2 First cup of chaos and blast radius

This chapter covers

  • Setting up a virtual machine to run through accompanying code
  • Using basic Linux forensics—why did your process die?
  • Performing your first chaos experiment with a simple bash script
  • Understanding the blast radius

The previous chapter covered what chaos engineering is and what a chaos experiment template looks like. It is now time to get your hands dirty and implement an experiment from scratch! I’m going to take you step by step through building your first chaos experiment, using nothing more than a few lines of bash. I’ll also use the occasion to introduce and illustrate new concepts like blast radius.

Just one last pit stop before we’re off to our journey: let’s set up the workspace. ...

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