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Weekly updates

November 18, 2013

Hello stackers,

here is the first issue of our weekly update notes on Rally, Benchmark-as-a-Service project for OpenStack. Once a week we are going to post a few remarks on what we have done and what we plan to implement in Rally during the next week.

During the past week we have been focusing our efforts on two main aspects of Rally development:

  • Splitting the Rally workflow into 2 parts: the OpenStack deployment part and the benchmark tasks running part. Both have been previously treated by the system as a single process configured once by the end user. Separation of deployment from benchmark tasks, however, allows one to reuse existing deployments. The current results here are:

We have also recently received several e-mails notifying us of a possible issue in the soft/hard server reboot benchmark scenario. We would like to thank all of you who reported the problem. We will try to fix it as soon as possible.

The Rally roadmap for the next week goes as follows:

  • Continue the work on separating OpenStack deployments from benchmark tasks: introduce the necessary CLI commands, integrate the Deployment class with deploy engines, rewrite the orchestrator part to support the separated deployments and benchmarks;
  • Implement multihost OpenStack deployment engine using LXC;
  • Add two new capabilities to the benchmark runner:
  • Benchmark launching for a given period of time (not a strict amount of times);
  • Launching several benchmarks with configured intervals.
  • Improve the benchmark config format to make it both more flexible and more clear for the end user;
  • Implement generic cleanup for our benchmark scenarios;
  • Work on automated output data processing and drawing plots for benchmark results.

Several patches addressing the above tasks are already available on Gerrit code review. You are welcome to take a look at them.

Source code for Rally is hosted at GitHub: https://github.com/stackforge/rally
Open reviews for Rally: https://review.openstack.org/#/q/status:open+rally,n,z

Stay tuned.

The Rally team