Best practice regarding a separate test environment

Discussion created by anders.nygard on Sep 15, 2010
Latest reply on Oct 22, 2014 by 3859



I would like to know if there is any documentation or guidelines regarding setting up a test environment where new things are tried, like an OS patches, new or untried probes or other components.


Setting up a completely separate system is trivial, but I would like to pipe in alarms from real systems at times. Preferably the alarms piped in could be configured to also show up at the real NMS as well if so configured.


Is there anything like this, or how does one go about not testing things in the live system?