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Testing Central Admin for SharePoint 20007 after Farm virtualisation

We are virtualising 5 servers in our SharePoint farm at seperate phases. Our DB cluster is going first, then one of our front ends then finally the other front end and the Index Server.

I am putting together test cases for each part of the process. I want to document tests for Central Admin. Can anyone give me 5 or 6 good robust tests to prove Central admin is working post virtualisation.
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1. browse central admin and sharepoint site
2. Performed content search and people search on the sharepoint site
3. created and delete new site collections
4. verify with user that they are able to browse the site from there client machine
5. performed a backup of entire sharepoint farm using powershell and central admin
If you want to verify that Central Admin is working, just verify it opens in the browser from both on the server and from a client machine.  That is it, really.  If you can't do things like create new sites, backup the farm, or perform searches, that is a problem outside of Central Admin.
I would not consider : "Central admin is working" as a good "test scenario".

My proposal would be, as you are virtualizing everything anyway, is to recreate the farm and take this opportunity to test your disaster recovery strategy. With that I mean recreating your farm and migrating the content databases and possible service application databases.

But that's just my two cents...
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Can you elaborate a bit on your point KoenVosters.

More details on my Farm....
I have a farm of over 1500 sites used by 5,700 users. The test time i have is one hour per server or we roll back. (not all servers in the farm are going at once.) Central admin server is going first.
Did you manage to get answer to your query?
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