The IBM® WebSphere® Application Server Migration Toolkit is a suite of tools and knowledge collections that enables your organization to quickly and cost-effectively migrate to WebSphere Application Server V7, V8, or V8.5, whether from a previous version of WebSphere Application Server or competitive application servers including Apache Tomcat Server, JBoss Application Server, Oracle Application Server, and Oracle® WebLogic Server.
New and noteworthy: The toolkit team has refreshed all five of the Application Migration Tools to version 3.5.3. See the WebSphere Application Migration Toolkit Version 3.5.3 forum topic for details on what's new and changed.
The Tomcat Config Migration Tech Preview tool is available to help migrate your Tomcat configuration to the WebSphere Application Server Liberty profile. Learn more at wasdev.net.
The WebSphere Migration Toolkit includes the following tools to speed the migration of applications from competitive application servers to WebSphere Application Server V7, V8, or V8.5:
The Application Migration Tools are built on IBM Rational Software Analyzer, a framework that provides a single solution for identifying, analyzing, and fixing application code quality and compliance requirements. The tools use the scanning capabilities of Rational Software Analyzer to locate application elements that should be updated in order to ensure optimal compatibility and performance with WebSphere Application Server V7, V8, or V8.5, as well as unique editing features to review and appropriately change the code. The Application Migration Tools are packaged as features (a collection of plug-ins) that can be installed into an Eclipse or IBM Rational Application Developer or Rational Software Architect IDE. Figure 1 illustrates one of the Application Migration Tools.
Figure 1. Application Migration Tool
Supported application servers
The Application Migration Tools focus on the following major areas when migrating applications from competitive application servers to WebSphere Application Server V7, V8, or V8.5.
Apache Tomcat Server
JBoss Application Server
Oracle Application Server
Oracle WebLogic Server
Features of all competitive migration tools
All competitive application migration tools now include:
Although the Application Migration Tools provide considerable assistance in converting applications to run on WebSphere Application Server V7, V8, or V8.5, all potential migration tasks are not supported. For the most up-to-date description of the supported tasks, see the Competitive Application Migration Tools documentation.
The Application Migration Tools install into your existing Eclipse IDE for Java EE Developers 3.6.2 or higher. If you do not have an existing Eclipse IDE, download one before continuing. The tools can also be installed into IBM Rational Application Developer or IBM Rational Software Architect. For more information, refer to the Competitive Application Migration Tools documentation.
To install one of the competitive Application Migration Tools, do the following:
Complete instructions are included in the Competitive Application Migration Tools documentation. See the forum for information on Command Line Installation of Migration Toolkit Features.
Getting help and providing feedback
If your organization has a support agreement in place for WebSphere Application Server V7, V8, or V8.5, IBM will provide support for the Application Migration Tools as part of that support agreement. Support is provided for the tools and the included migration rules. Assistance with application coding or design issues would require a Services engagement.
You can use the Migration Toolkit Forum to ask questions, search for solutions, and provide feedback to the development team.
If you have used the Application Migration Tools to migrate one or more applications to a WebSphere Application Server environment, please complete this survey to help us to better understand how we can refine and extend the tools in the future.
|Migration Tool: Apache Tomcat to WebSphere||Application_Migration_Tool_Apache_Tomcat_to_WebSphere_v3.5.x.zip||31MB||HTTP|
|Migration Tool: JBoss AS to WebSphere||Application_Migration_Tool_JBoss_AS_to_WebSphere_v3.5.x.zip||31MB||HTTP|
|Migration Tool: Oracle AS to WebSphere||Application_Migration_Tool_OracleAS_to_WebSphere_v3.5.x.zip||31MB||HTTP|
|Migration Tool: WebLogic to WebSphere||Application_Migration_Tool_WebLogic_to_WebSphere_v3.5.x.zip||32MB||HTTP|
|Competitive migration tool documentation||ApplicationMigrationTool_en_US_3.5.3.pdf||1MB||HTTP|