Next Steps

Do you see anything?

Maybe when you ran your experiment you realized that you completely broke your application.

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Is this acceptable for your customers?

No

Did you press the halt button?

Gremlin UI - Halt

Was this expected?

No? Great, you’ve found a weakness before it became an outage! Chaos Engineering uncovers unknown side effects.

Was this detected?

No? Awesome, there’s a great opportunity to improve monitoring and bring down that MTTD. Ensuring that our monitoring is configured correctly is critical.

Was it mitigated?

It sure feels a lot more comfortable working on resolving an issue knowing that your users can still access your service! When possible our systems should gracefully degrade.