Kubernetes Chaos Engineering with Viktor Farcic

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Chaos Engineering refers to the discipline that examines systems under extreme conditions and disruptive events and is used to optimise the operation of systems and build confidence in them using the knowledge we can obtain from chaos. 

This 8-hour hands-on workshop will give participants important insights about Web applications, Kubernetes and clusters by utilising the power of destroying, obstructing, and delaying things in servers and in clusters but for a good cause.

Chaos engineering tries to find the limits of a system. It helps deduce what are the consequences when bad things happen. Participants will learn how to simulate the adverse effects in a controlled way with an aim to improve systems to make them more resilient and capable of recuperating and resisting harmful and unpredictable events.

A discount is available when:
  • a single customer proceeds with more than three registrations for a particular session;
  • a learner is not currently employed.
Please contact us to receive your discount coupon if you meet any of the above-mentioned criteria.

Please also note that the upcoming sessions are guaranteed to run once they have a minimum number of learners registered.
Total price:
380.00480.00 final price

Available Sessions

DateTimezoneTraining TypeWeekend-WeekdayDescriptionPrice 
Coming soonEurope/AthensLive VirtualWeekdayInstuctor: Viktor Farcic380.00480.00 final price

Chaos Engineering refers to the discipline that examines systems under extreme conditions and disruptive events and is used to optimise the operation of systems and build confidence in them using the knowledge we can obtain from chaos. 

This 8-hour hands-on workshop will give participants important insights about Web applications, Kubernetes and clusters by utilising the power of destroying, obstructing, and delaying things in servers and in clusters but for a good cause.

Chaos engineering tries to find the limits of a system. It helps deduce what are the consequences when bad things happen. Participants will learn how to simulate the adverse effects in a controlled way with an aim to improve systems to make them more resilient and capable of recuperating and resisting harmful and unpredictable events.

Who should attend

This hands-on workshop will be particularly useful to Testers, Software Engineers, DevOps Engineers, SREs, sysadmins, Operators, or anyone else interested in making applications and systems more resilient and reliable.

Prerequisites

For this workshop, there are no particular prerequisites in terms of experience apart from a basic understanding of containers and Kubernetes. The instructor will provide code and instructions for anything participants will be required to run.

In terms of the course, participants will need to install the following tools:

  • Git
  • WSL or GitBash (if using Windows)
  • kubectl
  • Helm v3.x (if using EKS)
  • Python v3.x
  • Pip
  • A Docker Desktop, Minikube, GKE, EKS, AKS, or any other Kubernetes cluster. Gists with the instructions how to create a cluster are below.

Please choose one of the “flavors” of a Kubernetes cluster and make sure that it is operational before the course.

Note that all the aforementioned requirements must be met before the workshop session.

What will you learn

This 8-hour virtual hands-on workshop will cover the following modules

Introduction To Chaos Engineering

  • Principles Of Chaos Engineering
  • Are You Ready For Chaos?
  • Examples Of Chaos Engineering
  • The Principles And The Process
  • Chaos Experiments Checklist

Choosing The Right Tool

  • Requirements Guiding The Choice
  • Which Tool To Pick?

Setting Up The Environment

  • Installing Chaos Toolkit

Destroying Application Instances

  • Introduction
  • Creating A Cluster
  • Deploying The Application
  • Discovering ChaosToolkit Kubernetes Plugin
  • Terminating Application Instances
  • Defining Steady State Hypothesis
  • Pausing After Actions
  • Probing Phases And Conditions
  • Making The Application Fault-Tolerant

Experimenting With Application Availability

  • Validating Application Health
  • Validating Application Availability
  • Terminating Application Dependencies

Obstructing And Destroying Network

  • Installing Istio Service Mesh
  • Deploying The Application
  • Discovering ChaosToolkit Istio Plugin
  • Aborting Network Requests
  • Rolling Back Abort Failures
  • Making The Application Resilient To Partial Network Failures
  • Increasing Network Latency
  • Aborting All Requests
  • Simulating Denial Of Service Attacks
  • Running Denial Of Service Attacks

Draining And Deleting Nodes (works only if NOT using local Kubernetes)

  • Draining Worker Nodes
  • Uncordoning Worker Nodes
  • Making Nodes Drainable
  • Deleting Worker Nodes

Creating Chaos Experiment Reports

  • Exploring Experiments Journal
  • Creating Experiment Report
  • Creating A Multi-Experiment Report

Running Chaos Experiments Inside A Kubernetes Cluster

  • Setting Up Chaos Toolkit In Kubernetes
  • Types Of Experiment Executions
  • Running One-Shot Experiments
  • Running Scheduled Experiments
  • Running Failed Scheduled Experiments
  • Sending Experiment Notifications
  • Sending Selective Notifications

Executing Random Chaos

  • Deploying Dashboard Applications
  • Exploring Grafana Dashboards
  • Exploring Kiali Dashboards
  • Preparing For Termination Of Instances
  • Terminating Random Application Instances
  • Disrupting Network Traffic
  • Preparing For Termination Of Nodes
  • Terminating Random Nodes
  • Monitoring And Alerting With Prometheus

About the Instructor

Viktor Farcic is a Principal Software Delivery Strategist and Developer Advocate at CloudBees, a member of the Google Developer Experts and Docker Captains groups, and the published author of The DevOps Toolkit Series, DevOps Paradox, and Test-Driven Java Development.

 

Date

Coming soon

Timezone

Training Type

Weekend-Weekday

How it works

Registration

You may enroll in the course by providing your full name and email address through our website's 'add to cart' feature or by sending an email to hello@learningactors.com. We treat your personal data, including your full name and email address, with strict confidentiality.

Payment Options

We offer multiple payment methods, including credit cardbank transfer, and PayPal. To receive your invoice, please provide your VAT number (when applicable), address, and zip code. Again, you may provide us with this information either through our website's 'add to cart' feature or by sending an email to hello@learningactors.com. Please note that you can typically expect to receive your invoice on the first day of training, unless there are exceptional circumstances that necessitate a different approach. We’re happy to provide you with a pro-forma invoice if this meets your needs.

Expectations

Following registration, you can anticipate an info email from us approximately one week before the course start date. This email will contain course details, such as the title, date, and time, along with a request to complete a pre-course form. Additionally, we will provide the relevant Zoom link, which is  applicable for all our virtual-live courses, and will invite you to the course's Slack channel on the LA Slack workspace (learningactors.slack.com). For specific courses, you will also receive a preparation email that will set you ready for the course.
Finally, after the session concludes, we kindly request that you take a moment to provide us with your feedback, as it is of great importance to us. Additionally, we will ensure that you receive the learning material through Slack, which will be instrumental in keeping your learning journey on track!

Reminders

  • Discounts are available in two scenarios: when a single customer registers for more than three sessions or if the customer is currently unemployed. Contact the LA team to receive a discount coupon if you meet these criteria.
  • All upcoming sessions displayed on our website are guaranteed to proceed once the minimum required number of learners register. In the case that we must cancel a session, a full refund will be issued to those who have pre-paid for that specific session.