Sun Performance Tuning
Enterprise Engineering, Sun Computer Systems
This 6 hour in-dept tutorial will focus on the following
- Sun Performance and Tuning - Java and the Internet (3 hours)
A detailed summary of the highlights of Adrian's 600 page book of the
same name. Includes TCP/IP and web servers, Java servers, disk subsystems
hardware architectures, and an introduction to the SE performance toolkit.
- Consolidated Workloads and Resource Management for Solaris (1.5 hours)
When mixed workloads are run on the same server special tools and
techniques are needed to monitor each workload and control the
resources (Enterprise Symon 2.0 to monitor the system, CPU control
using CPU sets or Share II, Network control using Sun Bandwidth
Allocator). Techniques from the mainframe world are being brought
onto Solaris and extended to a network oriented environment.
- Rathole Session - Open Q&A on any related topic (1.5 hours)
Everything you always wanted to know related to Sun Performance
tuning: sure, you always knew who to ask... but this time you really can!
Adrian Cockcroft has a physics degree, worked as a software engineer
then joined Sun in the United Kingdom in 1988. He relocated to the U.S.
between 1993 and 1996, and now lives in the UK but tele-works to the U.S.
based Enterprise Engineering group as Sun's performance management specialist.
Since 1995 he has written a monthly Performance Q&A column for
He's a widely acclaimed speaker and accepted world-wide as the expert
on Sun performance tuning.
Last modified: July 30, 1998 (ehk)