We are planning an upgrade of our existing wM implementation, like so:
a. Upgrade from 6.1 baseline to 6.5 baseline
b. Upgrade underpinning database from Oracle 9i to Oracle 10g
c. De-couple Oracle database from current logical hpux 11i server, to a separate, neighbouring database server (also on hpux 11i)
d. Due to hardware upgrade, move from PA-RISC chipset, to Itanium chipset
The idea has been floated internally that we consider a ‘clean’ installation of webMethods, and promote across the in-house built packages to the new platform, for regression testing and deployment.
The alternative is to bring the files systems across from the old hardware, run up, and then run through the standard 6.5 update process as documented by wM.
Could anyone please advise what sort of process they followed to get from 6.1 to 6.5, and what the pros and cons are of the two options noted above?
thanks in advance,
Solution Delivery Stream Leader
Total Business Transformation Program - National Foods
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