The following video was shared by @Gordypls. So HT to him.
Ive seen similar solutions to this need come and go over the years and have never found a solution that I was entirely happy with. This one looks better than other contenders. Its a 4 minute watch and feels like a reasonable solution for use on AWS.
Ive corrected the title on this video because CIFS is a legacy name now. See this.
via Qantas: Building a Highly-Available, Multi-AZ CIFS Cluster on AWS – YouTube
A feature-rich and versatile storage testing tool, Diskspd (version 2.0.17) combines robust and granular IO workload definition with flexible runtime and output options, creating an ideal tool for synthetic storage subsystem testing and validation.
Source: TechNet Diskspd Utility: A Robust Storage Testing Tool (superseding SQLIO)
“This is a topic that is a perennial one – and I suspect it will keep evolving. What is the right way to classify architectural models of storage? How does one figure out what the heck is going on through all the marketing and positioning of the industry players (including EMC for that matter)?
WARNING – THIS POST IS NOT FOR THE INTELLECTUALLY LAZY – OR PEOPLE WHO ARE NOT INTO READING 🙂