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Sun ONE Middleware Migration Tools
For Application Servers and Portal Servers
October 7, 2002,
Volume 56, Issue 2

Tools currently available for SunTM Open Net Environment (Sun ONE) middleware migration are SunTM ONE Migration Tool for Application Servers Version 2.0 -- Early Access (formerly known as iPlanetTM Migration Tool for Application Servers) and SunTM ONE Migration Tool for Portal Servers Version 1.0 -- Early Access.

The Sun ONE Migration Tool for Application Servers 2.0 -- Early Access can be used to automate the migration of JavaTM 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition (J2EETM) applications to SunTM ONE Application Server 6.5 or 7 (formerly known as iPlanetTM Application Server). It functions as a standalone JavaTM technology application or as an IDE plug-in for SunTM ONE Studio (formerly ForteTM for JavaTM) software and JBuilder. If the target platform is Sun ONE Application Server 6.5, the tool supports:

  • BEA WebLogic Application Server 5.1
  • IBM WebSphere Application Server 4.0

If the target platform is Sun ONE Application Server 7, the tool supports:

  • BEA WebLogic Application Server 5.1, 6.0, 6.1
  • IBM WebSphere Application Server 4.0
  • J2EE Reference Implementation (RI) 1.3
  • Sun ONE Application Server 6.0, 6.5
  • Sun ONE Web Server 6.0 (formerly known as iPlanetTM Web Server)

The major features are:

  • Migration of deployment descriptors
  • Runtime support for selected custom JavaServer PagesTM (JSPTM) tags and proprietary APIs
  • Conversion of selected configuration parameters with equivalent functionality in Sun ONE Application Server
  • Automatic generation of Ant-based scripts for building and deploying the migrated application to Sun ONE Application Server

With Sun ONE Migration Tool for Portal Servers Version 1.0 -- Early Access, developers can migrate their applications automatically from IBM's WebSphere Portal Server 1.2 to SunTM ONE Portal Server 3.0 (formerly iPlanetTM Portal Server). The migration is necessary for two kinds of artifacts:

  • Those stored in a relational database or LDAP database -- such as users, groups, page layouts or portlet settings

  • Those that are available as files -- such as portlets, resource files and their Java technology code source

The Web site also has FAQs, a link to a Webcast that demonstrates how the Sun ONE Migration Tool for Application Servers works and how easy it is to migration J2EE applications from other application servers to Sun ONE Application Server 7. There are also guides for migrating a portal built on Plumtree Portal Server, a SharePoint Portal Server, a WebLogic Portal Server and a WebSphere Portal Server, to a Sun ONE Portal Server.

See all of this at:

http://www.sun.com/migration/sunone.html "

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