Cluster: Migrate the deployment manager profile

Use the Configuration Wizard to migrate the deployment manager profile for a cluster environment. Use the following information to get familiar with the information that you must provide in the wizard and the configuration procedure that it generates.

Configuration Wizard

Select Migrate to a New Version, and choose the Migrate a Cluster Step 1: Migrate the Deployment Manager Profile option.
Note: This option is not available for IBM® z/OS®.

Worksheet

To set up the migration, you answer questions about your wanted configuration. Some fields apply to migration configurations. Some fields are required based on your environment. The remaining fields are advanced and do not apply to most configurations.

Minimal required fields

The following table lists the fields that are unique to the Migrate a cluster step 1: Migrate the deployment manager profile configuration option. You might be prompted for additional information about system or user IDs and passwords that you defined during the portal installation process.

Table 1. Minimal required fields

All cluster migration configurations require the fields in this table.

Field Label Default Your Value
Target operating system Linux™
Target portal profile name wp_profile
Target portal profile home directory /opt/IBM/WebSphere/wp_profile
Is the target portal on the same server or a different server Same server
WebSphere Application Server administrator wpsadmin
WebSphere Application Server administrator password
What is the deployment manager profile name dmgr01
What is the cell name CellName
What is the deployment manager node name dmgr
Where is the source application server installed
IBMi only: Provide the path to the source profile directory instead of the application server directory.
/opt/IBM/WebSphere/AppServer
What is new host name
Target deployment manager profile name dmgr01
Where is the target application server installed /opt/IBM/WebSphere/AppServer
Target deployment manager profile path /opt/IBM/WebSphere/AppServer/profiles/dmgr01
Target temporary path /tmp
WebSphere Application Server Version 8.5

Advanced fields

The following table lists the advanced fields that are unique to the Migrate a cluster step 1: Migrate the deployment manager profile configuration option. Click Advanced on the Answer Questions page for the target deployment manager system to see the advanced properties. Default values are provided for advanced fields that are required.

Table 2. Advanced fields
Field Label Default Your Value
JVM heap size 2048

Migrate a cluster step 1: Migrate the deployment manager profile option

After you answer questions and provide information about your migration, the wizard generates a custom configuration procedure.

About this task

Depending on your environment, the wizard generates a configuration process. The following steps reflect all possible steps in the configuration process. The steps do not represent a literal configuration. The steps are provided as a reference.

If you click View Step Command, you can see the task and properties that are associated with each step in the wizard.

Procedure

  1. Manual Step: Disable automatic synchronization on all nodes in the cluster
    Condition
    none
    ConfigEngine task
    none
  2. Manual Step: Stop the deployment manager
    Condition
    none
    ConfigEngine task
    none
  3. Manual Step: Install the latest fix packs
    Condition
    none
    ConfigEngine task
    none
  4. Manual Step: Install the Portal and WebSphere® binary files
    Condition
    none
    ConfigEngine task
    none
  5. Manual Step: Copy required portal binary files to the target deployment manager
    Condition
    none
    ConfigEngine task
    none
  6. Manual Step: Generate files for remote migration on the deployment manager
    Condition
    The target portal is on a different server than the source.
    ConfigEngine task
    none
  7. Manual Step: Copy the remote migration package to the source environment
    Condition
    The target portal is on a different server than the source.
    ConfigEngine task
    none
  8. Manual Step: Create a backup of the source deployment manager
    IBMi only: You must remove the oldProfile parameter before running the command.
    Condition
    none
    ConfigEngine task
    none
  9. Manual Step: Create a default deployment manager profile
    Condition
    none
    ConfigEngine task
    none
  10. Manual Step: Import the backup profile
    Condition
    none
    ConfigEngine task
    none