PTM 2 Appliance Guide

The Appliance Guide provides information about the requirements, initial configuration, and maintenance for the PlateSpin Transformation Manager Appliance and the PTM Server application.

Intended Audience

This document is intended for IT administrators who will deploy and maintain the PlateSpin Transformation Manager Appliance. A basic knowledge of virtual machine deployment is assumed.

Additional Documentation

For the most recent version of this guide and other PlateSpin Transformation Manager documentation resources, visit the PlateSpin Transformation Manager 2 Documentation website.


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Deploy PTM Appliance

The PlateSpin Transformation Manager Appliance is a virtual machine that hosts the PlateSpin Transformation Manager Server software, PostgreSQL database software, and PTM database instance for your transformation projects. The Appliance also hosts an instance of PlateSpin Migrate Connector that is preconfigured to work with all projects on the PTM server.

PlateSpin Transformation Manager is deployed as an appliance on your VM host environment. Appliance deployment provides the following benefits:

  • Simple deployment. The appliance is ready to configure and run on your VMware hypervisor. You do not need to install the operating system, set up prerequisite applications, or configure its databases.

  • Better performance. The appliance is built on a specific and tuned version of the SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) operating system. The appliance includes everything that PlateSpin Transformation Manager needs, and only what it needs. It omits the unneeded applications and services that can consume system resources.

  • Web-based appliance administration. The appliance provides a web-based Appliance Management Console that allows you to easily manage the appliance in your environment. You do not need to understand the underlying operating system, software, or databases.

    If you contact Technical Support with a PlateSpin Transformation Manager support incident, you might be asked to access a Linux terminal console on the Appliance as the root user. Your support representative will provide guidance on any required actions.

Manage PTM Server Application

PlateSpin Transformation Manager Appliance automatically installs the PlateSpin Transformation Manager Server application. It includes a tool to manage basic settings for the PTM server. You can also modify files on the Appliance that control the look and feel of the PTM Web Interface.

Manage PTM Appliance

PlateSpin Transformation Manager provides an Appliance Management Console with various options for managing and updating the Appliance. It enables you to configure services for the server without working directly in the Linux interface.