Recently, CPI completed the successful Migration of the Wisconsin Department of Justice (WIDOJ) OpenFox Message Switch from AIX to RedHat Linux. The RedHat machines were provided by WI DOJ and are running in a virtual environment.
The Project consisted of:
· Upgrading the core OpenFox® Message Switch module(s) to the latest version(s)
· Replacing the Power/AIX based OpenFox® Message Switch Production System a software-only installation on a Linux/RHEL based virtual machine (VM) provided by WIDOJ
· Creating an OpenFox® Message Switch Test System with a software-only installation on a Linux/RHEL based virtual machine provided by WIDOJ
· Replacing the current Power/AIX based Disaster Recovery (DR) System with a software-only installation on a Linux/RHEL based virtual machine provided by WIDOJ
· Identifying the necessary CPI file systems that will be synchronized to the DR system by the SAN synchronization process implemented by WIDOJ
· Converting the OpenFox data, software, and configurations to Linux compatibility
· Performing system integration testing
· Transitioning the new solution into production
Also part of the project was a new data replication procedure, allowing for all OpenFox executables and configuration files to be replicated in the Disaster Recovery environment. This is a significant difference from SAN synchronization as SAN synchronization duplicates everything, where the new CPI process only duplicates the necessary files for DR.
WI DOJ becomes the 13th CPI OpenFox System to convert to Linux.