Technical Specifications

PlateSpin Forge® is a consolidated recovery hardware appliance that protects physical and virtual workloads (operating systems, middleware, and data) by using embedded virtualization technology. If there is a production server outage or disaster, workloads can be rapidly powered on within the PlateSpin Forge recovery environment and continue to run as normal until the production environment is restored.

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

Supported Source Workload Operating Systems

  • Microsoft Windows Server
  • Microsoft Windows desktop
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
  • Novell Open Enterprise Server
  • Oracle Enterprise Linux
  • CentOS

Supported VM Containers

VM containers can be a VMware ESXi Server or a VMware DRS Cluster, using vCenter management. ESXi versions must have a paid license.

Web Interface Access

Most of your interaction with the appliance takes place through the browser-based PlateSpin® Protect Web Interface. Supported web browsers are Google Chrome, Microsoft Internet Explorer, and Mozilla Firefox.

Software Specifications

Component Software

Virtualization host

VMware ESXi

Forge Management VM

Microsoft Windows Server

Database Server

Microsoft SQL Server

Hardware Specifications

Component PlateSpin Forge 700 Series


2 x 10-core (20-thread) Intel Xeon E5-2630v4 @ 3.1 Ghz (turbo)

Memory (RAM)

128 GB (16 GB x 8) User-expandable to 768 GB

Storage reserved for system software

500 GB

Storage available for backups

Over 20 TB

Gigabit Ethernet Cards


RAID controller

Yes, RAID 6

Remote Access Card (DRAC)


Redundant power supplies


Rails and cable management arm


Rack-mount form factor


Hardware Warranty

Micro Focus has contracted with Dell to provide broken hardware replacement (ProSupport) services through their global network of qualified technicians, ensuring fast, efficient and worldwide warranty service—and this for the duration of five years after the purchase of a PlateSpin Forge system. Details about this program can be found in the PlateSpin Forge Getting Started Guide that ships with each appliance. To learn more about ProSupport services, visit