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Smeechi Mittal
Smeechi Mittal • Jul 31, 2012

Netflix released it's 'Chaos Monkey'

Netflix has now open sourced it's Chaos Monkey on 30th july. Chaos Monkey is nothing but a wild monkey that is left open within a cloud to terminate instances. Sounds crazy at first, but the agenda is - 'often self-failures to prevent unexpected failures'. Each time the service is failed, it becomes more resilient. Chaos Monkey runs in the Amazon Web Services and terminates virtual machine instances. As soon as the instance is terminated, Amazon's Auto Scaling Group detects the instance terminated and generates a new but similarly configured instance. The monkey is programmed to work from 9am to 3pm (the usual working hours). It is also made sure that in case of any problem, engineers are available so that users don't suffer any problem.
Since the Monkey is now open sourced, it's code is available for free and can be changed. Other cloud providers are free to allow the Chaos Monkey in their premises.
durga ch
durga ch • Aug 1, 2012
i still need to understand the purpose of this monkey, can someone throw more light?
Harshad Italiya
Harshad Italiya • Aug 15, 2012
durga
i still need to understand the purpose of this monkey, can someone throw more light?
My friend was working on this for some Zig bee network. I too want to know more about this Chaos Monkey.
Smeechi Mittal
Smeechi Mittal • Aug 15, 2012
godfather
My friend was working on this for some Zig bee network. I too want to know more about this Chaos Monkey.
You can refer this :
https://techblog.netflix.com/2012/07/chaos-monkey-released-into-wild.html

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