Jul 182008

Administrators usually find some need in their daily activities to try and stress test a server to see how much load it can handle.  It can also assist with performance testing by seeing how a applications reacts on servers that are at 100 percent utilization.

Iometer has been around since 1998 and we developed by Intel.  The program went doormat for a long period of time and was given to the open source community in 2001.  It was relaunched in 2003 and is developed by a international group of individuals.

Iometer is supported on several different platforms including Linux, Netware, Mac OS X, Solaris, and Windows.  There are several different parameters you can enter in order to produce a load.  You can also set the run time, ramp up time, and the number of workers used to generate the load.

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