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[Openstack] ref-stack and rally

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I want to run integration/system tests on a new openstack install and want
to use tempest to do this.

I am aware of two projects which packagethe tempest framework making it
easier to configure.

rally
refstack

To the uninitiated like myself the functionality they provide seem to
overlap each other. What is the intended usage of each project?


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asked Dec 5, 2016 in openstack by Richard_Hill (120 points)  

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Excerpts from Richard Hill's message of 2016-12-05 22:31:54 +0100:

I want to run integration/system tests on a new openstack install and want
to use tempest to do this.

I am aware of two projects which packagethe tempest framework making it
easier to configure.

rally

Rally CAN use tempest, but it's not required. It runs its own set of
performance and load testing scenarios, one set of which is tempest. The
point of Rally is mostly to run the things you care about over and over
and with lots of parallelism and see if anything takes too long or
spikes load. It's a good capacity testing tool.

refstack

Refstack is a wrapper around the tempest tests that any cloud should in
fact pass. You don't actually need it to test your own clouds, but it
does provide a UI for comparing interoperability if you have multiple
OpenStack clouds.

To the uninitiated like myself the functionality they provide seem to
overlap each other. What is the intended usage of each project?

You should probably just run tempest itself, with a blacklist or whitelist
to pick the tests you care about.

responded Dec 6, 2016 by Clint_Byrum (40,940 points)   4 6 10
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