Planning

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To help determine the correct sizing for a Tranzman Appliance, it is recommended that the Tranzman Recorder is used to help better understand the current environment.

A single Tranzman Appliance can be used to convert many environments, the following considerations need to be taken into account when sizing it.

RAM

RAM Size Use Case
Minimum 2G Using appliance only for assessments
Minimum 4GB Migrating Same Vendor
Minimum 8GB Migrating Cross Vendor
Note.png Note: Additional 1GB of RAM is required for every tape drive connected to the Appliance

CPU

CPU Core Use Case
Minimum 2 core Intel CPU Migrating Same Vendor
Minimum 4 core Intel CPU Migrating Cross Vendor
Note.png Note: Additional 1 core for every tape drive connected to the Appliance
    • ONLY INTEL processors have been tested and are supported.

Network

  • 1Gbit minimum connection required (for Same Vendor migration and recovery on Demand).
  • 10Gbit connection recommended for Cross Vendor to ensure that tape drive are kept running at a reasonable speed.
  • If multiple links are used, aggregation is needed to provide maximum throughput.
  • Multiple connections may be required if there are multiple tape drives.

Ports

The appliance needs to communicate over the network. If you have internal firewalls, you must allow the following connections or the appliance cannot function.

Backup Servers (Clients of Tranzman)

All servers
INBOUND TCP 443 from ANY
OUTBOUND to Tranzman Appliance TCP 55001-55555
Destination servers
  • Windows
OUTBOUND to the Tranzman Appliance TCP 139 and 445 and UDP 137 and 138
  • Unix/Linux
OUTBOUND to the Tranzman Appliance TCP 111,4045 and 2049 and UDP 111,4045 and 2049


Tranzman Appliance (Server)

INBOUND TCP 443 from ANY
INBOUND TCP 22 from ANY
INBOUND TCP 80 from ANY
INBOUND TCP 55001-55555 from all origin and destination backup servers
INBOUND TCP 139 and 445 and UDP 137 and 138 from destination Windows servers
INBOUND TCP 111,4045 and 2049 and UDP 111,4045 and 2049 from destination *nix servers
INBOUND TCP 139 and 445 and UDP 137 and 138 from Administration PC(s) Windows Only
OUTBOUND TCP 53 and UDP 53 to the DNS servers
OUTBOUND UDP 123 to the NTP servers
INBOUND UDP 123 to the NTP servers.
OUTBOUND TCP 25, 587 to the Email server


Administration PC

OUTBOUND to Tranzman Appliance TCP 443
OUTBOUND to Tranzman Appliance TCP 80
OUTBOUND to Tranzman Appliance TCP 22
OUTBOUND to the Tranzman Appliance TCP 139 and 445 and UDP 137 and 138


Storage

  • Minimum 3GB local disk for OS Installation.
  • Local/SAN attached disks needed for temporary staging of converted images, sized according to volume of recoveries to accommodate at any one time. The following is for guidance only, it would be recommended that you use the Tranzman Recorder and Stone Ram Consulting Services to correctly size the volumes.
Table for Guidance
Assessment Only Same Vendor Cross Vendor
Additional disk of Minimum 20GB Additional disk(s) of Minimum ((2.5 * Size of combined catalogs) + (2 * Total Memory)) Additional disk(s) of Minimum ((2.5 * Size of combined catalogs) + (2 * Total Memory) + Largest of either
3 x Largest image size
Number of Drives * max size of compressed tape


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