6.2 Guidelines for Workload Credentials

PlateSpin Forge must have administrator-level access to workloads Throughout the workload protection and recovery workflow, PlateSpin Forge prompts you to specify credentials that must be provided in a specific format.

Table 6-1 Workload Credentials

To Discover



All Windows workloads

Local or domain administrator credentials.

For the username, use this format:

  • For domain member machines: authority\principal

  • For workgroup member machines: hostname\principal

Windows Clusters

Domain administrator credentials

All Linux workloads

Root-level username and password

Non-root accounts must be properly configured to use sudo. See KB Article 7920711.