using Microsoft diskspd

Hi,

Has anyone got any experience of using the Microsoft diskspd utility to test the storage infrastructure in Healthshare/Ensemble environment.

I am interested in getting some figures to highlight any issues with different approaches to provisioning the disks on our new environment.

I am at a loss as to what parameters I should use to give a reasonable synthetic load that will give me any indication of potential issues. Any pointers would be greatly appreciated!

Kind Regards,

Jason

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Answers

Hi Jason,

Thank you for your post.  We provide a storage performance utility called RANREAD.  This will actually use HealthShare/Ensemble (also Caché and InterSystems IRIS) to generate the workload rather than relying on an external tool to trying to simulate what HealthShare/Ensemble might be.  You can find the details here in this community article here

Kind regards,

Mark B-

Hi Mark,

Ev pointed me at RANREAD via WRC.  It is proving to be very useful.  Is there a write equivalent?  Or a mixed workload.

Cheers,

Jason

Hi Jason,

We are working on a similar utility for writes now to support either a solely write or a mixed read/write workload.  I hope to have it posted to the community in the next few weeks.

Kind regards,

Mark B-