NetEase Fuxi AI Lab is China’s first professional game AI research institution. In their search for a Chaos Engineering tool to test their Kubernetes-based AI training platform, they chose Chaos Mesh and have improved their system resiliency ever since.
“Necessity is the mother of invention”; similarly, Netflix is not only a platform for online media streaming. Netflix gave birth to Chaos engineering because of their necessity.
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Today, we are proud to announce the general availability of Chaos Mesh® 1.0, following its entry into CNCF as a sandbox project in July, 2020.
Chaos Mesh is a cloud-native chaos testing platform that orchestrates chaos in Kubernetes environments. While it’s well received in the community with its rich fault injection types and easy-to-use dashboard, it was difficult to use Chaos Mesh with end-to-end testing or the continuous integration (CI) process. As a result, problems introduced during system development could not be discovered before the release.
In this article, I will share how we use chaos-mesh-action, a GitHub action to integrate Chaos Mesh into the CI process.
Chaos Mesh® is an open-source chaos engineering platform for Kubernetes. Although it provides rich capabilities to simulate abnormal system conditions, it still only solves a fraction of the Chaos Engineering puzzle. Besides fault injection, a full chaos engineering application consists of hypothesizing around defined steady states, running experiments in production, validating the system via test cases, and automating the testing.
This article describes how we use TiPocket, an automated testing framework to build a full Chaos Engineering testing loop for TiDB, our distributed database.
We’re thrilled to announce that Chaos Mesh® is now officially accepted as a CNCF Sandbox project. As maintainers of Chaos Mesh, we’d like to thank all the contributors and adopters. This would not be possible without your trust, support, and contributions.
Chaos Mesh™, an easy-to-use, open-source, cloud-native chaos engineering platform for Kubernetes (K8s), has a new feature, TimeChaos, which simulates the clock skew phenomenon. Usually, when we modify clocks in a container, we want a minimized blast radius, and we don't want the change to affect the other containers on the node. In reality, however, implementing this can be harder than you think. How does Chaos Mesh solve this problem?
Chaos Engineering is a way to test a production software system's robustness by simulating unusual or disruptive conditions. For many people, however, the transition from learning Chaos Engineering to practicing it on their own systems is daunting. It sounds like one of those big ideas that require a fully-equipped team to plan ahead. Well, it doesn't have to be. To get started with chaos experimenting, you may be just one suitable platform away.
Why Chaos Mesh?
In the world of distributed computing, faults can happen to your clusters unpredictably any time, anywhere. Traditionally we have unit tests and integration tests that guarantee a system is production ready, but these cover just the tip of the iceberg as clusters scale, complexities amount, and data volumes increase by PB levels. To better identify system vulnerabilities and improve resilience, Netflix invented Chaos Monkey and injects various types of faults into the infrastructure and business systems. This is how Chaos Engineering was originated.