Running the Chaos Toolkit¶
chaostoolkit CLI will display commands it supports as follows:
(chaostk) $ chaos --help
Activate the Python virtual environment
If you run the Chaos Toolkit directly, rather than using a container, always ensure you have activated the virtual environment so that it can be found along its dependencies:
$ source ~/.venvs/chaostk/bin/activate (chaostk) $
Executing a plan¶
The main function of the
chaostoolkit CLI is to execute the plan you
declared. This is done as follows:
(chaostk) $ chaos run my-plan.json
chaostoolkit will log all the steps it follows from your plan.
If you run the command from a container:
$ docker run --rm -it \ --user `id -u` \ -v $HOME/.kube:/root/.kube \ -v $HOME/.minikube:$HOME/.minikube \ -v `pwd`:/tmp/chaos \ chaostoolkit/chaostoolkit run /tmp/chaos/my-plan.json
Battery not included in the container
Depending on your experiment, running as a container may not be as simple as it looks because all the extensions (Python packages, commands to run, config files…) are not included in the base image.