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Supported source and target platforms for PlateSpin Migrate 9.2

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Environment

PlateSpin Migrate 9.2



Situation

This article provides info about supported source workloads and target hosts in PlateSpin Migrate 9.2. For quick reference, see the matrix towards end of the article for source/target compatibility and full/semi automation support.

Note: This article is progressive and changes with every new release of Platespin Migrate. For info about previous releases, please see links to relative articles in additional information section.

Resolution

Supported Microsoft Windows Workloads

For Windows platform, PlateSpin Migrate supports the following portability features:

- Workload portability: Peer-to-peer migrations (P2V, V2V, V2P, P2P).
- Peer-to-peer workload synchronization with Server Sync (P2V, V2V, P2P, V2P).
- Workload imaging with Flexible Images (X2I, I2X), with full or partial support for several third-party backup and archiving applications.


Operating Systems:

Windows Server 2008, Standard/Enterprise 32-bit, 64-bit
Windows Server 2008 R2
Windows Server 2003 (+ SP0, SP1, SP2, R2) Standard/Enterprise 32-bit, 64-bit
Windows Server 2000, Windows Advanced Server 2000 (+ SP0, SP1, SP2, SP3, SP4) 32-bit
Windows XP Professional (+ SP2, SP3 ),  32-bit, 64-bit
Windows Vista, Business/Enterprise/Ultimate (+ SP1, SP2), 32-bit, 64-bit
Windows 7 32-bit, 64-bit
Windows 2003 & 2008 Cluster Server
Small Business Server 2003 & 2008

NOTES:

> Windows Server editions with Domain Controller role are also supported.

> Windows 2003 requires SP1 or higher for VSS and VSS-Block transfers.

> Live transfer method is not supported for Windows 2000 without SP4 and Windows workloads with FAT volumes. These workloads can be migrated using the Offline (Take Control) method.

> Offline migration is not supported for workloads running Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008.

> Windows Cluster can be migrated to target ESX host only.

> Only active-passive cluster model is supported and single-active-node is migrated. For more info on Windows cluster support, please refer to page 80 of product user guide.


Localization support

PlateSpin Migrate supports the following localized versions of source Windows workloads:

- English
- French
- German
- Japanese
- Chinese

 
Supported Linux Workloads

For the Linux platform, PlateSpin Migrate provides Live and Offline peer-to-peer workload portability support (P2P, P2V, V2P, V2V), including workload synchronization with Server Sync.

- Supported Linux file systems are EXT2, EXT3, EXT4, REISERFS and NSS (OES2 platform).
- Workload imaging is not supported for Linux.
-
Some of the supported Linux versions require that you compile the PlateSpin blkwatch module for source workload specific kernel. 

Operating Systems:

Red Hat Linux 8 32-bit only
Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS/ES/WS 4, 5, 6, 6.1, 6.2, 6.3 32-bit, 64-bit
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) 9, 10, 11 (+ SP1) 32-bit, 64-bit
Open Enterprise Server (OES) 2 (+ SP2, SP3)
Oracle Enterprise Linux (OEL) 32-bit only


NOTES:

> Linux-based source workloads must be running a Secure Shell (SSH) server.
> Linux-based source workloads must be Physical or Fully Virtualized. Para-virtualized Linux source VMs are not supported.
> Live transfer is not supported for RHEL 8 and OEL platform.
> OEL workloads using Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel are not supported.
> PlateSpin block-based module (blkwatch) must be compiled for RHEL 5.6-5.9, 6.3 and all customized kernels. See TID 7005873 for more details.

 
Supported Target Virtualization Platforms

Fully automated:

VMware vCenter 4.1 (+ U1, U2, U3), 5.0 (+ U1), 5.1.
VMware ESX 4.1 (+ U1, U2), 4.1i*, 5.0 (+ U1), 5.1.
Citrix XenServer 5.5

*ESXi servers must be licensed to allow for remote execution in order to perform fully-automated migrations. (The free version of the ESXi license does not include this functionality).


Semi-automated:

Novell Xen Hypervisor on SLES 10 SP2
Microsoft Hyper-V 2008


NOTES:
 
> Guest OS platform being migrated must be supported by the target virtual host platform. Please check vendor's documentation for details.
> Citrix XenServer 5.5 is only supported as a target host for Windows workloads.
> Linux workloads can be migrated to Para-virtualized VM targets on Novell Xen Hypervisor. Refer to page 81 of product user guide.
> For more information on the semi-automated migration process, refer to page 75 of product user guide.

 

 Source & Target supportability matrix

Source

Capabilities

Target Platform

 

Server Sync?

Live Migrations?

ESX 4.1, 5, 5.1

VMWare VCenter 4.1, 5.0, 5.1

Citrix Xen 5.5

XEN SLES 10

Microsoft Hyper-V  2008

Image

Physical

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RHEL 4

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

 

Yes

Yes

 

Yes

RHEL 5

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

 

Yes

Yes

 

Yes

RHEL 6, 6.1, 6.2, 6.3

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

 

Yes

Yes

 

Yes

RHEL 8

 

 

 

 

 

Yes

Yes

 

 

SLES 9

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

 

Yes

Yes

 

Yes

SLES 10

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

 

Yes

Yes

 

Yes

SLES 11

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

 

Yes

Yes

 

Yes

OES 2

 

 

 

 

 

Yes

Yes

 

Yes

OEL

 

 

 

 

 

Yes

Yes

 

Yes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Windows 2000

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Windows 2003

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Windows 2008

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Windows XP

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Windows Vista

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Windows 7

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 











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Target Platforms

 

ESX 4.1, 5.0, 5.1

VMWare VCenter 4.1, 5.0, 5,1

Citrix Xen 5.5

XEN on SLES 10

Microsoft Hyper-V 2008

 

 

 

 

Semi-Automated

 

 

 

Yes

Yes

 

 

 

 

Fully-Automed

Yes

Yes

Yes

 

 

 

 

 

 











Yes =Supported




















 

 


 

Additional Information

Links to articles for earlier Migrate release versions:

Supported source and sarget platforms for PlateSpin Migrate 9.0.2: 7011717

Disclaimer

This Support Knowledgebase provides a valuable tool for NetIQ/Novell/SUSE customers and parties interested in our products and solutions to acquire information, ideas and learn from one another. Materials are provided for informational, personal or non-commercial use within your organization and are presented "AS IS" WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND.

  • Document ID:7005871
  • Creation Date:29-APR-10
  • Modified Date:30-AUG-13
    • NetIQPlateSpin Migrate

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