Tech Specs

Overview

PlateSpin Transformation Manager is a planning, tracking, and automation tool for large-scale data center transformation projects. It features familiar project roles, progress visualization with a dashboard, and support for all workload transformation methods. Import with automated discovery simplifies and standardizes the setup of workloads and target hosts for planning.

For workloads in Automated Mode, you can plan, execute, and monitor the transformation workflow from import to cutover from a single point of control across large server farms of PlateSpin Migrate servers. Your team can increase project predictability, transformation speed, and success ratios, which helps reduce overall project costs and time to completion.

For workloads in Planning Mode, you can plan and track their external migrations. You can receive state event changes for matching migrations that you execute on PlateSpin Migrate Servers.

PlateSpin Migrate Connector supports workload and host discovery, load-balances the assignment of migration jobs to PlateSpin Migrate servers, and manages communications for the execution and monitoring of transformation plans for your VMware migration projects.

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

Version 1.1.1 ›

Version 1.1 ›

Version 1.0 ›

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
PlateSpin Migrate Connector specifications

PlateSpin Transformation Manager and PlateSpin Migrate Connector automate workload migration and load-balance jobs across large server farms of PlateSpin Migrate servers. The Event Management system receives and transmits event notifications about replication, cutover, and status change events between Migrate servers and its assigned project in Transformation Manager.

Connector Host server
  • PlateSpin Transformation Manager Appliance includes an installed instance
  • (Optional) Install additional instances for project-level assignment on your SUSE Linux Enterprise Servers
Assignment
  • One Migrate Connector instance for each project
PlateSpin migration factory deployment
  • PlateSpin Transformation Manager
  • PlateSpin Migrate Connector
  • PlateSpin Migrate servers
PlateSpin discovery deployment
  • PlateSpin Transformation Manager
  • PlateSpin Migrate Connector
Supported transformation methods
  • Planning mode
    • Planning for all transformation methods
    • Tracking for external migrations of imported workloads on PlateSpin Migrate Servers
  • Automated mode — P2V and V2V to VMware Cluster target containers
Supported source platforms for migration
  • Operating systems for x86 and x64 architecture machines

NOTE: For automated migration, only platforms supported by PlateSpin Migrate for migration to VMware target containers.

Supported target platforms for migration
  • Physical, virtual, and cloud hosts

NOTE: For automated migration, only VMware Cluster hosts supported by PlateSpin Migrate as target containers.

Supported platforms for discovery

Source workloads

  • Microsoft Windows
  • Linux

Target hosts

  • VMware Clusters
Supported native languages
  • English
  • Japanese
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