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AWS Server Migration Service (AWS SMS)

To use the Server Migration Connector with the AWS GovCloud (US) Region, follow these steps on your Server Migration Connector VM. The following procedure permanently converts your connector virtual appliance to an AWS GovCloud (US) connector.

  1. Install the Server Migration Connector as described in Getting Started with AWS Server Migration Service.

  2. Open the connector's virtual machine console and log in as ec2-user with the password ec2pass. Supply a new password if prompted.

  3. Run the following command:

    sudo enable-govcloud
  4. In a web browser, access the connector VM at its IP address (https://ip-address-of-connector/). In the setup wizard, under AWS Region, AWS GovCloud (US) Region should now be the only region listed.

For more information about AWS SMS, see the AWS SMS User Guide.

ITAR Boundary

The ITAR boundary defines where customers are allowed to store ITAR-regulated data for this service in the AWS GovCloud (US) Region. You must comply with the boundaries in order to maintain ITAR compliance. If you do not have any ITAR-regulated data in the AWS GovCloud (US) Region, this section does not apply to you. The following information identifies the ITAR boundary for this service:

ITAR-Regulated Data Permitted

ITAR-Regulated Data Not Permitted

  • All data entered, stored, and processed on an encrypted, non-root, non-boot partition in a virtual machine can contain ITAR-regulated data.

  • Virtual machine metadata is not permitted to contain ITAR-regulated data. For example, text displayed outside of a virtual machine console in vSphere Client, SCVMM, or Hyper-V Manager is not permitted to contain ITAR-regulated data.

  • Do not enter ITAR-regulated data in the following fields:

    • VM names or paths

    • Virtual machine disk file paths

    • IP addresses or host names of VMs, ESXi hosts, vCenter, Hyper-V hosts, or SCVMM

    • User name of any service account or Active Directory user created for Service Migration Connector to log into vCenter, SCVMM, or Hyper-V

  • Do not enter ITAR-regulated data into the root or boot partition of any virtual machine being imported using the AWS Server Migration Service

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