What do you cite as the top IT lessons you learned 2011? I am talking about the hard lessons learned in IT management, administration, budgeting, buying, planning architecting and deployment last year? Based on those lessons what will you carry through 2012 and perhaps longer?
Smoke testing is a term used to describe the testing process for servers after patches are applied.
The process typically involves making sure servers are rebooted in the right order, making sure they have completely rebooted, restarting applications in the right order, and then testing to be certain everything is working properly when users return to work in the morning.
This typically takes 30 minutes per server, depending upon your environment.
PCs are not typically smoke tested, or if so, not all of them.