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Old 10-16-2007, 02:50 AM   #1
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Benchmarking


Hey all,

Back in my younger days when Windows was the name of my game, I had a small suite of programs to benchmark new servers, just to make certain everything was running as it was supposed to. Also some of these tests could be made to run in a loop for stresstesting over a longer period of time.

Now that I'm running nothing but Linux, I've more or less abandoned this practice. Perhaps because things just work, but perhaps also because I haven't had the time/energy/knowledge to really look into how this can be accomplished on Linux.

So my question: What do you guys use for general benchmarking and stresstesting prior to moving a server into production?

Regards,
Thomas
 
Old 10-16-2007, 03:03 AM   #2
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Is this kinda what you're looking for:
http://freshmeat.net/projects/post/

Just try searching freshmeat or sourceforge for server benchmark.
 
Old 10-16-2007, 04:48 AM   #3
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Hey all,

Back in my younger days when Windows was the name of my game, I had a small suite of programs to benchmark new servers, just to make certain everything was running as it was supposed to. Also some of these tests could be made to run in a loop for stresstesting over a longer period of time.

Now that I'm running nothing but Linux, I've more or less abandoned this practice. Perhaps because things just work, but perhaps also because I haven't had the time/energy/knowledge to really look into how this can be accomplished on Linux.

So my question: What do you guys use for general benchmarking and stresstesting prior to moving a server into production?

Regards,
Thomas
For me I tried loops of recompiling different versions of kernel simultaneously. And run it overnight in a public network with no firewalls and almost all applications are open. you just need to have a big bandwidth in case some script kiddies hack your open system and will cause a ddos. add a script that will shutdown if it reaches your threshold limit for bandwidth utilization
 
Old 10-16-2007, 08:42 AM   #4
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I've used a tool called hardinfo which spits out information about your install (kernel, libraries, hardware, etc.) and does some basic "benchmarks". See eg http://alicious.com/hardinfo for an example of the output; http://hardinfo.berlios.de/HomePage, http://wiki.hardinfo.org/Screenshots.

I keep that link around and update it occasionally in case I need to post info on my system here on LQ.

HTH

pbhj
 
  


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