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 Application Migration Tool - WebSphere Version to Version enables organizations deploying WebSphere Application Server V7, V8, or V8.5 to more easily migrate applications from WebSphere Application Server V5.1, V6, V6.1 or V7. Upgrading to a more recent version of WebSphere Application Server is of course less time-consuming than migrating from another application server, given that IBM has made significant investments in upward compatibility, configuration, and management process upgrades, as well as API preservation and consistency between versions. However, in some cases, applications must be changed in order to support or exploit new levels of industry standard specifications delivered with new versions of WebSphere Application Server. The Application Migration Tool enables you to quickly and easily identify and implement any application changes required when upgrading 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 IBM Rational Software Architect IDE. Figure 1 illustrates one of the Application Migration Tools.
Figure 1. Application Migration Tool
For more information, refer to the WebSphere Version to Version Application Migration Tool documentation.
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 WebSphere Version to Version Application Migration Tool documentation.
The Application Migration Tools install into your existing Eclipse IDE version 3.5 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 WebSphere Version to Version Application Migration Tool documentation.
For eclipse version 3.7.2 and later, the WebSphere Version to Version tool is now available for install using Eclipse Marketplace.
To install the WebSphere Version to Version Application Migration Tool, do the following:
Complete instructions are included in the WebSphere Version to Version Application Migration Tool 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.
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