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The DiskSpd Storage Performance Tool

2.0.17

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This package was approved by moderator flcdrg on 10/10/2016.

DiskSpd is a highly customizable I/O load generator tool that can be used to run storage performance tests against files, partitions, or physical disks. DiskSpd can generate a wide variety of disk request patterns for use in analyzing and diagnosing storage performance issues, without running a full end-to-end workload. You can simulate SQL Server I/O activity or more complex, changing access patterns, returning detailed XML output for use in automated results analysis.

Select highlights include:
- Ability to target physical disks in addition to partitions and files
- Variable read/write IO percentage settings
- Custom CPU affinity options
- Consumable XML output option
- Synchronization and tracing functionality

For a few basic usage examples, see the DiskSpd page on the TechNet Gallery.
The full documentation is installed with the package; you can also read it online.

To install The DiskSpd Storage Performance Tool, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco install diskspd

To upgrade The DiskSpd Storage Performance Tool, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco upgrade diskspd

Files

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  • tools\amd64fre\diskspd.exe.ignore
  • tools\armfre\diskspd.exe.ignore
  • tools\chocolateyInstall.ps1 Show
    $ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'
    
    $targetPath = Join-Path -Path $Env:chocolateyPackageFolder -ChildPath tools
    $arguments = @{
        packageName    = 'diskspd'
        url            = 'https://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/DiskSpd-a-robust-storage-6cd2f223/file/152702/1/Diskspd-v2.0.17.zip'
        url64bit       = 'https://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/DiskSpd-a-robust-storage-6cd2f223/file/152702/1/Diskspd-v2.0.17.zip'
        checksum       = 'FD830EC6DE0F0ACD4FD91826EF218676E98347D17DE13AC412D967BF5AE326AA'
        checksumType   = 'sha256'
        checksum64     = 'FD830EC6DE0F0ACD4FD91826EF218676E98347D17DE13AC412D967BF5AE326AA'
        checksumType64 = 'sha256'
        unzipLocation  = $targetPath
    }
    
    $ignoreFilePath = Join-Path -Path $targetPath -ChildPath "${Env:PROCESSOR_ARCHITECTURE}fre\diskspd.exe.ignore"
    if (Test-Path -Path $ignoreFilePath)
    {
        Remove-Item -Path $ignoreFilePath
    }
    else
    {
        Write-Warning "Unsupported processor architecture: $Env:PROCESSOR_ARCHITECTURE"
    }
    
    Install-ChocolateyZipPackage @arguments
    
    Write-Output "The DiskSpd documentation is included in the package, please look in this directory: $targetPath"
    
  • tools\x86fre\diskspd.exe.ignore

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  • Microsoft

Copyright

2016 Microsoft

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DiskSpd Release Notes

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2.0.17: Initial package release for software version 2.0.17.

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