How To Install IOPing on CentOS 7

Install IOPing on CentOS 7

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install IOPing on a CentOS 7 server. For those of you who didn’t know, IOPing lets you benchmark the storage performance to measure the latency of individual requests. IOPing is a simple tool that does just that. It runs I/O requests to the storage device to benchmark the time to reply. The results display disk latency in the same way the ping–test measures network latency.

This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of Linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘sudo‘ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you the step-by-step installation of IOPing on the CentOS 7 server.


  • A server running one of the following operating systems: CentOS or RHEL-based.
  • It’s recommended that you use a fresh OS install to prevent any potential issues.
  • You will need access to the terminal to execute commands.
  • A network connection or internet access to download the IOPing package.
  • A non-root sudo user or access to the root user. We recommend acting as a non-root sudo user, however, as you can harm your system if you’re not careful when acting as the root.

Install IOPing on CentOS 7

Step 1. First, let’s start by ensuring your system is up-to-date.

yum clean all
yum -y install epel-release
yum -y update

Step 2. Installing IOPing.

First, create and navigate to the directory where IOPing will be installed:

cd ~
mkdir ioping
cd ioping

Download the installation file using wget. We will be using version 1.3 from their GitHub repository:

wget https://github.com/koct9i/ioping/archive/refs/tags/v1.3.tar.gz
tar -xzvf v1.3.tar.gz

Enter the directory and compile IOPing:

cd 1.3
make ioping

Step 3. Usage IOPing.

IOPing has a list of built-in commands. Run IOPing without any arguments to show the list:


To show sequential latency, enter the following command:

ioping -R /dev/sda

To determine the latency of the entire drive, run this command:

ioping -c 10 /

Congratulations! You have successfully installed IOPing on CentOS 7. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing IOPing on CentOS 7 systems. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official IOPing website.

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r00t is a seasoned Linux system administrator with a wealth of experience in the field. Known for his contributions to idroot.us, r00t has authored numerous tutorials and guides, helping users navigate the complexities of Linux systems. His expertise spans across various Linux distributions, including Ubuntu, CentOS, and Debian. r00t's work is characterized by his ability to simplify complex concepts, making Linux more accessible to users of all skill levels. His dedication to the Linux community and his commitment to sharing knowledge makes him a respected figure in the field.
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