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[Simple] Testing Server Performance

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So you just got the setup email for the impulsive purchase you just couldn't resist. What next?

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One of the simplest ways to test network and I/O speeds is with the FreeVPS.us benchmark script!

wget freevps.us/downloads/bench.sh      -O - -o /dev/null|bash

For an extremely comprehensive benchmark, try ServerBear.com and their all-in-one performance test.

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Just want to know how fast those disks are spinning (or how fast the SSDs are, err, working)? Test the I/O with this!

dd if=/dev/zero of=test bs=64k count=16k conv=fdatasync; rm test

Let's check the disk I/O latency while we're at it...

wget https://ioping.googlecode.com/files/ioping-0.6.tar.gz
tar -xzvf ioping-0.6.tar.gz
cd ioping-0.6/
make ioping
./ioping . -c 10
...and the I/O seek rate...
./ioping -RD .

...and the sequential I/O speed...

ioping -RL .
...and the cached I/O speed!
?ioping -RC .

Want to simply know what the network speeds are like? Try downloading a test file from another server!

wget cachefly.cachefly.net/100mb.test

How about the processor that's being used?

cat /proc/cpuinfo

Make sure you've got every single KB of disk space your provider promised by using the command...

df

...or you could check the disk space in GB's if you'd prefer! (Note: Space reserved by the OS may not be listed!)

df -h

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This is not the place to post your benchmarks - go take a look at the reviews section of the forum and share your results there!

Did I miss anything? Something I should add? Let me know! :)

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Did I miss anything? Something I should add? Let me know! :)

 

ioping

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Nice small guide
 

 

Glad you like it! I'm not intending for it to be overly bloated with complex ways of testing your server, just the basics :)

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I might whip up a downloadable bash for this :)

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I might whip up a downloadable bash for this :)

 

If you do, I'll definitely throw it up in the thread if it's alright with you :)

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If you do, I'll definitely throw it up in the thread if it's alright with you :)

 

I assume IOping works on debian and centos based setups?

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You can also add these:

 

 

IOPing seek rate: ioping -RD .
IOPing sequential: ioping -RL .
IOPing cached: ioping -RC .
 
And install FIO.
Debian / Ubuntu: apt-get install fio
CentOS: Download RPM from: http://pkgs.repoforge.org/fio/

 

 

cat > reads.ini << EOF
[global]
randrepeat=1
ioengine=libaio
bs=4k
ba=4k
size=1G
direct=1
gtod_reduce=1
norandommap
iodepth=64
numjobs=1
 
[randomreads]
startdelay=0
filename=sb-io-test
readwrite=randread
EOF
 
-----------------
 
cat > writes.ini << EOF
[global]
randrepeat=1
ioengine=libaio
bs=4k
ba=4k
size=1G
direct=1
gtod_reduce=1
norandommap
iodepth=64
numjobs=1
 
[randomwrites]
startdelay=0
filename=sb-io-test
readwrite=randwrite
EOF
 
Then run,
fio reads.ini
fio writes.ini

 

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You can also add these:
 

 

Thanks for the suggestion! I've added the additional IOPing commands, but for the sake of keeping the tutorial simple I've left out FIO - great suggestion though! :)

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This tutorial should be great to show via YouTube under your company name to show your server performance.

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Haven't tried the script yet, but can anyone tell me roughly how long it takes to run? e.g. serverbear takes like an hour.

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Serverbear preforms multiple tests, so this could be normal behaviour. Just wait for that mail in your inbox or run it again in some hours.

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Speedtest (IPv4 only)
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Your public IPv4 is 158.69.127.66

Location                Provider        Speed
CDN                     Cachefly        95.9MB/s

Atlanta, GA, US         Coloat          3.67MB/s
Dallas, TX, US          Softlayer       40.2MB/s
Seattle, WA, US         Softlayer       21.0MB/s
San Jose, CA, US        Softlayer       23.1MB/s
Washington, DC, US      Softlayer       55.6MB/s

Tokyo, Japan            Linode          14.6MB/s
Singapore               Softlayer       591KB/s

Rotterdam, Netherlands  id3.net         3.09MB/s
Haarlem, Netherlands    Leaseweb        110MB/s


Disk Speed
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I/O (1st run)   : 281 MB/s
I/O (2nd run)   : 281 MB/s
I/O (3rd run)   : 307 MB/s
Average I/O     : 289.667 MB/s
 

 

Speedtest is not good, because using speedtest isnt true. As my server, it has 10Gbit uplink, the result is wrong.

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