I was wondering if anyone has ever tried to setup HA-like functionality without paying for the Essentials Package using XenServer. I love XenServer but would rather not fork over $2.5k per server for the Essentials Package.
Also, is the HA that comes with the Essentials Package worth it when compared to the time it would take me to script a custom HA package?
Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated.
P.S. I know you can set this up using Xen and Heartbeat but that's not my question :-)