AWS Tools for Windows PowerShell
Command Reference

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Synopsis

Calls the AWS Application Discovery Service StartImportTask API operation.

Syntax

Start-ADSImportTask
-Name <String>
-ClientRequestToken <String>
-ImportUrl <String>
-Select <String>
-PassThru <SwitchParameter>
-Force <SwitchParameter>

Description

Starts an import task, which allows you to import details of your on-premises environment directly into AWS without having to use the Application Discovery Service (ADS) tools such as the Discovery Connector or Discovery Agent. This gives you the option to perform migration assessment and planning directly from your imported data, including the ability to group your devices as applications and track their migration status. To start an import request, do this:
  1. Download the specially formatted comma separated value (CSV) import template, which you can find here: https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/templates-7cffcf56-bd96-4b1c-b45b-a5b42f282e46/import_template.csv.
  2. Fill out the template with your server and application data.
  3. Upload your import file to an Amazon S3 bucket, and make a note of it's Object URL. Your import file must be in the CSV format.
  4. Use the console or the StartImportTask command with the AWS CLI or one of the AWS SDKs to import the records from your file.
For more information, including step-by-step procedures, see Migration Hub Import in the AWS Application Discovery Service User Guide. There are limits to the number of import tasks you can create (and delete) in an AWS account. For more information, see AWS Application Discovery Service Limits in the AWS Application Discovery Service User Guide.

Parameters

-ClientRequestToken <String>
Optional. A unique token that you can provide to prevent the same import request from occurring more than once. If you don't provide a token, a token is automatically generated.Sending more than one StartImportTask request with the same client request token will return information about the original import task with that client request token.
Required?False
Position?Named
Accept pipeline input?True (ByPropertyName)
This parameter overrides confirmation prompts to force the cmdlet to continue its operation. This parameter should always be used with caution.
Required?False
Position?Named
Accept pipeline input?True (ByPropertyName)
-ImportUrl <String>
The URL for your import file that you've uploaded to Amazon S3.If you're using the AWS CLI, this URL is structured as follows: s3://BucketName/ImportFileName.CSV
Required?True
Position?Named
Accept pipeline input?True (ByPropertyName)
-Name <String>
A descriptive name for this request. You can use this name to filter future requests related to this import task, such as identifying applications and servers that were included in this import task. We recommend that you use a meaningful name for each import task.
Required?True
Position?1
Accept pipeline input?True (ByValue, ByPropertyName)
-PassThru <SwitchParameter>
Changes the cmdlet behavior to return the value passed to the Name parameter. The -PassThru parameter is deprecated, use -Select '^Name' instead. This parameter will be removed in a future version.
Required?False
Position?Named
Accept pipeline input?True (ByPropertyName)
-Select <String>
Use the -Select parameter to control the cmdlet output. The default value is 'Task'. Specifying -Select '*' will result in the cmdlet returning the whole service response (Amazon.ApplicationDiscoveryService.Model.StartImportTaskResponse). Specifying the name of a property of type Amazon.ApplicationDiscoveryService.Model.StartImportTaskResponse will result in that property being returned. Specifying -Select '^ParameterName' will result in the cmdlet returning the selected cmdlet parameter value.
Required?False
Position?Named
Accept pipeline input?True (ByPropertyName)

Common Credential and Region Parameters

-AccessKey <String>
The AWS access key for the user account. This can be a temporary access key if the corresponding session token is supplied to the -SessionToken parameter.
Required? False
Position? Named
Accept pipeline input? True (ByPropertyName)
Aliases AK
-Credential <AWSCredentials>
An AWSCredentials object instance containing access and secret key information, and optionally a token for session-based credentials.
Required? False
Position? Named
Accept pipeline input? True (ByPropertyName)
-ProfileLocation <String>

Used to specify the name and location of the ini-format credential file (shared with the AWS CLI and other AWS SDKs)

If this optional parameter is omitted this cmdlet will search the encrypted credential file used by the AWS SDK for .NET and AWS Toolkit for Visual Studio first. If the profile is not found then the cmdlet will search in the ini-format credential file at the default location: (user's home directory)\.aws\credentials. Note that the encrypted credential file is not supported on all platforms. It will be skipped when searching for profiles on Windows Nano Server, Mac, and Linux platforms.

If this parameter is specified then this cmdlet will only search the ini-format credential file at the location given.

As the current folder can vary in a shell or during script execution it is advised that you use specify a fully qualified path instead of a relative path.

Required? False
Position? Named
Accept pipeline input? True (ByPropertyName)
Aliases AWSProfilesLocation, ProfilesLocation
-ProfileName <String>
The user-defined name of an AWS credentials or SAML-based role profile containing credential information. The profile is expected to be found in the secure credential file shared with the AWS SDK for .NET and AWS Toolkit for Visual Studio. You can also specify the name of a profile stored in the .ini-format credential file used with the AWS CLI and other AWS SDKs.
Required? False
Position? Named
Accept pipeline input? True (ByPropertyName)
Aliases AWSProfileName, StoredCredentials
-NetworkCredential <PSCredential>
Used with SAML-based authentication when ProfileName references a SAML role profile. Contains the network credentials to be supplied during authentication with the configured identity provider's endpoint. This parameter is not required if the user's default network identity can or should be used during authentication.
Required? False
Position? Named
Accept pipeline input? True (ByPropertyName)
-SecretKey <String>
The AWS secret key for the user account. This can be a temporary secret key if the corresponding session token is supplied to the -SessionToken parameter.
Required? False
Position? Named
Accept pipeline input? True (ByPropertyName)
Aliases SecretAccessKey, SK
-SessionToken <String>
The session token if the access and secret keys are temporary session-based credentials.
Required? False
Position? Named
Accept pipeline input? True (ByPropertyName)
Aliases ST
-Region <String>
The system name of the AWS region in which the operation should be invoked. For example, us-east-1, eu-west-1 etc.
Required? False
Position? Named
Accept pipeline input? True (ByPropertyName)
Aliases RegionToCall
-EndpointUrl <String>

The endpoint to make the call against.

Note: This parameter is primarily for internal AWS use and is not required/should not be specified for normal usage. The cmdlets normally determine which endpoint to call based on the region specified to the -Region parameter or set as default in the shell (via Set-DefaultAWSRegion). Only specify this parameter if you must direct the call to a specific custom endpoint.

Required? False
Position? Named
Accept pipeline input? True (ByPropertyName)

Inputs

You can pipe a String object to this cmdlet for the Name parameter.

Outputs

This cmdlet returns an Amazon.ApplicationDiscoveryService.Model.ImportTask object. The service call response (type Amazon.ApplicationDiscoveryService.Model.StartImportTaskResponse) can also be referenced from properties attached to the cmdlet entry in the $AWSHistory stack.

Supported Version

AWS Tools for PowerShell: 2.x.y.z