I am a developer and don't know much about HA, but we run ITERA's HA here.
I bet you know:
your HA costs
number of times HA has been used to continue/resume prod
approx cost of development
approx time to recover a test/dev lpar without HA
With that, I think you can get pretty close to being able
to backup your "I just can't see" and replace it with
"The cost does not appear to be justified because"
From: midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Hart, Doug - EI
Sent: Wednesday, October 03, 2012 7:50 AM
Subject: HA of Development LPARs
We have 25 LPARs of which 8 are development/sys test. These are on a good size 740 (terabytes of DASD). We run HA (MIMIX) for our production LPARs.
My question is does anyone run a full HA environment for their development? With all of the redundant hardware, software costs, MIMIX licenses, bandwidth, and overhead of supporting more partitions I just can't see how it is justified. We are a manufacturing company.
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