4 Replies Latest reply on Jun 11, 2014 10:23 PM by garyoikawa

    IOmeter on Server 2008 - excessive error count

    unsichtbare Expert

      Hi all,

       

      So I am benchmarking a pile of iSCSI SAN's, trying to evaluate them for a client using IOmeter. I am using OpenPerformanceTest.icf.

       

      Up until now, my standard build for IOmeter is:

      • XP-32 bit
      • 1 GB RAM
      • 8 GB C:\ on LSI Logic Paralell (0:0)
      • 8GB unformatted PHYSICALDRIVE1. LSI Logic Paralell (1:0) (eagerzeroedthick)
      • OpenPerformanceTest.icf

       

      This has worked great for comparing the SAN's, I have been running tests on 4 different SAN's for weeks now and have some solid ideas about the capabilities of each. Overall, everything performed well, and there were almost never any errors in "Total Error Count"

       

      Ultimately the client asked that I run some benchmarks using their standard build for Server 2008 X64:

      • Server 2008 R2 X64
      • 40 GB C:\ on VMware pvscsi (0:0)
      • 8 GB unformatted PHYSICALDRIVE1 on VMware pvscsi (1:0) (eagerzeroedthick)
      • Firewall off, service stopped
      • IOmeter installed and run as "Run as administrator"
      • OpenPerformanceTest.icf

      IOmeter.jpg

      When using the W2K8, the first test (Max throughput, 100% Read) runs OK, then every other test develops thousands of errors (tens of thousands "Total Error Count" errors). I just don't get it. I have read VMware whitepapers indicating that the VMware pvscsi adapter can be used with IOmeter for benchmarking.

       

      I must have missed something. Any help? Thx in advance.

       

       

