I/O Analyzer a performance measure VMware fling

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I/O Analyzer is a virtual appliance tool that provides a simple and standardized approach to storage performance analysis in VMware vSphere virtualized environments. I/O Analyzer provides a structured way to generate a variety of I/O workloads on the test system(s), including the ability to allow the user to replay an I/O trace that was captured elsewhere. It collects I/O performance data about the I/O workload run and provides visualization charts of the results. Please post comments and questions regarding this fling to the I/O Analyzer Community instead of on this blog.

Features
  • Integrated framework for storage performance testing
  • Readily deployable virtual appliance
  • Easily configure and launch I/O tests on multiple hosts
  • View integrated performance results at both guest and host levels
  • Easily export performance data for off-site analysis
New in v1.1
  • I/O trace replay as an additional workload generator
  • Ability to upload I/O traces for automatic extraction of vital metrics
  • Graphical visualization of workload metrics and performance results

You need to have the following system requirements:

  • ESX 4.0 and above
  • 350 MB of storage space
  • 1 vCPU and 512 MB VM memory
  • Supported Internet browser (Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox)

I/O Analyzer is available for Download as a Fling from here:

http://labs.vmware.com/flings/io-analyzer

About Marco Broeken

Marco Broeken is Author of this blog and owner of vSpecialist Consulting and has 20 years experience in IT. Marco has been rewarded with the vExpert status from 2011 - 2018.

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