How Much Time Should I Allow for Applying a Maintenance Release?

The outage time that is required for applying a maintenance release varies from site to site. Installing product updates is only a small part of applying a maintenance release. When estimating the outage time for your site, you must also include time for configuring your Web application servers, restoring customizations, and completing any post-configuration steps for products at your site. To estimate how long it will take to apply a maintenance release, identify the steps in the Additional Configuration Steps for Your Web Application Servers and Product-Specific Details and Post-Configuration Requirements chapters that must be completed at your site.