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WebSphere / IBM MQ Migration Guide
The WebSphere / IBM MQ Self-help Migration Guide is designed to help users choose, plan, and simplify the process of migrating from an older version of MQ to a new version. If you are running z/OS, see our related blog entry WebSphere / IBM MQ for z/OS Migration Guide.
You can click on Migration Guide to run it in your web browser or download the PDF using the "Download Now" button at the bottom of this blog entry.
This guide is broken down into the following parts:
Planning your Migration
This section contains guidelines and references to help you Check Pre-reqs for your planned target version to ensure compatibility. As shown in Figure 1, this section allows you to check pre-requisites that are specific to MQ as well as other related IBM products for your target version. This step is critical to ensure overall compatibility and support.
Determine your migration path
As shown in Figure 2, to determine your migration (or upgrade) path you may need to check the product documentation of your current release and review new features offered in the later releases to which you may be migrating. This will help you find specific features available in these releases and give you a better idea of which release you should migrate to. There is also a link to the planning guide for the target release that provides information on what is involved in the migration to that release, so that you can plan the order and extent of the migration of components and other resources. The potential impact covers any specific major effect or change that is associated with any of the releases, so as a user you are aware of the potential impact that the migration may have.
Preparing for your migration
As shown in Figure 3, this section details the migration options and considerations for each of the options. It also contains an explanation of the differences between the migration methods as they relate to MQ.
Executing your Migration
Once you have decided what target version you will be migrating to and planned for the migration option, you can review this section for executing your migration. As shown in Figure 4, this section lists the tasks of installation and executing the migration option.
The supplemental info section lists the useful migration resources including a compilation of all the links provided through the entirety of this guide into a single pdf file for your convenience. See Figure 5.
This section includes two sample scenarios.
The Migration Guide is built to walk users step by step through the MQ migration process, from planning to execution. The guide also contains a list of useful links and resources that migration users would typically need to follow, regardless of any environment distinction. Click the "Download Now" button below to download the interactive PDF.
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