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Chapter 18. Install OpenStack Benchmarking Service

The OpenStack Benchmarking Service helps answer the question of "How does OpenStack work at scale?". It is able to achieve this up automating the process that includes the OpenStack deployment, cloud verification, benchmarking and profiling. While the Benchmarking service is able to offer an assorment of actions to test and validate an OpenStack cloud, this chapter focuses on installing and configuring it to work with your OpenStack deployment.


The OpenStack Benchmarking service is available in this release as a Technology Preview, and therefore is not fully supported by Red Hat. It should only be used for testing, and should not be deployed in a production environment. For more information about Technology Preview features, see Scope of Coverage Details.

18.1. Install the OpenStack Benchmarking Service Packages

Before you Begin:

Procedure 18.1. Install the Benchmarking Service

  1. On the Benchmarking service virtual machine, as a root user create a working directory:
    # mkdir /path/to/myrally
  2. Clone the repository:
    # git clone
  3. Navigate to the working directory:
    # cd /path/to/myrally/rally
  4. As a root user, run the script and follow the prompts to install the required dependencies.
    # //path/to/myrally/rally/
    [ ... Output Abbreviated ...]
    Installing rally-manage script to /usr/bin
    Installing rally script to /usr/bin
    Information about your Rally installation:
    * Method: system
    * Database at: /var/lib/rally/database
    * Configuration file at: /etc/rally