I've a VM (#1) with installed SP 2010 and SQL Server 2008. It suites our needs in terms of load and capacity. In case of breaking down we can revert it to the snapshot.
The development process still goes on. The question is what is good approach for updating the production VM?
- Have a copy of production VM (#2)
- When the iteration is finished (development->testing->fixing) and we ready to make update we swap the VMs (#1 <--> #2)
- Testing VM #2 becomes production and #1 becomes testing one.
" + " : We go live with fully tested solution.
" - " : Mechanism for sync up between VMs is required.
Develop, test and fix on the production VM
Publish changes when we are ready.
" + " : We don't need mechanism for sync up between VMs
" - " : Crashes can happen more often.
Any suggestion will be appreciated.