A Docker and Iperf3 Tutorial

Iperf is a well established tool for network diagnostics and performance information. In this piece Brent Salisbury gives a tutorial on how to use the tool with Docker. This lets network admins easily setup containers, run server-side and client-side tests, and destroy the containers in a few simple steps.

While many out there may be very familiar with Iperf, many might not be that comfortable in Docker. That’s why I love this tutorial, it doesn’t really assume any knowledge of Docker. It  lays out the exact steps needed to get everything running, but also provides links and suggestions on how to make the tool more complex and useful down the line.

Brent Salisbury comments:

This tutorial assumes no working knowledge of Docker or Iperf3. If you don’t have Docker installed you can get it from here. More on Docker commands can be found here.

Read more at: Measuring Network Bandwidth using Iperf and Docker

About the author

Stephen Foskett

Stephen Foskett is an active participant in the world of enterprise information technology, currently focusing on enterprise storage, server virtualization, networking, and cloud computing. He organizes the popular Tech Field Day event series for Gestalt IT and runs Foskett Services. A long-time voice in the storage industry, Stephen has authored numerous articles for industry publications, and is a popular presenter at industry events. He can be found online at TechFieldDay.com, blog.FoskettS.net, and on Twitter at @SFoskett.