[CentOS] recommend benchmarking SW

Oliver Ransom 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  
> 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.

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)
> thanks,
> -Alan
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