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Thursday, June 7, 2007

Tuning IBM xSeries Servers for Performance

This IBM Redbook describes what you can do to improve and maximize the performance of your business server applications running on xSeries hardware and either Windows, Linux, ESX Server, or NetWare operating systems.
It describes how to improve the performance of the xSeries hardware, the operating system, and specific server applications.
The book is divided into five parts. Part 1 explains the technology implemented in the major subsystems in xSeries servers and shows what settings can be selected or adjusted to obtain the best performance. Part 2 describes the performance aspects of the operating systems: Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, SUSE LINUX Enterprise Server, NetWare 6.5, and VMware ESX Server.
Part 3 introduces the performance monitoring tools that are available to users of xSeries servers. Part 4 shows you how to analyze your system to find performance bottlenecks and what to do to eliminate them. Part 5 examines specific performance characteristics of specific server applications.


This book is targeted at people who configure Intel processor based servers running Windows, Linux or NetWare and seek to maximize performance. Some knowledge of servers is required. Skills in performance tuning are not assumed.

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