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bonnie++ -- anything Splunk Specific?

tim_snider
Explorer

Maybe I'm confused - but I don't think so in this case. I'm familiar with benchmarking both file system and disk (raw device) performance in Linux and Windoze. bonnie measures file system performance of a server - Splunk indexer (or other components) don't "HAVE" to be loaded on the node to test file system performance. I assume Splunk wanted consistent reporting so they could've chosen any other file system benchmark - iozone, vdbench, iometer... They settled on bonnie++ which is fine. I wanted to be sure that there was something Splunk specific in running bonnie++ without Splunk being loaded on a node that would be used as an indexer.
Thx.

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phoffman_splunk
Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

I am not sure I understand your question. Splunk has referenced using bonnie++ to gauge IOps performance so you can get a grasp of how well your splunk servers will perform (mainly discussed when referring to indexing performance).

If that is what you are referencing; When getting a measure of IOps you do not need splunk installed to eval your disk read/write performance.

http://wiki.splunk.com/Community:HardwareTuningFactors

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phoffman_splunk
Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

I am not sure I understand your question. Splunk has referenced using bonnie++ to gauge IOps performance so you can get a grasp of how well your splunk servers will perform (mainly discussed when referring to indexing performance).

If that is what you are referencing; When getting a measure of IOps you do not need splunk installed to eval your disk read/write performance.

http://wiki.splunk.com/Community:HardwareTuningFactors

tim_snider
Explorer

That's fine -- thanks for the response -- I wanted to make sure I wasn't missing something obvious.
Tim

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