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NAME
nfsometer - NFS performance measurement tool
SYNOPSIS
nfsometer [options] [mode] [[<server:path>] [workloads...]]
DESCRIPTION
nfsometer is a performance measurement framework for running workloads and reporting results across NFS protocol versions, NFS options and Linux NFS client implementations
MODES
Basic usage (no mode specified): nfsometer <server:path> [workloads...] This will fetch needed files, run traces, and generate reports, same as running the the 'fetch', 'trace' and 'report' stages. Advanced usage (specify modes): nfsometer list List the contents of the results directory. nfsometer workloads List available and unavailable workloads. nfsometer notes Edit the notes file of the results directory. These notes will be displayed in report headers. nfsometer loadgen <server:path> <workload> Run in loadgen mode: don't record any stats, just loop over <workload> against <server:path>. Only one -o option is allowed. Use the -n option to run multuple instances of the loadgen workload. When running more than one instance, the intial start times are staggered. nfsometer fetch [workloads...] Fetch all needed files for the specified workload(s). If no workloads are specified, all workloads are fetched. Fetched files are only downloaded once and are cached for future runs. nfsometer trace <server:path> [workloads...] Run traces against <server:path>. The traces run will be: (options + always options + tags) X (workloads) X (num runs) This will only run traces that don't already exist in the results directory. nfsometer report Generate all reports available from the results directory. nfsometer example Show examples from man page
OPTIONS
-r <dir>, --resultdir=<dir> The directory used to save results. default: '/home/dros/nfsometer_results' -o <mount.nfs options>, --options=<mount.nfs options> Mount options to iterate through. This option may be used multiple times. Each mount option must have a version specified. -a <mount.nfs options>, --always-options=<mount.nfs options> Options added to every trace. This option may be used multiple times. -t <tags>, --tag=<tags> Tag all new traces with 'tags'. This option may be used multiple times. -n <num runs>, --num-runs=<num runs> Number of runs for each trace of <options> X <tags> X <workloads> default: 1 --serial-graphs Generate graphs inline while generating reports. Useful for debugging graphing issues. --rand Randomize the order of traces -h, --help Show the help message
EXAMPLES
Example 1: See what workloads are available $ nfsometer workloads This command lists available workloads and will tell you why workloads are unavailable (if any exist). Example 2: Compare cthon, averaged over 3 runs, across nfs protocol versions nfsometer -n 3 server:/export cthon This example uses the default for -o: "-o v3 -o v4 -o v4.1". To see the results, open results/index.html in a web browser. Example 3: Compare cthon, averaged over 3 runs, between v3 and v4.0 only nfsometer -n 3 -o v3 -o v4 server:/export cthon This example specifies v3 and v4 only. To see the results, open results/index.html in a web browser. Example 4: Compare two kernels running iozone workload, averaged over 2 runs, across all nfs protocol versions nfsometer can compare two (or more) kernel versions, but has no way of building, installing or booting new kernels. It's up to the user to install new kernels. In order for these kernels to be differentiated, 'uname -a' must be different. 1) boot into kernel #1 2) nfsometer -n 2 server:/export iozone 3) boot into kernel #2 4) nfsometer -n 2 server:/export iozone 5) open results/index.html in a web browser To see the results, open results/index.html in a web browser. Example 5: Using tags Tags (the -t option) can be used to mark nfsometer runs as occurring with some configuration not captured by mount options or detectable tags, such as different sysctl settings (client side), different server side options, or different network conditions. 1) set server value foo to 2.3 2) nfsometer -o v4 -o v4.1 -t foo=2.3 3) set server value foo to 10 4) nfsometer -o v4 -o v4.1 -t foo=10 What is passed to -t is entirely up to the user - it will not be interpreted or checked by nfsometer at all, so be careful! To see the results, open results/index.html in a web browser. Example 6: Always options The -o flag specifies distinct option sets to run, but sometimes there are options that should be present in each. Instead of writing each one out, you can use the -a option: nfsometer -o v3 -o v4 -a sec=krb5 server:/export iozone this is equivalent to: nfsometer -o v3,sec=krb5 -o v4,sec=krb5 server:/export iozone Example 7: Using the "custom" workload A main use case of nfsometer is the "custom" workload - it allows the user to specify the command that nfsometer is to run. NOTE: the command's cwd (current working directory) is the runroot created on the server. export NFSOMETER_CMD="echo foo > bar" export NFSOMETER_NAME="echo" export NFSOMETER_DESC="Writes 4 bytes to a file" nfsometer server:/export custom This will run 3 traces (v3, v4, v4.1) against server:/export of the command: echo foo > bar. Example 8: Using the loadgen mode Loadgen runs several instances of a workload without capturing traces. The idea is that you use several clients to generate load, then another client to measure performance of a loaded server. The "real" run of nfsometer (not loadgen) should mark the traces using the -t option. 1) On client A, run the cthon workload to get a baseline of a server without any load. nfsometer trace server:/export cthon 2) When that's done, start loadgen on client B: nfsometer -n 10 loadgen server:/export dd_100m_1k This runs 10 instances of dd_100m_1k workload on server:/export. It can take several minutes to start in an attempt to stagger all the workload instances. 3) once all instances are started, run the "real" nfsometer trace on client A. Use the -t option to mark the traces as having run under load conditions: nfsometer -t "10_dd" trace server:/export cthon 4) Explain how the tests were set up in the result notes. This should be run on client A (which has the traces: nfsometer notes 5) Now generate the reports: nfsometer report Example 8: Long running nfsometer trace The nfsometer.py script currently runs in the foreground. As such, it will be killed if the tty gets a hangup or the connection to the client is closed. For the time being, nfsometer should be run in a screen session, or run with nohup and the output redirected to a file. 1) screen -RD 2) nfsometer -n 2 server:/export iozone 3) close terminal window (or ^A^D) ... 4) reattach later with screen -RD 5) once nfsometer.py is done, results will be in results/index.html
SEE ALSO
mountstats, nfsstats
BUGS
No known bugs.
AUTHOR
Weston Andros Adamson (dros@netapp.com) nfsometer 1.7 man(1)