I am currently load testing a NIO Server to see what would be the maximum number of Client connections that could reached, using the following PC: P4, 3GHz, 1GB RAM, Windows XP, SP2, 110 GB Hard Drive.
However, I would like to test the Server/Client performance on different OS's, e.g. Win Server 2000, Linux, Solaris.
Which would be the best possible option from the following:
1. Partition my current drive, (using e.g. Partition Magic), to e.g.
- Win XP: 80 GB
- Win Server 2000: 10 GB
- Linux: 10 GB
- Solaris: 5 GB
- Shared/Data: 5 GB
2. Install a separate Hard drive with the different hard drives
3. Use a disk caddie, to swap in/out test hard drives.
4. Any thing else?
- Would the Operating System's hard drive size affect the Server/Client's performance, e.g. affecting the number of connections, number of File Handles, the virtual memory, etc.?
- Can anyone recommend an OS for Server testing?