Optimizing AIX 5L performance, Tuning your memory settings, Part 1

Memory overview and tuning memory parameters in AIX Version 5.3

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Ken Milberg

Date archived: May 13, 2019 | First published: May 15, 2007

This three-part series on memory tuning dives right into tuning parameters, focusing on the many challenges and the various best practices of optimizing memory performance, and it also discusses some improvements in AIX® Version 5.3. While memory tuning might be more difficult to implement than Central Processing Unit (CPU) tuning, it certainly is no less important. You can do more to tune memory on an AIX server than any other subsystem. Changing some memory parameters on your system can increase performance dramatically, particularly when these parameters are not optimized for the environment which you are running. Part 1 of this series provides an overview of memory on AIX, including a discussion of virtual memory and the Virtual Memory Manager (VMM).

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