8.4. Where Should You Test and Tune in the Real World?

Precisely where the T3 does its work is up for discussion at this point. Most of my customers tend to take advantage of investments they made, in the form of an SAP Technical Sandbox or other Test system, to perform much of their basic delta testing and simple tuning exercises. A good sandbox or other test environment should, after all, look something like an organization's production environment. In the real world, though, sandbox environments typically fall short in terms of the following factors:

  • Actual relevance to the SAP Production system. Many technical sandbox environments only look something like production, instead of truly representing a copy of it. Thus, it's common to find a ...

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