PlateSpin Transformation Manager

Specs

PlateSpin Transformation Manager 2 Detailed Technical Specifications

Appliance host server:
  • Deploy the OVF file for the PlateSpin Transformation Manager Appliance on your own virtualization host server.
Virtualization host server:
  • VMware ESXi version 5.5 or later: The ESXi host must have a VMware enterprise license.
  • VMware vSphere Client 5.x or later: Use this tool to set up the hypervisor environment for the appliance VM.

Micro Focus recommends setting up NTP in accordance with the VMware timekeeping best practices for Linux guests (KB 1006427).

Virtual machine:
  • Static IPv4 address
  • Minimum of 4 GB memory
  • Minimum of 2 vCPUs
Virtual storage:

Disk 1 boot: minimum 20 GB

The boot partition for the appliance stores the system files, including:

  • Guest operating system
  • All appliance-specific software
  • Appliance system event logs that are stored in the /var directory

Disk 2 /vastorage: minimum 20 GB

The /vastorage partition stores:

  • PlateSpin Transformation Manager software and PostgreSQL database
  • Appliance configuration information
  • Ganglia health metrics
Appliance Management Console:

Most of your management interaction with the PlateSpin Transformation Manager Appliance takes place through the browser-based PlateSpin Transformation Manager Appliance management console.

Supported web browsers

  • Google Chrome (latest version)
  • Mozilla Firefox (latest version)
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 11

NOTE: JavaScript (Active Scripting) must be enabled in your web browser.

Ports and firewalls

  • Appliance management console: Port 9443 (secure)
  • Appliance monitoring for Ganglia: Port 8642 (secure), port 9080 (not secure)
  • PostgreSQL database: If you use a remote database, port 5432 (secure with SSL enabled)
  • SSH: Port 22 (secure); port 22 is disabled by default

Ensure that you open the ports in all firewalls in your network between the PlateSpin Transformation Manager Appliance and the computers you use to access the appliance.

PTM Web Interface:

User interaction with the PlateSpin Transformation Manager server takes place through the browser-based PlateSpin Transformation Manager web interface.

Supported web browsers

  • Google Chrome (latest version)
  • Mozilla Firefox (latest version)
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 11

NOTE: JavaScript (Active Scripting) must be enabled in your web browser.

Ports and firewalls

  • Port 8183 (secure)
  • Port 8182 (not secure, disabled by default)
  • Ensure that you open the ports in all firewalls in your network between the PlateSpin Transformation Manager Appliance and the computers you use to access the PlateSpin Transformation Manager Server.

 

PlateSpin Migrate Connector for PlateSpin Transformation Manager:
  • PlateSpin Migrate Connector for PlateSpin Transformation Manager performs discovery of source workloads and target platforms, load-balances the assignment of migration jobs across PlateSpin Migrate servers, and manages communications for executing and monitoring workload transformations.
Host server:
  • PlateSpin Transformation Manager Appliance includes an instance of the PlateSpin Migrate Connector. It is preconfigured to work with the Transformation Manager server. Use this Connector to migrate source workloads in the same network where you deploy the appliance.
  • You can also deploy Migrate Connector separately on your own Linux servers.
Ports and firewalls:
  • Polling and eventing communications: Port 61613 (not secure)

Ensure that you open the ports in all firewalls in your network for event communications:

  • PlateSpin Transformation Manager Appliance and the PlateSpin Migrate Connector host servers
  • PlateSpin Migrate Connector host server and its PlateSpin Migrate servers
Assignment:
  • Each Connector serves all projects or only a designated project.
  • Each project can have multiple Connectors, with at least one instance in each source and target network.
PlateSpin Migration Factory:
  • The PlateSpin Migration Factory enables you to automate many tasks for workload migration by combining PlateSpin Transformation Manager with PlateSpin Migrate Connector and one or more PlateSpin Migrate servers.
Requirements for Migration or Tracking:

Before you attempt to execute an automated migration, you must configure your PlateSpin environment for the project and ensure that the equipment is up and running:

  • PlateSpin Transformation Manager 2 project and resources configured and the transformation planned
  • PlateSpin Migrate Connector 2 instances as needed for your migration environment
  • PlateSpin Migrate 2018.11 servers
    • Added as Migration Server resources in the project
    • Assigned to a single Migrate Connector that will execute and monitor migrations through the Migrate server
  • Target platforms and resources discovered and available to be consumed during the migration
PlateSpin Discovery:

The PlateSpin Discovery enables automated discovery of workloads and target platforms. Requirements for discovery

Before attempting to execute import with automated discovery, you must configure your PlateSpin Discovery Environment for the project and ensure that the equipment is up and running:

  • PlateSpin Transformation Manager 2 project defined
  • PlateSpin Migrate Connector 2 available to the project, deployed in the source network or target network

Ports and firewalls for workloads

  • Linux: ICMP and SSH port 22
  • Windows: ICMP and SMB port 445 or 139

Open the ports in all firewalls in your network between the PlateSpin Migrate Connector and the source workloads and target platforms.

Supported configurations:

Supported transformation methods

  • Automated
  • Manual (Tracking)
  • Manual
  • Decommission

Supported source platforms

  • Microsoft Windows Server
  • Microsoft Windows Clusters
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
  • Oracle Linux
  • CentOS
  • Other (for Manual migration and Decommission only)

NOTE: For automation and tracking, source OSes must be supported by PlateSpin Migrate for migration to the target platform.

Supported target platforms for automated migrations

Microsoft Azure Cloud: Global, China, Germany, US Government

  • VMware vCenter Servers
    • On premises
    • VMware Cloud (VMC) in Amazon Web Services

NOTE: Automation is restricted to target platform versions and cloud environments supported by PlateSpin Migrate.

Supported target platforms for migration tracking

  • All migration target platforms supported by PlateSpin Migrate

PlateSpin Transformation Manager specifications

Appliance host server:
  • VMware ESXi host server
  • VMware vSphere Client
  • Virtual storage disks
  • Static IP address
  • External PostgreSQL database (optional)
Appliance management console:
  • Mozilla Firefox
  • Chrome
  • Internet Explorer
PTM server web interface:
  • Mozilla Firefox
  • Chrome
  • Internet Explorer

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