CPI and KSP Migrate from AIX to Red Hat Enterprise Linux

Computer Project of Illinois, Inc. (CPI) and The Kentucky State Police (KSP) has successfully migrated its current OpenFox® Message Switch and ancillary Databases from the current AIX environment to Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) environment. CPI migrated all existing OpenFox® functionality in the current AIX server environment to the new Linux/RHEL environment.

CPI spearheaded the project with a clear plan that included procurement, discovery & design, configuration testing, user acceptance testing, implementation, cut-over, and transition assistance.

CPI successfully upgraded the core OpenFox® Message Switch modules and replaced the current Power/AIX-based OpenFox® Message Switch Systems with a Linux/RHEL Virtual Machines (VM) which were provided by CPI.

The following OpenFox® components were upgraded in the migration:

  • Message Switch
  • Configurator
  • Operator Aid
  • Archive
  • Interceptor

For OpenFox® application databases, CPI exported, converted, & imported the OpenFox® CHA, HFS, Sex Offender, Archive, and Validation data as follows:

  • Installed SQL Server 2016 and Oracle 12.1 software and database environments
  • Migrated OpenFox® CHA database from SQL Server 2008 r2 to SQL Server 2016 running on Windows Server 2016
  • Converted OpenFox® HFS database, including Sex Offender tables, and Validations schema from AIX to Linux with an upgrade to Oracle 12.1 (PROD & Test)
  • Migrated OpenFox® Archive database from SQL Server 2008 r2 to SQL Server 2016 running on Windows Server 2016
  • Upgraded Easysoft to 1.10.5
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