Sunday, July 20, 2008

Deployment: July 20, 2008

If all went well, this would be the last deployment for a long time. We were pretty sure that we’d fixed all of our issues, and this release was simply to “turn on” all of the functionality for all users—now that it was working, we’d let them all use it.

01:30–01:35 (5 minutes): We all logged onto the conference bridge, and confirmed that we were ready to go.

01:35–01:44 (9 minutes): We deployed the application.

01:44–02:19 (35 minutes): We Sanity Tested the application.

02:12–02:31 (19 minutes): The users did their Landing Tests. This was overlapped a bit with the Sanity Testing, because the person doing Sanity had to reboot her computer halfway through the process. However, based on the nature of the changes—i.e. that there were no changes, just a configuration change—we saw very little danger of Sanity failing, so we felt safe in letting the Landing Test start before Sanity was completely finished.

Everything worked fine.

Overall deployment: 01:30–02:31 (1 hour and 1 minute).

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