The first session of the day was “Designing Future State Architecture.” This was very different than what I expected, but it was a great session. It was geared toward management. I’ll try to summarize it to a few key points, but you may want to find the session and listen to it. It was about more than just technology. They talked about linking the services your institution offers, with the business process that support those services to the resources to the infrastructure. Before you really get started, you need to inventory what you have, and what it’s capable of doing. Then you use the inventory along with services you want to offer to develop your future state, or where you want to go. You revise and adjust it as you progress.
I asked for suggestions of schools that do this and of course they brought up MIT – http://web.mit.edu/itag/.
The next session I went to was “Load Testing the UDC.” When we get a QA person in, this would be good to review. Basically, the presenter covered a lot of topics that we discovered while load testing our Luminis 4 implementation with JMeter – virtual users, mock data, ramp up time. She did mention Banner API scripts for loading test that we should look for. They should be on the SGHE support site.
Finally, I gave my presentation, Luminis as a Java Web Application.