The Infotrek podcast gets into cutovers, and tackles recent news including a police request for recordings from an Amazon Echo, free music vs net neutrality, and false alarm Facebook alerts.
Your hosts discuss:
- What is a cutover?
- When do cutovers typically happen and why do they happen at those times?
- How to prepare for a cutover
- Contact sheet (list of personnel involved and contact info)
- Change plan
- List of all equipment/devices being modified
- Backdoor access information
- Step by step changes followed by verification steps
- Notes about each step and its purpose
- Break up changes into independent phases to avoid complete rollback
- Documentation and diagrams
- Contingency/rollback plans
John W Kerns is a network and systems engineer based in the Los Angeles/San Diego area. His background is in two traditionally stovepiped skill sets; systems administration and switching/routing/security. Most of his time is spent as an implementation engineer for a medium sized VAR. You can visit his blog at blog.packetsar.com or follow him on Twitter @PackeTsar.
Derek Pocoroba is a Director of Enterprise Networking in the San Diego area. His background is heavy in enterprise networking and he holds CCIE #18559 Routing & Switching. Derek spends much of his time as a solutions architect, focusing on network architecture and design for his customers. You can visit his blog on PacketPushers and LinkedIN or follow him on Twitter @dpocoroba.
Mike Aossey is a Director of Practice Management in the Orange County, CA area. His background spans across many different technologies in IT, but he focuses mostly on collaboration and programming. Mike spends his time day to day overseeing SMEs and architecting VoIP solutions. You can visit his blog on www.aossey.net or follow his rants on Twitter at @aossey.