PlateSpin® Protect supports workloads for English, French, German, Japanese, Chinese Traditional, and Chinese Simplified versions of Microsoft Windows for the following release versions and server configurations. It supports only the NTFS file system on supported Windows systems. PlateSpin Protect mirrors the Microsoft support of BIOS and UEFI firmware. Disks must be partitioned with MBR or GPT disk partitioning formats. Support includes both file-level and block-level replications for workloads, except as noted.
Note: Protection of Microsoft Windows Server 2016 servers and clusters requires VMware ESXi 6.0 or higher.
Support includes block-level replications with no driver. Driver-based block-based transfer is supported for incremental replications on Windows Server 2008 R2 and higher clusters on FC SANs only.
PlateSpin Protect supports protection for the following distributions of Linux. It supports only the EXT2, EXT3, EXT4, REISERFS, XFS 4.x and earlier, and NSS (OES) file systems on supported Linux systems. Protect mirrors the Linux support of BIOS and UEFI firmware. Disks can be partitioned with the MBR or GPT disk partitioning formats. Support includes only block-level replications using a blkwatch driver.
Replication of protected Linux workloads occurs only at the block level. PlateSpin Protect software requires a blkwatch driver compiled for a particular Linux distribution being protected.
VM containers can be a VMware ESXi Server or a VMware DRS Cluster, using vCenter management. ESXi versions must have a paid license. Supported platforms are:
Most of your interaction with the appliance takes place through the browser-based PlateSpin Protect Web Interface. Supported web browsers are:
Install the software on a dedicated physical machine or virtual machine.
For new installations, supported operating systems are:
An upgrade requires an existing PlateSpin Protect Server, running version 11.2, with or without hotfixes and field patches.
A dedicated Microsoft SQL Server database instance, running on one of the following database servers:
You must install the following components on the Windows server where you will install PlateSpin Protect:
In addition to the English language, PlateSpin Protect provides National Language Support (NLS) for installation and use on machines configured for the Chinese Simplified, Chinese Traditional, French, German, and Japanese languages. Documentation is available in these languages plus Spanish.
VM containers can be a VMware ESXi Server or a VMware DRS cluster; vCenter management is required. ESXi versions must have a paid license.
Most of your interaction with the appliance takes place through the browser-based PlateSpin Protect web interface. Supported web browsers are Google Chrome, Microsoft Internet Explorer, and Mozilla Firefox.