[CentOS] recommend benchmarking SW

Ryan Cox ryan.a.cox at gmail.com
Tue Nov 3 13:31:02 UTC 2009


I'd recommend a quick read through this post:

http://lethargy.org/~jesus/writes/disk-benchmarking-with-dd-dont

And then browse through the docs for these tools and pick the one that
suites your needs best:

http://www.iozone.org/
http://sysbench.sourceforge.net/
http://www.coker.com.au/bonnie++/


-ryan

On Tue, Nov 3, 2009 at 8:22 AM, Alan McKay <alan.mckay at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hey folks,
>
> We've got some new hardware and are trying to figure out what best to
> do with it.   Either run CentOS right on the bare metal, or
> virtualize, or several combination options.   Mainly looking at :
>
> - CentOS on bare metal
> - CentOS on ESXi 4.0 with local disk
> - CentOS on ESXi with 1 VM running Openfiler to serve disk to other VMs
>
> And want to benchmark these 3 scenarios
>
> So far all we have is a dd-based disk IO benchmark.
>
> What else can you all recommend.
>
> BTW, we also ideally want to try each of the above with a Postgres DB
> as well (and once without)
>
> thanks,
> -Alan
>
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