Monday, December 03, 2012 6:05 PM
I have WS 2008 R2 installed on 2 servers, I have a customer who wants a hardware stress performance test that works with Windows Server (Memory, CPU, I/O, etc). I've read that I'll need a 3rd party tool to do so. ¿Which 3rd party software can do what this customer wants?
I hope anyone can help me
Monday, December 03, 2012 6:23 PM
Sort of depends on the specifics of what the customer would like to see metrics on, but in general I like the products from PassMark: http://www.passmark.com/
For I/O, iometer (http://www.iometer.org/) is a well accepted standard for testing I/O latency and throughput.Edit: you can also get a lot of data from perfmon and the built-in performance counters. While these don't generate load for testing, they do provide a wide range of metrics and data on the performance of the operating system and hardware.
Monday, December 03, 2012 6:28 PM
As Microsoft does not provide such stressing tools, the answers will be best-effort ones.
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Monday, December 03, 2012 9:10 PM
Thanks for answering, I appreciate the efforts and this community is always willing to help!!!!
thank you very much!!!
Monday, December 03, 2012 9:34 PM
What type of server?
Go to the mfg Web site, Dell and others provide diagnostic software that loops (runs over and over) for catching intermittent problems. These can be used to perform stress tests and are very effective.