Docker container

Install docker and use yandex/yandex-tank (or, if you need jmeter, try yandex/yandex-tank:jmeter-latest) container. Default entrypoint is /usr/local/bin/yandex-tank so you may just run it to start test:

docker run \
    -v $(pwd):/var/loadtest \
    -v $SSH_AUTH_SOCK:/ssh-agent -e SSH_AUTH_SOCK=/ssh-agent \
    --net host \
    -it yandex/yandex-tank
  • $(pwd):/var/loadtest - current directory mounted to /var/loadtest in container to pass data for test (config file, monitoring config, ammo, etc)
  • tank will use load.yaml from current directory as default config, append -c custom-config-name.yaml to run with other config
  • you may pass other additional parameters for tank in run command, just append it after image name
  • $SSH_AUTH_SOCK:/ssh-agent - ssh agent socket mounted in order to provide use telegraf plugin (monitoring). It uses your ssh keys to remotely login to monitored hosts

If you want to do something in the container before running tank, you will need to change entrypoint:

docker run \
    -v $(pwd):/var/loadtest \
    -v $SSH_AUTH_SOCK:/ssh-agent -e SSH_AUTH_SOCK=/ssh-agent \
    --net host \
    -it \
    --entrypoint /bin/bash \

Start test Within container with yandex-tank command:

yandex-tank -c config-name.yaml # default config is load.yaml

Installation from PyPi

These are the packages that are required to build different python libraries. Install them with apt:

sudo apt-get install python3-pip build-essential python3-dev libffi-dev gfortran libssl-dev

Update your pip:

sudo -H pip3 install --upgrade pip

Update/install your setuptools:

sudo -H pip3 install --upgrade setuptools

Install latest Yandex.Tank from master branch:

sudo -H pip3 install

You’ll probably need Phantom load generator, so install it from our ppa:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:yandex-load/main && sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install phantom phantom-ssl

Installation .deb packages


Deprecated. Deb packages aren’t renewed in PPA.

You should add proper repositories on Debian-based environment.

For instance, add following repos to sources.list :

deb trusty main
deb-src trusty main

or this way

sudo apt-get install python3-software-properties
sudo apt-get install software-properties-common
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:yandex-load/main

Then update package list and install yandex-tank package:

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install yandex-tank