Rootconf 2014

On devops and cloud infrastructure

Neependra Khare


Benchmarking OpenStack using Rally

Submitted Jan 14, 2014

How to use Rally to find out performance bottlenecks in OpenStack environment


Rally is intended for providing the community with a benchmarking tool that is capable of performing specific, complex and reproducible tests for real deployment scenarios. More details about Rally can be found at

In the session I’ll intorduce the audience about Rally and we’ll see :-

  • how to deploy an OpenStack environment like DevStack for benchmarking, which can be used for re-producible benchmarks ?

  • scenarios like how many instances one can start on the given hardware setup to meet the SLA.

  • how to run regression performance tests and compare historocal data.

Speaker bio

Neependra has ~10 years of experience in IT industry. He has worked as SysAdmin, support engineer, file system developer. Currently he is working with Red Hat as Performance Engineer and looking after performance for Red Hat Storage (GlusterFS) and OpenStack.

More details about him can be found at


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