Dynamic Performance Tuning and Troubleshooting With DTrace
(Sun# SA-327-S10) Course Number 6909 – 24 Hours
The Dynamic Performance Tuning and Troubleshooting with DTrace course provides students with the ability to use DTrace to diagnose application and system problems.
Use DTrace to find the source of intermittent problems Use DTrace to look at the cause of performance problems Use DTrace to help debug applications Find System problems with DTrace Troubleshoot DTrace script problems
Students who can benefit from this course are experienced system administrators, service support personnel, kernel developers, and application program developers.
To succeed fully in this course, students should be able to administer the Solaris 9 Operating System, have a general understanding of the Solaris kernel, and have some programming experience such as Perl or C.
After: Course #6907, Solaris System Performance Management. (SA-400) -1-
Module 1 - DTrace Fundamentals Describe the features of DTrace Describe the DTrace architecture Module 2 - Using DTrace Examining performance problems using DTrace Use DTrace to obtain information about system calls Create D Scripts that Use Arguments Module 3 - Debug Applications with DTrace Use DTrace to profile an application Use DTrace to access application variables Use DTrace to find transient system call errors Use DTrace to determine the names of files being opened Module 4 - Finding System Problems with DTrace Use DTrace to access kernel variables Use DTrace to obtain information about read calls Use DTrace to do anonymous tracing Use DTrace to do speculative tracing Explain the privileges necessary to run DTrace operations Module 5 - Troubleshooting DTrace Problems Describe how to lessen the performance impact of DTrace Describe how to use and tune DTrace buffers Debug DTrace scripts