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PlateSpin Migrate 2020.2 Evaluation Install Instructions
Install_PlateSpin_Migrate_Prerequisites-2020_2.zip 8.4 KB (8624)
PhysicalTarget-2020_2.zip 769.9 MB (807248745)
PlateSpin_Replication_Environment-2020_2.zip 1.1 GB (1167060934)
PlateSpin_Replication_Environment_BIOS_x64-2020_2.zip 856.5 MB (898089560)
PlateSpin_Replication_Environment_UEFI-2020_2.zip 1.4 GB (1461279500)
PlateSpinMigrateSetup-2020.2.0.107.exe 3 GB (3194036512)
VolumeManager.exe 24.5 KB (25088)

Activation Code for Your Evaluation License

An Evaluation License has been generated for the Customer Center account that you used to access the PlateSpin Migrate 2020.2 Eval Download page. The activation code for your Evaluation License is displayed in red on the Eval download page. The activation code will also be available to you by logging in to the Customer Center account.

For information about activating the license, see "PlateSpin Migrate Product Licensing" in the PlateSpin Migrate User Guide.

Product Description

PlateSpin Migrate enables you to migrate heterogeneous workloads across x86-based physical, virtual, and cloud infrastructures in your data center. It decouples the workload infrastructure from its software (operating system, applications, and data) to allow any-to-any migrations. Migrate provides tools to easily discover source workloads and target platforms in your environment. You can efficiently configure and execute migrations, test the target workload before the actual cutover, and monitor the status of workload migration.

In addition to virtual and physical hosts, PlateSpin Migrate supports migration of workloads to cloud environments, including Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, VMware vCloud Director, and Oracle Cloud Infrastructure.

Documentation for this release is available online in HTML and PDF format. Visit the PlateSpin Migrate 2020.2 Documentation website.

Key Features

  • Amazon Web Services
    • Support for new AWS instance types
  • Source Workloads
    • Support for migration of Windows Server 2019 source workloads
    • Enhanced support for the following already supported Linux source workloads:
      • Support conversion of a SLES 12 SP4 BIOS workload with a default LVM-based installation irrespective of whether it has partitions or not
      • Precompiled blkwatch drivers for the Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 7.7, Oracle Linux 7.7, Cent OS 7.7 workloads are included in the PlateSpin Migrate software
  • Target Platforms
    • Support for target VMware 6.7 U3 Platforms (vCenter 6.7 U3, ESXi 6.7 U3)
    • Support for migrations to Microsoft Azure-connected Azure Stack
    • Enhanced the best matching SCSI adapter algorithm that PlateSpin Migrate uses to set the default SCSI adapter type on SLES 11 and SLES 12 target workloads
  • Installer Enhancements
    • The Install PlateSpin Migrate Prerequisites script is enhanced to automatically restart the script after you reboot the Migrate host server when prompted by the script
  • PlateSpin Configuration Settings
    • Ability to retain the source VMware tools on the target workload
    • Ability to first use public IP to register the target cloud instance with Migrate server

For more information about these and other enhancements for this release, see "What's New" in the PlateSpin Migrate 2020.2 Release Notes.

For detailed information about supported source workloads and target platforms for PlateSpin Migrate 2020.2, see "Supported Configurations" in the PlateSpin Migrate User Guide.

File Description

Filename Usage
PhysicalTarget-2020_2.zip

Contains the compressed PlateSpin ISO files, which are used to boot BIOS or UEFI firmware-based target physical machines or virtual machines during semi-automated migrations and semi-automated Server Sync operations. The semi-automated migration is used to transfer the workload to a physical machine or virtual machine that has been registered in PlateSpin Migrate. This registration occurs when you boot the target machine with the PlateSpin ISO image and register with the PlateSpin Server by following the prompts.

  • The bootofx.x2p.iso file uses SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) 12 SP3 for the Linux RAMDisk (LRD), which contains a minimal set of system files, drivers, and executables, sufficient for an initial, temporary boot. It supports all enhancements for the PlateSpin Migrate 2020.2 release. You can optionally select support for Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE), Multipath I/O functionality, or both FCoE and MPIO to recognize those capabilities in the target workload. Use this ISO for migration of 64-bit workloads.

  • The bootofx.x2p.sles11sp4.iso file uses SLES 11 SP4 for the LRD. It does not support the enhancements for the PlateSpin Migrate 2020.2 release. Use this ISO for migration of 32-bit workloads.

See "PlateSpin ISO Image" in the PlateSpin Migrate User Guide.

