Availability of the customer simulation environment (IMS23)
The below graphic indicates different simulation periods for customer testing in 2018.
- During the “CBF Free Simulation“ customers can execute test cases on their demand.
- For CBF Main Releases a “Guided Simulation” will be offered, if the scope of the new service requires dedicated test cases.
IMS23 is connected to the T2S Pre-Production environment (UTEST). Both environments are updated for deployment activities. In addition, maintenance activities are required. Therefore, on every Friday, after 14:00, testing shall not be conducted as software updates will be installed.
Currently, it is planned to close the simulation environment for deployment activities in the Release November 2018 from 1 to 19 October 2018 and in December 2018 to refresh the static data. Additional downtimes might become necessary due to deployment activities by T2S and/or CBF.
According to the latest schedule, the test environment will also be closed on the following days:
- 18 May 2018;
- 1 June 2018;
- 23 to 27 July 2018.