Before you begin
Site consolidation requires a multidisciplinary team versed in the business, legal, infrastructure, data management, and end-user issues impacted by the effort.
- Many business drivers can create a need for consolidation activity, such as infrastructure cost reduction, Information Technology (IT) centralization, and business acquisition.
- End-user performance considerations, such as network latency, proximity to volume data, and global data sharing patterns, can create the need for consolidation.
- Business initiatives that drive global data replication scenarios must be considered for successful timing and coordinated data movement.
- The active growth for source sites and target sites, which impacts server and storage capacity planning and storage area network (SAN) growth requirements, should be determined far enough in advance of consolidation to account for procurement lead time.
- All involved sites (source, target, and third sites) must be operating at the same appropriately licensed Teamcenter version level, which includes the site consolidation tools. The involved third sites are those that have shared.
- Teamcenter data with the source site. You can determine these using the Multi-Site Assistant (MSA) sharing profile analysis. The site consolidation tools must be run at these sites during the cleanup phase.