Understanding the capabilities of your OpenStack Object Storage environment is crucial to determining limits for capacity planning and areas for performance tuning. OpenStack Storage provides a tool named swift-bench capabilities.

Getting started

Log in to the OpenStack Object storage Proxy server. To log on to our OpenStack Object Storage Proxy host that was created using Vagrant, issue the following command:

vagrant ssh swift
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How to achieve it…

Carry out the following to benchmark an OpenStack Object Storage cluster:

  • First, create a configuration file named /etc/swift/swift-bench.conf, containing the following contents:                                                                                                                           configuration file
  • With this in place, we can simply execute swift-bench, specifying our configuration file:

This produces the following output:execute swift-bench

How it works…

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OpenStack Objects Storage comes with a benchmarking tool named swift- bench. This runs through a series of puts, gets, and deletions, calculating the throughput and reporting of any failures in our OpenStack Objectc Storage environment. The configuration file contains the following content:

benchmarking tool

The user specified must be capable of performing the required operations in our environment, including the creation of containers.


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