Document history for AWS SMS - AWS Server Migration Service

Product update

As of March 31, 2022, AWS will discontinue AWS Server Migration Service (AWS SMS). Going forward, we recommend AWS Application Migration Service (AWS MGN) as the primary migration service for lift-and-shift migrations.

You can initiate new migration jobs in AWS SMS until January 1, 2022. Complete these active migration projects by March 31, 2022. For more information, see When to Choose AWS Application Migration Service.

Document history for AWS SMS

The following table describes the releases of AWS SMS.

Change Description Date

Application validation

Added support for validating applications before launching them. With application validation, you run validation scripts on your EC2 instances using AWS Systems Manager. With instance validation, you can run a configuration script when your EC2 instance first boots using Amazon EC2 user data.

August 10, 2020

Azure support

Added support for Microsoft Azure.

April 18, 2019

Integration with AWS Migration Hub

Added support for importing and migrating applications discovered by Migration Hub.

February 22, 2019

Application migration

Added support for migrating groups of servers organized as applications, and or automated application launching using CloudFormation.

December 5, 2018

Larger disk size support

Added support for VMs with disk-size larger than 4 TB using the S3 Manifest functionality.

June 11, 2018

Migrate multiple servers with single connector

Added support for migrating VMs from multiple Hyper-V servers using a single connector.

April 25, 2018

Hyper-V support

Added support for Microsoft’s Hyper-V environment.

December 14, 2017

Upload resilience

Improved resilience in disk uploads.

November 8, 2017

Enhanced upload speeds

Improved VM disk upload speeds.

August 29, 2017

vCenter 5.1; one-time migration; error messages; security

Added support for vCenter 5.1. Support for one-time migration. Improved error messages and security-related bug fixes.

May 5, 2017

Initial release

Server Migration Connector virtual appliance for VMware environments. AWS Server Migration Service console to manage VM migrations and SMS replication tasks using a graphical interface. AWS Server Migration Service CLI to manage VM migrations and SMS replication tasks using the command line.

November 3, 2016