Publisher: Prentice Hall, 1998, 587 pages
Keywords: System Administration
Hailed in its first edition as an indispensable reference for system administrators, Sun Performance and Tuning has been revised and expanded to cover Solaris 2.6, the newest generation of SPARC hardware, and the latest Internet and Java server technologies.
Featuring a quick guide to get you started, as well as detailed reference information, this book is indispensable both for developers who need to design for speed and administrators who need to manage system and network performance.
Performance guru Adrian Cockcroft brings his unique expertise and structured approach to this complex and rapidly changing topic, providing detailed information on key aspects of performance management and system behavior that is not available anywhere else. Rich Pettit, author of the SE performance toolkit, describes the performance interfaces in Solaris and how to use this freely available toolkit to build your own customized performance-monitoring tools.
Key topics covered include:
To get up to speed quickly on critical performance issues, this is the one book any Sun administrator, integrator or developer needs.
iostatUsed the Underlying Disk Measurements
prtdiagto Show the Configuration
/etc/systemto modify Kernel Variables in Solaris 2
maxusersand Pseudo-ttys in Solaris 2
maxusersin Solaris 2.3 Through Solaris 2.6
virtual_adrian.sePerformance Tuner And Monitor
kvmVariables and Functions
attachBlock to Call Interpreter Functions
It's an OK book on tuning Sun/Solaris systems. Soe of it may be reused, as it is pretty generic, but the majority is nerdy Sun stuff, that could explain the fall of the Sun Empire.