Planning your migration to WebSphere Portal and Web Content Manager 8.5

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Abstract

This document provides key resources for planning and deploying your migration to IBM WebSphere Portal and Web Content Manager 8.5.x

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WebSphere Portal and Web Content Manager 8.5 were announced in May 2014. This major release contains both defect fixes and new features.
The following resources are available to assist you with your migration.

  1. Deciding to migrate
  2. Obtaining the installation media
  3. Installing / migrating
  4. Available fix packs and updates
  5. Post-upgrade

1. Deciding to migrate
Visit the product marketing pages for WebSphere Portal to review announcements, articles and product information, including:

2. Obtaining the installation media
Passport Advantage subscribers can download entitled software from Passport Advantage Online (requires an IBM Customer Number). For more information, Passport Advantage customers can refer to the WebSphere Portal and Web Content Manager 8.5 electronic images page.

New customers and customers without a maintenance agreement have the following options:
3. Installing / migrating
Product documentation
Instructions for Migrating to 8.5:
Instructions for a brand new Installation:

4. Available fixes and updates
WebSphere Portal 8.5 Interim Fix PI17435 (Portlet server resource responses are corrupt in some cases)

Visit IBM Fix Central for the most current fixes available:
5. Post-upgrade
The following resources are available for your assistance:

Cross reference information
Segment Product Component Platform Version Edition
Enterprise Content Management IBM Web Content Manager AIX, HP-UX, IBM i, Linux, Solaris, Windows, z/OS 8.5

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More support for:

WebSphere Portal

Software version:

8.5

Operating system(s):

AIX, HP-UX, IBM i, Linux, Solaris, Windows, z/OS

Reference #:

1671257

Modified date:

2014-06-23

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