Test your pilot Alloy Navigator database and customize new workflow
Updated in 2021.2
Review and test your pilot Alloy Navigator system that includes data from your production environment and the features from the most recent version.
All data records, such as
Precautions for pilot environment with production data
To keep your production data safe and sound, Alloy Navigator takes these precautions for the pilot database:
The Notification Queue is automatically paused
In order to prevent unnecessary notifications, the Notification Queue in the pilot Alloy Navigator database is paused. We recommend that you keep the Notification Queue in the pilot database paused for the whole period of pilot testing.
For details, see Keep the Notification Queue in the pilot database paused.
Services are automatically disabled
In order to prevent data loss in your production system, all services in the pilot Alloy Navigator database are disabled. These services include:
- Active Directory Import
- Alloy Discovery Connector
- Data Archiving
- Mail Connector
- Recurrent Ticket Agent
- Reporting Service
To fully test your pilot system, you may need to enable some or even all services. Before doing so, configure them to use the pilot data. Make sure that
the imported Alloy Discovery Synchronization jobs are redirected to the pilot Alloy Discovery database (see Redirect the Alloy Discovery Synchronization jobs to the pilot Alloy Discovery database) andthe Mail Connector is configured to use a test mailbox.
You should not worry about test records appearing in the pilot database, because the final switchover step will import all production data records again.