A Comparison of Linux Performance Tuning Books

 in
Pat's back with more mini book reviews to help you sort through the abundance of HOWTOs, references and tech books published every day.
______________________

-- -pate http://on-ruby.blogspot.com

Comments

Comment viewing options

Select your preferred way to display the comments and click "Save settings" to activate your changes.

Optimizing Linux Performance - book

Scott Field's picture

I have the book Optimizing Linux Performance. I'd highly recommend it for a number of reasons. First, the three examples of tracking down performace problems involve satisfying real life examples. Second, it explains the use of a lot of tools. Third, I learnt stuff about top V3 I didn't know, not to mention oprofile, sar, ltrace and strace. This book significantly expanded my knowledge of Linux performance tuning and troubleshooting. It is relevant to "enterprise" tuning because a server farm is composed of individual servers. However I would be first in line to buy a follow up volume covering "Web servers, load balancers, routers, application servers and databases servers" as mentioned in the review. Overall this book is definitely worth the money in my opinion.

White Paper
Linux Management with Red Hat Satellite: Measuring Business Impact and ROI

Linux has become a key foundation for supporting today's rapidly growing IT environments. Linux is being used to deploy business applications and databases, trading on its reputation as a low-cost operating environment. For many IT organizations, Linux is a mainstay for deploying Web servers and has evolved from handling basic file, print, and utility workloads to running mission-critical applications and databases, physically, virtually, and in the cloud. As Linux grows in importance in terms of value to the business, managing Linux environments to high standards of service quality — availability, security, and performance — becomes an essential requirement for business success.

Learn More

Sponsored by Red Hat

White Paper
Private PaaS for the Agile Enterprise

If you already use virtualized infrastructure, you are well on your way to leveraging the power of the cloud. Virtualization offers the promise of limitless resources, but how do you manage that scalability when your DevOps team doesn’t scale? In today’s hypercompetitive markets, fast results can make a difference between leading the pack vs. obsolescence. Organizations need more benefits from cloud computing than just raw resources. They need agility, flexibility, convenience, ROI, and control.

Stackato private Platform-as-a-Service technology from ActiveState extends your private cloud infrastructure by creating a private PaaS to provide on-demand availability, flexibility, control, and ultimately, faster time-to-market for your enterprise.

Learn More

Sponsored by ActiveState