Think about this: D01 -> Q01 -> P01 -> S01
Where S01 starts as a copy of P01 and is upgraded as a sandbox. All of the upgrade work can be completed on the sandbox and initial testing can be performed all the way up to the time that integration testing would be starting. With the structure above, production support stays the same until time for integration testing at which time all changes would need to stop anyway. At that time, D01 and Q01 would be upgraded and configuration changes (identified in the sandbox) would be executed in D01 and transported to Q01. After transports were completed, integration testing would start. If you add S01 into the landscape as shown above, any configuration changes made as a part of normal production support would be transported from D to Q to P and S. I would limit changes to D to only those required to fix problems.
Anyone else... Any comments... Best regards,
Alan Olson SAP America Platinum Basis 3530 Dain Rauscher Plaza 60 South 6th Street Minneapolis, MN 55402 (612) 359-5108 (612) 359-5003 (fax)
-----Original Message----- From: ANG Kiam Lian [mailto:Ang.KiamLianZU...] Sent: Wednesday, December 20, 2000 8:12 PM To: 'sap400Zm...' Cc: TEOH Paik Heong Subject: Adding Modules to a Live System
We are live and our current landscape is D01 -> Q01 -> P01. We are starting a new phase to add some modules into the current system. Concurrently, there may be some enhancements made to the current system. After some discussions, it was decided that we will create 2 more instances, D02 and Q02, for the new phase.
D02 will be a DB copy from production P01. What we want is whatever is imported into P01, we want the request to be added into D02's buffer automatically. Then, maybe once a week, we will review these requests before importing them into D02.
To perform QA testing, Q02 will be a database copy from production again. We will import all requests originating from D02 into Q02. This will be like a dry run for live implementation.
We are at 45B V4R4.
1. Will the following landscape achieve what I have described?