Measure IOPS in Windows 2012 4 node cluster , FO SAN and iSCSI

Posted on 2014-08-21
Last Modified: 2014-08-22
Hi, guys

We are presently studying if we need a new data center.
We have:
- 4 nodes, 2012 R2 cluster ( hp C3000 with BL460c g6 and has 34 virtual servers of which 6 are Linux )
- they connect to 3 types of storage
        - FO SAN (EVA 7200)
        - FO MSA 2000fc
        - iSCSI - HP 1200AiO (Windows 2012 R2 as OS)

I've tried perfmon but the more I read the less I understand!

Can anyone help with suggestions and/or reading material ?

Question by:Pinculad
    LVL 38

    Accepted Solution

    What are your workload types?

    SQLIO is great for Db style testing.

    IOmeter can be configured to test a wide range of IOPS or throughput needs.

    JetStress is for Exchange type testing.

    Our storage testing has been for Scale-Out File Server cluster and Storage Spaces SSD and HDD performance. We use the above.

    Author Closing Comment


    Thanks very much.

    Write Comment

    Please enter a first name

    Please enter a last name

    We will never share this with anyone.

    Featured Post

    How your wiki can always stay up-to-date

    Quip doubles as a “living” wiki and a project management tool that evolves with your organization. As you finish projects in Quip, the work remains, easily accessible to all team members, new and old.
    - Increase transparency
    - Onboard new hires faster
    - Access from mobile/offline

    Hyper-convergence systems have taken the IT world by storm and have quickly started to change our point of view of how the data center should and could be architected. In this article, I’ll explain the benefits of employing a hyper-converged system …
    This article is an update and follow-up of my previous article:   Storage 101: common concepts in the IT enterprise storage This time, I expand on more frequently used storage concepts.
    This video teaches viewers how to encrypt an external drive that requires a password to read and edit the drive. All tasks are done in Disk Utility. Plug in the external drive you wish to encrypt: Make sure all previous data on the drive has been …
    This tutorial will walk an individual through the process of installing the necessary services and then configuring a Windows Server 2012 system as an iSCSI target. To install the necessary roles, go to Server Manager, and select Add Roles and Featu…

    760 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

    Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

    Join & Ask a Question

    Need Help in Real-Time?

    Connect with top rated Experts

    12 Experts available now in Live!

    Get 1:1 Help Now