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Have just set up a media download server using Apache and RHEL, running on a vm provided by our central it function.
I need to run some benchmarks/performance tests to ensure it does what it needs to do, before sign off.
Most of the "load" testing tools I can find seem to based on hitting the server rather than downloading actual files.
We need to load test the underlying hardware (attached storage / connections / etc.), not just the operation of the web server.
Can anyone recommend a suitable test program?