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How to time iozone in Windows

OK this is a pain in the bum many have suffered. In Linux you can see how long iozone takes to run this way:

time iozone -A

And the default benchmarks time to run, is a great way to compare storage. It hits the strengths and weaknesses of any system. But how to time it easy in Windows?

Create a bat file and run like this:

set startTime=%time%
iozone.exe -A
echo Start Time: %startTime%
echo Finish Time: %time%

That is all there is to it.

Some examples if iozone running on Isilon NAS systems below.

Example below running on a 5 node x400 Isilon cluster connected to UCS at 10g running from B200 M2 Blade:

Under 4 minutes.

Time = 3:37

iozone test complete.

Z:\iozone>echo Start Time: 16:15:45.94
Start Time: 16:15:45.94

Z:\iozone>echo Finish Time: 16:19:22.68
Finish Time: 16:19:22.68

 

Example below running on a 3 node x400 Isilon cluster connected to UCS at 10g running from B200 M2 Blade:

Under 5 minutes.

Time = 4:21

iozone test complete.

Z:\iozone>echo Start Time: 11:02:15.35
Start Time: 11:02:15.35

Z:\iozone>echo Finish Time: 11:06:36.74
Finish Time: 11:06:36.74

 

Example below running on an EMC VNX5300 Thin Provisioned 80G boot LUN:

C:\iozone>echo Start Time: 13:48:51.17
Start Time: 13:48:51.17

C:\iozone>echo Finish Time: 13:51:14.12
Finish Time: 13:51:14.12

Time = 2:23

C:\iozone>echo Start Time: 16:06:53.42
Start Time: 16:06:53.42

C:\iozone>echo Finish Time: 16:09:34.91
Finish Time: 16:09:34.91

Time = 2:41

Example below running on an EMC VNX5300 Thick Provisioned 80G boot LUN:

C:\iozone>echo Start Time: 15:46:14.99
Start Time: 15:46:14.99

C:\iozone>echo Finish Time: 15:48:10.78
Finish Time: 15:48:10.78

Time = 1:56

C:\iozone>echo Start Time: 16:02:25.32
Start Time: 16:02:25.32

C:\iozone>echo Finish Time: 16:04:21.94

Time = 1:56

Example below running on Xiotech ISE2

C:\iozone>echo Start Time: 16:08:47.10
Start Time: 16:08:47.10

C:\iozone>echo Finish Time: 16:10:27.89
Finish Time: 16:10:27.89

Time = 1:40

 

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