L.0 Documentation Updates

This section contains information on documentation content changes that were made in the English version of the PlateSpin Migrate User Guide since the General Availability of PlateSpin Migrate 2018.11.

August 2019



Configuring an Application in Azure to Represent PlateSpin Migrate

Configuring a Contributor User for PlateSpin Migrate to Use

Enabling PlateSpin Replication Environment for Azure Subscriptions

These Prerequisites for Azure Migration topics were updated to reflect recent changes by Microsoft in the Azure Portal UI. They also clarify the required permissions and options.

June 2019



Configuring an Application in Azure to Represent PlateSpin Migrate

Updated the procedure for registering an azure application because Azure recently replaced the legacy way of registering the application with a new and improved method of registration.

Supported Workload Storage

Registering and Discovering Details for Target VMs on Virtual Hosts with PlateSpin ISO

Registering and Discovering Details for Target Physical Machines with PlateSpin ISO

Section H.0, PlateSpin ISO Image

PlateSpin Migrate discontinues support for migrations of workloads with multipath I/O (MPIO) enabled. We recommend that you perform migration with a single path, and then enable MPIO on the cutover workload.

April 2019



Supported Target Virtualization Platforms

PlateSpin Migrate does not support discovery, configuration, and migration actions for a target VMware DRS Cluster where one or more hosts are in maintenance mode. See Best Practices for Maintaining or Updating VMware Environments That Are Configured as Migration Targets.

February 2019



Supported Source Workloads For Migration to Non-Cloud Platforms

Supported Workloads for Migration to Cloud Platforms

To install Migrate Agent Utility for Linux, your source machine must have GNU C Library (glibc) 2.11.3 or higher installed.

Multipath I/O

For X2P migrations, the target workload should have only a single path to each of its SAN disks. PlateSpin supports only one unique path to each LUN that is used during the migration process.

VLAN Tagging

This section in new.

Understanding PlateSpin Replication Environment Used for Migration of Workloads to vCloud

The SLES 11 PRE also supports migration of 32-bit workloads.

Using Enhanced Networking with ENA on Linux Distributions

RHEL 7.4 and later kernel versions have built-in drivers for ENA.

Requirements for Migrating Workloads from AWS to vCloud

Removed conditions that are no longer required.

Configuring Migration of a Workload to Amazon Web Services

Updated Network Connections in Target Workload Settings and Target Workload Test Settings:

PlateSpin MIgrate selects the Enable Enhanced Networking option by default if the selected instance type supports only ENA adapter. However, if the selected instance type supports both ENA and Intel adapters, then select the Enable Enhanced Networking option if you want to use ENA adapter.

Section K.0, Using the iPerf Network Test Tool to Optimize Network Throughput for PlateSpin Products

Linux automatically doubles the requested TCP buffer size. If you use iperf on a Linux server, the win_size value for the -w option should be only 1/2 of the desired value (that is, <win_size>/2). Otherwise, you will inadvertently test with a buffer size that is twice the desired value.

The value for the FileTransferSendReceiveBufferSize parameter setting is the optimal value you determined for win_size. Migrate automatically takes the Linux behavior of halving buffer sizes into consideration when it configures your Linux workloads.