Engagement Activities

Requirements Gathering

  • Review entire stack
  • Review network setup
  • Review new hardware
  • Review DNS servers
  • Review Reverse invoke servers
  • Review licenses for coverage and growth
  • Understand need for growth
  • Identify single points of failure
  • Evaluate logs for errors and quick wins
  • Review settings
  • Collect test scripts if any
  • Review DB setup
  • Collect HTTPs configurations
  • Verify port setup
  • Validate certificates are valid
  • Verify third party software installations
  • Collect license keys for installation
  • Identify packages for migration
  • Download software

Dev Analysis and Implementation

  • Adjust plan based on findings
  • Plan for Dev install
  • Install software
  • Configure environment – users, ports, memory settings, DB connections, etc
  • Set up reverse invoke server
  • Install certificates if required
  • Set up third party software
  • Migrate packages
  • Run sanity test
  • Run unit test
  • Document installation process

Test Analysis and Implementation

  • Adjust plan based on findings
  • Plan for Test install
  • Install software
  • Configure environment – users, ports, memory settings, DB connections, etc
  • Set up reverse invoke server
  • Install certificates if required
  • Set up third party software
  • Migrate packages
  • Run sanity test
  • Run unit test
  • Run Integration test
  • Run functional test scripts
  • Update Installation documentation

Production Analysis and Implementation

  • Adjust plan based on findings
  • Plan for Dev install
  • Install software
  • Configure environment – users, ports, memory settings, DB connections, etc
  • Set up reverse invoke server
  • Install certificates if required
  • Set up third party software
  • Migrate packages
  • Run sanity test to verify environment
  • Update Installation documentation

High-level Details

  • Upgrade from webMethods 8.x to 9.x.
  • Start Date:  October 14th 2013
  • End Date:  December/January
  • Number of Resources: 1

Valero Energy Corporation

Through its subsidiaries, is an international manufacturer and marketer of transportation fuels, other petrochemical products and power. Valero subsidiaries employ approximately 10,500 people, and assets include 16 petroleum refineries with a combined throughput capacity of approximately 3 million barrels per day, 10 ethanol plants with a combined production capacity of 1.2 billion gallons per year, and a 50-megawatt wind farm. More than 7,300 outlets carry the Valero, Diamond Shamrock, Shamrock and Beacon brands in the United States and the Caribbean; Ultramar in Canada; and Texaco in the United Kingdom and Ireland. Valero is a Fortune 500 company based in San Antonio.

Highlights

Total Assets
$44.5 billion (end of 2012)

Number of Employees
Approximately 10,500

Fortune 500 Rank
9

Refining Throughput Capacity

3.0 million barrels per day

Number of Branded Wholesale Sites
Approximately 7,300

Wholesale Markets
Valero markets products in 44 U.S. states, Canada,

United Kingdom, Ireland and the Caribbean region.