[CentOS] recommend benchmarking SW

przemolicc at poczta.fm przemolicc at poczta.fm
Tue Nov 3 13:39:55 UTC 2009

On Tue, Nov 03, 2009 at 09:22:57AM -0400, 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.
> BTW, we also ideally want to try each of the above with a Postgres DB
> as well (and once without)

If you want to test IO performance I recommend vdbench:

Przemyslaw Bak (przemol)

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