Traditional WebSphere configuration migration support is included within the WebSphere Application Server product. The associated tools are provided on all operating systems that are supported by WebSphere Application Server, including distributed, z/OS®, and IBM i™ platforms.
For information about the following new migration features, see What is new for migration in V9:
The configuration migration tools do not alter the configuration of your existing WebSphere Application Server installation. The tools provide a two-phased approach to migration as illustrated in the following figure:
An intuitive migration wizard is provided that guides you through the local migration process. A remote migration process is also supported for distributed systems using the command-line tools. For more information, see Migrating, coexisting, and interoperating in the IBM Knowledge Center.