what is the best way to drill down to determin response times of lun on symmetrix?? I have Perf Mgr Analyzr and symcli available. I try to find which lun is attached to which host, lun response times and then i have a 15k spindle on dmx3 how much io can it handle. i suppose this all depends on how many luns carved up from the spindle and how much others being used? do i take all the luns on a spindle and add up to say 140 io's for 15k or?? most of what i see is read io that is raising io on frame and on certain luns, yet don't seem to be a bottleneck yet, no one is shouting about it, yet thinking it may soon since there has been a trend for this increase rising in last 3 months.
As Quincy stated use SMC\SPA for this. You cannot take just a number of IOPS and apply that as you have to know what type of I/O's are they. Writes are serviced by cache and destaged to disk later, you then have reads (read hits -data in cache vs. read misses - data not in cache). I/O size is another factor that comes into play.
SMC\SPA can put a lot of data in front of you in a pretty understandable format.