Once all major bugs and performance deficiencies have been removed and once the
benchmark toolkit deployment has been audited, the final tuning and the formal
measurements can take place.
The final tuning usually consists of finalizing the layout of the data store on the
available storage subsystem and fine-tuning the various storage subsystem and OS
parameters. Last minute bugs may also be discovered and may have to be corrected at
Because the toolkit deployment has already been audited, no major changes can be made
to the test platform without having to repeat the protocol definition.
Once the target performance has been reached, the formal measurement can begin. The
audited procedures are followed and the audited scripts are executed following the
audit protocol. The results of all the measurement tests are captured into predefined
audit files, ready for the final audit.
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