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 database.
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.