Benchmark MSMQ Performance
I came across an MQBench.exe Measures Time to Deliver MSMQ Messages KB article to measure MSMQ performance. After downloading the MQBench Command-Line Utility and locating the tool at
mqbench\MQBench\MSMQRelease\MSMQBench.exe I noticed that the examples in the KB article did not work. The queue location was incorrect and needed to read the MSMQ Format names documentation
The following example sends 100,000 messages of 2KB using 6 threads. So this means that the given number of messages is multiplied by the number of threads.
MSMQBench.exe -sr 100000 2048 -t 6 -q .\PRIVATE$\msmqbench
Please make sure that the transactional queue exists as this tool will not create it for you. You will get the message
MQPathNameToFormatName failed, 3222142979l(0xc00e0003) if the queue does not exist.
On my machine I got the following results:
Total messages: 600000 Sent Test time: 10.175 seconds Benchmark: 58970 messages per second Throughput: 120770326 bytes per second
Total messages: 600000 Sent Test time: 41.215 seconds Benchmark: 14558 messages per second Throughput: 59629499 bytes per second
It seems that the
-s option has the express and recoverable options reversed. The recoverable run is taking just 1/4th of the express run.
I tried testing with non transactional queues but I got
MQSendMessage failed, 3222143015l(0xc00e0027) errors pretty soon and that required me to restart MSMQ.