WebSphere Commerce Version or later

Migrating the production server

After you migrate your staging server, migrate the production server. The following section outlines the high-level steps that must be followed to migrate your production server from version 7.0 to version 8.0.

Before you begin

  1. Upgrade your WebSphere Commerce Version 7.0 production database to one of the following levels:
    • DB2DB2 10.5 Fix Pack 5 or later
    • OracleOracle 12c
  2. Install WebSphere Commerce Version 8.0.
    Note: Install WebSphere Commerce Version 8.0 on a separate machine from your WebSphere Commerce Version 7.0. The two installations cannot coexist on the same machine.
  3. Install the latest Mod Pack and Fix Pack.
  4. Create an instance.
    • When you create a version 8.0 instance for migration, the following instance properties must match your version 7.0 instance:
      • Instance name
      • Merchant key
      • Database name
      • Default language
      • Web server configurations
        • Web server type
        • Local web server / remote web server
        • Installation path
    • To verify your version 7.0 instance properties, review your createInstance.properties file, which is located under your WC_installdir/instances/instance_name/properties/ directory.
  5. Verify your WebSphere Commerce Version 8.0 installation.
  6. Deploy the search server in standard configuration.
    Note: You can cluster your search server while migrating search.

About this task

The following section outlines the high-level steps that are required to migrate from WebSphere Commerce Version 7.0 to WebSphere Commerce Version 8.0. Each step links to another page that contains detailed steps that you must follow. Keep this page available for reference while you work through the different tasks that comprise your migration.
Note: The database migration is performed on a copy of your live production database. You test your database and application before you migrate the live database.