O'Reilly logo

vSphere High Performance Essentials by Christian Stankowic

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

Virtual machine benchmarking

In this section, we will focus on the various utilities that can assist us in benchmarking disk and network performance of VMs.

I/O benchmarks using Iometer

Iometer is a tool collection for running detailed I/O benchmarks. It is capable of reproducing I/O access characteristics of various applications. The tool consists of a management software that controls and evaluates the particular tests and Dynamo, an executable that run tests in multiple threads on a host.

Dynamo is supported on both Windows and Linux for the x86 or x64 architecture. The graphical management software is only available on Windows. For benchmarking Linux systems, a Windows host is required to manage the benchmark.

Tip

Visit the Iometer website for ...

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required