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Knowledge Collection: Migrating to WebSphere Application Server V8.5

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Abstract

A focused compilation of links to documents and resources to help you plan and perform your migration to IBM WebSphere Application Server Version V8.5.

Content

Publications and Articles
Education and Tutorials
APARs and Fixes
Troubleshooting and Support
Forums and Communities
Publications and Articles
Planning
    WebSphere Application Server Migration Planning and Best Practices Guide
      This section contains Migration best practice recommendations and Migration issues that have been encountered either through internal IBM testing or external customer interactions.

    WebSphere Application Server Version 8.5 Information Center
      With the Information Center, you can view, browse, and search online information about WebSphere Application Server in general as well as information specific to your migration tasks.

    Migrating, coexisting, and interoperating
      This Information Center section covers all aspects of migration, upgrades, coexistence, and interoperability.

    WebSphere Application Server V8.5 Migration Guide
      This IBM® Redbooks® publication helps you plan and execute the migration of J2EE applications that are developed for Oracle WebLogic Server, Oracle Application Server, JBoss, and Apache Tomcat, so that they run on IBM WebSphere® Application Server V8.5. In addition, this book covers migration from earlier versions of WebSphere Application Server to WebSphere Application Server V8.5.

    WebSphere Application Server for z/OS Migration planning
      This link contains additional z/OS information that will help you plan and execute your Migration.

    WebSphere Application Server V7 Migration Guide
      This IBM Redpaper publication provides several business scenarios which can be implemented through simple customizations. Each scenario addresses a unique requirement which can be mapped with similar business scenarios. The strategies outlined in this book are also applicable to v8.5

    WebSphere Application Server Competitive Migration Guide
      This IBM® Redbooks® publication helps you plan and execute the migration of J2EE applications from earlier versions of WebSphere Application Server to WebSphere Application Server V8.5.

    WebSphere Application Server z/OS Migration Performance Study
      This paper explores the performance implications of running WebSphere Application Server for z/OS v7 migration utility. The paper illustrates several configuration topologies and provides performance results. In addition, the paper provides several important performance suggestions and advice. The strategies outlined in this book are also applicable to v8.5.
Application Migration
    JDK 1.6 Compatibility
      This document contains information about binary and source incompatibilities between V1.6 and previous versions.

    JDK 1.7 Compatibility
      This document contains information about binary and source incompatibilities between V1.7 and previous versions.
    Handling application deployment issues during migration
      This white paper describes potential problems and resolutions when installing some older applications on a newer version of the WebSphere Application Server.

    Migration of CICs and IMS to Rational Application Developer
      Learn how the approaches to creating the CICS-ECI and IMS applications in the IBM WebSphere Studio Application Developer Integration Edition differ from Rational Application Developer V6 and V7, so you will better understand the migration process. This article covers tooling, from supported resource adapter levels to generated artifacts, and explains how to use the J2C Service Migration tools in Rational Application Developer.
    Developing Connector Applications for CICS
      This IBM Redbooks publication focuses on application development using the CICS Transaction Gateway V7 programming interfaces for access to CICS, including Java, JCA, C, and .NET client development. This Redbooks publication also includes the exploitation of the new CICS TS V3 Channels and Containers programming model for exchange of large payloads, support for the J2C beans provided by Rational Application Developer, and the invocation of CICS programs from the .NET environment.
Education and Tutorials
    Version 8.5 installation and migration
      View the many available IBM Education Assistant modules for a quick understanding of Version 8.5 installation and migration

    JDK 5/6 Tuning
      This WebSphere Support Technical Exchange is designed to assist with tuning the Java™ Garbage Collector for both performance and stability, which is considered by many to be a specialized skill. This session covers the best practices for getting the most out of the IBM Java Runtimes at Java 5.0 and beyond.
APARs and Fixes
Troubleshooting and Support
    Collecting data (MustGather)
      When a solution cannot be found to your migration problem, you can begin collecting data (MustGather) before calling IBM support. This will help you familiarize yourself with the troubleshooting process and save you time.

    Exchanging information with IBM Technical Support
      To diagnose or identify a problem, it is sometimes necessary to provide Technical Support with data and information from your system. In addition, Technical Support might also need to provide you with tools or utilities to be used in problem determination.
Forums and Communities
    Migration Forum
      Search the forum or ask questions on version-to-version migration for traditional WebSphere and Liberty. Use the tag "wasmigration" for a quicker response from the IBM team.
    Community
      Get involved in the WebSphere community by participating in discussion forums and newsgroups

Document information

More support for: WebSphere Application Server
Migration

Software version: 8.5

Operating system(s): AIX, HP-UX, IBM i, Linux, Solaris, Windows

Software edition: Base, Express, Network Deployment

Reference #: 7008727

Modified date: 2013-08-23