Performing the migration

The Migration Advisor Report provides the following important information:

  • High-level migration plan summary.
  • FootPrints version, migration version, time required, disk space estimates, and so on.
  • List of detected issues that apply to your migration and issues that apply to all migrations.
  • List of items that are not migrated.
  • Links to support articles that explain issues and suggest mitigation.
  • Step-by-step migration plan with sections for pre-migration tasks, backing up and restoring your system, post-migration tasks, and so on.

The following topics are provided:

Best Practice

BMC recommends to use one of the following browsers:

  • Mozilla Firefox
  • Google Chrome

Running the Migration Advisor Tool on Windows

  1. Click here to download the Migration Advisor Tool.
  2. Save the Migration Advisor Tool on the FootPrints 11.6.01 or later in a folder outside the FootPrints install folder.
  3. Extract the contents of the footprints-service-core-migration-advisor-12.x-nn.nn.zip file into this same folder and go to this folder.
  4. Run the setup.cmd file.

    Note

    The Migration Advisor Tool displays information in a command prompt window before it displays the wizard's Welcome message. Do not close the command prompt window. The command prompt window closes if you click Cancel or Done on the last screen of the wizard.

  5. Click Next.
  6. Browse and go to the location where FootPrints 11.6.01 or later is installed.
    For example:

    • C:\FootPrintsServiceCore

    • D:\Footprints

  7. Click Next.
    Note down the estimated time to run the Migration Advisor Tool.

  8. Click Next to start the analysis of the system.

After you run the Migration Advisor Tool, a Migration Advisor Report is created at the same location where FootPrints version 11.6.x is installed in the following format:

  • MigrationAdvisorReports\Analysis_yyyy-mm-dd-hh-mm.html 
  • C:\FootPrintsServiceCore\MigrationAdvisorReports\Analysis_2014-04-13-16-44.html

Running the Migration Advisor Tool on Linux

  1. Click here to download the Migration Advisor Tool.
    Ensure that you have downloaded the correct Migration Advisor Tool (footprints-service-core-migration-advisor-NNbit-12.x-nn.nn.tar.gz) file, where NN is 32 or 64 for the bitness of the FootPrints 11.6.01 or later application server.
    • 32 bit - footprints-service-core-migration-advisor-32bit-12.x-nn.nn.tar.gz
    • 64 bit - footprints-service-core-migration-advisor-64bit-12.x-nn.nn.tar.gz

      To check your version on which your system is running, run the following command:

      uname -m
    • If it is a 32 bit system, the output must be one of the following:
      • i386
      • i486
      • i586
      • i686
    • If it is a 64 bit system, the output must be x86_64.
  2. Create a directory with an appropriate name and move the footprints-service-core-migration-advisor-NNbit-12.x-nn.nn.tar.gz file to it.
  3. Go to the command prompt and change directory to the directory that you created in step 2.
  4. Extract the contents of the footprints-service-core-migration-advisor-NNbit-12.x-nn.nn.tar.gz file using a command.

    For example, tar xzvf footprints-service-core-migration-advisor-NNbit-12.x-nn.nn.tar.gz
  5. Make the following files executable:
    1. setup.bin
    2. jre/bin/java
  6. Export the display using the command as shown below:

    • export DISPLAY=:0.0
    • export DISPLAY=localhost:0.0
  7.  Run the setup.bin script:

    ./setup.bin

    The Migration Advisor Tool displays information in a shell window before it displays the wizard's Welcome message. Do not close the shell window.

  8. Browse and go to the location where FootPrints 11.6.01 or later is installed.

    • /usr/local/footprintsservicecore
    • /opt/footprints
  9. Click Next.
    Note down the estimated time to run the Migration Advisor Tool.

  10. Click Next to start the analysis of the system.

After you run the Migration Advisor Tool, a Migration Advisor Report is created at the same location where FootPrints version 11.6.x is installed in the following format:

  • MigrationAdvisorReports\Analysis_yyyy-mm-dd-hh-mm.html 
  • C:\FootPrintsServiceCore\MigrationAdvisorReports\Analysis_2014-04-13-16-44.htm

Related topics

Components that are migrated

Components that are not implemented or migrated

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Comments

  1. Jose Quintero

    Please fix the FTP links for the Migration Advisor Tool download. When clicked on the direct link in this page, it sends you to the correct (although no longer current) downloadable, for example ftp://ftp.bmc.com//bmc/FPSC_AMIGO/12.1.09.001/Windows/. However, if you navigate inside the FTP site to look for other versions, including v20.18.02 (the current one), ALL links refer to a shortened, perhaps internal URL, namely ftp://bmc/bmc/FPSC_AMIGO, instead of the correct ftp://ftp.bmc.com/bmc/FPSC_AMIGO.

    Aug 13, 2018 09:20
    1. Jyoti Birajdar

      Hi Jose Quintero,

      We have a new space for the version 20.18.02.

      You can find the FTP links for downloading the Migration Advisor Tool at: https://docs.bmc.com/docs/display/FP2018/Performing+the+migration.

      Thank you.

      Aug 21, 2018 01:37