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From Malte Pickhan <>
Subject Re: Resources for fire drills
Date Wed, 01 Mar 2017 12:39:12 GMT

really cool that this discussion gets attention.

You are right my question was quite open.

For me it would already be helpful to compile a list like Ben started with scenarios that
can happen to a cluster
and what actions/strategies you have to take to resolve the incident without loosing data
and having a healthy cluster.

Ideally we would add some kind of rating of hard the scenario is to be resolved so that teams
can go through a kind of learning curve.

For the beginning I think it would already be sufficient to document the steps how you can
get a cluster into the situation which has been described
in the scenario.

Hope it’s a bit clearer now what I mean.

Is there some kind of community space where we could start a document for this purpose?



> On 1 Mar 2017, at 13:33, Stefan Podkowinski <> wrote:
> I've been thinking about this for a while, but haven't found a practical
> solution yet, although the term "fire drill" leaves a lot of room for
> interpretation. The most basic requirements I'd have for these kind of
> trainings would start with automated cluster provisioning for each
> scenario (either for teams or individuals) and provisioning of test data
> for the cluster, with optionally some kind of load generator constantly
> running in the background. I started to work on some Ansible scripts
> that would do that on AWS a couple of months ago, but it turned out to
> be a lot of work with all the details you have to take care of. So I'd
> be happy to hear about any existing resources on that as well!
> On 01.03.2017 10:59, Malte Pickhan wrote:
>> Hi Cassandra users,
>> I am looking for some resources/guides for firedrill scenarios with apache cassandra.
>> Do you know anything like that?
>> Best,
>> Malte

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