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CPU Benchmark

Does anyone know of a CPU Benchmark utility for NetWare? If not, is there a way to determine the physical CPU clock rate?

I know the speed and cpucheck commands, but I believe those simply probe BIOS for information. Thanks for any help.

Ryan
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Re: CPU Benchmark

The utilities you mention should serve.

Do you believe your CPU is being under or over clocked at the BIOS?


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Barry Schnur
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Re: CPU Benchmark

We are using NetWare on a virtual macine (VMWare ESX 2.5). SPEED reports a 3.2 GHZ Xeon processor, but the servers utilization with the disk throughput, connected users, and lan packets per second seems extremely high. We are trying to determine how much of the CPU VMWare is actually providing to NetWare.

I don't believe NetWare will actually be able to tell, and we should investiage further at the VMWare layer, but there are political reasons why we must exhaust all NetWare specific options first.

Thanks for the response.

Regards,
Ryan

>>> Barry Schnur<BSchnur@cox.net> 11/29/05 11:28AM >>>

The utilities you mention should serve.

Do you believe your CPU is being under or over clocked at the BIOS?


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Re: CPU Benchmark

Ah -- OK -- I think in this situation you are quite right -- you'll
need to look from the VM side.

I take it this is being used for training or demonstration or testing
purposes.


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Re: CPU Benchmark

Ryan Kather wrote:

>I know the speed and cpucheck commands, but I believe those simply probe
>BIOS for information.


No. cpuckeck directly probes the processor and not the BIOS. There is no
reason not to believe the information returned by cpucheck.
The problem however is that in a virtual environment, no tool will
reliably report the processor speed. In fact, the most low level tools
will typically report the speed of the physical processor, whatever
percentage of processor time you give to the virtual machine.

In any case, you should approach your problem like a "normal" high CPU
utilisation issue. E.g. start by using the available tools to see where
the CPU time goes. For this, use MONITOR.NLM and check the busiest threads
under "kernel". Also, use Novell remote manager and also check the busiest
NLMs in the profile/debug section.

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