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Migration steps

Migrating from AIX to Red Hat Enterprise Linux can be accomplished in five basic steps.

  1. 1. Examine the existing AIX infrastructure and determine the equivalent capabilities in the Red Hat Enterprise Linux ecosystem. For example: compilers, programming interfaces, utilities, Apache, sendmail, Gnome, DNS, provisioning, etc.
  2. 2. Examine third-party infrastructure and business applications and determine the equivalent capabilities in the Red Hat Enterprise Linux ecosystem. Determine the difficulty of porting in- house applications. Determine application dependencies.

For example:

Symantec (Veritas) NetBackup and Tivoli Storage Manager run on Red Hat Enterprise Linux.

Tivoli clone images can be used or replaced with Altriis Deployment Solution or similar.

Veritas Cluster can be used or replaced by Red Hat Resilient Storage Add-On (includes high availability), Power HA can be replaced

Vast majority of business applications are supported on Linux.

  1. 3. Measure server sizing, service level agreements (SLAs), server refresh cycles, skills gaps, training, IT processes and practices, IT governance, etc. to measure organizational readiness and overall migration risk.

4. Develop a strategic AIX to Red Hat Enterprise Linux migration plan, including a detailed road-map (including hardware/virtualization, etc.) and cost estimate. This step produces a detailed migration roadmap, scope of activities needed, as well as a detailed migration cost estimate for the entire migration project.

5. Implement the strategic migration plan and employ implementation support strategies. Red Hat Consulting offers a wide variety of workshops, training, and service offerings designed to help you implement their Strategic Migration Plan.

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