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How to install ioping in linux server

September 9th, 2013 No comments

How to install ioping in linux server

This tool lets you monitor I/O latency in real time. It shows disk latency in the same way as ping shows network latency.

Login to SSH.

Go to the folder where you want to download it.

cd /usr/local/src

Download the installation file.

https://ioping.googlecode.com/files/ioping-0.6.tar.gz

Extract that file using below command.

tar -xzvf ioping-0.6.tar.gz

Go inside that folder.

cd ioping-0.6

compile it using below command.

make ioping

 

Examples

Show disk I/O latency using the default values and the current directory, until interrupted

$ ioping .
4096 bytes from . (ext4 /dev/sda3): request=1 time=0.5 ms
4096 bytes from . (ext4 /dev/sda3): request=2 time=0.4 ms
4096 bytes from . (ext4 /dev/sda3): request=3 time=0.5 ms
4096 bytes from . (ext4 /dev/sda3): request=4 time=12.7 ms
4096 bytes from . (ext4 /dev/sda3): request=5 time=0.4 ms
^C
— . (ext4 /dev/sda3) ioping statistics —
5 requests completed in 4794.0 ms, 364 iops, 1.4 mb/s
min/avg/max/mdev = 0.2/2.8/12.7/5.0 ms

Measure disk seek rate (iops)

ioping -R /dev/sda

— /dev/sda (device 465.8 Gb) ioping statistics —
186 requests completed in 3004.6 ms, 62 iops, 0.2 mb/s
min/avg/max/mdev = 6.4/16.0/26.8/4.7 ms

Measure disk sequential speed (mb/s)

ioping -RL /dev/sda

— /dev/sda (device 465.8 Gb) ioping statistics —
837 requests completed in 3004.1 ms, 292 iops, 72.9 mb/s
min/avg/max/mdev = 2.0/3.4/28.9/2.0 ms

For VPS’s also it will work.

4096 bytes from / (simfs /dev/simfs): request=1 time=8.2 ms
4096 bytes from / (simfs /dev/simfs): request=2 time=0.2 ms
4096 bytes from / (simfs /dev/simfs): request=3 time=0.2 ms
4096 bytes from / (simfs /dev/simfs): request=4 time=0.2 ms
4096 bytes from / (simfs /dev/simfs): request=5 time=0.2 ms

 

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