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Benchmarking NetWare

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Posted: 18 Jul 2002

A query from the forums:
Our company has been looking for a tool that can run on a NetWare server (versions 5 and 6) to simulate high CPU utilization for testing in our lab. Basically it is to compare NetWare 6 to Windows 2000 on the same hardware. We are using DIR /S on the Windows side to simulate high CPU utilization.

An answer, or two:
For a professional benchmarking solution, download NetBench from You'll need a truckload of workstations to create enough load on server to begin your comparision.

If you want to create load without workstations, load dts.nlm several times with /a or other parameters. You can get dts.nlm (and its related documentation) in the "software test tools" section of the Novell Developer Kit at

If you're interested in test results without the work, you can check out the benchmarks that are available from any of a number of third-party testing firms.

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