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.

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The WMI service must be enabled to install the AWS Replication Agent.

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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Secure Boot is not supported in Linux.

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Kernel version 4.9.256 is not supported. Agent installation will fail on servers that run this kernel version.

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MGN does not support the migration of servers using the Oracle ASM Filter Driver.

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. *SP1 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, 13 and 15.

  • Oracle Linux 6.0 and higher *Oracle Linux 6.0+ running Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel Release 3 or higher or Red Hat Compatible Kernel only *See note 15.

  • CentOS 6.0 and higher *See notes 3, 4, 13 and 15.

  • CentOS 5.0 - Only supported for agentless replication from vCenter * See note 14.

Notes

Note 1: AWS requires that servers running Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) must have Cloud Access (BYOL) licenses in order 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, Windows Server 2019, and Windows 2022 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: Windows 10 with BYOL licensing requires UEFI support and GPT boot. You must choose the UEFI option under Boot Mode in the Launch settings.

Note 8: Ensure that the auto sleep function is disabled in Windows 10. Data replication may be interrupted if the feature is enabled.

Note 9: Microsoft Windows Server 2003 and 2008 have reached their end of life. We recommend that customers upgrade to more modern operating system versions.

Note 10: The AWS Replication Agent and agent installer uses a separate installer file (AwsReplicationWindowsLegacyInstaller.exe) for Microsoft Windows Server versions 2003 and 2008 because these OSs are using older versions of software components that cannot be upgraded due to the end-of-life status of Microsoft Windows Server 2003 and 2008.

Note 11: Windows 2003 does not support TLS 1.2, as such, you cannot download the AWS Replication Agent installer directly by using the default browser. The file needs to be copied to the server using another transfer method.

Note 12: Windows 2008 x64 requires SP2 and other Microsoft updates to support the SHA-2 signature of the AWS Replication Agent driver.

Note 13: A pre-requirement for installing the AWS Replication Agent on RHEL8 and CentOS 8 is first running the following:

sudo yum install elfutils-libelf-devel

Note 14: The post-launch actions feature requires installing the SSM Agent and is not supported on this operating system.

Note 15: The post-launch actions feature is not supported on CentOS 6.x, RHEL 6.x and Oracle 6.x.