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Version: 3.0.0

Observe Chaos experiment


Visualization is an important aspect while doing chaos engineering. It allows the user to discover and inspect different changes that occur during a Chaos Experiment execution.
With ChaosCenter, the real-time data and status of the chaos experiments can be observed. Valuable information like pod logs, chaos experiment status, and chaos results can also be viewed.

Prerequisites

The following should be required before creating a Chaos Experiment:

Litmus Chaos Experiment

If the user chooses to 'Save' and 'Run' the experiment, they will be redirected directly to the experiment execution page where the experiment can be visualised else they will be taken Chaos Experiment Page.

Observe a Litmus Chaos Experiment

To observe a chaos experiment, user needs to select the highlighted experiment run box from the heatmap, it will redirect to experiment run execution page.

In the chaos experiment, a realtime graph of the chaos experiment is displayed. This graph contains valuable information regarding the status of individual steps of the chaos experiment.



To view the details of each step, the user can click on the individual nodes and the right side pane will display the node details, results(once the execution is complete), and the logs related to it.

Summary

After scheduling a chaos experiment, a user can view the details of the running chaos experiment from the ChaosCenter. ChaosCenter provides a real-time graph that is used to visualize the chaos experiment and get the details of individual steps of the chaos experiment. Important details like the logs and target applications can be viewed from ChaosCenter. Once the chaos experiment execution is completed, the resiliency score is calculated and the ChaosResult for the ChaosEngine pods is available.

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