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How to load test Looker using LocustIO (solved)

  • 25 September 2018
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Load Testing Looker’s API with LocustIO


This locustfile can be used to generate many simultaneous requests that download look results from the Looker API.


How to get started



  • Fork and clone this Github repository

  • Install LocustIO

  • Create a config.yml file with your API connection credentials

  • From your working directory, start:

    locust --host=https://universityofcalgary.looker.com (the host must match the name of a node in your config.yml file)

    • You can also run locust distributed with multiple workers and really shake things out 💪



  • Now, visit http://127.0.0.1:8089 to summon some locusts

    • You can simulate hundreds of simultaneous users

    • Each user will request results for random looks from your instance

    • If you want to change the behaviour, modify locustfile.py




Request Statistics


The LocustIO web interface will show you request timing statistics for each look:


Performance Charts


As well as correlated charts for requests per second, response time, and number of users:


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