Buchanan, a consultant in systems analysis and tuning, explains how to configure instrumentation and collect critical time-persistent measurements, and how to use this data for in-depth analysis of a system. Initial chapters take readers step by step through the AR- Analysis methodology, touching on system baselining, configuring measurements and data collection, and analyzing measurements and drawing conclusions. Two real-world case studies outline steps of the process and discuss the results.
Tuning Microsoft Server Clusters: Guaranteeing High Availability for Business Networksby Robert W. Buchanan
If only it were a matter of watching the needle 'til it hits the right spot on the dial! But it isn't and that's why you'll be glad expert Bob Buchanan shares his tuning skills in this 1-2-3 tutorial. Reducing a daunting task to a fine -- but doable -- art, Buchanan shows you his proven methodology for guaranteeing optimal performance. Tuning Microsoft Server Clusters exposes the nuts and bolts of cluster and end-to-end system optimization.
Meet the Author
Robert W. Buchanan, Jr., is currently an independent consultant specializing in systems analysis and tuning. He was formerly president and CEO of Shiloh Network Solutions, a company that creates tools for business continuity, disaster recovery applications, and end-to-end system analysis. He gained extensive network analysis experience at such companies as LANQuest Labs, 3Com, and ROLM. Mr. Buchanan is also the author of The Art of Testing Network Systems; Disaster Proofing Information Systems; and Measuring the Impact of Your Web Site. He lives in Grass Valley, California.
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