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Performance Tools Guide and Reference

About This Book

This book provides information on performance tools and application programming interfaces (APIs) for the AIX operating system.

The information contained in this book pertains to systems running AIX 5.2 or later. Any content that is applicable to earlier releases will be noted as such.

Who Should Use This Book

This book is intended for network administrators, system administrators, experienced system administrators, system engineers, and application programmers who are concerned with the performance of their system and the applications running on that system.


The following highlighting conventions are used in this book:

Bold Identifies commands, subroutines, keywords, files, structures, directories, and other items whose names are predefined by the system. Also identifies graphical objects such as buttons, labels, and icons that the user selects.
Italics Identifies parameters whose actual names or values are to be supplied by the user.
Monospace Identifies examples of specific data values, examples of text similar to what you might see displayed, examples of portions of program code similar to what you might write as a programmer, messages from the system, or information you should actually type.

Case-Sensitivity in AIX

Everything in the AIX operating system is case-sensitive, which means that it distinguishes between uppercase and lowercase letters. For example, you can use the ls command to list files. If you type LS, the system responds that the command is "not found." Likewise, FILEA, FiLea, and filea are three distinct file names, even if they reside in the same directory. To avoid causing undesirable actions to be performed, always ensure that you use the correct case.

ISO 9000

ISO 9000 registered quality systems were used in the development and manufacturing of this product.

Related Publications

The following books contain information about or related to performance monitoring:

AIX 5L Version 5.2 Performance Management Guide

Performance Toolbox Version 2 and 3 for AIX: Guide and Reference

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