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I know you meansure disk performance in terms of iops, but...

is there a measurement for network iops ?

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IOPS is specifically for storage (Input / Output).

Do you mean network bandwidth? That would be bits per second. (bps)
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Gerwin Jansen, EE MVE earned 500 total points
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packets/s or kbytes/s - you can use SAR to monitor:

sar -n DEV
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by:Gerald Connolly
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The normal measures for a network are bits per (eg 1Gb/s) for most parts of the infrastructure and packets per second for things like switches etc
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by:PaulOfford
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I agree with Gerwin's first answer, the closest analogous measurement would be packets/s (pps).  Switch, router and firewall performance often includes a maximum pps value.  Ultimately though it would depend on why you want to know.

Can you give us some context?  Why do you want to know?
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