Installing and Upgrading
Keep in mind that some additional software can be required depend of test type.
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. Also, if you already have Python installed, you can install Taurus manually with pip, Python package manager, but this is not recommended.
Install Taurus system dependencies
Installing Taurus With Prebuilt Installer
Download an installer and run it on your system. It will install local Python 3.7 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.
Installing Additional Packages
If you want to install additional Python packages along with Taurus (for example Locust, Molotov, etc), you should install the latest Microsoft Visual C++ and you should utilize the following command line utilities provided by the installer:
with the following command: bzt-pip install setuptools wheel.
Installing Taurus Manually
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
Make sure you have Microsoft Visual C++ tools installed beforehand.
Please check that the 'Desktop Development with C++' box is checked during installation.
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.
You will need Python 3.6+ and Java installed. To install Taurus on Linux, do the following instructions:
sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install python3 default-jre-headless python3-tk python3-pip python3-dev \ libxml2-dev libxslt-dev zlib1g-dev net-tools sudo python3 -m pip install bzt
Upgrading to latest is as simple as this:
sudo python3 -m 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 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:
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:
docker run -it --rm -v /tmp/my-test:/bzt-configs blazemeter/taurus *.yml 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:
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.
docker run -it --rm -v /tmp:/bzt-configs -v /tmp/my-run-artifacts:/tmp/artifacts blazemeter/taurus
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