The greatest task on any job, has to be product tolerance testing.
We are gearing up for a series of tests that will define what sort of SAN we will be using on the VPS Cloud, the actual tests will be performed early next week, for now we are setting up the hardware for it, once we have done it, we will post the results here in the bog.
Here is the info on what we are planning ...
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow once said "Sometimes we may learn more from a man's errors, than from his virtues."
I guess we can adapt that quote to the fact these days we learn more from when the systems fail, than when they are working fine .. such was the case today.
We had done some tests on the VPS Cloud self healing measure by shutting down a Hypervisor's services, and always, the VPS nodes residing there, would automatically boot up on a different one in the Cloud ... always below 40 seconds (yes, 40 seconds)... but we decided that was no fun, it was time to go to the datacenter and pull some cables ... yes .. I love my job