AWS EC2 network speeds

based on the courses that I have taken I get a variety of network speeds based on choices such as same subnet, placement group, peered vpc....  
I would like to get metrics to see differences for my self.

There has to be some tool that I can install to test, measure and report back to me network performace metrics between 2 hosts that will not generate a security alarm.  

What tool would that be? 
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    Derek M

    Generally, I just use:

    fallocate -l 1G test.img

    to create a 1G test file, then SCP it between instances. I'm sure there are better tools out there, but that's pretty straightforward and the transfer will tell you how long it takes. 

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