How to install the Flexible I/O Tester (fio) performance benchmarking tool?

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  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 9
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7


  • Need to install the fio (Flexible I/O Tester) performance benchmarking tool


To use fio (Flexible I/O Tester) in OpenShift Container Platform (OCP), refer to: How to Use 'fio' to Check Etcd Disk Performance in OpenShift.

In RHEL, the fio performance benchmarking tools can be installed using the yum command as shown below:

[root@localhost mq]# yum -y install fio
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  Installing       : boost-program-options-1.66.0-6.el8.x86_64                         
  Installing       : boost-iostreams-1.66.0-6.el8.x86_64                                      
  Installing       : boost-random-1.66.0-6.el8.x86_64                                             
  Installing       : libpmem-1.5-2.el8.x86_64                                                              
  Installing       : libpmemblk-1.5-2.el8.x86_64                                                     
  Installing       : pciutils-3.5.6-4.el8.x86_64                                                         
  Installing       : rdma-core-19-3.el8.x86_64                                                           
  Installing       : libibverbs-19-3.el8.x86_64                                                           
  Installing       : librdmacm-19-3.el8.x86_64                                                       
  Installing       : libicu-60.2-7.el8.x86_64                                                             
  Installing       : boost-regex-1.66.0-6.el8.x86_64                                             
  Installing       : librados2-1:12.2.7-9.el8.x86_64                                                          
  Installing       : librbd1-1:12.2.7-9.el8.x86_64                                                      
  Installing       : fio-3.7-3.el8.x86_64                                                                        
  Verifying        : librados2-1:12.2.7-9.el8.x86_64                                                  
  Verifying        : libpmem-1.5-2.el8.x86_64                                                                      
  Verifying        : libpmemblk-1.5-2.el8.x86_64                                                                    
  Verifying        : boost-random-1.66.0-6.el8.x86_64                                                      
  Verifying        : boost-iostreams-1.66.0-6.el8.x86_64                                                            
  Verifying        : fio-3.7-3.el8.x86_64                                                                        
  Verifying        : boost-program-options-1.66.0-6.el8.x86_64                          
  Verifying        : boost-regex-1.66.0-6.el8.x86_64                                               
  Verifying        : librbd1-1:12.2.7-9.el8.x86_64                                                 
  Verifying        : rdma-core-19-3.el8.x86_64                                    
  Verifying        : libibverbs-19-3.el8.x86_64                                
  Verifying        : librdmacm-19-3.el8.x86_64                          
  Verifying        : libicu-60.2-7.el8.x86_64                                  
  Verifying        : pciutils-3.5.6-4.el8.x86_64     
Installed products updated.

  fio-3.7-3.el8.x86_64                   librados2-1:12.2.7-9.el8.x86_64              libpmem-1.5-2.el8.x86_64           libpmemblk-1.5-2.el8.x86_64      boost-random-1.66.0-6.el8.x86_64   
  boost-iostreams-1.66.0-6.el8.x86_64    boost-program-options-1.66.0-6.el8.x86_64    boost-regex-1.66.0-6.el8.x86_64    librbd1-1:12.2.7-9.el8.x86_64    rdma-core-19-3.el8.x86_64          
  libibverbs-19-3.el8.x86_64             librdmacm-19-3.el8.x86_64                    libicu-60.2-7.el8.x86_64           pciutils-3.5.6-4.el8.x86_64     


Note: For full usage of the fio command, please see man fio.

Root Cause

The fio performance benchmarking tools are not installed by default in RHEL.

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