Installing and Upgrading
There are two ways to install Taurus on Windows. The recommended way is to use the prebuilt installer that will install latest Taurus on your PC. However, if you already have Python installed, you can install Taurus manually with pip, Python package manager.
The installation process was tried on all supported Windows versions (7, 8, 10).
Installing Taurus With Prebuilt Installer
Taurus is changing from network installation scheme to self-contained installers with 1.12.2.
It is highly recommended to uninstall previously installed Taurus through the 'Add or Remove programs' interface before installing Taurus 1.12.2+.
Download an installer and run it on your system. It will install local Python 3.6 and Taurus with all its dependencies.
After the installation is finished, you can run Taurus with bzt from command prompt. Also, you'll have 'Taurus' shortcut in the Start menu.
If you want to install additional Python packages along with Taurus (for example Locust, Molotov or others), you should utilize the following command line utilities provided by the installer:
bzt-pip install setuptools wheel.
Installing Taurus Manually
Install Taurus System Dependencies
Install Taurus Python Dependencies
Open Command Prompt with administrative privileges (find Command Prompt in main menu and chose Run as administrator from context menu). Then run the following command to update Python package manager to the latest version:
pip install --upgrade pip wheel
pip install bzt
This should install all Taurus dependencies and Taurus itself. You may have to execute this command as an administrator, if that's how your Python installation handles Python packages.
To upgrade Taurus, open Command Prompt as administrator and run
pip install --upgrade bzt
Install Homebrew Package
You can use brew package manager to install taurus:
brew install bzt
and to update it:
brew upgrade bzt
If your brew auto update is switched off don't forget to manage it manually. Keep in mind: some additional software can be required depend of test type (JVM/JDK, Grider, etc.)
You will need python 2.7 or higher and Java Runtime installed.
If you're on El Capitan, please execute first:
brew install python
Then try to install Taurus:
sudo pip install bzt
Upgrading Taurus to latest on Mac OS is suggested as:
sudo pip uninstall bzt && sudo pip install bzt
We suggest to avoid using --upgrade command with pip on Mac OS, since it does not work as expected for Taurus.
In Case of Failures
Try the suggestions below that apply to your case, then repeat sudo pip install bzt.
If your Mac OS is older than El Capitan, most likely you also need to upgrade setuptools:
sudo pip install --upgrade setuptools
If you experience libxml/xmlversion.h missing error, try running:
brew install libxml2 brew install libxslt
Instructions are tested on Ubuntu 14.04 (Trusty) minimal install, but should work on other distributions with corresponding packages and libs. You will need python 2.7 or higher and Java installed.
sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install python default-jre-headless python-tk python-pip python-dev \ libxml2-dev libxslt-dev zlib1g-dev net-tools sudo pip install bzt
Upgrading to latest is as simple as this:
sudo pip install --upgrade bzt
Alternatively, you can install using virtualenv, and you will not need sudo privileges for Taurus. Please see virtualenv instructions for setting up your Python virtual environments, if you haven't done so already.
Then, to install Taurus, type:
pip install bzt
Upgrade is only:
pip install --upgrade bzt
Taurus requires Python 2.7 or higher.
Use uname -a to verify the system if it's 32 bit or 64 bit machine. http://www.tecmint.com/enable-rpmforge-repository/
Get corresponding EPEL (Extra Package for Enterprise Linux) for CentOS (Community Enterprise OS) 7, and enable it.
wget http://dl.fedoraproject.org/pub/epel/7/x86_64/e/epel-release-7-10.noarch.rpm sudo rpm -ivh epel-release-7-10.noarch.rpm
Optional Step: Verify EPEL repository
sudo yum repolist
For example, this has a line like this epel/x8664 Extra Packages for Enterprise Linux 7 - x8664
sudo yum -y install python-pip
Install corresponding libraries for CentOS
sudo yum install java-1.8.0-openjdk-headless.x86_64 java-1.8.0-openjdk-devel.x86_64 \ python-devel.x86_64 libxml2-devel.x86_64 libxslt-devel.x86_64 zlib.x86_64 gcc.x86_64
You could search by 'yum search xxxxx' where 'xxxxx' represents the name of the library.
sudo pip install bzt
Taurus has Docker image that allows you to run tool as container.
To use it, create a directory, for example /tmp/my-test, put all configs and additional files like JMXses there, then start Docker like this:
sudo docker run -it --rm -v /tmp/my-test:/bzt-configs blazemeter/taurus my-config.yml
Make note that /tmp/my-test was passed in -v Docker option, it's crucial. Here's what happens inside the container:
You can also specify multile config files in the docker run command with wildcards or as separate arguments like so:
sudo docker run -it --rm -v /tmp/my-test:/bzt-configs blazemeter/taurus *.yml sudo docker run -it --rm -v /tmp/my-test:/bzt-configs blazemeter/taurus my-config-1.json my-config-2.json
Additional Taurus Command-Line Options
You can still pass command-line options to Taurus through the Docker image. To do so, add the command line option at the end of the docker run command like so:
sudo docker run -it --rm -v /tmp/my-test:/bzt-configs blazemeter/taurus my-config-1.yml -o scenarios.sample.data-sources.0=data.csv
Accessing Taurus Artifacts
If you want to receive Taurus artifacts from container, just mount some directory as /tmp/artifacts and files will get there. Following example gives you artifacts in /tmp/my-run-artifacts directory.
sudo docker run -it --rm -v /tmp:/bzt-configs -v /tmp/my-run-artifacts:/tmp/artifacts blazemeter/taurus
Latest Unstable Snapshots
Python wheel package: bzt-126.96.36.19920-py2.py3-none-any.whl
Windows installer: TaurusInstaller_188.8.131.5220_x64.exe
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