Q

CIFS benchmarks, please

Learn more about why there isn't a good benchmark tool to measure CIFS performance in a meaningful manner like IOPS over the network and what currently is being done to develop CIFS benchmarks.

Why is CIFS performance measured in MBps, while NFS performance is measured in IOPS?
It may sound incongruous, but there isn't a good benchmark tool to measure CIFS performance in a meaningful manner like IOPS over the network.

NFS has the SPECbench SPECsfs tool, which is relatively complex in generating workload and adjusting the working...

set size. There isn't a complement for CIFS that is public. Some people have run VeriTest's Netbench against it to determine MBps, but that isn't very useful in most environments. The Storage Performance Council is currently working on a new benchmark to address this issue, which will be called SPC-3.

Check out www.storageperformance.org to catch up on what's going on, and join to help with specifying and developing the benchmark if you can. It's an open organization that welcomes individuals.

 

This was first published in September 2005

Dig Deeper on NAS management

PRO+

Content

Find more PRO+ content and other member only offers, here.

Have a question for an expert?

Please add a title for your question

Get answers from a TechTarget expert on whatever's puzzling you.

You will be able to add details on the next page.

0 comments

Oldest 

Forgot Password?

No problem! Submit your e-mail address below. We'll send you an email containing your password.

Your password has been sent to:

-ADS BY GOOGLE

SearchSolidStateStorage

  • Flash technologies remain hot in 2016, experts predict

    Experts predict solid-state technology will remain hot in 2016, leading to the demise of high-speed hard disk drives, as ...

  • Tintri VMstore T5000

    Like all of its VM-aware storage systems, Tintri’s first all-flash array -- the Tintri VMstore T5000 -- allows admins to bypass ...

  • SolidFire SF9605

    The high-capacity SolidFire SF9605 uses SolidFire’s Element OS 8 (Oxygen) to deliver new enterprise features such as synchronous ...

SearchVirtualStorage

SearchCloudStorage

SearchDisasterRecovery

SearchDataBackup

Close