Data Center testing
jbates at brightok.net
Mon Aug 24 12:45:41 CDT 2009
Dan Snyder wrote:
> 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.
The plus side of failure testing is that it can be controlled. The
downside to failure testing is that you can induce a failure.
Maintenance windows are cool, but some people really dislike failures of
any type which limits how often you can test. I personally try for once
a year. However, a lot can go wrong in a year.
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