Injecting Chaos in Azure Cloud

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Injecting Chaos in Azure Cloud

ChaosIQ experiments are run through Chaos Toolkit. The Chaos Toolkit Azure extension offers a set of activities when running experiments on the Azure platform.

Microsoft Azure is Microsoft's cloud computing service. It provides infrastructure as a service, platform as a service and software as a service.

Webapp Activities


  • Start or restart a webapp,
  • Stop a webapp,
  • Delete a webapp.

Machine Activites


  • Start or restart virtual machines,
  • Randomly stop virtual machines,
  • Stress the CPU up to 100% on random machines,
  • Fill the disk of a machine with random data.


  • Count virtual machines,
  • Delete virtual machines,
  • Describe virtual machines.

Virtual Machine Scale Sets (VMSS) Activites


  • Randomly stop or restart a VMSS instance,
  • Randomly deallocate a VMSS instance,
  • Randomly delete a VMSS instance at random,

Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)


  • Randomly delete a node from a managed AKS.

More information and examples

The Open Chaos Experiment Catalog offers examples of experiments using the Azure extension:

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