Gigabit Ethernet Benchmarks for DSBOX-NX2 Industrial PC

Gigabit Ethernet Benchmarks for DSBOX-NX2 Industrial PC

Jetson Xavier NX

08 June 2021
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN?

1- How to install iperf3 Packages

2- How to prepare server machine for benchmarking process

3- How to benchmark Gigabit Ethernet 

ENVIRONMENT

Hardware: DSBOX-NX2

OS: Jetpack 4.5.0


In this blogpost, we will explain how to benchmark Gigabit Ethernet for DSBOX-NX2 industrial PC for NVIDIA Jetson Xavier NX. We need to have another server PC for benchmarking. This host PC may be regular PC or embedded devices. The internet connection should be accessible for both devices, and they should be in local network.


How to install iperf3 packages


We should install “iperf3” to our DSBOX-NX2 industrial box PC. To do that, we need to type following commands.


sudo apt-get install iperf3


How to prepare server machine for benchmarking process


We need to install “iperf3” to our server PC, too. We should get IP address of our host PC by commanding “ifconfig”. After these steps, we should type following command in the host machine.


iperf3 -s


How to benchmark Gigabit Ethernet 


Our host PC IP address is “192.168.2.156” as seen on the above visual. For benchmarking gigabit ethernet, we need to type following command from DSBOX-NX2.


iperf3 -c 192.168.2.156


If you have done all steps without any problem, you should get transfer and bandwidth values. You can benchmark by using reverse mode. In this mode, server sends, and client receives. To do that, we should use following command.


iperf3 -c 192.168.2.156 -R


Now, we benchmark by using udp protocol rather than tcp and set the bandwidth as “1000M”. For using these features, we use the parameters like below command.


iperf3 -c 192.168.2.156 -u -b 1000M


We can make the last benchmark process as reversely.


iperf3 -c 192.168.2.156 -u -b 1000M -R


For more parameters, you can get the information by commanding “iperf3 --help”. It can be displayed like below visual.


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