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Testing true performance

How do you test the true performance a Compaq SAM system? Is there any benchmark software out there we could use? Thanks.

I generally use IOMETER for NT based systems to test throughput into a SAN. IOMETER can be found at http://developer.intel.com/design/servers/devtools/iometer/index.htm. For Solaris, you can use the IOSTAT utility to get a general idea of performance.

The nice part about these tools is they work on anyone?s storage so they work as a reality check on vendor performance claims.

Chris

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