Step 2: Deploy the Strategy Recommendations collector - Migration Hub Strategy Recommendations

Step 2: Deploy the Strategy Recommendations collector

This section describes how to deploy the Strategy Recommendations application data collector. An application data collector is an agentless data collector that identifies running applications on your servers, performs source code analysis, and analyzes your databases.

There are two ways to deploy the collector:

Deploy the Strategy Recommendations collector in vCenter

Migration Hub Strategy Recommendations application data collector is a virtual appliance that you can install in your on-premises VMware environment. This section describes how to deploy the collector Open Virtualization Archive (OVA) file as a virtual machine (VM) in your VMware environment.

The following procedure describes how to deploy the Strategy Recommendations collector in your VMware vCenter Server environment.

To deploy the collector in vCenter

  1. Sign in to vCenter as a VMware administrator.

  2. Deploy the OVA file that you downloaded in Step 1. The OVA file includes the collector and a CLI that can be used to access the Strategy Recommendations API.

    You can also download the OVA file from the following link:

    https://application-data-collector-release.s3.us-west-2.amazonaws.com/ova/latest/AWSMHubApplicationDataCollector.ova

We recommend the following specifications for the VM.

Strategy Recommendations collector VM specifications

  • RAM – a minimum of 8 GB

  • CPUs – at least 4

Note

To ensure that you are using the latest version of the collector with all the new features and bug fixes, upgrade the collector after you deploy the collector OVA file. For instructions about how to upgrade, see Upgrading the Strategy Recommendations collector.

Deploy the Strategy Recommendations collector in an Amazon EC2 instance

If you have AWS applications that you would like to assess, you can use the Strategy Recommendations application data collector Amazon Machine Image (AMI).

The following procedure describes how to launch an Amazon EC2 instance from the collector AMI.

To deploy the collector Amazon EC2 instance

  1. Open the Amazon EC2 console at https://console.aws.amazon.com/ec2/.

  2. In the navigation bar at the top of the screen, the current Region is displayed (for example, US East (Ohio)). Choose a Region that suits your needs from the Regions that Strategy Recommendations uses. For a list of these Regions, see Strategy Recommendations endpoints in the AWS General Reference.

  3. In the navigation pane, under Images choose AMIs.

  4. Choose Public images from the Owned by me dropdown.

  5. Choose the search bar and select AMI Name from the menu.

  6. Enter the name AWSMHubApplicationDataCollector AMI.

  7. To ensure that the AMI is from a secure source, verify that the owner of the account is 703163444405.

  8. To launch an instance from this AMI, select it, and then choose Launch. For more information about launching an instance using the console, see Launching your instance from an AMI in the Amazon EC2 User Guide for Linux Instances.

    We recommend the following specifications for the Amazon EC2 instance.

    Strategy Recommendations collector Amazon EC2 instance specifications

    • RAM – A minimum of 8 GB

    • CPUs – At least 4

The Strategy Recommendations AMI includes the collector and a CLI that can be used to access the Strategy Recommendations API.

Note

To ensure that you are using the latest version of the collector with all the new features and bug fixes, upgrade the collector after you deploy the Strategy Recommendations collector as an Amazon EC2 instance. For instructions about how to upgrade, see Upgrading the Strategy Recommendations collector.

Next step

Step 3: Sign in to the Strategy Recommendations collector