Published in Orange County Business Journal by Kevin Costelloe on Monday, July 13, 2020. Alvaka COO and CISO, Kevin McDonald, is interviewed by Kevin Costelloe about the ever-increasing threat of ransomware and how being a victim can bring companies to [...]
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.