Experiment templates for AWS FIS - AWS Fault Injection Simulator

Experiment templates for AWS FIS

An experiment template contains one or more actions to run on specified targets during an experiment. It also contains the stop conditions that prevent the experiment from going out of bounds. After you create an experiment template, you can use it to run an experiment.

Template components

You'll use the following are the components to construct experiment templates. To create an experiment template using the AWS Management Console, see Create an experiment template. To create an experiment template using the AWS CLI, see Example AWS FIS experiment templates.

Action set

An action set contains the AWS FIS actions that you want to run. You must specify at least one action set in your experiment template. Actions can be run in a set order that you specify, or they can be run simultaneously. For more information, see Action set for AWS FIS.

Some AWS FIS actions require the use of the AWS Systems Manager Agent (SSM Agent) on the target resource. For more information, see Use Systems Manager SSM documents with AWS FIS.

You have quotas on the number of actions and the action duration that you can specify in a template. For more information, see AWS Fault Injection Simulator endpoints and quotas in the AWS General Reference.


One or more AWS resources on which a specific action is carried out. For more information, see Targets for AWS FIS.

Stop conditions

One or more CloudWatch alarms. If a stop condition is triggered while an experiment is running, AWS FIS stops the experiment.