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Iron Sysadmin Podcast

Feb 25, 2022

Welcome to Episode 117

Main Topic

  • Preparing for Maintenance
    • How do you make sure a new deployment is ready for prime time? 
      • Testing
    • How do you plan a maintenance window? 
      • Do you have pre-set maintenance windows?
      • What is considered “down time” for your business? 
        • Or maybe just what isnt prime time?
    • How do you prepare your team for a go-live? 
      • Is your new deployment well defined?
        • Documentation
        • Architecture diagrams?
        • Can another admin jump in using your docs and troubleshoot a problem?
      • Has it passed whatever security checks your business has?
      • What about vendor involvement? 
    • How do you spend the first week (or weeks?) after go-live? 
      • Increased monitoring
      • How do you “operationalize”? 




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Intro and Outro music credit: Tri Tachyon, Digital MK 2