Sun Education has a DTrace Course Available

How about that? For anyone who wants to do some training, Sun Education is running a two day course titled

Dynamic Performance Tuning and Troubleshooting with DTrace

The course code is SA-325-S10, and you can find out more about it at the Sun Education site.

The course content as listed on the site is...

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
Module 4: Finding System Problems with DTrace
  • Use DTrace to access kernel variables
  • Use DTrace to obtain information about read calls
  • Use DTrace to do anonymous tracing
  • Use DTrace to do speculative tracing
  • Explain the privileges necessary to run DTrace operations
Module 5: Troubleshooting DTrace Problems
  • Describe how to lessen the performance impact of DTrace
  • Describe how to use and tune DTrace buffers
  • Debug DTrace scripts
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