FAQ: How should I make updates to a busy ArcIMS Production Server?
How should I make updates to a busy ArcIMS Production Server?
If the ArcIMS production server needs to be up 24/7, then any operating system or software updates, configuration edits and their impact should be tested on a separate ArcIMS development server with a similar or identical configuration.
Implement and test the changes on the development server first. Once satisfied with the results, including quality and performance, migrate or repeat the changes to the production server.
This process will minimize disruptions and possible downtime of the production server.