Rogg23
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VMware Performance Testing

I am looking at ways to performance test ESX hosts.

What I want to do is along the lines of:

1. Add x number of VMs to the host, measure performance with machines running idle. Then load a percentage of the VMs are retest performance, keep doing until all VMs are running under load.

2. Increase the number of VMs by x and retest the steps in test 1 to try to find the point where performance is impacted.

3. Add a second host, set both hosts in a cluster with DRS and perform the same tests in 1 and 2.

Has anyone done anything similar, or have any recommendations for how to do this. Perhaps using powershell scripts to output relevent information to a CSV (such as CPU ready values)?

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azn2kew
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You can use VMMark tool to test the load of your environment here or use SPECweb for the web components, SPECjbb for java applications etc...

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Stefan Nguyen

VMware vExpert 2009

iGeek Systems Inc.

VMware, Citrix, Microsoft Consultant

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Rogg23
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Thanks for the response, VMmark had crossed my mind, but I don't want to create defined tiles to test. I want to test the specific VMs that are going to be in my environment.

Regards,

Roger.

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