Software Deployment, Updating, and Patching (Information by Bill Stackpole

By Bill Stackpole

The deployment of software program patches may be simply as difficult as development fullyyt new workstations. education and help matters can hang-out even the main profitable software program release for months. getting ready for the pains of software program deployment contains not only enforcing switch, yet education staff, predicting and mitigating pitfalls, and coping with expectancies. software program Deployment, Updating, and Patching presents the talents you must strengthen a finished method for monitoring and handling process configurations, in addition to for updating and securing structures with the newest packs and patches. Written by way of of Microsoft’s best specialists, this transparent and concise guide demonstrates the best way to practice inventories of IT resources, try out compatibility, aim deployment, and overview administration applied sciences. It additionally exhibits you the way to create and enforce your individual deployment plans with restoration and remediation strategies, and the way to acknowledge capability vulnerabilities.

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If management support for IT policy is not absolute, all other IT processes will see varying degrees of success. Solid management support for the policy and compliance measures to ensure adherence also ensures the overall success of IT management. When new strategies are executed, management needs to ensure correct roles and responsibilities are defined so that managers can either train current staff or hire appropriately skilled personnel. These organizational requirements should be based on the organization’s culture and the functional requirements that have been created in the strategy sessions.

Indb 17 11/7/07 2:42:06 PM 18 ◾ Software Deployment, Updating, and Patching All of the phases of configuration management and system lifecycle create outputs that will be consumed by subsequent phases. These output products can be used to measure one’s progress. Only the envision and retire phases will be covered in depth in this chapter because they are the only two phases that are not repeated as part of system maintenance and operations. Envision Phase Envision is the initial phase where strategy, organization, and budget requirements are set.

In some cases the system may need to be rearchitected based on some unforeseen issue that was brought to light during testing. This phase also incorporates various checks to ensure the system is resilient under failure and heavy load conditions. Verifying System Configurations When testing a system, one should first verify that the system configuration is correct and meets the defined specifications. All aspects of the system must be checked for correct configuration to eliminate the unnecessary duplication of test efforts that can result by running tests that will be invalid because of misconfiguration.

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