Tech Specs

Overview

PlateSpin® Migrate enables you to migrate heterogeneous workloads (operating systems along with their applications and data) across server and desktop infrastructure in the data center, decoupling workload hardware from software.

For detailed version information, see the PlateSpin Migrate support technical information links below:

Version 12.2 ›

Version 12.1 ›

Product evaluation

To evaluate PlateSpin Migrate, request a trial activation code via the Trial Download button at the top of this page.

The PlateSpin Migrate Evaluation Guide and PlateSpin Migrate Evaluation Tutorial provide important information and a step-by-step overview to help you evaluate PlateSpin Migrate.

PlateSpin Migrate Server host requirements
PlateSpin Server host

A dedicated physical machine or virtual machine

Operating system

Microsoft Windows Server

Database instance

A dedicated Microsoft SQL Server database instance (local or remote):

  • Microsoft SQL Server Express (included)
  • Microsoft SQL Server
Software prerequisites
  • Microsoft .NET Framework
  • Web Server (IIS)
PlateSpin Migrate Client host requirements

You can install the PlateSpin Migrate Client on the PlateSpin Server host or on a separate computer. A standalone Migrate Client host must meet the following system requirements:

PlateSpin Migrate Client host

A dedicated physical machine or virtual machine

Operating system
  • Microsoft Windows Server
  • Microsoft Windows desktop
Software prerequisites

Microsoft .NET Framework

National language support

EN, DE, FR, JA, CN, CT

PlateSpin Migrate web interface requirements

The PlateSpin Migrate web interface supports migration of Windows and Linux workloads to VMware, Microsoft Azure, and VMware vCloud Director.

Web browsers
  • Google Chrome
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer
  • Mozilla Firefox
National language support

EN, DE, FR, JA, CN, CT

Supported Windows platforms
Migration to non-cloud targets
  • Microsoft Windows Server
  • Microsoft Windows Server Cluster (block-level replication only)
  • Microsoft Windows desktops
Migration to cloud targets

Microsoft Azure
Microsoft Windows Server

VMware vCloud Director
Microsoft Windows Server

Amazon Web Services (AWS)
Microsoft Windows Server

Supported Linux platforms

Support includes only block-level replications using a blkwatch driver. PlateSpin Migrate software includes pre-compiled versions of the blkwatch driver for many non-debug Linux distributions (32-bit and 64-bit). For a list of available drivers, see List of Distributions in the PlateSpin Migrate User Guide. If your search is unsuccessful, you can create a custom blkwatch driver by following the steps found in the Knowledgebase Article KB 7005873.

Migration to non-cloud targets
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
  • Oracle Linux
  • CentOS
  • Red Hat Linux (Migrate Client only)
Migration to cloud targets

Microsoft Azure

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server

VMware vCloud Director

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
  • CentOS
  • Oracle Linux

Amazon Web Services (AWS)

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
  • CentOS
  • Oracle Linux
Supported target VM containers
Web interface
  • VMware vCenter
  • VMware ESXi
  • VMware ESX
Migrate Client
  • VMware vCenter
  • VMware ESXi
  • VMware ESX
  • Microsoft Windows Server with Hyper-V
  • Citrix XenServer
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) with Xen or KVM
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) with KVM
Supported target cloud platforms
Web interface
  • Microsoft Azure
  • VMware vCloud Director
Migrate Client
  • Amazon Web Services (AWS)
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