[CentOS] how can I stress a server?

nate centos at linuxpowered.net
Tue Nov 18 15:59:53 UTC 2008


Rudi Ahlers wrote:
> Hi all,
>
> I have a server, with an Intel DG35EC motherboard, Q9300 CPU, 8GB
> Kingston DDRII RAM which can't take a lot of load. I have 4 XEN VPS's
> on there, which doesn't consume more than 4GBM RAM at this stage. Yet,
> the machine sky rockets at some times. I've moved the XEN VPS's to
> another server, with 4GM RAM, and it doesn't cause the same problems.
>
> So, apart from memtest86 how else can I stress test the server to find
> out what the problem is?

I think I mentioned this already but I use the Cerberus test suite

http://sourceforge.net/projects/va-ctcs/

Haven't had to use it in a while but works quite well, a lot of
big OEMs use it as well for their burn in tests. For me it found
problems much faster than memtest86. Apparently it was developed
by VA Linux(If your familiar with that name)

Been meaning to setup a pxe linux boot environment with this in
there so I can run it without the full blown OS on there, but
haven't had a chance yet.

nate




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