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Exchange Migration

By cmphande ·
Lab Setup
- Create PoC Lab (using new production hardware)
- Install Active Directory
- Install Exchange
- Config Connectors
- Install SMTP to Internet
- Install Anti-Virus and Anti-Span
- Install two client workstations
- Lab signoff


Perform Migration Testing (Lab)
Migration Testing for OpenMail

- Develop MailMover Client Migration Tools
- Test Server Side Email clients & local side clients.
- Develop scripts for client re-configuration
- Normalize Current Directory & Email Data.
- Execute Test for OpenMail
- Review Test Results and Re-Test
- Build Migration Procedure Documentation
- Complete Migration Planning for OpenMail
Migration Testing for Lotus Notes

- Develop MS Exchange Migration Tools
- Test Server Side Email clients
- Develop scripts for client re-configuration
- Execute Test for Lotus Notes
- Review Test Results and Re-Test
- Build Migration Procedure Documentation
- Complete Migration Planning for Lotus Notes
Migration Testing for Lotus Organizer

- Develop MS Exchange Migration Tools
- Test client side clients
- Develop scripts for client re-configuration
- Execute Test for Lotus Organizer
- Review Test Results and Re-Test
- Build Migration Procedure Documentation
- Complete Migration Planning for Lotus Organizer
Prepare LAB servers with Production Data
- Restore Production Data to LAB
Acceptance Testing

- Migration Testing (production volume data)
- Disk I/O Testing
- User Simulation Load Test (Heavy, Medium, Cached)
- Multi-Client test (HTTP/DAV, POP3, Outlook Mobile, MobileSync)
- Security Test
- Administration Test
- Test High Availability??
- Client End to End Testing
- Disaster Recovery Test (limited)
- Acceptance Test signoff


Pilot Phase
- Pilot Phase Setup
- Prepare Environment
- Installation of Exchange Servers (Back end)
- Installation of Anti-Virus and Anti-Spam
- Installation of Exchange servers (front end)
- Configure SMTP and Connectivity to Notes & OpenMail
- Create/Configure Information Stores
- Configure Backup software
- Migration of Pilot Users (OpenMail) - 50 users
- Migration of Pilot Users (Lotus Notes) - 50 users
- Pilot Period Starts (5 days)
- Pilot Evaluation
- Update System Documentation
Build Production Outlook
Deployment Package
- Create Outlook 2000 to 2003 package for OM and Notes
- Create Outlook 2000 to 2003 steps for OM and Notes
- Create Outlook 2003 settings and Build Policy for AD Accounts


Documentation Phase
- Prepare Operation Procedure Manual
- Acceptance and Signoff


Production Phase
- Create Outlook Upgrade Rollout Schedule
- Planning Tasks
- Migrate Notes Server to Exchange Server (2 sites - 1000 users)
- Migrate Open Mail Server to Exchange Server (2 sites - 800 users)
- Post Migration

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