Optimizing AIX 7 Network Performance

A new series on optimizing the network performance within AIX 7 is now available on IBM developerWorks. The series is in three parts: Part 1, Network overview – Monitoring the hardware With AIX 7 and the new POWER7 architecture, you have to think …

A new series on optimizing the network performance within AIX 7 is now available on IBM developerWorks. The series is in three parts: Part 1, Network overview – Monitoring the hardware

With AIX 7 and the new POWER7 architecture, you have to think about the performance of your system, and also the effects of your network performance on both LPAR and WPAR environments. In the first installment, you’ll review some best practices for network configuration and utilize those practices for efficient monitoring of your hardware by taking advantage of network tools such as netstat, netpmon, entstat, and nmon. You’ll also examine certain tools used to look at your interfaces to see how to configure them.

Optimizing AIX 7 network performance: Part 1, Network overview – Monitoring the hardwarePart 2, NFS monitoring and tuning

With AIX 7 being used more frequently in network deployment environments, and with common use of workload partitions to help manage your resources, you must be aware of all the different applications and environments in which you need to optimize your network deployment. Part 2 focuses on tuning NFS. You’ll learn about monitoring utilities such as nfsstat and nmon, and you’ll also tune with nfso. The series also offers best practices for network I/O performance tuning.

Optimizing AIX 7 network performance: Part 2, NFS monitoring and tuningPart 3, Monitoring your network packets and tuning the network

With AIX 7 being used more frequently in network deployment environments, and with common use of workload partitions to help manage your resources, you must be aware of all the different applications and environments in which you need to optimize your network deployment. Part 1 provided a networking overview and also discussed the tools you need to monitor your hardware, including netstat, netpmon, entstat, and nmon. Part 2 discussed monitoring and tuning NFS subsystems. This final segment, Part 3, shows you how to monitor network packets. The series also offers best practices for network I/O performance tuning.

Optimizing AIX 7 network performance: Part 3, Monitoring your network packets and tuning the network