AWS Server Migration Service
User Guide

Advanced Network Configuration for Server Migration Connector

You can optionally configure network settings on the Server Migration Connector VM using the command line interface (CLI). Access the CLI using the following procedure:

  1. Locate the Server Migration Connector VM in your VMware vSphere client, open the context (right-click) menu, and choose Open Console.

  2. Log in as ec2-user with the password ec2pass.

  3. Run the command sudo setup.rb. This displays a configuration menu:

    Choose one of the following options:
    1. Reset password
    2. Reconfigure network settings
    3. Restart services
    4. Factory reset
    5. Delete unused upgrade-related files
    6. Enable/disable SSL certificate validation
    7. Display connector's SSL certificate
    8. Generate log bundle
    0. Exit
  4. Enter 2 to display the Reconfigure network settings menu:

    Reconfigure your network:
    1. Renew or acquire a DHCP lease
    2. Set up a static IP
    3. Set up a web proxy for AWS communication
    4. Set up a DNS suffix search list
    0. Exit

    You can use these options to complete the following tasks:

    • Set up a static IP address for the connector. When prompted, enter the static IP address, netmask, gateway, and DNS servers.

    • Renew your DHCP lease, or re-enable DHCP after setting up a static IP address.

    • Configure the connector to use a web proxy. When prompted, enter the proxy IP address, the port, and an optional user name and password to log in to the proxy. If you need to use authentication for the web proxy, note that AWS SMS supports only password-based authentication.

    • Configure the DNS suffix search list so that the connector can migrate VMs from the ESXi host. You do not need to do this if vCenter displays all ESXi hosts using fully-qualified domain names or IP addresses.

  5. If the IP address changes or the proxy settings change, re-register the connector as follows:

    • Using a web browser, open the Server Migration Connector console.

    • From the dashboard, choose Unregister AWS Server Migration Service.

    • Repeat connector setup.