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Managing Processes and Tuned Profiles on RHEL 8

A Linux system is a collection of processes, and process management is a critical skill for system administrators. In this hands-on lab, we will examine process management. We will identify CPU/memory intensive processes and will kill those processes. And, we will also examine how to optimize system and process performance by adjusting process scheduling on RHEL 8. The Tuned service is an intelligent application that uses system monitoring to optimize system performance for specific types of workloads. The heart of Tuned are profiles, which are customized for a variety of use cases. In this hands-on lab, we will examine Tuned and how to manage Tuned profiles. **Red Hat Exam Requirements Covered:** - Identify CPU/memory intensive processes and kill processes - Adjust process scheduling - Manage tuning profiles *This course is not approved or sponsored by Red Hat.*

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Clock icon Intermediate
Clock icon 30m
Clock icon Dec 04, 2020

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Table of Contents

  1. Challenge

    Identify CPU/Memory Intensive Processes and Kill Processes

    • Query the system's overall performance with top
    • Install and use iotop to see storage performance
    • Set up and use a monitoring display with screen
    • View and alter running process priorities
    • Start processes with altered priorities
    • Query and kill processes
  2. Challenge

    Adjust Process Scheduling

    • Determine a processes scheduling policy settings
    • Alter a running processes scheduling settings
    • Start a process with specific scheduling settings
  3. Challenge

    Manage Tuning Profiles

    • Query the current Tuned profile and settings
    • Set different profiles and verify they are active
    • Set multiple complementary profiles and query them
    • View the differences between similar profiles
    • Modify the service configuration file and restart the daemon

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