WebSphere Application Server V6 Migration Guide

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Published 17 August 2006

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ISBN-10: 0738495956
ISBN-13: 9780738495958
IBM Form #: SG24-6369-01
(376 pages)

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Authors: Carla Sadtler, Rudy Chukran, Tom Alcott, Don Bagwell, Wayne Beaton, David Dhuyveter, Dana Duffield, Tushar Patel, Jack Snyder


This IBM Redbooks publication will assist in the migration of your WebSphere Application Server installation. The end-to-end migration path includes the migration of the development environment, the test/integration environment, and the production environment using software engineering methodologies. This guide presents best practices in migration strategy and planning, migration tools, and practical migration examples.

This guide was written specifically to address this set of products:

- Version 6 IBM Rational Application Developer for WebSphere Software and IBM Rational Web Developer for WebSphere Software for the Windows and Intel Linux 32 bit operating system platforms

- Version 6 of the WebSphere Application Server, WebSphere Application Server Express, and WebSphere Application Server Network Deployment products. These products specifically target these operating system platforms, which we will subsequently refer to collectively as the distributed platforms:

- Microsoft Windows for Intel 32 bit architecture
- Microsoft Windows for Intel EM64T 64 bit and AMD 64 bit architecture
- Linux for Intel 32 bit architecture
- Linux for Intel EM64T 64 bit and AMD 64 bit architecture
- Linux for IBM zSeries architecture
- IBM AIX for PowerPC architecture
- Sun Solaris™ for Sparc architecture
- Hewlet Packard HP-UX PA-Risc architecture
- Hewlet Packard HP-UX for Itanium 2 64 bit architecture
- WebSphere Application Server for z/OS Version 6 for IBM zSeries architecture

Table of contents

Part 1. For application developers
Chapter 1. Development tools overview
Chapter 2. Application migration to developer tools
Chapter 3. Changing application code
Chapter 4. Development migration scenarios
Chapter 5. Developer related changes in V6.1
Part 2. For system administrators
Chapter 6. Product overview
Chapter 7. Runtime migration strategy
Chapter 8. Distributed runtime administration overview
Chapter 9. z/OS runtime administration overview
Chapter 10. Migration tasks
Chapter 11. Script compatibility
Chapter 12. Distributed runtime application migration examples
Chapter 13. z/OS runtime migration examples
Chapter 14. V6.1 updates for distributed platforms
Chapter 15. V6.1 updates for z/OS platforms

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