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EVA on AIX - How to monitor I/O per path

 
Alexp_1
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EVA on AIX - How to monitor I/O per path

Hi,

I need to know if it is possible to monitor disk i/o traffic on specific paths to EVA LUNs on AIX.

I have tried fcstat, but this only shows which HBA has the traffic. Because we are trying to set up load-balancing, I need to see exactly which path is being used at any given time.

Thanks in advance, Alex.
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Alexp_1
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Re: EVA on AIX - How to monitor I/O per path

Ok, a bit more googling turned up the -m (multipath) option for iostat.

so.. "iostat -m" gives multipath i/o stats, for all disks.
"iostat -m -l hdisk2 hdisk3... hdiskx" gives stats for only the named disks.

I used it in a command-line loop (kshell), to monitor i/o over a period, like this:
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while :
do
iostat -m -l hdisk2 hdisk3
sleep 3
done

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Exactly what I needed. Hopefully this will be useful for someone else here too.

Does this mean I can give myself some points now? :-)

Cheers, Alex.