Technical Specifications

PlateSpin® Migrate enables you to migrate heterogeneous workloads (operating systems along with their applications and data) across server and desktop infrastructure in the data center, decoupling workload hardware from software.

For detailed specifications, see the PlateSpin Migrate support technical information links below:


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Choose a category below to learn about the technical specifications and supported platforms.


Product Evaluation

PlateSpin Migrate Server Host Requirements

PlateSpin Server host

A dedicated physical machine or virtual machine

Operating system

Microsoft Windows Server

Database instance

A dedicated Microsoft SQL Server database instance (local or remote):

  • Microsoft SQL Server Express (included)
  • Microsoft SQL Server

Software prerequisites

  • Microsoft .NET Framework
  • Web Server (IIS)

PlateSpin Migrate Client Host Requirements

You can install the PlateSpin Migrate Client on the PlateSpin Server host or on a separate computer. A standalone Migrate Client host must meet the following system requirements:

PlateSpin Migrate Client host

A dedicated physical machine or virtual machine

Operating system

  • Microsoft Windows Server
  • Microsoft Windows desktop

Software prerequisites

Microsoft .NET Framework

National language support

EN, DE, FR, JA, CN, CT


PlateSpin Migrate Client Host Requirements

You can install the PlateSpin Migrate Client on the PlateSpin Server host or on a separate computer. A standalone Migrate Client host must meet the following system requirements:

PlateSpin Migrate Client host

A dedicated physical machine or virtual machine

Operating system

  • Microsoft Windows Server
  • Microsoft Windows desktop

Software prerequisites

Microsoft .NET Framework

National language support

EN, DE, FR, JA, CN, CT


PlateSpin Migrate Web Interface Requirements

The PlateSpin Migrate Web Interface supports migration of Windows and Linux workloads to VMware, Microsoft Azure, and VMware vCloud Director.

Web browsers

  • Google Chrome
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer
  • Mozilla Firefox

National language support

EN, DE, FR, JA, CN, CT




Supported Windows Platforms

Migration to Non-Cloud Targets

  • Microsoft Windows Server
  • Microsoft Windows Server Cluster (block-level replication only)
  • Microsoft Windows desktops

Migration to Cloud Targets

Microsoft Azure

Microsoft Windows Server

VMware vCloud Director

Microsoft Windows Server

Amazon Web Services (AWS)

Microsoft Windows Server


Supported Linux Platforms

Support includes only block-level replications using a blkwatch driver. PlateSpin Migrate software includes pre-compiled versions of the blkwatch driver for many non-debug Linux distributions (32-bit and 64-bit). For a list of available drivers, see “List of Distributions” in the PlateSpin Migrate User Guide. If your search is unsuccessful, you can create a custom blkwatch driver by following the steps found in the Knowledgebase Article KB 7005873.

Migration to Non-Cloud Targets

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
  • Oracle Linux
  • CentOS
  • Red Hat Linux (Migrate Client only)

Migration to Cloud Targets

Microsoft Azure

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
  • CentOS
  • Oracle Linux

VMware vCloud Director

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
  • CentOS
  • Oracle Linux

Amazon Web Services (AWS)

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
  • CentOS
  • Oracle Linux


Supported Target VM Containers

Web Interface

  • VMware vCenter
  • VMware ESXi
  • VMware ESX

Migrate Client

  • VMware vCenter
  • VMware ESXi
  • VMware ESX
  • Microsoft Windows Server with Hyper-V
  • Citrix XenServer
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) with Xen or KVM
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) with KVM

Supported Target Cloud Platforms

Web Interface

  • Microsoft Azure
  • VMware vCloud Director

Migrate Client

  • Amazon Web Services (AWS)