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README.md

Chaos Toolkit Driver for Toxiproxy

Build Status Python versions

Welcome to the Chaos Toolkit driver for Toxiproxy! This extension allows you to setup toxy proxy probes and methods from chaostoolkit by leveraging the toxyproxy http management api.

Install

This package requires Python 3.5+

To be used from your experiment, this package must be installed in the Python environment where chaostoolkit already lives.

$ pip install -U chaostoolkit-toxiproxy

Usage

Configuration

To start using the actions and probes all you need to do is add the toxiproxy host with "toxiproxy_host" as the key, and optionally the port with "toxiproxy_port" as the key, to the configuration section in your experiment json. If not provided the port defaults to 8474.

Example in experiment.json

"configuration": {
    "toxiproxy_host" : "10.124.23.183",
    "some_environment_variable": {
      "type": "environment",
      "key": "ENVIRONMENT_VARIABLE"
    }
  },

This extension follows the toxiproxy rules. A proxy is the channel where toxicity can be added. For this reason the extension is broken into proxy management and toxic management.

All actions and probes in the extension are of python type and are used like any other python extension.

Proxy actions

create_proxy

Creates a proxy to which toxics can be added. In toxiproxy a listen port of value 0 tells the API to assign a random available port. The value where the proxy is listenting will be attached to the chaostoolkit configuration object as <proxyname>_PORT. Should the creation of the proxy fail, an assertion error is raised stopping all subsequent actions.

Argument Description Required Default
proxy_name name for the proxy Yes None
upstream_host ip address of the host to send traffic to Yes None
upstream_port port of the application to send traffic to Yes None
listen_host IP address to bind where toxiproxy listens No 0.0.0.0
listen_port port to listen for requests, 0 means pick random value No 0
enabled Whether to start listening or not No True

modify_proxy

Modify the configuration of a given proxy. Useful to change the upstream configiuration. Only arguments supplied result in modification of the proxy.

Argument Description Required Default
proxy_name name for the proxy Yes None
listen_addres ip:port address to modify No None
upstream_addres ip:port of the upstream No None
enabled Toggle enabled/disabled state No None

disable_proxy

Disables the proxy, this is useful to simulate a proxied service being down.

Argument Description Required Default
proxy_name name for the proxy to disable Yes None

enable_proxy

Enables a disabled proxy.

Argument Description Required Default
proxy_name name for the proxy to enable Yes None

delete_proxy

Removes the proxy from the system.

Example usage

 "method": [
      {
            "type": "action",
            "name": "setup_toxiproxy_proxy",
            "provider": {
                "type": "python",
                "module": "toxiproxy.proxy.actions",
                "func": "create_proxy",
                "arguments": {
                    "proxy_name": "myproxy",
                    "listen_port" : 6666,
                    "upstream_host" : "10.28.188.118",
                    "upstream_port" : 6040
                }
            },
            "pauses": {
                "after": 1
            }
        }
      ] 

Proxy pobes

proxy_exist

Returns True of False if a given proxy exists.

Argument Description Required Default
proxy_name name for the proxy Yes None

Toxic actions

All actions provided by this extension match the types and attributes of toxics.

create_toxic

Allows you to create any of the supported types of toxics with their attributes.

Argument Description Required Default
for_proxy name for the proxy to attach the toxy Yes None
toxic_name name for this toxy Yes None
toxic_type A valid toxic type Yes None
stream The direction of the toxic "upstream" or "downstream" No downstream
toxicity Percentage of toxiciy 1.0 is 100%, 0.5 is 50% etc No 1.0
attributes Dictionary of attributes for the type of toxic No None

create_latency_toxic

Add a delay to all data going through the proxy using a downstream with a toxicity of 100%.

Argument Description Required Default
for_proxy name for the proxy to attach the toxy Yes None
toxic_name name for this toxy Yes None
latency time in milliseconds to add for latency Yes None
jitter time in milliseconds to jitter No 0

create_bandwith_degradation_toxic

Limit the bandwith of a downstream connection with a toxicity of 100%.

Argument Description Required Default
for_proxy name for the proxy to attach the toxy Yes None
toxic_name name for this toxy Yes None
rate desired bandwith rate in KB/s Yes None

create_slow_connection_close_toxic

Generate as downstream delayed TCP close with a toxicity of 100%.

Argument Description Required Default
for_proxy name for the proxy to attach the toxy Yes None
toxic_name name for this toxy Yes None
delay desired close delay in milliseconds Yes None

create_slicer_toxic

Slices TCP data up into small bits, optionally adding a delay between each sliced "packet" with a toxicity of 100%.

Argument Description Required Default
for_proxy name for the proxy to attach the toxy Yes None
toxic_name name for this toxy Yes None
average_size size in bytes for the average package Yes None
size_variation variation in bytes of an average pkg (should be smaller than average_size) Yes None
delay time in microseconds to delay each packet by Yes None

create_limiter_toxic

Closes connections when transmitted data after the limit, sets it up as a dowsntream, 100% toxicity.

Argument Description Required Default
for_proxy name for the proxy to attach the toxy Yes None
toxic_name name for this toxy Yes None
bytes number of bytes to transmit before connection is closed Yes None

delete_toxic

Deletes the a given toxic.

Argument Description Required Default
for_proxy name for the proxy to attach the toxy Yes None
toxic_name name for this toxy Yes None

Example usage:

 "method": [        
      {
            "type": "action",
            "name": "create_latency_toxic",
            "provider": {
                "type": "python",
                "module": "toxiproxy.toxic.actions",
                "func": "create_dowsntream_latency_toxic",
                "arguments": {
                    "for_proxy": "edsproxy",
                    "toxic_name": "latency_toxic",
                    "latency": 5000,
                    "jitter": 200
                }
            },
            "pauses": {
                "after": 1
            }
        }    
 ]

Contribute

If you wish to contribute more functions to this package, you are more than welcome to do so. Please, fork this project, make your changes following the usual PEP 8 code style, sprinkling with tests and submit a PR for review.

The Chaos Toolkit projects require all contributors must sign a Developer Certificate of Origin on each commit they would like to merge into the master branch of the repository. Please, make sure you can abide by the rules of the DCO before submitting a PR.

Develop

If you wish to develop on this project, make sure to install the development dependencies. But first, create a virtual environment and then install those dependencies.

$ pip install -r requirements-dev.txt -r requirements.txt

Then, point your environment to this directory:

$ python setup.py develop

Now, you can edit the files and they will be automatically be seen by your environment, even when running from the chaos command locally.

Test

To run the unit tests for the project execute the following:

$ pytest

To run the integration tests for the project execute the following:

$ tox