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Verify Network setup of OS image or media Staging Server complete
This is not a work product, but a task outcome to verify that the setup of the
package or media staging server for the production environment is complete.
Verify OS image or media Staging Server Hardware Setup complete
This is not a work product, but a task outcome to verify that the OS image or
media staging server hardware setup is complete.
7.3.3 Confirming production environment readiness
The purpose of the Confirm Production Environment Readiness activity of the
OSP Production Site process is to confirm that all components of the OSP
production environment are ready to accept the OS image or media distribution
The Confirm Production Environment is Ready for OS image or media task is
performed during the Confirm Production Environment Readiness activity. It is
performed by the Installation Coordinator, assisted by the Project Manager.
The purpose of this task is to validate that all production resources, which will be
impacted by the OS image or media distribution or provisioning are in a condition
of readiness to accept the change without any negative impact on the production
environment. This readiness review includes validation of all production
resources, including the target architecture environment, and all subsystems in
the systems context environment. This task also validates that all target
endpoints, which are recipients of the specific OS image or media, have been
identified and defined as such to the distribution or provisioning tool.
In addition, this task validates that the hardware environment using stand-alone
servers or logical partitions, or both, are set up appropriately. This task also
validates the OS customizations and security hardening on the OS image. It also
further validates the inclusion of any standard tools or applications in the OS
image. Validation that any application in the OS image will work in a virtualization
environment will also be confirmed.