Since the availability of AEX with PI 7.3, many questions have been asked on how to migrate integration scenarios from PI 7.1 to AEX and if there are any tools to assist in the process. In this blog and an assocated article, I will compare the features and functions of the different releases and provide a guideline based on them. In addition, a java program can be download that can assist in the process by determining the potential tasks invovled in the migration.
AEX is a java-only installation of PI 7.3. Due to the advantages of a java-only deployment, such as improved performance, lessened hardware requirement and simplified installation process, many companies are seriously considering replacing the existing PI system with AEX. But, as we know, there are many ABAP features in the dual-stack installation that are being used today. Migrating to AEX will need to go through an evaluation process to determine feasibility and complexity.
An article has been written to discuss this very topic (the material is too much for a blog). This article contains the following:
- Feature comparisons of the different releases.
- How to identify which integration scenarios can be migrated, which cannot, and which can be but requires additional work.
- Migration process.
- A downloadable java program which will provide a report of all the scenarios identifying the migration tasks needed for each scenario.
- References to other articles and papers relating to the migration process.