iPerf Server

iPerf is a tool used for network throughput measurements. To function, it requires that two devices must be running the iPerf software to obtain bandwidth metrics between two endpoints. One device plays the role of the server and the other plays the role of the client. In Exinda, there is a Web User Interface option to configure an appliance as an iPerf server:

To configure an Exinda Appliance as the iPerf Server:

Use the iPerf Server tab when the Exinda appliance is the designated server.

  1. Click Configuration > System > Tools > Iperf Server.

  1. (Optional), By default, an iPerf server listens to TCPTransmission Control Protocol packets on port 5001. However, you can use the following list of options to modify this condition:

Usage: iperf [-s|-c host] [options]

Example: iperf[-h]--help[-v|--version]

  1. In the Options text box, type the options you need and then click the Start Server button. The server must be started before triggering traffic from an Iperf client.

After the server is started, you can test the connection from an Iperf client by supplying the hostname as a parameter.

Example Results:


Server listening on TCP port 5001
TCP window size: 85.3 KByte (default)
[ 4] local port 5001 connected with port 58665
[ ID] Interval Transfer Bandwidth
[ 4] 0.0-10.1 sec 112 MBytes 93.2 Mbits/sec