Chaos engineering is the practice of intentionally injecting faults into a system to test its resilience. The goal is to identify potential failure points and correct them before they cause an actual outage or other disruption.
There are many ways to create chaos in a system, but the most important thing is to have a plan. Without a plan, it's easy to create more problems than you solve. When creating your plan, you'll need to decide what you want to test and how you're going to do it. You can then start experimenting once you have a plan.
Software developers can easily introduce chaos engineering into their workflows by using multi-purpose OpenText™ performance engineering solutions like OpenText™ LoadRunner Professional. Not only does this solution leverage performance load testing, but it makes it easy to run other chaos engineering experiments directly within the software.
By creating these events in a controlled non-production environment, you can test how your system reacts and identify any potential problems.
Once you've identified potential failure points, you can start working on mitigating them. This might involve adding monitoring or logging to help identify issues when they occur or changing your design to make it more resilient to failures.