PowerfulSeal adds chaos to your Kubernetes clusters, so that you can detect problems in your systems as early as possible. It kills targeted pods and takes VMs up and down.
Embrace the inevitable failure. Embrace The Seal.
- works with
AWSand local machines
- interactive and autonomous, policy-driven mode
- minimal setup, easy yaml-based policies
- easy to extend
PowerfulSeal works in two modes: interactive and autonomous.
Interactive mode is designed to allow you to discover your cluster's components, and manually break things to see what happens. It operates on nodes, pods, deployments and namespaces.
Autonomous mode reads a policy file, which can contain any number of pod and node scenarios. Each scenario describes a list of matches, filters and actions to execute on your cluster.
Here's a sneak peek of what you can do in the interactive mode:
Autonomous reads the scenarios to execute from the policy file, and runs them:
- The matches are combined together and deduplicated to produce an initial working set
- They are run through a series of filters
- For all the items remaining after the filters, all actions are executed
A minimal policy file, doing nothing, looks like this:
config: minSecondsBetweenRuns: 77 maxSecondsBetweenRuns: 100 nodeScenarios:  podScenarios: 
The schemas are validated against the powerful JSON schema
- pointing PowerfulSeal at your Kubernetes cluster by giving it a Kubernetes config file
- pointing PowerfulSeal at your cloud by specifying the cloud driver to use and providing credentials
- making sure that PowerfulSeal can SSH into the nodes to execute commands on them
- writing a set of policies
These interactions are available:
PowerfulSeal is available to install through pip:
pip install powerfulseal powerfulseal --help # or seal --help
Read about the PowerfulSeal
Where can I learn more about Chaos Engineering ?
We found these two links to be a good start:
How is it different from Chaos Monkey ?
PowerfulSeal was inspired by Chaos Monkey, but it differs in a couple of important ways.
The Seal does:
- speak Kubernetes
- offer flexible, easy to write YAML scenarios
- provide interactive mode with awesome tab-completion
The Seal doesn't:
- need external dependencies (db, Spinnaker), apart from SSH, cloud and Kubernetes API access
- need you to setup
Can I contribute to The Seal ?
We would love you to. In particular, it would be great to get help with:
- get more cloud drivers (currently
- get more awesome filters
- get an amazing logo
- make the PowerfulSeal more powerful
Check out our CONTRIBUTING.md file for more information about how to contribute.
Why a Seal ?
It might have been inspired by this comic.