Best Practices to adhere when using WSO2 Updates¶
Here are the guidelines and recommendations to receive best update experience with WSO2 Updates 2.0.
Frequent update of products will ensure the product is bug free and always up to dated with new features, security enhancements and improvements. WSO2 recommends updating your systems weekly or bi-weekly. Before directly applying any updates to your production system, WSO2 always recommends applying any update to lower environments such an testing, development or staging environments which has a similar product distribution as in production environment.
Add custom configurations or modifications
Follow guidelines when adding customization to product pack files. This will reduce the merge conflicts. Refer how to reduce merge conflicts.
WSO2 thoroughly tests and certifies each update and hotfix released. Regardless of whether an update or hotfix running tests on your update environment ensures that all existing and new functionalities are working perfectly fine.
Whenever you apply an update WSO2 recommends you to apply the updates to lower environments, run tests and update the production environment.