Scan Engine Performance Testing
Not specifically hunting for a solution here, more looking for information.
We have a pair of SSE servers (HP DL360 G5's quad core 1.86Ghz Xeon CPU, 5Gb RAM [yes a strange amount of RAM !!], gigabit ethernet over a PVLAN [on a shared switch that carries other VLAN trunk traffic] to a pair of NetApp filers]
Is there any way of achieving a benchmark that will demonstrate the ceiling that this kit can reach before performance becomes impacted.
Looking at average day performance the LAN flies all over the place from idle to 50-60%, CPU averages 30-40% occasional peaks ~70-80% and the disk access seems negligible....
I appreciate that there are so many factors to consider network load on other trunks, volume of file requests, size of files etc etc.....
I'd appreaciate if anyone can suggest any ways of benchmarking it such that we can capacity plan and monitor this solution (there is plan to move a very large chunk of CIFS data to these filer heads which will undoubtedly incur extra load on the SSE boxes.....)