We are planning to upgrade our wM environment from 8.2.2 to 9.8. As part of upgrade pre-requisite, we need to install latest fixes in current 8.2.3 environment.
To install latest fixes in our development/test environment we need downtime for fix installation and testing, since most of the component will get impacted with this as we are bit on older fix level in 8.2.2.
In the current development/test environment, we have critical development projects in progress which cannot afford downtime during the fix installation.
Hence we were planning to set-up a parallel development/test environment for fix installation, which will be on the same fix level of current dev/test environment. We see a challenge of creating an image or installing an environment to the same patch level as we have in current environment, as we can download only a new image with all latest fixes from Empower.
Can somebody pls suggest what would be best way to setup parallel environment with current fix level in Dev/Test? Also can we have a different strategy on doing this fix installation in current DEV/TEST without impacting the on-going Development projects.
Any kind of help is much appreciated.