The recommended system requirements and performance guidelines will help you achieve migration success without experiencing connectivity or network-related errors.
Transend Migration Console can be run on virtual or physical machines on a Windows operating system. We recommend building a farm of migration machines (with similar specs) and scaling the project across the farm to optimize performance and reduce processing time.
While the software runs on a Windows OS, there are options for Mac users.
We on all machines performing migrations. Alternatively, you can create anti-virus exclusions for the following directories (although this is usually less effective than disablement):
Warning! Antivirus scanning will significantly reduce performance, and potentially result in data loss!
- Windows 8 or 10, or Windows Server 2008, 2012 or 2016 with current Service Packs. Set the Windows display language to English to ensure services operate correctly.
- Intel i5/i7 processor or equivalent; 4 or more cores.
- 8 GB RAM or greater (optimized for your Motherboard).
- Use hard drives that are 7200 RPM or greater.
- At least 100 GB of available disk space (possibly more depending on requirements specific to your environment, but no less than 50% or more available disk space).
- High performance independent 10/100/1000 Network PCI/PCIe/SCSI Network Adapter.
- Must be running .Net Framework v4.7.1 or higher.
- Configure workstations and server to operate under only one protocol.
- Convert on a hard wired (not wireless or VPN) 10/100/1000 LAN segment.
- Dedicate a Switched LAN segment to the workstations and servers involved in the migration.
- Update Network card drivers to the current version.
Server and Workstation Considerations
- Disable anti-virus on all machines performing migrations. Alternatively, you can create anti-virus exclusions for the following directories: C:\Windows\Temp, C:\ProgramData\Transend. Failure to disable antivirus will significantly reduce performance and potentially result in data loss.
- If running on VMware, follow best practices to Maximize Performance and CPU Utilization
- Disable SPAM filter during migration.
- Disable directory sync (OneDrive, Google Drive, etc.) to ensure that sync services don’t interfere with Transend Migration Console files.
- Update Transend software to the current version.
- Minimize network latency: migrate local files where possible, locate migration nodes in the same network segment as mail servers, access over WAN only when absolutely necessary.
- Set Windows to optimize memory for “best performance” under Windows Advanced Settings.
- Change the temp directory to a separate partition other the partition where the swap file resides. Use the /D < directory > switch option to change the temp directory location. See help file for more information.
- If running software to remove Temp files and/or Windows Registry entries from a computer (i.e. CCleaner or similar), we recommend restarting all machines running Transend products (including machines with Remote Agents) after usage of system cleaning tools.