Mar 192008

Iometer actually serves an additional purpose beyond just measuring I/O performance—it can also generate the workload that is used to test the system (this component is called Dynamo). It can be configured in a number of ways that allow very granular testing to take place so that it can test multiple scenarios. The Dynamo component must be installed on each system for which you would like to gather performance results. Iometer and Dynamo can be installed on the same system in cases where you want to test the performance of the local disk system.

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