Data Center testing

Jeff Aitken jaitken at
Wed Aug 26 14:13:14 CDT 2009

On Tue, Aug 25, 2009 at 10:45:07PM -0500, Frank Bulk - wrote:
> There's more to data integrity in a data center (well, anything powered,
> that is) than network configurations.  

Understood and agreed.  My point was that induced failure testing isn't
the right way to catch incorrect or unauthorized config changes, which is
what I understood the original poster to have said was his problem.  My
apologies if I misunderstood what he was asking.

> So while your analogy emphasizes the importance of having good processes in
> place to catch the problems up front, it doesn't eliminate throwing the
> switch.

Yup, and it's precisely why I suggested using planned maintenance events
as one way of doing at least limited failure testing.  


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