Migrating to WebSphere V5.0 An End-to-End Migration Guide

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

The development environment migration topics include migration from VisualAge for Java and WebSphere Studio “Classic” to WebSphere Studio Application Developer V5 as well as API migration tools. Step-by-step instructions for many practical migration examples are provided.

This guide was written and tested with the WebSphere Studio Application Developer V5.0 Early Availability (EA) edition.

The WebSphere Application Server migration paths include Version 3.5 to Version 5.0 and Version 4.0 to Version 5.0. The WebSphere Versions 3.5 and 4.0 Single-Server Edition and Advanced Edition are mapped to Version 5.0 Base package and Network Deployment package respectively. The WebSphere system and configuration migration topics include the WebSphere system migration, HTTP Server Plug-in migration, migration of XMLConfig and wscp to wsadmin scripts, and migration examples using coexistence and interoperability.

Table of contents

Chapter 1. Introduction
Chapter 2. Migrating strategy and planning
Chapter 3. Development tool migration (GA)
Chapter 4. Development tool migration (EA)
Chapter 5. HTTP Server Plug-in
Chapter 6. WebSphere system management
Chapter 7. Migration assistants
Chapter 8. WebSphere system configuration and runtime migration
Chapter 9. Development environment migration examples (GA)
Chapter 10. Development environment migration examples (EA)
Chapter 11. System and runtime migration examples
Appendix A. wsadmin.properties file sample
Appendix B. Comparing WebSphere Application Server versions
Appendix C. Installing the Big3 application

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Publish Date
18 April 2003

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