Getting started

Welcome to Yandex.Tank documentation. Yandex.Tank is an extensible load testing utility for unix systems. It is written in Python and uses different load generator modules in different languages.

Getting Help

What are the Yandex.Tank components?

  • Core - basic steps of test prepare, configuration, execution. Artifacts storing. Controls plugins/modules.
  • Load generators - modules that uses and controls load generators (load generators NOT included).
  • Artifact uploaders - modules that uploads artifacts to external storages and services.
  • Handy tools - monitoring tools, console online screen, autostops and so on.


Using phantom as a load generator for mild load tests (less then 1000rps) an average laptop with 64bit Ubuntu (10.04/…/13.10) would be sufficient. The tank could be easily used in virtual machine if queries aren’t too heavy and load isn’t too big. Otherwise it is recommended to request a physical server or a more capable virtual machine from your admin.

Running Yandex.Tank

1.Install tank to your system Installation

2.Tune your system Routing and firewall

3.And run the tutorial Tutorials

4.If you are skilled enough, feel free to use Advanced usage.

5.For developers Modules.

See also

Evgeniy Mamchits’ phantom - Phantom scalable IO Engine

Alexey Lavrenuke’s pandora - A load generator in Go language

Gregory Komissarov’s firebat - test tool based on Phantom

BlazeMeter’s Sense - service for storing and analysing performance test results