Stress-test the sytem

STOP Please note: this EKS and Karpenter workshop version is now deprecated since the launch of Karpenter v1beta, and has been updated to a new home on AWS Workshop Studio here: Karpenter: Amazon EKS Best Practice and Cloud Cost Optimization.

This workshop remains here for reference to those who have used this workshop before, or those who want to reference this workshop for running Karpenter on version v1alpha5.

We are now ready to test dynamic scaling using Horizontal Pod Autoscale and Karpenter.

Deploying the Stress CLI to Cloud 9

To help us stress the application we will install a python helper app. The python helper application just calls in parallel on multiple process request to the monte-carlo-pi-service. This will generate load in our pods, which will also trigger the Horizontal Pod Autoscaler action for scaling the monte-carlo-pi-service replicaset.

chmod +x ~/environment/ec2-spot-workshops/workshops/karpenter/
sudo python3 -m pip install -r ~/environment/ec2-spot-workshops/workshops/karpenter/requirements.txt
URL=$(kubectl get svc monte-carlo-pi-service | tail -n 1 | awk '{ print $4 }')
~/environment/ec2-spot-workshops/workshops/karpenter/ -p 1 -r 1 -i 1 -u "http://${URL}"

The output of this command should show something like:

Total processes: 1
Len of queue_of_urls: 1
content of queue_of_urls:
100%|█████████████████████████████████████████████████████████████████████████████████████████████████████████| 1/1 [00:00<00:00, 8905.10it/s]

Scaling our Application and Cluster

Before starting the stress test, predict what would be the expected outcome. Use kube-ops-view to verify that the changes you were expecting to happen, do in fact happen over time.

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Run the stress test ! This time around we will run 3000 requests each expected to take ~1.3sec or so.

time ~/environment/ec2-spot-workshops/workshops/karpenter/ -p 100 -r 30 -i 35000000 -u "http://${URL}"


While the application is running, can you answer the following questions ?

Feel free to use kubectl cheat sheet to find out your responses. You can open multiple tabs on Cloud9.

1) How can we track the status of the Horizontal Pod Autoscheduler rule that was set up in the previous section ?

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2) How about the nodes or pods ?

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