Stress Testing LAN/WAN
bdfleming at kanren.net
Thu Dec 4 17:37:38 CST 2008
With iperf, you can use the -d option to initiate a "real-time
parallel" test (my term). You can also use the -r option to run a
"trade-off parallel" test (again, my term).
To see the other options iperf offers:
Sounds like you might also be interested in the -B option. When
coupled with multiple interfaces, you can pretty easily test QoS
configs by sourcing from different interfaces / IPs (if that's your
KanREN uses iperf on Mac Minis running OSX 10.5 with great results.
The newer Minis can pretty easily push 950+Mbps if you run 4 or more
streams (-n option). Or at least that has been our experience.
I would also suggest doing some TCP buffer tuning if you anticipate
round-trip latency to be >20ms. Here are some general guidelines for
On Dec 4, 2008, at 5:08 PM, Holmes,David A wrote:
> I have used Solarwinds Wan Killer, but have yet to discover a method
> initiating round-trip traffic from a single generator, but Solarwinds
> can stress a GiGE MAN link using a desktop PC with a GiGE card as the
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