Custom tuned profile in RHEL7

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Tuned has been improved from RHEL6 and the process to create a custom tuned profile has changed. The syntax is now “ini"fied and the process to create a custom profile (i.e.- my-virtual-host) is slightly different. In this example, I’ll modify the virtual-host profile and add some script to customize it:

  • Install tuned (if it’s not installed yet)
yum install -y tuned
  • Create a directory inside /etc/tuned named “my-virtual-host”
mkdir -p /etc/tuned/my-virtual-host/
  • Create a custom profile and include the virtual-host one:
cat > /etc/tuned/my-virtual-host/tuned.conf << EOF
# tuned configuration

  • Create a custom script:
cat > /etc/tuned/my-virtual-host/ << EOF
. /usr/lib/tuned/functions
start() {
  echo "noop" > /sys/block/${SSD}/queue/scheduler
  return 0

stop() {
  echo "deadline" > /sys/block/${SSD}/queue/scheduler
  return 0

process $@
  • Make it executable:
chmod a+x /etc/tuned/my-virtual-host/
  • Active it:
tuned-adm profile my-virtual-host
  • Check it:
tuned-adm active
Current active profile: my-virtual-host

cat /sys/block/sda/queue/scheduler
[noop] deadline cfq

As you’ve noticed, I’ve created a custom script to modify the scheduler of my /dev/sda device. I’ve tried to make it work without creating a custom script (as the Red Hat instruction says in, adding the following to the custom tuned.conf file:


But it didn’t work for me.