In this lab, we will use purposefully crash app instances and see how Cloud Foundry works to maintain availability.
Push a Crashable App
What happens when an app crashes?
Change to the
05-resilience/imperfect-app directory and push the crashable app.
Note the random URL for your app, and visit it in a browser.
Click the ‘crash’ link
cf app imperfect-app to see the state of your app.
Can you see it in the “crashed” state before Cloud Foundry restarts it?
Access Your App Amid Failures
Scale your app to 3 instances.
cf apps to ensure you have 3 instances requested.
Visit your app and click the ‘crash’ link.
Refresh the page, and Cloud Foundry will send your request to one of the healthy instances.
Can you crash instances quicker than Cloud Foundry can restart them?
If you have
watch available on your system, use it to watch app instances restart.
$ watch cf apps # Watch app instances restart
If not, you can re-run
cf app multiple times.
$ cf app imperfect-app state since cpu memory disk #0 running 2015-11-02 0.0% 25.3M of 32M 66.9M of 128M #1 down 2015-11-02 0.0% 0 of 0 0 of 0 #2 down 2015-11-02 0.0% 0 of 0 0 of 0
What happens if you make a request whilst they are all down?