Migrating from Websphere Edge Component can be done as a parallel migration where Datapower Application Optimization feature are configured for testing to take over load balancing to back-end WAS environments.
If you currently have Websphere Edge Component installed as your load balance to WAS create a new (dummy) VIP to configure Websphere Datapower AO feature. The architecture will look like the following:
After initial testing was successful with the Datapower AO feature uninstall Websphere Edge and Reconfigure Datapower AO feature with VIP of Websphere Edge Component.
Uninstall Websphere Edge Componenent:
Step 1: Stop Edge Load Balancer:
Run the following commands in the order to stop the Load Balancer.
dscontrol advisor stop
dscontrol manager stop
dscontrol executor stop
To uninstall the entire product, enter the following command:
installp -u ibmulb
Final architecture will look like the following: