Jira Data Center for testing Jira app

Hi all,

A few months ago, I created my first Jira Server app (Jira User Export) and published this on the Atlassian Marketplace. Recently a user asked me to make a Jira Data Center version of the app.
I am pretty sure the app will work in multi node environment, but I need to test and document the results to Atlassian which makes perfect sense.
Now I need to create a Jira Data Center setup in order to test the app.
What is the recommended way to setup a Jira Data Center?
If deploying on AWS is the preferred way what is the cost of doing this?
Is it possible to lend a Jira Data Center setup in any way to test the app?

Sorry for all the questions but I would like to hear what other developers do in order to test on Jira Data Center.

Kind regards

Lasse Langhorn

For DC performance testing Atlassian recommends some tools such as JPT and E3. You might find yourself unhappy with these tools and feel the urge to build something yourself like others have done or use another existing service like locust or gatling. However the tools that Atlassian recommends handle the whole AWS templating stuff for you (i.e. they get a Jira/Conf DC up and running for you) so that is something you need to handle yourself if you choose to use different tools (which you might want to do, depending on how and what you want to test).

The whole process can be very time consuming especially if you have no experience with it. As for AWS costs there’s a good chance that you might rack up a few hundred dollars until you get everything up and running the way you want - but the more expensive factor will be the time you spend on it.

Since your app is free I’d probably reconsider if the whole DC verification process is worth it. :zipper_mouth_face:

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Hi Sven and thanks,

This is very useful. I got no experience what so ever. I am a NOOB when it comes to Jira DC setup. You are right about DC verification process if my app is free. I do not want to spend too much time and money on this adventure.

Thanks again.



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Hi @LasseLanghorn1 - small update for you and everybody who will find this thread in the future because things have changed. :slight_smile:

At AtlasCamp 2019 Atlassian announced the Data Center App Performance Toolkit. This should decrease the amount of work required by you tremendously. You can find the docs for the toolkit here.

Also you can join a slack workspace where you can speak directly to the developers of this toolkit.

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