Data Center testing

Dan Snyder sliplever at
Mon Aug 24 08:38:38 CDT 2009

We have done power tests before and had no problem.  I guess I am looking
for someone who does testing of the network equipment outside of just power
tests.  We had an outage due to a configuration mistake that became apparent
when a switch failed.  It didn't cause a problem however when we did a power
test for the whole data center.


On Mon, Aug 24, 2009 at 9:31 AM, Ken Gilmour <ken.gilmour at> wrote:

> I know Peer1 in vancouver reguarly send out notifications of
> "non-impacting" generator load testing, like monthly. Also InterXion
> in Dublin, Ireland have occasionally sent me notification that there
> was a power outage of less than a minute however their backup
> successfully took the load.
> I only remember one complete outage in Peer1 a few years ago... Never
> seen any outage in InterXion Dublin.
> Also I don't ever remember any power failure at AiNet (Deepak will
> probably elaborate)
> 2009/8/24 Dan Snyder <sliplever at>:
> > Does any one know of any data centers that do failure testing of their
> > networking equipment
> > regularly? I mean to verify that everything fails over properly after
> > changes have been made over
> > time.  Is there any best practice guides for doing this?
> >
> > Thanks,
> > Dan
> >

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