[CentOS] recommend benchmarking SW

Mathew S. McCarrell mccarrms at gmail.com
Wed Nov 4 05:08:43 UTC 2009


On Tue, Nov 3, 2009 at 6:43 PM, Ross Walker <rswwalker at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Nov 3, 2009, at 11:16 AM, Les Mikesell <lesmikesell at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > Ross Walker wrote:
> >> On 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)
> >>
>

You can try out stress.  There is a package for it from rpmforge.

Matt

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