Supported operating systems - Application Migration Service

Supported operating systems

Application Migration Service allows replication of any physical, virtual or cloud-based source server to the AWS Cloud for a large variety of operating systems.

Windows notes

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It is recommended to install all available Windows updates on the server.

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Windows source servers need to have at least 2 GB of free disk space in order to launch a Test or Cutover instance successfully.

Linux notes

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Application Migration Service does not support 32 bit versions of Linux.

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Ensure that you have Python installed on the source server (version 2.4+, version 3.0+) for Agent installation.

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Only servers using the GRUB bootloader are supported.

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Kernel versions earlier than 2.6.18-164 are not supported by AWS and Application Migration Service. Therefore, servers that run these kernel versions cannot be replicated by Application Migration Service.

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Kernel versions 4.9.256 and 5.8+ are not supported. Agent installation will fail on machines that run these kernel versions.

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Secure Boot is not supported in Linux.

General notes

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Application Migration Service does not support paravirtualized source servers.

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Application Migration Service only supports x86 based operating systems.

Windows

The following Windows operating systems are supported:

Linux

The following Linux operating systems are supported:

  • SUSE Linux (SLES) 12 and higher. *SP4 and higher.

  • Debian Linux 9 and higher *See note 2.

  • Ubuntu 12.04 and higher *See note 2.

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 6.0 and higher *See notes 1, 3, 4, and 7.

  • Oracle Linux 6.0 and higher *Oracle Linux 6.0+ running Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel Release 3 or higher or Red Hat Compatible Kernel only.

  • CentOS 6.0 and higher *See notes 3, 4, and 7.

Notes

Note 1: AWS requires that servers running Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) must have Cloud Access (BYOL) licenses in order to to be copied to AWS.

Note 2: Only Kernel 3.x or above are supported for Debian/Ubuntu on AWS.

Note 3: Nitro instance types will work with RHEL 7.0+ or CentOS 7.0+ in a Linux environment and with Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Server 2016, and Windows Server 2019 in a Windows environment. This specific limitation does not apply to other instance type families.

Note 4: Kernel versions 2.6.32-71 are not supported in RHEL 6.0 and CentOS 6.0 on AWS.

Note 5: Kernel versions earlier than 2.6.18-164 are not supported by Application Migration Service. Therefore, servers that run these kernel versions cannot be replicated by Application Migration Service.

Note 6: Microsoft Windows Server versions 2008 R2 and above require .Net Framework version 4.5 or above to be installed by the end user.

Note 7: RHEL 8.4 and Centos 8.4 are currently not supported due to a kernel issue.