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How to measure HBA ( Host Bus Adapter ) Performance/Utilization on Linux (Doc ID 1627808.1)

Last updated on AUGUST 04, 2018

Applies to:

Linux OS - Version Oracle Linux 5.0 to Oracle Linux 6.5 [Release OL5 to OL6U5]
Linux x86
Linux x86-64

Goal

 How to measure HBA Performance/Utilization on Linux using OS based tools/command and other FC Switch/SAN tools

Solution

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In this Document
Goal
Solution
 1. Gather HBA information/performance using Vendor based tools
 Emulex HBA cards can be monitored using hbacmd command which is available in HBAnyware CLI
 Qlogic HBA cards can be monitored using SANsurfer scli command 
 2. Gather HBA Port performance by using SNMP/SMI-S instructions on FC-Switch / SAN
 SNMP
 SMI-S
 3. Gather basic HBA information using OS commands
 Systool
 Iostat
 Queue Depth
 Await
 4. Conclusion
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