Deploying Hyperfoil Controller in Kubernetes/Openshift manually
If you cannot use the operator or if you’re running vanilla Kubernetes you can define all the resource manually. You deploy only the controller; each agent is then started when the run starts as a
pod in the same namespace and stopped when the run completes.
Following steps install Hyperfoil controller in Openshift, assuming that you have all the required priviledges. With vanilla Kubernetes you might have to replace the
route with an appropriate
1. Create new namespace for hyperfoil:
> oc new-project hyperfoil
2. Create required resources:
> curl -s -L k8s.hyperfoil.io | oc apply -f - role.rbac.authorization.k8s.io/controller created serviceaccount/controller created service/hyperfoil created rolebinding.rbac.authorization.k8s.io/controller created deploymentconfig.apps.openshift.io/controller created route.route.openshift.io/hyperfoil created
The route will use hostname following the format
hyperfoil-hyperfoil.apps.my.cluster.domain - feel free to customize the hostname as needed.
3. Wait until the image gets downloaded and the container starts:
> oc get po NAME READY STATUS RESTARTS AGE controller-1-pqbvs 1/1 Running 0 57s controller-1-deploy 0/1 Completed 0 72s
4. Open CLI and connect to the controller
While default Hyperfoil port is 8090, Openshift router will expose the service on port 80.
> bin/cli.sh [hyperfoil]$ connect hyperfoil-hyperfoil.apps.my.cluster.domain -p 80 Connected! WARNING: Server time seems to be off by 12124 ms
5. Upload & run benchmarks as usual - we’re using k8s-hello-world.hf.yaml in this example.
Note that it can take several seconds to spin up containers with agents.
[hyperfoil@hyperfoil-hyperfoil]$ upload examples/k8s-hello-world.hf.yaml Loaded benchmark k8s-hello-world, uploading... ... done. [hyperfoil@hyperfoil-hyperfoil]$ run k8s-hello-world Started run 0000 Run 0000, benchmark k8s-hello-world Agents: agent-one[STARTING] Started: 2019/11/18 19:07:36.752 Terminated: 2019/11/18 19:07:41.778 NAME STATUS STARTED REMAINING COMPLETED TOTAL DURATION DESCRIPTION main TERMINATED 19:07:36.753 19:07:41.778 5025 ms (exceeded by 25 ms) 5.00 users per second [hyperfoil@hyperfoil-hyperfoil]$
You can find more details about adjusting the agents in the benchmark format reference.
Running Hyperfoil inside the cluster you are trying to test might skew results due to different network topology compared to driving the load from ‘outside’ (as real users would do). It is your responsibility to validate if your setup and separation between load driver and SUT (system under test) is correct. You have been warned.