As promised, we are back with another edition of monthly updates from the LitmusChaos community. With the growth of the Chaos Engineering community as well as the LitmusChaos community, we appreciate this massive participation and immense engagement and strive for the community to prosper and contribute back to its development.

This article is written to share monthly updates with the community from August 2022 

to update the community on the latest happenings and updates around the LitmusChaos project.

About LitmusChaos

LitmusChaos is a dynamic open source chaos engineering platform that enables teams to identify weaknesses and potential outages in infrastructures by inducing chaos engineering tests/experiments in a controlled manner. LitmusChaos is driven by the principles of Cloud-Native innovation and gave rise to the principles of Cloud-Native Chaos Engineering. Chaos engineering verifies the resilience of business services and helps DevOps pipelines proactively build code that is more resilient against software and infrastructure faults.
The LitmusChaos project was started in late  2017 to provide simple chaos jobs in Kubernetes. It became a CNCF sandbox project in 2020 and was promoted as a CNCF incubating project in January 2022. Today, it has maintainers from 5 different organizations across cloud-native vendors, solution providers, and end-users. 

The project is used in production by more than 30 organizations, including large end-users like Adidas, FIS, iFood, Cyren, Intuit, Lenskart, Orange, and more as well as technology organizations like Red Hat and VMware. 



LitmusChaos Releases 2.12.0

LitmusChaos version 2.12.0 was released on the 13th of August with some great new updates to the core components, the chaos center, and the Litmusctl.

Check out the release notes for deeper details on the release:

Release Notes (2.12.0)

Core Component Updates:

ChaosCenter Updates –

Litmusctl Updates –

Users can also find the commands in the readme:

NOTE: – Along with the above terminologies updates, we will also be updating the directory structure of ChaosHub for better readability and scalability of experiments and scenarios. With the upcoming release, the charts directory will be renamed to experiments directory and workflows will be renamed to scenarios directory. Same changes have been already done in 2.11.0 branch/version of ChaosHub. So, Users are requested to upgrade their ChaosHub directory structure with provided changes before upgrading to upcoming release – 2.13.0 version of ChaosCenter.


Thanks to our existing and new contributors for this release- @dnielsen @deividMatos @amityt @Saranya-jena @SarthakJain26 @Adarshkumar14 @imrajdas @Jonsy13

Full Changelog: 2.11.0…2.12.0


Litmus-2.12.0 (Stable) cluster scope manifest

kubectl apply -f


Litmus-2.12.0 (Stable) namespace scope manifest.

#Create a namespace eg: litmus
kubectl create ns litmus
#Install CRDs, if SELF_AGENT env is set to TRUE
kubectl apply -f
#Install ChaosCenter
kubectl apply -f -n litmus

Upgrading from 2.11.0 to 2.12.0

kubectl apply -f

Latest from the LitmusChaos Community

User Stories:

Here is a sneak-peek into the adopter story presented by CI&T as well as AB-Inbev on how they are using LitmusChaos:

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After an evaluation period of some Chaos Engineering tools, we chose LitmusChaos because it is a more mature tool that would meet most of our needs. We are in the implementation, configuration, and process definition phase.

AB-Inbev’s BEES is a huge project that has hundreds of microservices, it has been a great challenge to adapt Litmus in this process, making customizations and counting on the help of the Litmus community to evolve the tool and thus achieve our goal of making it available to the teams.

Some points that made us choose Litmus:

Community Content –

As the community continues to grow, so does the content. Over the month the community members have created some amazing and exciting content to uplift the presence of LitmusChaos on the Cloud Native map. Check out all the latest content curated by the community for the community:

CNCF Blogs:

Here are our monthly updates from July 2022, Check out the LitmusChaos July update blog:

Chaos Engineering Meetup:

To inculcate the knowledge of Chaos Engineering, we kick started the initiative of organizing Chaos Engineering Meetups every month to talk about all things Chaos Engineering and move beyond the scope of LitmusChaos to give the community an opportunity to learn principles, concepts and larger ideas around chaos.

In the last edition of the Chaos Engineering Meetup, we had the core contributors of the LitmusChaos project from Harness share some amazing insight into the Litmus SDK as well as the latest HTTP chaos experiments. Here’s an overview of the agenda:

Topic – Bring Your Own Chaos With Litmus SDK by Shubham Chaudhary

Description – If you are looking for a SDK to generate a custom chaos experiment then Litmus SDK can help you. In this talk we will explain the process to generate a new custom chaos experiment with Litmus SDK.

Topic: HTTP Chaos using LitmusChaos by Akash Srivastava

Description: If you want to test how your application will handle broken APIs or incorrect data, HTTP Chaos is here. This talk will cover HTTP experiments that can modify the response status code or the response body or header. Followed by a live demo on a simple application.

Check out the recording from the Chaos Engineering Meetup August Edition:

Chaos Engineering Meetup – August 2022 Edition

Community Meeting:

The LitmusChaos Community meetings continue as a monthly cadence call to discuss the latest updates, happenings, and questions from the community. They are hosted every 3rd Wednesday of the month.  Check out the latest from our last community meeting held on August 17th. The call started off with a quick community roundup on the latest community updates by community leader Prithvi Raj and was followed by a detailed discussion on the release notes by core contributor Vedant Shrotria (Senior Software Engineer, Harness)

Check out the recording of the meeting:

 LitmusChaos-Community-Sync-up- August 2022| Open Source Chaos Engineering |


GCP IAM Integration for LitmusChaos with Workload Identity:


August was a month full of amazing videos which turned out to be really informative and useful to the community. Here are the three popular videos that turned out to drive community engagement for the month:

In this video, Sayan Mondal (LitmusChaos Contributor) explains the LitmusChaos project in just a few minutes. This is one of the best videos to start your Chaos Engineering journey with LitmusChaos in quick time:

LitmusChaos Overview in Under 10 Minutes | Chaos Engineering Made Easy

What is Chaos Engineering? How did it start? How to get involved? 

In this episode of the Open Source Cafe hosted by @kunalstwt , Prithvi Raj and Neelanjan Manna from the LitmusChaos community joined in to talk about all things Chaos Engineering and the features that LitmusChaos has to offer.

Introduction to Chaos Engineering With @Litmus Chaos

The last video in the video series involves a thorough project update delivered as a CNCF Webinar by Sayan Mondal and Neelanjan Manna who share a complete update on the project in recent times with an interesting demo

Project Update: The latest on Chaos Engineering with LitmusChaos

In the end…

The LitmusChaos community continues to grow with amazing contributions (issues, suggestions, PRs) from the community and looks forward to more members joining in and contributing to the growth of the project.

Join the #litmus channel on the Kubernetes Slack to become a part of the community. Learn, Ask, and Contribute by being a part of the community.

Check out the Contributing Guide to get started with contributions

Subscribe to the LitmusChaos YouTube Channel for the latest videos.

Follow @LitmusChaos on Twitter for the latest social updates.

Check out the LitmusChaos blogs to learn more about LitmusChaos and you can write one too by using the tag #litmuschaos on