IBM offers Solaris-to-Linux migration kit

By Derek Sooman on December 22, 2005, 3:46 PM
Always keen to promote the use of Linux, IBM is offering a new Migration Kit for Solaris to Linux. The kit is designed to make it easy for customers to migrate from Solaris to Linux on multiple platforms, and itís free! It supports any IBM eServer or System, including Linux on Power, Intel and AMD platforms, and also supports blades and Linux on the mainframe. It will be made available to IBM Business Partners, Independent Software Vendors and customers, with the hope that it will aid in assessing and migrating Solaris C/C++ applications from Solaris SPARC to Linux on IBM Systems. It can be downloaded from IBM's site.




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PanicX said:
I'm not sure how complex this tool is, but migrating platforms isn't any easy task. I just finished migrating from a SCO Unix sytem to a RehHat Linux AS system last month and there's still issues with scripting and configurations that have yet to be resolved. I know any sort of migration tool would have been great, but I doubt it would have found most of the issues that arose.
phantasm66 said:
[b]Originally posted by PanicX:[/b][quote]I just finished migrating from a SCO Unix sytem to a RehHat Linux AS system last month and there's still issues with scripting and configurations that have yet to be resolved.[/quote]That's very interesting.
Nodsu said:
These migration offers are something of a routine. Every once in a while one of the Big Three (IBM/HP/Sun) makes an offer to lure over some disgruntled users from the competition. PanicX is quite right, platform migration is no easy task, but that is not something that can be said in a press release, is it? Sun will gladly help you migrate from AIX, Tru64 or HP-UX to Solaris, HP will give you a hand if you want to ditch Solaris and embrace HP-UX, IBM says it's no problem if you want to move from Tru64 or Solaris to Linux or AIX..
mentaljedi said:
Nodsu, i agree. Anything to pull in customers. BUt hey, at least its free.
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