Notes on using iometer
iometer is a fantastically useful and free performance measurement tool for disks and disk arays. Here are a few notes on using it.
iometer has 2 components, the iometer.exe (which as the name suggests, runs on Windows only) and dynamo, the work load generator (multiplatform). To run iometer:
- Load the iometer.exe on a suitable windows server
- copy dynamo on the server you want to run the test on
- run iometer.exe
- start dynamo on the test host, pointing in back to the windows server running the iometer.exe, e.g.
dynamo -i iometer-host -m testhostname &