placed on today's computer systems and LAN operations. However, the methods of tuning have often been difficult to divine without expert assistance. In Accelerating AIX, Rudy Chukran shares AIX know-how, experience, and insight gained from spending more than ten years as one of IBM's tuning experts. This comprehensive book provides key information for both system administrators and application programmers, with: full coverage of monitoring, diagnostic, and development tools; remedies for performance slowdowns; techniques for relieving LAN bottlenecks; and proven methodologies for isolating, analyzing, and solving performance problems.

Paperback: 240 pages

Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional; 1 edition (March 30, 1998)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 0201633825

ISBN-13: 978-0201633825

Product Dimensions: 7.4 x 0.7 x 9.2 inches

Shipping Weight: 15.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)

Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

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I'm writing this review because I think the 1-star review below is unfair to the author. The various diagnostics tools are well explained and a good methodology is also given for using them. Possible bottlenecks and explained in detail; methods to detect them are given and remedies are proposed. Getting into more detail would be very difficult, since every AIX system is different. Using this book, any competent AIX admin should be able to get a badly performing AIX box to work near its optimal level. And if that's not enough, you'll know if you need more CPU, memory or disks to reach your performance goal.

Just tamed down man pages for some very basic aix monitoring commands. Does not go into any of the ENV tunables or cover much theory or real-life examples on how changing things can effect the system. I don't know what I was expecting from such a thin book!

I am a relative newbi to the UNIX world and very new to AIX. In spite of that I found this book clearly defined and well written. Accelerating AIX helped to get my head wrapped around the AIX architecture. The examples were accurate and easy to follow while the figures were exactly what they were supposed to be. This book is a little advanced for me but between Accelerating AIX and The AIX Survival Guide I can't think of two better books on my desk.

The pub date on the page is incorrect. This book was published in 1998, not 2008!

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