      'Test Type,Test Description
      0,IO-Test
      'Version
      2006.07.27
      'Time Stamp
      2012-09-02 14:49:19:534
      'Access specifications
      'Access specification name,default assignment
      RealLife-60%Rand-65%Read,1
      'size,% of size,% reads,% random,delay,burst,align,reply
      8192,100,65,60,0,1,0,0
      'End access specifications
      'Results
      'Target Type,Target Name,Access Specification Name,# Managers,# Workers,# Disks,IOps,Read IOps,Write IOps,MBps,Read MBps,Write MBps,Transactions per Second,Connections per Second,Average Response Time,Average Read Response Time,Average Write Response Time,Average Transaction Time,Average Connection Time,Maximum Response Time,Maximum Read Response Time,Maximum Write Response Time,Maximum Transaction Time,Maximum Connection Time,Errors,Read Errors,Write Errors,Bytes Read,Bytes Written,Read I/Os,Write I/Os,Connections,Transactions per Connection,Total Raw Read Response Time,Total Raw Write Response Time,Total Raw Transaction Time,Total Raw Connection Time,Maximum Raw Read Response Time,Maximum Raw Write Response Time,Maximum Raw Transaction Time,Maximum Raw Connection Time,Total Raw Run Time,Starting Sector,Maximum Size,Queue Depth,% CPU Utilization,% User Time,% Privileged Time,% DPC Time,% Interrupt Time,Processor Speed,Interrupts per Second,CPU Effectiveness,Packets/Second,Packet Errors,Segments Retransmitted/Second
      ALL,All,RealLife-60%Rand-65%Read,1,1,1,0.812566,0.812566,0.000000,0.006348,0.006348,0.000000,0.812566,0.000000,13.499924,13.499924,0.000000,13.499924,0.000000,43.360083,43.360083,0.000000,43.360083,0.000000,10998,0,10998,745472,0,91,0,0,500,,,,,,,,,,0,8000000,64,28.060385,3.450926,24.637523,0.000000,1.143337,,667.183761,0.028958,0.884847,0.000000,0.000000
      MANAGER,WIN-JOU8LJVVP7F,RealLife-60%Rand-65%Read,,1,1,0.812566,0.812566,0.000000,0.006348,0.006348,0.000000,0.812566,0.000000,13.499924,13.499924,0.000000,13.499924,0.000000,43.360083,43.360083,0.000000,43.360083,0.000000,10998,0,10998,745472,0,91,0,0,500,2948383421,0,2948383421,0,104064198,0,104064198,0,268778271339,0,8000000,64,28.060385,3.450926,24.637523,0.000000,1.143337,2400000000.000000,667.183761,0.028958,0.884847,0.000000,0.000000
      PROCESSOR,CPU 0,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,35.680310,3.834363,31.874011,0.000000,1.896267,2400000000.000000,353.107678,,,,
      PROCESSOR,CPU 1,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,20.440461,3.067490,17.401035,0.000000,0.390408,2400000000.000000,314.076083,,,,
      WORKER,Worker 1,RealLife-60%Rand-65%Read,,,1,0.812566,0.812566,0.000000,0.006348,0.006348,0.000000,0.812566,0.000000,13.499924,13.499924,0.000000,13.499924,0.000000,43.360083,43.360083,0.000000,43.360083,0.000000,10998,0,10998,745472,0,91,0,0,500,2948383421,0,2948383421,0,104064198,0,104064198,0,268778271339,0,8000000,64,,,,,,2400000000.000000,,,,,
      DISK,PHYSICALDRIVE:1,,,,,0.812566,0.812566,0.000000,0.006348,0.006348,0.000000,0.812566,0.000000,13.499924,13.499924,0.000000,13.499924,0.000000,43.360083,43.360083,0.000000,43.360083,0.000000,10998,0,10998,745472,0,91,0,0,500,2948383421,0,2948383421,0,104064198,0,104064198,0,268778271339,0,8000000,64,,,,,,2400000000.000000,,,,,
      'Time Stamp
      2012-09-02 14:51:11:605
      'Test Type,Test Description
      0,IO-Test
      'Version
      2006.07.27
      'Time Stamp
      2012-09-02 14:53:20:602
      'Access specifications
      'Access specification name,default assignment
      RealLife-60%Rand-65%Read,1
      'size,% of size,% reads,% random,delay,burst,align,reply
      8192,100,65,60,0,1,0,0
      'End access specifications
      'Results
      'Target Type,Target Name,Access Specification Name,# Managers,# Workers,# Disks,IOps,Read IOps,Write IOps,MBps,Read MBps,Write MBps,Transactions per Second,Connections per Second,Average Response Time,Average Read Response Time,Average Write Response Time,Average Transaction Time,Average Connection Time,Maximum Response Time,Maximum Read Response Time,Maximum Write Response Time,Maximum Transaction Time,Maximum Connection Time,Errors,Read Errors,Write Errors,Bytes Read,Bytes Written,Read I/Os,Write I/Os,Connections,Transactions per Connection,Total Raw Read Response Time,Total Raw Write Response Time,Total Raw Transaction Time,Total Raw Connection Time,Maximum Raw Read Response Time,Maximum Raw Write Response Time,Maximum Raw Transaction Time,Maximum Raw Connection Time,Total Raw Run Time,Starting Sector,Maximum Size,Queue Depth,% CPU Utilization,% User Time,% Privileged Time,% DPC Time,% Interrupt Time,Processor Speed,Interrupts per Second,CPU Effectiveness,Packets/Second,Packet Errors,Segments Retransmitted/Second
      ALL,All,RealLife-60%Rand-65%Read,1,1,1,0.286668,0.286668,0.000000,0.002240,0.002240,0.000000,0.286668,0.000000,16.900193,16.900193,0.000000,16.900193,0.000000,44.571249,44.571249,0.000000,44.571249,0.000000,29160,0,29160,704512,0,86,0,0,500,,,,,,,,,,0,8000000,64,28.075076,3.005864,25.068804,0.002600,1.045292,,392.311982,0.010211,1.153427,0.000000,0.000000
      MANAGER,WIN-JOU8LJVVP7F,RealLife-60%Rand-65%Read,,1,1,0.286668,0.286668,0.000000,0.002240,0.002240,0.000000,0.286668,0.000000,16.900193,16.900193,0.000000,16.900193,0.000000,44.571249,44.571249,0.000000,44.571249,0.000000,29160,0,29160,704512,0,86,0,0,500,3488199831,0,3488199831,0,106970998,0,106970998,0,719995484638,0,8000000,64,28.075076,3.005864,25.068804,0.002600,1.045292,2400000000.000000,392.311982,0.010211,1.153427,0.000000,0.000000
      PROCESSOR,CPU 0,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,36.179988,3.364696,32.814885,0.005200,1.575739,2400000000.000000,217.374387,,,,
      PROCESSOR,CPU 1,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,19.970163,2.647033,17.322723,0.000000,0.514845,2400000000.000000,174.937594,,,,
      WORKER,Worker 1,RealLife-60%Rand-65%Read,,,1,0.286668,0.286668,0.000000,0.002240,0.002240,0.000000,0.286668,0.000000,16.900193,16.900193,0.000000,16.900193,0.000000,44.571249,44.571249,0.000000,44.571249,0.000000,29160,0,29160,704512,0,86,0,0,500,3488199831,0,3488199831,0,106970998,0,106970998,0,719995484638,0,8000000,64,,,,,,2400000000.000000,,,,,
      DISK,PHYSICALDRIVE:1,,,,,0.286668,0.286668,0.000000,0.002240,0.002240,0.000000,0.286668,0.000000,16.900193,16.900193,0.000000,16.900193,0.000000,44.571249,44.571249,0.000000,44.571249,0.000000,29160,0,29160,704512,0,86,0,0,500,3488199831,0,3488199831,0,106970998,0,106970998,0,719995484638,0,8000000,64,,,,,,2400000000.000000,,,,,
      'Time Stamp
      2012-09-02 14:58:20:715