This release contains a slew of bug fixes, doc improvements, and feature enhancements, but some of our favourite highlights include...
- A new shard stats telemetry device was added that records shard allocations and statistics as well as segment counts - https://github.com/elastic/rally/pull/1258
- Users can now specify a gradual ramp up of client counts via the
ramp-up-time-periodtask property. This avoids initial spikes in load when high client counts are in use - https://github.com/elastic/rally/pull/1266
- Amazon S3 support is now optional instead of a requirement, meaning that the
boto3SDK is no longer installed by default. If S3 support is required it can be installed via running
python -m pip install esrally[s3]instead of
python -m pip install esrally- https://github.com/elastic/rally/pull/1252
- Rally is now more lenient when detecting whether a cluster was in use prior to a benchmark running. This results in less spurious warnings at benchmark startup - https://github.com/elastic/rally/pull/1256
relative-timeproperty (in ms) was reintroduced for metrics documents in preparation for the removal of the
relative-time-msfield in Rally 2.3.0 - https://github.com/elastic/rally/pull/1273
Please follow the quickstart for a first time install.
Questions and Feedback
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