PlateSpin Migrate Connector 2019.5 is a component of PlateSpin Transformation Manager 2019.5. The Connector discovers details about source workloads and target VMware vCenter Server platforms. In a PlateSpin Migration Factory environment, Migrate Connector integrates PTM with one or more PlateSpin Migrate 2019.5 servers to automate migrations or to track external migrations performed with Migrate servers.
NOTE:PlateSpin Migrate Connector 2019.5 is not backwards compatible with prior releases of PlateSpin Transformation Manager and PlateSpin Migrate.
Use the information in this quick start to deploy instances of the PlateSpin Migrate Connector in your PlateSpin Migration Factory environment.
Consider the following guidelines as you deploy PlateSpin Migrate Connectors in your migration environment:
For source workload discovery, deploy at least one Migrate Connector server in each source network (the network where source workloads reside).
For target platform discovery in VMware environments on premises or in VMware Cloud (VMC) on Amazon Web Services, deploy a Migrate Connector instance in each target network to enable discovery of VMware vCenter Server platforms and their platform resources.
Configure each Migrate Connector server to work with your PTM Server.
There is no set limit to the number of Connectors you can register for a PTM Server.
Each Migrate Connector instance can register with only one PTM Server.
Each Migrate Connector instance can be available to all projects (the default), or it can be dedicated to a single project.
Associate each PlateSpin Migrate Connector instance with one or more PlateSpin Migrate servers.
Assign each Migration Server resource to only one Connector.
It is not supported to assign a PlateSpin Migrate server to multiple Migrate Connectors in the same project or in different projects.
PlateSpin Migrate Connector supports installation on SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) 15 servers.
The Migrate Connector installation RPM includes dependent software. See PTM 2019.5 Administrator Guide.
The installation files for PlateSpin Migrate Connector 2019.5 are available on the Micro Focus Downloads website. Select , then follow the link for PlateSpin Transformation Manager 2019.5 in the results. Use your Micro Focus Customer Center account credentials to log in to this site. Download the RPM file and the PTM public key file.
To install PlateSpin Migrate Connector:
Log in to the Migrate Connector host as the root user.
Copy the RPM and KEY files that you downloaded to a location on the server.
Import the PTM Public Key to your keyring.
Launch a terminal, then enter one of the following commands as the root user:
gpg --import <ptm-public-key-filename> or rpm --import <ptm-public-key-filename>
Open a terminal console, then install the RPM:
rpm -ih <ptm-connector-rpm-filename>
Enable the Connector service. Enter
systemctl enable ps_migrate_connector.service
Start the Connector service. Enter
systemctl start ps_migrate_connector.service
Verify the Connector service. Enter
systemctl status ps_migrate_connector.service
Configure the PlateSpin Migrate Connector instance to work with your PlateSpin Transformation Manager server. See Table 1 for a checklist of Connector configuration tasks.
Table 1 PlateSpin Migrate Connector Configuration Checklist
Connector Configuration Task
We recommend that you create a unique user identity in PTM for each Connector instance. Specify these user credentials in the Connector configuration file. The user name appears in logs and transformation histories for actions performed by its associated Connector instance.
By default, a Connector instance works with all projects on the PTM Server. Associate the Connector with a Project ID to dedicate its services to that project. It ignores messages for all other projects.
As a PTM user, retrieve the Project ID on the Edit Project dialog. Pause over the Project icon in the dialog header to view the Project ID in an infotip. Specify the Project ID in the Connector configuration file.
In a PlateSpin Migration Factory environment, a Connector instance is required for automating migrations or tracking migrations performed on your PlateSpin Migrate servers. Each Migrate server is associated to a single Connector. A Connector can be associated to multiple Migrate Servers.
Users with Project Manager or Project Architect permissions can assign a Connector by creating or editing a Migration Server resource. See
Users with Administrator permissions can add one or more Migration Server resources to a Connector by editing a Connector in the Connectors list. See PTM 2019.5 Administrator Guide.
Migrate Connector settings in PTM apply to all Migrate Connectors associated with the PTM Server across all projects.
Users with Administrator permissions can set the Migrate Connector global settings. See PTM 2019.5 Administrator Guide.
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