[CentOS] recommend benchmarking SW
oliver at ransom.com.au
Tue Nov 3 13:29:03 UTC 2009
On 03/11/2009, at 11:52 PM, Alan McKay 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
> 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.
If IO testing is your primary concern then bonnie++ would be very
useful to get good reports on your different configurations. It can
generate nice HTML formatted reports for you as well.
> BTW, we also ideally want to try each of the above with a Postgres DB
> as well (and once without)
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