Creating a migration plan

Migrating to a new version of WebSphere Commerce impacts several aspects of your business. Review the resources that are provided to help create your migration plan.

A complete migration plan must consider the following aspects:
  • New, deprecated, and discontinued functionality in WebSphere Commerce Version 8.0
  • Upgrades to the application code and WebSphere Commerce servers
  • Business requirements during the migration phase
  • Custom application code
  • Custom scripts, such as build, deployment, and data load scripts
  • Development environment (including source control management systems)
  • Build processes
  • Testing
  • Upgrading and migrating additional software
  • Runtime environments
  • Deployment processes
  • Education and training
  • Migration limitations

Review the following sections to help plan the migration of your WebSphere Commerce site: