Dynamic Performance Tuning and Troubleshooting with DTrace

The Dynamic Performance Tuning and Troubleshooting with DTrace Seminar provides students with the ability to use DTrace to diagnose application and system problems.

Who Can Benefit
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 10 Operating System, have a general understandaing of the Solaris kernel, and have some programming experience such as Perl or C.

Skills Gained

* 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

Course Content

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

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