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Correct way to compare Hardware


I am new to Quest Benchmark Factory and would like to see what is the recommened way to benchmark two systems.

They are both Solaris 10 servers running Sybase 12.5.4 - we purchased Benchmark Factory for Databases.

Which test suites should I use to provide myself and mgmt a comfort level on the new hardware performance.

I would like to run tests up to 100 users if that makes a difference.


The benchmark you choose is usually determined by the aspect of the server you wish to test. For general testing, take a look at the Scalable Hardware Benchmark, it has five tests: CPU Intensive, Read Intensive, Update Intensive, Insert Intensive, and Mixed workload ( a mix of the other 4 tests).