Unlike butterfly – can’t rely purely on instincts – must planWebLogic ServerFile System changesMoving to new hardwareCompany hardware phase-outUpgrade/Change database softwareSearch optionsMigration vs. In placeIn placeLarger chance for downtime.Install another Content Server and upgrade components on it.MigrationRecommended to reduce server downtime.Opportunity to upgrade hardware.Test and validate on final environment without production pressure.New Content Server nameChange address http://server:16200/csAmount of time (if any) Content Server can be down during migration.ComponentsSome may no longer be necessaryPlay with the new system
WLS (WebLogic Server) Middleware homeRCU (Repository Creation Utility) creates the database schemaECM install the bits install the instanceConfigure ECM first get to specify something188 page guide
Move over configuration to new server using CMU Works well for metadata and workflows Don’t do componentsIdcAnalyze to validate before the moveBuild components on production and move to new server – preference promptsArchive all content from production into new server. Note the day and time.
Verify basefunctionality on new server. Gives overview of new features Can save time later in troubleshootingUpgrade components on new server Checkidc output and logsVerify functionality with upgraded version.Production cutover (Archive any new content, DNS changes, typically outside business hours).
Archiving can be the longest piece. Verify space.Run IdcAnalyze to reduce archiving and CMU issues.Start Content Server as an app after upgrading.Components All components will need to be retested. Customizations with interface changes will most likely have to be upgraded. Back-end customizations tend to work.
Sources:White Paper: Extreme Performance & Scalability with UCM 11ghttp://www.oracle.com/us/products/middleware/content-management/ecm-extreme-performance-wp-077977.pdfWCM: Site Studio 11g New Featureshttp://www.oracle.com/technology/products/content-management/ucm/11gviewlets/sitestudio11gnewfeatures_viewlet_swf.htmlThere are also user tutorials for the following which may be useful to demonstrate the simplicity of the system:Creating New Content Profile Checkin and Search Formshttp://www.oracle.com/technology/products/content-management/ucm/11gviewlets/basic_content_profile_viewlet_swf.htmlIntegration with Enterprise Managerhttp://www.oracle.com/technology/products/content-management/ucm/11gviewlets/enterprisemanager_viewlet_swf.htmlUsing UCM 11g with an External LDAP Providerhttp://download.oracle.com/otndocs/11gViewlets/UCM11gwithExternalLDAP/ucmwithexternalldapprovider_viewlet_swf.htmlRunning Commands for UCM 11g in WLSThttp://download.oracle.com/otndocs/11gViewlets/WLST/runcommandinwlst2_viewlet_swf.html
Lots of reasons to upgradeDifferent migration strategiesKeeping current makes each upgrade easier
11g Upgrade and Migration Presentation at Chicago User Group
Workflow / Process Review and migration – 3 workflows migrated, inclusion data transfer plan
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