ECMS - Patching Update Schedule

The purpose of this document is to provide a patching update schedule for Departmental Leads.


Patch Maintenance

Goals

  • Stay within 6 months of the current vendor patch level.
  • 6-month cycle with occasional patched if no client upgrade required and patch features warrant deployment.
  • Avoid more than two client updates per year:
    • Emergency Patch: First available time.
    • Critical Patch: Minimum 10 business days after Lexmark releases a patch on the 10th of the month.

Standard Operating Procedure

  • User's pre-testing report due:Friday, end of day, week prior to potential start time.
  • Go/No Go Deadline:Wednesday at 9:00 am
    • Decision made by ECM/Imaging Team will be based on factors including user's pre-testing results.
  • Start time:Thursday, 6:00 pm
  • User post-patch testing:Friday at 8:00 am
  • Decision on patch roll-back:Friday at 11:00 am
    • If needed, roll-back can occur on Friday, 8:00 pm
    • Otherwise, make client update available via PEDS at 11:00am
  • DEV/TEST
    • Patch DEV as soon as possible
    • Patch TEST 24 hours after DEV

Schedule

Schedule for test environment refresh

First Wednesday of each month at 10:00 am

Patch/Updates

  • Quarterly updates released in: January, April, July, October (with interim monthly patches).
  • Patch/deployments occur on the Thursday of the first full week of February/August.
  • Roll-up: August/January updates and patches, Deploy: February
  • Roll-up: February/July updates and patches, Deploy: August

Emergency and Critical Patches Process

  1. Patch released on the 10th of the month
  2. EMC/Imaging Team evaluates
  3. Communications will be sent to Department Leads with recommendations for deployment.
    1. Recommendation will be based on emergency or critical status of patch.

Security/Critical Monthly Patches

2016 Schedule

Reserved for each month, Thursday evening through Saturday morning.

  • January 22
  • February 25
  • March 24
  • April 28
  • May 26
  • June 30
  • July 21
  • August 25
  • September 29
  • October 27
  • December 1
  • December 29

2017 Schedule

Reserved for each month, Thursday evening through Saturday morning.

  • January 26
  • March 2
  • March 23
  • April 28
  • May 25
  • June 29
  • July 27
  • August 3
  • August 31
  • September 28
  • October 26
  • November 30
  • December 28



Keywords:ecms imaging patching update schedule webnow   Doc ID:61884
Owner:Christina G.Group:ECMS
Created:2016-03-14 11:09 CSTUpdated:2016-09-29 10:16 CST
Sites:ECMS
Feedback:  2   0