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Version: 2.4.0

Search and Recover Experiments of Chaosd

You can search experiments by conditions and recover the experiments corresponding to specified UIDs using Chaosd. This document describes how to search and recover experiments of Chaosd, and provides releated examples.

Search experiments of Chaosd

This section introduces how to use command-line mode and service mode to find experiments of Chaosd.

Search experiments using the command-line mode

By running the following command, you can view the configurations supported by the search command:

$ chaosd search --help
Search chaos attack, you can search attacks through the uid or the state of the attack

Usage:
chaosd search UID [flags]

Flags:
-A, --all list all chaos attacks
--asc order by CreateTime, default value is false that means order by CreateTime desc
-h, --help help for search
-k, --kind string attack kind, supported value: network, process, stress, disk, host, jvm
-l, --limit uint32 limit the count of attacks
-o, --offset uint32 starting to search attacks from offset
-s, --status string attack status, supported value: created, success, error, destroyed, revoked

Global Flags:
--log-level string the log level of chaosd, the value can be 'debug', 'info', 'warn' and 'error'

Configuration description

Configuration itemAbbreviationDescriptionType
allALists all experimentsbool
ascNoneSorts the experiments in ascending order of the creation time. The default value is false.bool
kindkLists experiments of the specified kindstring. The supported kinds are as follows: network, process, stress, disk, host, jvm
limitlThe number of listed experimentsint
offsetoSearches from the specified offsetint
statussLists experiments with the specified statusstring. The supported types are as follows: created, success, error, destroyed, revoked

Example

./chaosd search --kind network --status destroyed --limit 1

By running this command, you can search the experiments of the kind of network in the status of destroyed (indicating that the experiment has been recovered).

After running the command, only one row of data is output in the result:

                  UID                     KIND     ACTION    STATUS            CREATE TIME                                                                                                                  CONFIGURATION
--------------------------------------- --------- -------- ----------- --------------------------- ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
1f6c1253-522a-43d9-83f8-42607102b3b9 network delay destroyed 2021-11-02T15:14:07+08:00 {"schedule":"","duration":"","action":"delay","kind":"network","uid":"1f6c1253-522a-43d9-83f8-42607102b3b9","latency":"2s","jitter":"0ms","correlation":"0","device":"eth0","ip-address":"220.181.38.251","ip-protocol":"all"}

Search experiments using the service mode

Currently, the service mode only supports searching all experiments. You can get the data by visiting the /api/experiments/ path of Chaosd service.

Example

curl -X GET 127.0.0.1:31767/api/experiments/

The result is as follows:

[{"id":1,"uid":"ddc5ca81-b677-4595-b691-0ce57bedb156","created_at":"2021-10-18T16:01:18.563542491+08:00","updated_at":"2021-10-18T16:07:27.87111393+08:00","status":"success","kind":"stress","action":"mem","recover_command":"{\"schedule\":\"\",\"duration\":\"\",\"action\":\"mem\",\"kind\":\"stress\",\"uid\":\"ddc5ca81-b677-4595-b691-0ce57bedb156\",\"Load\":0,\"Workers\":0,\"Size\":\"100MB\",\"Options\":null,\"StressngPid\":0}","launch_mode":"svr"}]

Recover experiments of Chaosd

After creating an experiment, if you want to withdraw the impact caused by the experiment, you can use the recovery feature of experiments.

Recover experiments using the command-line mode

You can recover an experiment by using Chaosd recover UID.

The following example shows how to recover an experiment using the command-line mode.

  1. Create a CPU stress experiment using Chaosd:

    chaosd attack stress cpu --workers 2 --load 10

    The result is as follows:

    [2021/05/12 03:38:33.698 +00:00] [INFO] [stress.go:66] ["stressors normalize"] [arguments=" --cpu 2 --cpu-load 10"]
    [2021/05/12 03:38:33.702 +00:00] [INFO] [stress.go:82] ["Start stress-ng process successfully"] [command="/usr/bin/stress-ng --cpu 2 --cpu-load 10"] [Pid=27483]
    Attack stress cpu successfully, uid: 4f33b2d4-aee6-43ca-9c43-0f12867e5c9c

    Save the experiment UID for later use.

  2. When you do not need to simulate the CPU stress scenario anymore, use the recover command to recover the experiment corresponding to the UID:

    chaosd recover 4f33b2d4-aee6-43ca-9c43-0f12867e5c9c

Recover experiments using the service mode

You can recover an experiment by sending a DELETE HTTP request to the /api/attack/{uid} path of Chaosd service.

The following example shows how to recover an experiment using the service mode.

  1. Send a POST HTTP request to the Chaosd service to create a CPU stress experiment:
    curl -X POST 172.16.112.130:31767/api/attack/stress -H "Content-Type:application/json" -d '{"load":10, "action":"cpu","workers":1}'
```

The result is as follows:

```bash
{"status":200,"message":"attack successfully","uid":"c3c519bf-819a-4a7b-97fb-e3d0814481fa"}
```

Save the experiment UID for later use.

2. When you do not need to simulate the CPU stress scenario anymore, run the following command to recover the experiment corresponding to the UID:

```bash
curl -X DELETE 172.16.112.130:31767/api/attack/c3c519bf-819a-4a7b-97fb-e3d0814481fa
```