Optimizing AIX 5L performance, Tuning your memory settings, Part 2
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Date archived: December 19, 2016 | First published: June 14, 2007
vmstat to monitor memory usage and analyze
the results. This three-part series focuses on the various aspects of memory
management and tuning on IBM System p™ servers running AIX®. Part 1
provided an overview of memory on AIX, including a discussion of virtual memory and
the Virtual Memory Manager (VMM). It also drilled down into the tuning parameters
and outlined recent improvements in AIX Version 5.3 with respect to memory
management. Part 2 focuses on the detail of actual memory subsystem monitoring and
discusses how to analyze the results. Part 3 deals specifically on swap space and
how best to tune your VMM settings to provide for optimum swap space configuration
and performance. Throughout this series, I'll also cover some of the best practices
of memory performance tuning and monitoring.
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