Performing A Read Load Test

You can use hctdiag.exe to perform read load tests on your network. The read load test is performed in two parts:

The first part tests the number of words per second that can be read over the network.

The second part tests the number of read requests per second that can be made over the network.

The test reads data from all domains on the currently selected Series 90 device.

 To perform a read load test:

  1. Click on the Test menu.

  2. Select Read Load Test. from the submenu. The Read Load Test dialog box opens.

  1. Enter the number of seconds you want to run the test in the Number of Seconds field, and click OK to start the test.

The test cycles through reads of all memory types on the current device for the number of seconds you specify. At the end of the time period, an HCT Diagnostic dialog box opens, telling you the average number of words read per second over the test period.

  1. Click OK to proceed to the second part of the read test.

The test again cycles through reads of all memory types on the current device for the number of seconds you specified on the Read Load Test dialog box. At the end of the time period, an HCT Diagnostic dialog box opens, telling you the average number of read requests made per second over the test period.

  1. Click OK to terminate the test.