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Workspace WebSphere Liberty
Created by Guest
Created on Mar 4, 2024

Configuration carry over from traditional WAS to Liberty

My team alone support 80 applications which run on traditional WAZ, across 1000+ Linux boxes. Since traditional WAS does not support java11 and above, they need to be migrated to Liberty. Many ancient apps with complicate resources. WAS has tool to export configuration e.g. from lower version, and import into higher version. However, there is no tool to convert WAS configuration into Liberty format; not even piece by piece. E.g. DB provider, data source. Everything need to be visually read from WAS and type into Liberty. This way, migrate one environment from WAS to Liberty would be a tremendous work and error prone. It would prevent user from even start the migration. IBM has the most java server/WAS client share over other java servers. It would benefit all clients if the extracted configuration from WAS can be concerted into Liberty format; the server.xml contents.

Idea priority High
  • Guest
    Mar 4, 2024

    Hi, Anne.  The Transformation Advisor tool will analyze all of a traditional WebSphere environment's applications and create a server.xml with all of the features and the applicable configuration for each application in the environment.  With WebSphere v8.5.5 or v9.0, you can even do the data collection directly from wsadmin, without the need for downloading the data collector.  You can see that in action here: