The implementation process is the final step in server replacement. If the proper planning and testing have occurred, the transition from the legacy server to the replacement server should be fairly smooth. If something major was missed, and the replacement server cannot be fixed in the timeline window, put the old server back in place and go back to the testing phase. Planning the replacement at a time when the company is least likely to need access to its resources provides the time necessary for the replacement and final testing. Once implemented, verify all applications are running smoothly and that resources are available to staff as expected.
For more information about managing server replacements and the effects on a network, visit the Business Continuity page.