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Basic Chaos Testing

Chaos testing/engineering, is testing a system’s integrity by proactively simulating and identifying failures in a given environment before they lead to unplanned downtime or a negative user experience. Initially done by just shutting off small parts of production and observing the outcome.

Related Products: Simian Army / Chaos Monkey, Gremlin, Harness Chaos Engineering

Prerequisites: Active/Active, DR Testing

Next: Design for Chaos, Mostly-Automated Remediation

Related Terms: DiRT, Fault Injection, Circuit Breakers