Validation Scripts

Vertica provides several validation utilities that can be used prior to deploying Vertica to help determine if your hosts and network can properly handle the processing and network traffic required by Vertica. These utilities can also be used if you are encountering performance issues and need to troubleshoot the issue.

After you install the Vertica RPM, you have access to the following scripts in /opt/vertica/bin:

  • vcpuperf - a CPU performance test used to verify your CPU performance.
  • vioperf - an Input/Output test used to verify the speed and consistency of your hard drives.
  • vnetperf - a Network test used to test the latency and throughput of your network between hosts.

These utilities can be run at any time, but are well suited to use before running the install_vertica script.