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Need to migrate Amazon EC2 Instances to VMware infrastructure

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Hi Guys,

I need to migrate Amazon EC2 Instances to  VMware infrastructure.

Apart from VMware converter,is there any other options available to do this migration? also for bulk VMs...

I see one KB from VMware.It refers VMware converter only.

Please advise.

Thank you,

Manivel RR

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Manivel,

I've answered to a quite similar request on this forum, please have a look, but long story short:

AWS Import/export tool works if EC2 instance was initially converted from VMware to AWS. Other way to do it is the tool you mention, I've heard we can also convert from AMI to vSphere.

Otherwise, you need to reinstall your app into VMware, since this is a tricky process to convert from EC2.

Emmanuel

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Manivel,

I've answered to a quite similar request on this forum, please have a look, but long story short:

AWS Import/export tool works if EC2 instance was initially converted from VMware to AWS. Other way to do it is the tool you mention, I've heard we can also convert from AMI to vSphere.

Otherwise, you need to reinstall your app into VMware, since this is a tricky process to convert from EC2.

Emmanuel

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Lead Solution Engineer | VMware Cloud | EMEA

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Thanks much for your response.

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Manivel

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Exporting as a VM is useful when you want to deploy a copy of an Amazon EC2 instance in your on-site virtualization environment. You can export most EC2 instances to Citrix Xen, Microsoft Hyper-V, or VMware vSphere.

Cloud migration is the technique of transferring data, applications, and other business components to a cloud computing environment. Cloud migration is the process of moving digital business operations into the cloud. When organizations move their data and apps from their on-premises to the cloud, this process is called cloud migration.

To export a VM from Amazon EC2, first meet the following prerequisites.

  • Install the AWS CLI. For more information, see the AWS Command Line Interface User Guide.
  • Create an Amazon S3 bucket for storing the exported instances or choose an existing bucket. The bucket must be in the Region where you want to export your VMs. For more information, see the Amazon Simple Storage Service Console User Guide.
  • Attach an access control list (ACL) to your S3 bucket containing the following grants. For more information, see Managing Access with ACLs in the Amazon Simple Storage Service Developer Guide.
    • For Grantee, provide the appropriate Region-specific canonical account ID:
      Africa (Cape Town)
      3f7744aeebaf91dd60ab135eb1cf908700c8d2bc9133e61261e6c582be6e33ee
      Asia Pacific (Hong Kong)
      97ee7ab57cc9b5034f31e107741a968e595c0d7a19ec23330eae8d045a46edfb
      Europe (Milan)
      04636d9a349e458b0c1cbf1421858b9788b4ec28b066148d4907bb15c52b5b9c
      Middle East (Bahrain)
      aa763f2cf70006650562c62a09433f04353db3cba6ba6aeb3550fdc8065d3d9f
      China (Beijing)
      834bafd86b15b6ca71074df0fd1f93d234b9d5e848a2cb31f880c149003ce36f
      AWS GovCloud (US)
      af913ca13efe7a94b88392711f6cfc8aa07c9d1454d4f190a624b126733a5602
      All other Regions
      c4d8eabf8db69dbe46bfe0e517100c554f01200b104d59cd408e777ba442a322
    • READ_ACP permission
    • WRITE permission

I hope this helps.

Best Regards,