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Best practices for VMware to AWS migration


What is best practices to migrate VMware vm's to AWS cloud?

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I am assuming that you want to "lift and shift" your virtual machines. This is not necessarily the only approach - you could re-factor your application using native AWS services, for example.

If you just want to migrate the VMs "as is" with minimal reconfiguration, have a look at this post about AWS Application Migration Service (MGN):

MGN uses an Agent installed on each VM to capture it's configuration and "lift-and-shift" it to become an EC2 instance in AWS. The process is outlined here: Your VMs would then become AWS EC2 instances.

However, if you would prefer to continue to use your existing VMware skills, and not migrate to EC2, have a look at VMware Cloud on AWS: This is a VMware product that enables you to extend your on-premises vSphere environments to a VMware Software-Defined Data Center running on Amazon EC2 elastic, bare metal infrastructure, fully integrated with AWS.

Hope this helps

answered 9 months ago

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