Posted On: Nov 17, 2021

AWS Application Migration Service (AWS MGN) now supports agentless replication from VMware vCenter versions 6.7 and 7.0 to the AWS Cloud. AWS Application Migration Service is the primary service for lift-and-shift migrations to AWS.

The new agentless replication feature is intended for users who want to rehost their applications to AWS but cannot install the AWS Replication Agent on individual servers due to company policies or technical restrictions. You can perform agentless snapshot replication from your vCenter source environment to AWS by installing the AWS MGN vCenter Client in your vCenter environment.

AWS Application Migration Service minimizes time-intensive, error-prone manual processes by automatically converting your source servers from physical, virtual, and cloud infrastructure to run natively on AWS. You can use the same automated process to migrate a wide range of applications to AWS without making changes to applications, their architecture, or the migrated servers. By using AWS Application Migration Service, you can more quickly realize the benefits of the AWS Cloud — and leverage additional AWS services to further modernize your applications.

When possible, we recommend using AWS Application Migration Service’s agent-based replication option as it enables continuous replication and shortens cutover windows.

To learn more about the agentless replication feature, visit the AWS Application Migration Service documentation.