6.7 Managing a Workload’s Network Identity

PlateSpin Migrate enables you to manage the network identity and domain registration of your migration target workload and specify related preferences as part of a migration job. By default, a job is configured to preserve a source workload’s network identity and domain registration. You can modify the default configuration to suit the objectives of your migration job.

Proper configuration of migration target’s network identity is especially important when you are migrating a workload to a different domain, planning to take it off a domain, or if you intend to change the hostname of a workload while it is in the domain.

To configure a target workload’s network identity options:

Configuration options vary depending on whether the target machine is Windows or Linux.

6.7.1 Managing the Identity of Windows Workloads

Use these settings to configure the network identity of your target Windows workload (in either Wizard or Advanced mode).

Host Name : Specify the desired hostname for the target machine.

Generate New SID: When this option is selected, the target workload is assigned a new System Identifier (SID). Credentials are required only for Windows 2008 and Vista systems, and must be the credentials for the local (embedded) Administrator account. If this account has been locally renamed on the source, provide the new name. If this account is disabled on Vista (default), enable it first.

Member of (Domain / Workgroup): Select the required option and type the name of the domain or workgroup that you want the target machine to join.

Preserve Source Server’s Domain Registration: Preserves domain registration and ensures that the source server domain registration remains intact during migration. If you disable this option, the source machine’s domain account is transferred to the target machine. The source server still appears to be on the domain, but does not have a valid connection.

Domain Credentials: If the target machine is to be part of a domain, specify valid credentials that have permission to add servers to the domain.

6.7.2 Managing the Network Identity of Linux Workloads

Use these settings to configure the network identity of your target Linux workload (in either Wizard or Advanced mode) and DNS server addresses as required (Advanced mode).

Network Identification tab: Specify the desired hostname for the target server.

DNS tab: Use the Add, Edit, and Remove buttons to manage DNS server entries for the new virtual machine.