Support Policies

VirtaMove support policies for customers and partners using VirtaMove products are as outlined here.

VirtaMove is committed to providing customers with world-class customer support.

Source Server Environments

The application to be migrated must reside on a supported Source server running a Windows operating system. The following versions of Windows are currently supported as Source server environments:

  • Windows 2000 or earlier (on a best efforts basis only)
  • Windows Server 2003 (32-bit and 64-bit)
  • Windows Server 2003 R2 (32-bit and 64-bit)
  • Windows Server 2008 (32-bit and 64-bit)
  • Windows Server 2008 R2
  • Windows Server 2012
  • Windows Server 2012 R2
  • Windows Server 2016

Destination Server Environments

VirtaMove software must run on a supported Destination server running a Windows operating system. The following versions of Windows are currently supported as Destination server environments:

  • Windows Server 2008 R2
  • Windows Server 2012
  • Windows Server 2012 R2
  • Windows Server 2016
  • Windows Server 2019

You must be running a supported version of the VirtaMove product. Our product lifecycle policy specifies that a particular version of VirtaMove, including any service packs to that version, remains supported for 6 months after the next version is released. Customers requesting support on an unsupported version of VirtaMove may be asked to upgrade to a supported version to facilitate resolution of the issue.

Clean destination machine

For best possible results, VirtaMove requires a clean destination machine. A clean destination is a server on which no applications other than VirtaMove are installed and on which updates and patches have been applied to the operating system.

VirtaMove Support Policies for Migration of Third-Party Applications

VirtaMove is an application migration technology that packages legacy Windows Server applications into virtual containers for migration and deployment to more modern infrastructure, such as new servers, new operating system versions, and cloud operating environments.

VirtaMove can be used to migrate a range of business applications residing on Windows servers, including multi-tier applications, database servers, custom applications, and 3rd party packaged applications.

Incompatible Applications

VirtaMove does not have a list of supported applications. Rather, VirtaMove makes reasonable efforts to provide support, including both usage recommendations and defect resolution, to customers attempting to migrate an application that isn’t known to be incompatible, or until a specific incompatibility is found.

The following applications are currently known to be incompatible:

  • Microsoft Exchange
  • Microsoft Active Directory services
  • Any 16-bit application

VirtaMove Migration and 3rd Party Vendor Support Policies

VirtaMove migrates the application artifacts from an existing installation of an application to a new server, by moving files and registry entries from an old server to a new one, with the end result similar to that of a backup and restore cycle. The process is very reliable and the end result is indistinguishable from a natively installed application.

Most application vendor support policies neither endorse nor preclude the use of IT operations tools like VirtaMove. However, the support staff of a vendor-supported application will likely not be familiar with the VirtaMove migration process and may be reluctant to diagnose application issues during the course of a migration, if the issue is expressed in terms of the VirtaMove migration workflow.

“Up-Level” Windows Migrations

VirtaMove can also be used to move an application from a particular version of Windows where it was installed, to a later version of Windows. As such it may enable the application to be moved to a version of Windows for which it is compatible, but that is not a supported Windows version for the application.

When moving an application to an “up-level” version of Windows, customers should exercise discretion in assessing what version of Windows the application vendor supports for the current version of the application, whether application upgrades are necessary to ensure the application is supported on the target version of Windows, and if so applying those upgrades after the migration.

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