Installing and Upgrading

Before Taurus and after Python installation, check if you have the following modules installed:

pip install --upgrade wheel setuptools Cython

The simplest Taurus installation requires you to use pip package manager:

pip install bzt

and for upgrade:

pip install --upgrade bzt

Keep in mind that some additional software can be required depend on the test type (Java, specific Python tools like Locust, etc.). Below you can see some specific info for different operating systems.

Unstable features

We use the following mark

This is available only in unstable snapshot.

for the features that will be released soon but at the moment can't be installed from PyPi and available in the pointed topic only.


You will need Python 3.7+ 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 won't 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 simply:

pip install --upgrade bzt

Mac OS

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.

NOTE: There is an issue with brew installation connected with numpy. In order to avoid this problem we suggest installing Taurus using pip tool.

To install Taurus with pip you need command line developers tools and Python 3.7+ installed. Then you need to install Cython if it is not installed using the following command:

pip3 install Cython

Then just install bzt:

pip3 install bzt

To upgrade, use:

pip3 install --upgrade bzt


Preparation steps:

  1. Get Python 3.7+ from and install it, don't forget to enable "Add python.exe to Path" checkbox.
  2. Get the latest Java from and install it.
  3. Get the latest Microsoft Visual C++ and install it.

Please check that the 'Desktop Development with C++' box is checked during installation.

Windows Tools Installation

Also, do not forget to update pip, setuptools, and wheel with the following command:

 python -m pip install --upgrade pip setuptools wheel

After all those steps, install Taurus:

python -m pip install bzt

Docker Image

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:

  1. Directory /tmp/my-test is mounted as /bzt-configs
  2. Current directory changed to /bzt-configs
  3. Taurus is started with the config files you specified: `bzt /bzt-configs/my-config.yml

You can also specify multiple 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

Accessing Taurus Artifacts

If you want to receive Taurus artifacts from a 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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