How to stress test Solaris 10?

Posted on 2006-06-08
Last Modified: 2013-12-21
what are some easy methods (or utilities) to perform stress testing to Solaris 10 systems (and even containers) to CPU, Disk, mem and network i/o ?

thanks in advance.

Question by:Moabrocks
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    I don't have a real official way, since I've never had a major problem with solaris.

    But what I have done to burn in new servers is to run many instances of seti@home until it starts to bog down, and just let them run fir as long as I can...
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    The right way to stress test is to use SunVTS software. It's location: /opt/SUNWvts/bin/sunvts just run it from root user.
    There are also manual pages. SunVTS is either on companion CD or in full distribution of Solaris 10, I can't remember.

    Author Comment

    thx,,  trying to figure out how to install vts now that I have dl'd it..  I get "pkgadd: ERROR: no packages were found in </home/jono/vts/SUNWvts>" ....  dang it..
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    man pkgadd
    cd where is your Package root (SUNWvts is right below this directory), probably "cd /home/jono/vts/"
    pkgadd -d .
    select SunVTS

    Author Comment

    thanks..  just got that going,,  now reading how to configure and run basic cmd line

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