This chapter describes the features of Tzunami Deployer for SharePoint that are documented in this guide and provides pointers to additional information. It contains the following topics:

  • Tzunami Deployer Overview
  • Tzunami Deployer Workflow
  • Licensing Information

Tzunami Deployer Overview

Tzunami Deployer is the leading tool for rapid migration and consolidation of content from multiple sources into Microsoft SharePoint Products and Technologies.

Tzunami Deployer enables organizations that wish to start using or upgrading their SharePoint to dramatically reduce migration costs. Using Tzunami Deployer, the time required for a SharePoint content migration project is significantly reduced compared to the traditional labor-intensive processes.

Tzunami Deployer enables you to prepare modeling and migration plans offline and even off‑site. Any changes performed in Tzunami Deployer do not actually affect the SharePoint server until you choose to commit them. For more information about Microsoft SharePoint Products and Technologies, refer to:http://www.microsoft.com/sharepoint/default.mspx.

Supported Source Systems

  • SharePoint Portal Server 2001
  • SharePoint Portal Server (SPS) 2003
  • Microsoft Office SharePoint Server (MOSS) 2007
  • SharePoint Server 2010(SPS2010) and SharePoint Foundation 2010 (SPF2010)
  • Microsoft Office 365
  • SharePoint Server 2013 (SPS2013) and SharePoint Foundation 2013 (SPF2013)
  • Local File System and Remote File Servers
  • Exchange Server
  • Lotus Notes and Domino Server Databases
  • BEA AquaLogic 5.x, 6.x and 6.5
  • EMC Documentum
  • Xerox Docushare
  • EMC Documentum eRoom
  • OpenText LiveLink
  • Hummingbird DM5
  • Atlassian Confluence
  • Oracle WebCenter Interaction
  • HyperWave
  • Custom Repositories
  • Windows SharePoint Services (WSS) 3.0
  • Microsoft Office SharePoint Server (MOSS) 2007
  • SharePoint Server 2010(SPS2010) and SharePoint Foundation 2010 (SPF2010)
  • Microsoft Office 365
  • SharePoint Server 2013 (SPS2013) and SharePoint Foundation 2013 (SPF2013)

Supported Target Systems

  • Windows SharePoint Services (WSS) 3.0
  • Microsoft Office SharePoint Server (MOSS) 2007
  • SharePoint Server 2010(SPS2010) and SharePoint Foundation 2010 (SPF2010)
  • Microsoft Office 365
  • SharePoint Server 2013 (SPS2013) and SharePoint Foundation 2013 (SPF2013)

Tzunami Deployer Workflow

 

Figure 1: Tzunami Deployer Content Migration Workflow

 

Key Features

  • Easy to use– Similar to the windows file explorer, Tzunami Deployer has a familiar, tree-based, drag and drop user interface.
  • Migrates all List Types– Custom Lists,  Document Libraries, Folders, Issues, Task, Contacts, Announcements, Discussions, Web Part, Home Page, Quick Launch, Wiki Site, Content Type etc. can all be migrated while preserving views, metadata, and user-edit information.
  • Copying contents within SharePoint servers– Tzunami Deployer supports the copying of content between and within SPS2013/SPF2013, Office 365, SPS2010/SPF2010, MOSS/WSS3.0 and SPS2003/WSS2.0 servers, sites and lists.
  • Modeling and deploying tool– Leading tool for modeling, customizing, and designing SharePoint sites, lists, libraries, and folders etc. as well as managing security settings.
  • Metadata editing and mapping– Tzunami Deployer’s metadata editing and mapping features provides a central point for metadata administration for all SharePoint sites.
  • Retain your valuable data– When deploying content to SharePoint, Tzunami Deployer maps metadata properties of source items to target columns in SharePoint libraries and lists. If no appropriate columns exist in the target to host your source properties, you can create them on the spot.
  • Migrate permission– When migrating content into SharePoint, Tzunami Deployer analyzes security permissions in the content sources and allows mapping of source users, roles  and permissions to corresponding SharePoint users, groups, roles and permissions in order to best match the existing settings.
  • Offline simulation environment– Tzunami Deployer loads all source and target information into a Tzunami Deployer project. This enables Tzunami Deployer to be used to make modifications and deployment plans even when it is not connected to either the source or the target machines.

All modification and deployment actions performed in Tzunami Deployer are not executed immediately. Rather, these changes are recorded in a Tzunami Deployer project. You can duplicate a Tzunami Deployer project to create several modeling and deployment scenarios, and choose the one best suited for your needs.

Tzunami Deployer only applies the changes to the target location and uploads the content from the source locations when you perform the committing stage.

All changes performed by Tzunami Deployer are done through the supported SharePoint API’s. Tzunami Deployer does not perform any unsupported direct writes to the SharePoint databases.

 

Licensing Information

There are currently two types of licenses.

  • Evaluation License: Each Tzunami Deployer and Exporters are installed with a default evaluation license which limits the number of items that can be migrated from each container.  Refer to Tzunami Deployer Licensing Service Guide for more Details.
  • Full License: This type of license determines the amount of data that can be migrated from the source system to the target SharePoint. When committing content to the target SharePoint, Tzunami Deployer Remote Service communicates with Tzunami Licensing Service to check the availability of license.

Tzunami Deployer Licensing Service provides project managers with the centralized point of management for the Tzunami Deployer licenses. For more information, see Licensing Service Guide.

 

If you do have a valid license installed, or the license that you have installed is expired, you will be prompted to install a new license when you run Tzunami Deployer for SharePoint Migration. To purchase a new license, contact Tzunami Sales Team at sales@tzunami.com.

If an error message appears, contact the Tzunami Support Team at support@tzunami.com.

To evaluate Tzunami Deployer you do not needTzunami Licensing Service. If you need Tzunami Deployer evaluation license, please contact Tzunami Support.