Compared to most shops, large. Compared to the very large shops
medium. I'll pick large for now.
As to the LUG if your interested, have your Chief IT guy apply. You
might be surprised.
Chief Technical Architect
Agile Technology Architects
On 9/19/2012 6:34 AM, rob@xxxxxxxxx wrote:
Do we qualify for a large or medium shop? We are probably just one or two
processor ticks away from qualifying for IBM's Large User Group.
We have three boxes with 10 lpars of i and 2 of linux. We put new
versions of OS on a sandbox lpar there. Make sure it works with a
supported version of Domino and informally test a little of our ERP on it.
If it passes that we start upgrading other lpars (Development and it's
Mimix partner are next.) Our main production lpar and it's Mimix partner
are last. All lpars will be running the new OS within the quarter after
GA. A shop that waits until the third cume may not be quite as cautious.
The sandbox lpar is guested under another lpar of i.
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John" <john.voris@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> To: <midrange-l@xxxxxxxxxxxx>, Date:
09/18/2012 04:33 PM Subject: development/test/prod environment & iOS
releases ? Sent by: midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx Here's a follow-up
question: How prevalent is it to create a separate LPAR to test a new
version of iOS with your Production programs and processes ? I'm
interested if there are places that separate out DEV / TEST / PROD
environments for program development, and even though they have the
ability to do multiple LPARs, they just don't bother testing the new
release of iOS because "IBM never makes a mistake" or "it is just not
worth the hassle" or "the users will not take the time to test all the
functions that could break" or "we have plans in place to roll back to
the prior release" ? Is it the case that the one-time setup of
communications and file feeds to a test LPAR for all users is too
extensive? Is that kind of thinking normal for small to medium shops,
even though they have the ability for LPARs?