How do I migrate an Azure VM to the AWS Cloud using AWS Server Migration Service (SMS) Connector?

Last updated: 2019-07-30

I want to migrate a virtual machine (VM) from Azure to Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2). How can I do that? 

Resolution

You can use AWS Server Migration Service (AWS SMS) to migrate VMs from Azure to Amazon EC2. Before getting started, review the AWS SMS requirements and limitations.

To migrate an Azure VM to Amazon EC2, first install and configure SMS Connector on Azure. Then, configure an SMS replication job using the AWS SMS console.

Note: Be sure to install SMS Connector in the same Region as your Azure VM. If you have Azure VMs spread across different Regions, you must install SMS Connector in each of those Regions.