IBM WebSphere Portal V6: Best Practices for Migrating from V5.1

An IBM Redpaper publication

Published 13 February 2007

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IBM Form #: REDP-4227-00
(146 pages)

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Authors: Philip Monson, Brian Cheng, Frederic Delos, Dominic Glennie, Rob Holt, Misao Ishikawa, Simon McNab, William Trotman


This IBM Redpaper provides detailed information about migrating from IBM WebSphere Portal V5.1 to IBM WebSphere Portal V6. This IBM Redpaper introduces the key considerations and the overall decision process before providing step-by-step instructions. It also provides a troubleshooting guide. This IBM Redpaper covers all the key concepts, from stand-alone core portal environments to comprehensive enterprise deployments with clustering, IBM WebSphere Portal components such as Document Manager, Personalization, IBM Workplace Web Content Management, and others.

Whether you are a Line-of-Business Manager looking for overall information about migration, an IT Architect planning a migration, or an Administrator who has to perform the actual migration, this IBM Redpaper is for you.

Table of contents

Chapter 1. Getting started: WebSphere Portal migration from V5.1 to V6
Chapter 2. Considerations for migrating enterprise environments
Chapter 3. Migration of core components
Chapter 4. Migration of Document Manager and Personalization
Chapter 5. Migration from WebSphere Portal V5.1 for deployments with Workplace Web Content Management
Appendix A. Troubleshooting and other tips
Appendix B. Extending the WebSphere Portal migration framework

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