In our connected world, it is good to now in what shape our network is, from the end-user perspective. While we may not be able to change the network environment, knowing it’s limits is useful. If you have to upload a large ISO image to the server, you can decide to go grab a coffee after the transfer starts, if you know your corporate network will not be able to transfer that much data in the next hour. This is of course just a random fictional nightmare, but knowing the network throughput means knowing how our systems will perform regarding network communication, and have another known area when debugging.
iperf is a handy application allowing easy client-server setup, and able to measure network bandwidth, jitter, and packet loss ratio. While it has many options to tweak our measurements, we’ll use only the defaults to test the application’s work.
In this tutorial you will learn:
- How to install
iperfon Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.
- How to test network bandwidth to the system.
- How to test network bandwidth from the system.