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Construction. Iometer consists of two program components: Iometer GUI is a control program with a user interface, which controls one or. I was working on some documentation for a client and started thinking back on how long we have been using IOMeter — my best guess is since. Iometer started life as a utility built by Intel to generate and measure i/o loads. It was released by them under the Intel Open Source License.

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It was released by them under the Intel Open Source License. You can grab the latest stable release from the downloads page. Although the latest stable build is fromI recommend using it rather than the newer, unstable versions available from the SourceForge project page unless you like crashing your VMs, that is.

There are downloads for Linux, Netware, and Windows.

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All are bit i builds, but the source code is available. The name of the yutorial is iobw. This file is only generated the first time you launch Iometer and is not generated again — even if you close, re-launch Iometer, and select a different Maximum Disk Size.

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Therefore, if you need to use a different size, you must do the following:. If you want to throw more IOPs at your storage, you can add multiple worker processes under the iometre manager process. These workers can be clones of the first one you set up, or they can be new ones set up with different Access Specifications. All of them will run at the same time when you start the test. A good write-up about Iometer and simulating various server workloads is available on the VMware Communities Forum.

Get the Software You can iomrter the latest stable release from the downloads page.

Tutoril Next and the first of two license agreement prompts will then display: Click I Agree, then you can choose the components to install. I just chose the defaults: Click Next and you can then choose where to install it.

Again, the default is just fine: Click Install, then Finish in the resulting dialog to complete the process: Now navigate to the Start menu and fire up Iometer.

The second license agreement will show, but only the first time you launch. Agree to it to continue: Click I Agree to continue to the first screen.

How To Test Server Performance Using IOmeter

This is the point where I was confused at first, so pay attention. Then the important part is to fill in the Maximum Disk Size. Then click OK to yield the following: At this tutofial, you can just click the green flag in the top button bar to start the test.

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You will be prompted to choose a location for the results. Just click OK unless you need to change it. I like to visit the Results Display tab first, though, and tweak the settings so I can watch the measurements: Therefore, if you need to use a different size, you must do the following: Stop any tests and close Iometer. Locate and delete the existing iobw. Re-launch Iometer and select your new select your new Maximum Disk Size. Click the Green flag and save the results.

At this point you can stop the test and close Iometer.

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Simulating Different Workloads If you want to throw more IOPs iometerr your storage, you can add multiple worker processes under the main manager process. Western Gateway Sculpture Park. First Photowalk of