PlateSpin_Replication_Environment-2020_2.zip 

PlateSpin requires a replication environment to migrate workloads to a vCloud Organization. This replication environment is a virtual appliance based on a SLES 11 operating system and is required for migration of 32-bit BIOS workloads. It contains all the required PlateSpin tools. This ZIP file contains a OVF PlateSpin Package that you must upload to the vCloud organization if you want to migrate 32-bit workloads to vCloud.

See "Prerequisites for Migrating Workloads to VMware vCloud Director" in the PlateSpin Migrate User Guide.

PlateSpin_Replication_Environment_BIOS_x64-2020_2.zip 

PlateSpin requires a replication environment to migrate workloads to a vCloud Organization. This replication environment is a virtual appliance based on a SLES 12 operating system and is required for migration of 64-bit BIOS workloads. It contains all the required PlateSpin tools. This ZIP file contains a OVF PlateSpin Package that you must upload to the vCloud organization if you want to migrate 64-bit BIOS workloads to vCloud.

See "Prerequisites for Migrating Workloads to VMware vCloud Director" in the PlateSpin Migrate User Guide.

PlateSpin_Replication_Environment_UEFI-2020_2.zip 

PlateSpin requires a replication environment to migrate workloads to a vCloud Organization. This replication environment is a virtual appliance based on a SLES 12 operating system and is required for migration of UEFI workloads. It contains all the required PlateSpin tools. This ZIP file contains a OVF PlateSpin Package that you must upload to the vCloud organization if you want to migrate UEFI workloads to vCloud.

See "Prerequisites for Migrating Workloads to VMware vCloud Director" in the PlateSpin Migrate User Guide.

PlateSpinMigrateSetup-2020.2.0.xxx.exe

(where xxx denotes the number of the build that is available for download. For example, PlateSpinMigrateSetup-2020.2.0.240.exe installs PlateSpin Migrate version 2020.2, build number 240.)

Use this PlateSpin Migrate setup executable to install the product. The program checks your system for the necessary prerequisites and interactively installs the required software components.

See "Installing PlateSpin Migrate" in the PlateSpin Migrate Installation and Upgrade Guide.

VolumeManager.exe

Use to change the local volume serial numbers to match on each node of the Windows cluster that you want to migrate.

See "Synchronizing Serial Numbers on Cluster Node Local Storage" in the PlateSpin Migrate User Guide.

Install_PlateSpin_Migrate_Prerequisites-2020_2.zip

Contains the Install PlateSpin Migrate Prerequisites.ps1 file and related .bat and readme.txt files.

Run the Install PlateSpin Migrate Prerequisites.bat file to execute the PowerShell script. The PowerShell script automatically installs and configures prerequisite software on the intended PlateSpin Migrate server host where you have previously installed a supported version of Microsoft Windows Server operating system and activated the Windows license.

NOTE: The installation of prerequisite software might require a reboot of the intended PlateSpin Migrate host server. Depending on what prerequisite software needs to be installed, Internet access might be required.

See " Prerequisite Software" and "Installing Prerequisite Software" in the PlateSpin Migrate Installation and Upgrade Guide.

System Requirements

For the most recent information about system requirements, see "Preparing to Install PlateSpin Migrate" in the PlateSpin Migrate Installation and Upgrade Guide.

Licensing PlateSpin Migrate Software

To install and use PlateSpin Migrate, you must have a license activation code. If you do not have a license activation code, request one through the Customer Center. A Micro Focus representative will contact you and provide the license activation code. For more detailed information about product activation and licensing, see "PlateSpin Migrate Product Licensing" in the PlateSpin Migrate User Guide.

Downloading and Installing PlateSpin Migrate

To download the installation program:

  1. On the download page, select the PlateSpinMigrateSetup-2020.2.0.xxx.exe file to download.

  2. Click download, then copy the file to an accessible location on the computer where you want to install the product.

Before you launch the installation program, you need to read the installation documentation, decide on an installation layout, and make sure your hosts meet the system requirements for the different software components of PlateSpin Migrate.

For complete product installation information, see the PlateSpin Migrate Installation and Upgrade Guide.

Downloading the PlateSpin Migrate Boot Image

To download the image:

  1. On the download page, select the .zip file (PhysicalTarget-2020_2.zip) to download.

  2. Click download, then save the Zip file to an accessible location on your network.

  3. From the location where you saved the Zip file, extract the two ISO files for later use:

    bootofx.x2p.iso
    bootofx.x2p.sles11sp4.iso
NOTE: The PlateSpin Migrate Knowledgebase includes an article with instructions you can use for updating this ISO with additional device drivers.

Known Issues

For the list of known issues, see the PlateSpin Migrate Release Notes on the PlateSpin Migrate Documentation website.