Orchestrate migrations with Migration Hub Orchestrator - AWS Migration Hub Orchestrator

Orchestrate migrations with Migration Hub Orchestrator

You can simplify and automate the migration of your on-premises servers and applications to AWS Cloud using Migration Hub Orchestrator.

You can use templates to create migration workflows in Migration Hub Orchestrator. Define the servers and applications that you want to migrate to AWS, configure the Migration Hub Orchestrator plugin on-premises, and then create a migration workflow using one of the following templates.

Note

The Migration Hub Orchestrator plugin must be able to communicate with the source and target environments to orchestrate and automate migrations. The version of the plugin that is deployed in vCenter supports VMware vCenter Server 6.0, 6.5, 6.7 and 7.0.

Define applications

Define applications by adding a data source and grouping the servers as applications.

Add data source

Get metadata about the source servers and applications that you want to migrate to AWS. You can use one of the following methods to collect the data.

  • Migration Hub import – Import information about your on-premises servers and applications into Migration Hub. For more information, see Migration Hub Import in the Application Discovery Service User Guide.

  • AWS Agentless Discovery Connector – The Discovery Connector is a VMware appliance that collects information about VMware virtual machines (VMs). For more information, see AWS Agentless Discovery Connector in the Application Discovery Service User Guide.

  • AWS Application Discovery Agent – The Discovery Agent is AWS software that you install on your on-premises servers and VMs to capture system information, as well as information about the network connections between systems. For more information, see AWS Application Discovery Agent in the Application Discovery Service User Guide.

Group servers

To use Migration Hub Orchestrator, you must group servers as applications.

  1. In AWS Migration Hub console, select Discover, Servers.

  2. In the servers list, select each server that you want to group into a new or existing application.

  3. To create your application, or add to an existing one, choose Group as application.

  4. In the Group as application dialog box, choose Group as a new application or Add to an existing application.

  5. Select Group.

To view and edit your applications in the AWS Migration Hub console, go to Discover > Servers.

Download and deploy the Migration Hub Orchestrator plugin

The Migration Hub Orchestrator plugin is a virtual appliance that you can install in your on-premises VMware environment. To deploy the plugin as a virtual machine (VM) in your VMware environment, download the plugin Open Virtualization Archive (OVA) file.

  1. Sign in to the https://console.aws.amazon.com/migrationhub/.

  2. In the left navigation pane, choose Orchestrate.

  3. On the Migration Hub Orchestrator page, choose Download plugin.

  4. After the plugin is downloaded to your on-premises VMware environment, you can deploy it in vCenter. Sign in to vCenter as a VMware administrator.

    We recommend at least 8 GB of RAM and at least 4 CPUsfor the VM.

  5. Deploy the OVA file that you downloaded. The OVA file includes the plugin and a CLI that can be used to access the Migration Hub Orchestrator API.

  6. Sign in to the plugin using an SSH client.

    ssh ec2-user@PluginIPAddress

    When prompted for a password, enter the default password, plugin@123. You must change your password when you first sign in.

  7. See Configure plugin to configure the Migration Hub Orchestrator plugin.

Tip

If you would like to use the plugin for multiple VMsyou can export the OVA file after you configure it, and import it to your desired source VM.