Written by Kevin McDonald, COO and CISO of Alvaka Networks. Originally published January 2016 on TechTarget. Kevin discusses steps to help you prepare a cybersecurity incident response. When your system is compromised, you generally have one chance to get the response [...]
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.