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Measure IOPS within Windows.



We're preparing to migrate to a virtual environment. During this preparation, we've done several short term tests to measure the IOPS of our servers.

I'd like to setup a monitor for the IOPS of several servers and have this be a constant measurement.

What is preferred to do this? Please advise.

iops san windows

Created on May 11, 2012 3:53:38 PM

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I'm afraid there are no exact "IOPS-Sensors" in PRTG, but maybe the Disk/Read-Write sensors (WMI Vital System Data) may go into the direction you are looking for.

best regards.

Created on May 14, 2012 12:40:22 PM by  Torsten Lindner [Paessler Support]



HI Jeff,

Can't you use a sensor which monitors transfers/sec ? This is doable via custom wmi sensor.

Something like:

select DiskTransfersPerSec from Win32_PerfRawData_PerfDisk_PhysicalDisk where name='1 D:'

In order to do this, create a text file with the file extension .wql

Place the query above in there like so:

select DiskTransfersPerSec from Win32_PerfRawData_PerfDisk_PhysicalDisk where name='<#PH1>'

Place that file in your prtg install dir. Something like: C:\Program Files (x86)\PRTG Network Monitor\Custom Sensors\WMI WQL scripts

Then open up prtg and create the sensor. Fill in the PH1 value in prtg and you should be good to go. A great little util I use for fiddling with WMI is wmiexplorer which is available via http://www.ks-soft.net/

good luck!

Created on May 16, 2012 5:08:56 PM

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