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Primary Note For Migrating From iPlanet Web Server to Oracle HTTP Server (OHS) (Doc ID 1536893.1)

Last updated on FEBRUARY 01, 2024

Applies to:

Oracle HTTP Server - Version and later
Oracle iPlanet Web Server - Version 6.1 to 7.0 [Release 6.1 to 7.0]
Information in this document applies to any platform.


This document is aimed at providing the information required to plan and execute a migration of iPlanet Web Server (iWS) to Oracle HTTP Server (OHS).


The user of these documents is expected to have:

  • A good basic understanding of iWS, including administration and layout.
  • The necessary system administration skills for the underlying platforms in use.
  • Is familiar and experienced with installation of OHS  and other related components of the Fusion Middleware (FMW).

This document covers the following areas:

  • An overview of both products
  •  iWS functionality that can be migrated directly to OHS
  •  iWS functionality that can be migrated to another Oracle product
  •  iWS functionality that cannot be directly migrated to an Oracle supported product as this time
  •  Common HowTo's in OHS

The document does not cover:

  • How to install OHS, or any other product in the FWM stack
  • How to use any third party solutions with OHS
  • The areas of OHS functionality that iWS does not provide

This document covers the most common issues when migrating from iWS to OHS, but cannot cover all possible variations. Customers should ensure the new environment meets their requirements prior to going into production


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In this Document
 Product Summary
 Feature Comparisons
 File Layout Differences
 Process and Control Differences
 Functionality that can be migrated from iWS to OHS
 Functionality that can be migrated from iWS to another Oracle product
 Functionality that cannot be migrated directly from iWS
 Common HowTo's in OHS

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