Injecting Chaos in AWS RDS

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Injecting Chaos in AWS RDS

ChaosIQ experiments are run through Chaos Toolkit. When targeting AWS systems for your experiments, the Chaos Toolkit AWS extension offers a large set of activities for AWS services. This page lists all activities specific to Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS).

Amazon RDS allows deployment of relational databases in the cloud. It provides multiple database engines (Aurora, PostGreSQL, MySQL, MariaDB, Oracle Database and SQL Server).


  • Delete an Aurora DB cluster,
  • Force a failover for a DB cluster
  • Delete the endpoint of an Aurora cluster,
  • Stop a RDS cluster,
  • Delete a RDS instance,
  • Reboot or stop a DB instance.

More information and examples

Read the extension's documentation for complete usage and syntax examples.

Other AWS Services

The AWS extension currently offers actions and probes to target EC2, ECS, IAM, AWS Lambda, CloudWatch, EKS, RDS, and elbv2.