PlateSpin Portability Suite 8.1 User Guide

This guide provides information about using PlateSpin® Portability Suite version 8.1 (PlateSpin® Migrate and PlateSpin® Protect products).


This guide is intended for IT staff, such as data center administrators and operators, who use Portability Suite in their ongoing workload migration and protection projects.


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Documentation Updates

For the most recent version of this text, visit the PlateSpin® Portability Suite version 8.1 Web site.

Additional Documentation

This guide is part of the PlateSpin® Portability Suite documentation set. Below is a complete list of the set:

Portability Suite 8.1 Release Notes

Provides late-breaking information, as well as information about known issues and suggested workarounds.

Portability Suite 8.1 Installation Guide

Provides information about installing, upgrading, and uninstalling the product.

Portability Suite 8.1 Configuration Guide

Provides information about licensing your product and managing license keys, setting up your network environment, and configuring your product’s default settings.

Portability Suite 8.1 User Guide

Provides information about using the product in your workload migration and protection projects.

Portability Suite 8.1 Integrated Help

All product documentation in compiled HTML help (CHM) format, integrated with the product.

Portability Suite 8.1 Online Documentation

All product documentation in WebHelp format for browser-based access over the Internet. This distribution should contain the latest updates at all times.

Additional Resources

We encourage you to use the following additional resources on the Web:

Technical Support

You can also visit the PlateSpin Technical Support Web site.

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