A Benchmarking and Performance Analysis Framework
The code base includes three sub-systems. The first is the collection agent,
pbench-agent, responsible for providing commands for running benchmarks
across one or more systems, while properly collecting the configuration data
for those systems, and specified telemetry or data from various tools (
The second sub-system is the
pbench-server, which is responsible for
archiving result tar balls, indexing them, and unpacking them for display.
The third sub-system is the
web-server JS and CSS files, used to display
various graphs and results, and any other content generated by the
pbench-agent during benchmark and tool post-processing steps.
The pbench Dashboard code lives in its own repository.
How is it installed?
Instructions on installing
pbench-agent, can be found
in the Pbench agent installation guide.
For Fedora, CentOS, and RHEL users, we have made available COPR
builds for the
and some benchmark and tool packages.
This assumes that somebody has already installed the server bits. The procedure to do that is described in the Pbench Server Installation guide.
You can install the
web-server sub-system on the machine from where you
want to run the
pbench-agent. That allows you to view the graphs before
sending the results to the server, or even if there is no server to which to
send the results. See the Pbench web server installation guide.
You might want to browse through the rest of the documentation.
How do I use pbench?
Refer to the Pbench User Guide.
Where is the source kept?
The latest source code is at https://github.com/distributed-system-analysis/pbench.
The pbench dashboard code is at https://github.com/distributed-system-analysis/pbench-dashboard.
Is there a mailing list for discussions?
Yes, we use Google Groups