The easiest way to install Rally is by executing its installation script
wget -q -O- https://raw.githubusercontent.com/openstack/rally/master/install_rally.sh | bash # or using curl curl https://raw.githubusercontent.com/openstack/rally/master/install_rally.sh | bash
The installation script will also check if all the software required by Rally is already installed in your system; if run as root user and some dependency is missing it will ask you if you want to install the required packages.
By default it will install Rally in a virtualenv in
run as standard user, or install system wide when run as root. You can
install Rally in a venv by using the option
./install_rally.sh --target /foo/bar
You can also install Rally system wide by running script as root and
./install_rally.sh with option
--help to have a list of all
$ ./install_rally.sh --help Usage: install_rally.sh [options] This script will install rally either in the system (as root) or in a virtual environment. Options: -h, --help Print this help text -v, --verbose Verbose mode -s, --system Install system-wide. -d, --target DIRECTORY Install Rally virtual environment into DIRECTORY. (Default: /root/rally if not root). --url Git repository public URL to download Rally from. This is useful when you have only installation script and want to install Rally from custom repository. (Default: https://git.openstack.org/openstack/rally). (Ignored when you are already in git repository). --branch Git branch name, tag (Rally release), commit hash, ref, or other tree-ish to install. (Default: master) Ignored when you are already in git repository. -f, --overwrite Deprecated. Use -r instead. -r, --recreate Remove target directory if it already exist. If neither '-r' nor '-R' is set default behaviour is to ask. -R, --no-recreate Do not remove target directory if it already exist. If neither '-r' nor '-R' is set default behaviour is to ask. -y, --yes Do not ask for confirmation: assume a 'yes' reply to every question. -D, --dbtype TYPE Select the database type. TYPE can be one of 'sqlite', 'mysql', 'postgresql'. Default: sqlite --db-user USER Database user to use. Only used when --dbtype is either 'mysql' or 'postgresql'. --db-password PASSWORD Password of the database user. Only used when --dbtype is either 'mysql' or 'postgresql'. --db-host HOST Database host. Only used when --dbtype is either 'mysql' or 'postgresql' --db-name NAME Name of the database. Only used when --dbtype is either 'mysql' or 'postgresql' -p, --python EXE The python interpreter to use. Default: /usr/bin/python. --develop Install Rally with editable source code try. (Default: false) --no-color Disable output coloring.
Notes: the script will check if all the software required by Rally is already installed in your system. If this is not the case, it will exit, suggesting you the command to issue as root in order to install the dependencies.
You also have to set up the Rally database after the installation is complete:
rally db recreate
Rally & Docker¶
First you need to install Docker; Docker supplies installation instructions for various OSes.
You can either use the official Rally Docker image, or build your own from the Rally source. To do that, change directory to the root directory of the Rally git repository and run:
docker build -t myrally .
If you build your own Docker image, substitute
xrally/xrally-openstack in the commands below.
The Rally Docker image is configured to store the database in the user’s home
/home/rally/data/rally.sqlite. For persistence of these data,
you may want to keep this directory outside of the container. This may
be done via 2 ways:
use a docker image. In this case you do not need to initialize the database
docker volume create --name rally_volume docker run -v rally_volume:/home/rally/data xrally/xrally-openstack deployment create --name "foo"
mount the directory to container. In this case, there is ability to transmit task files inside the container, but you will need to initialize the database by yourself
sudo mkdir /var/lib/rally_container sudo chown 65500 /var/lib/rally_container docker run -v /var/lib/rally_container:/home/rally/data xrally/xrally-openstack db create docker run -v /var/lib/rally_container:/home/rally/data xrally/xrally-openstack deployment create --name "foo"
In order for the volume to be accessible by the Rally user (uid: 65500) inside the container, it must be accessible by UID 65500 outside the container as well, which is why it is created in
/var/lib/rally_container. Creating it in your home directory is only likely to work if your home directory has excessively open permissions (e.g.,
0755), which is not recommended.
You can find all task samples, docs and pre created tasks at /home/rally/source In case you have SELinux enabled and Rally fails to create the database, try executing the following commands to put SELinux into Permissive Mode on the host machine
sed -i 's/SELINUX=enforcing/SELINUX=permissive/' /etc/selinux/config setenforce permissive
Rally currently has no SELinux policy, which is why it must be run in Permissive mode for certain configurations. If you can help create an SELinux policy for Rally, please contribute!
More about docker: https://www.docker.com/