The Chaos Toolkit, or as we love to call it “ctk”, is a simple CLI-driven tool who helps you write and run Chaos Engineering experiment. It supports any target platform you can think of through existing extensions or the ones you write as you need.
Chaos Toolkit is versatile and works really well in settings where other Chaos Engineering tools may not fit: cloud environments, datacenters, CI/CD, etc.
Provided you have Python 3.7+ installed, you can install it as follows:
$ pip install -U chaostoolkit
Once you have installed the Chaos Toolkit you can use it through its simple command line tool.
Running an experiment is as simple as:
$ chaos run experiment.json
Chaos Toolkit's mission is to provide an open API to chaos engineering in all its forms. As such, we encourage and welcome you to join our open community Slack team to discuss and share your experiments and needs with the community. You can also use StackOverflow to ask any questions regarding using the Chaos Toolkit or Chaos Engineering.
If you'd prefer not to use Slack then we welcome the raising of GitHub issues on this repo for any questions, requests, or discussions around the Chaos Toolkit.
Finally you can always email
[email protected] with any questions as well.
Contributors to this project are welcome as this is an open-source effort that seeks discussions and continuous improvement.
From a code perspective, if you wish to contribute, you will need to run a
Python 3.7+ environment. Please, fork this project, write unit tests to cover
the proposed changes, implement the changes, ensure they meet the formatting
standards set out by
isort, add an entry into
CHANGELOG.md, and then raise a PR to the repository for review
The Chaos Toolkit projects require all contributors must sign a Developer Certificate of Origin on each commit they would like to merge into the master branch of the repository. Please, make sure you can abide by the rules of the DCO before submitting a PR.