Using RRDPound For IO Testing

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Disk IO can be a major bottleneck on collectors. There is a tool called rrdpound (which will ship in Zenoss 4.2) that allows users to heavily exercise rrdtool and benchmark CPU/IO performance. You can find a copy of rrdpound here: https://gist.github.com/5470dced53234ba47ba4

If possible, use the rrdpound that is distributed with Zenoss.

$ wget https://raw.github.com/gist/5470dced53234ba47ba4/82233853799e0631908ff1514423f717a500a935/rrdpound3.py
$ chmod +x rrdpound3.py