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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VMware vExpert 2009
iGeek Systems Inc.
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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.