Linux Capacity Planning

By Matthew Pearson

Learn the capacity planning topic of the LPIC-2 201-450 exam.

3 hours
  • 18 Lessons
  • 3 Hands-On Labs

About the course

Capacity planning is the ability to analyze historical data and plan for increased resources to meet future needs. In this course, we will cover several different command line tools that will help us monitor and measure resource usage as well as troubleshoot issues on a Linux Host. In addition to these command line tools, we will learn about several monitoring solutions that can be used to store long term data for creating usage reports and capacity plans.

This is a stand-alone course, but it is also part of a learning path that prepares you for the LPIC-2 201-450 exam.

  • Chapter 1 3 Lessons Introduction 4:25

    An Important Note About A Cloud Guru and Linux Academy Courses


    Course Introduction


    About the Training Architect

  • Chapter 2 10 Lessons Measure and Troubleshoot Resource Usage (200.1) 2:13:52

    Measure CPU and Disk Usage (iostat)


    Measure CPU and Disk Usage (sar)


    Measure Memory Usage (free)


    Measure Memory Usage (vmstat)


    Measure and Troubleshoot Open Files (lsof)


    Measure and Troubleshoot Running Processes (ps, pstree, top)


    Measure and Troubleshoot Network Usage (netstat)


    User Information and System Availability (w, uptime)


    Troubleshooting CPU Utilization

    30:00 Hands-On Lab

    Troubleshooting Disk Utilization

    30:00 Hands-On Lab
  • Chapter 3 4 Lessons Predict Future Resource Needs (200.2) 55:57

    Using Tools to Monitor and Measure IT Infrastructure Usage


    Capacity Planning and Prediction


    Awareness of Monitoring Solutions


    Creating Capacity Usage Reports

    30:00 Hands-On Lab
  • Chapter 4 1 Lesson Conclusion 3:09

    Next Steps


What you will need

  • Basic understanding of the Linux command line LPIC-1 Certification or Red Hat Certified System Administrator (recommended)

What are Hands-on Labs

What's the difference between theoretical knowledge and real skills? Practical real-world experience. That's where Hands-on Labs come in! Hands-on Labs are guided, interactive experiences that help you learn and practice real-world scenarios in real cloud environments. Hands-on Labs are seamlessly integrated in courses, so you can learn by doing.

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