Banner AIX to Linux

August 22, 2019

On behalf of the technical stewards of Yale’s student information systems, a heartfelt thank you to everyone who participated in the work leading up to and including the production migration of our student system, Banner (BAN1) from Advanced Interactive eXecutive (AIX) to Linux last month.

For many, the work consumed several months, as over 350 scripts, more than 200 integrations, over 50 applications, batch jobs, administrative pages, user IDs, the job scheduler, file movements, and printer connections were analyzed and assessed for modification, decommissioning, or simply testing. Once the development work was completed, the testing consisted of more than 700 distinct cases, along with over 60 specific post-go-live system-to-system validations, and the reviewing of system and firewall logs following the production deployment.

An effort of this magnitude could not be accomplished without acute attention to detail, cooperation across a broad range of teams, and an intense focus on zero impact to the functional users of Banner. Whatever your level of effort, months, weeks, days, or hours, thank you for your participation in the very successful migration of Banner to the operating systems platform of choice for today and into the future.