Synerty will create a strict list of top level software versions deployed in these automated builds. The list will reflect GEs software compatibility matrix, with exceptions where these versions don’t work.
For each server type listed in “Environment Servers”, Synerty will create an Attune automated build procedure that connects to VMWare vSphere, creates a new virtual machine, installs the operating system, builds an industry standard server, loads in the utilities data and configuration, and finally, applies any utility specific customisations.
Building the environment with automation ensures that all of the build steps are captured, which Attune can then generate either HTML or Word documentation from.
These procedures will be delivered to the utilities, and easily supported or modified by the utility. This is made possible by Attunes design of self documenting procedures.
Synerty has existing automated procedures which we will use as starting points for the utilities procedures.
Synerty will fix all build defects logged by the utility. These will be rolled out by delivering an updated procedure and rebuilding the target server.
These are Attune procedures that will be scheduled by each environments Attune server.
Synerty will configure additional scheduled tasks to convert over any other of the utilities existing scheduled tasks. This will be done in collaboration with the utility.
Synerty will provide training to the utility with a training success criteria of the utility being able to convert their exiting non-attune scheduled tasks into Attune.
Synerty will create, deliver and deploy Attune procedures required to automate the dataset restore and upgrade required during the Go-Live.
The automated procedures will include the current production backup Attune procedure, and the new production dataset restore and upgrade Attune procedure.
Synerty will prepare a go-live plan, describing the steps to transition from the current GE ADMS server to the GE ADMS servers, including a cutover process diagram.
Synerty will prepare or help prepare the environments for the utility to perform the cutover.
Synerty will remotely support the utility during the upgrade day, resolving issues as required. the utility will perform the upgrade.
Synerty will create, deliver and deploy a Dataset Restore for TEST and DEV environments. This Attune procedure will take the latest GE ADMS 6.5.1 backup and restore it onto TEST and DEV environments.