Migrate on-premises virtual machines to AWS


AWS Server Migration Server (SMS) allows the migration of one or multiple on-premises virtual machines to AWS in an easy way from a single pane of glass.

This article has been written for StarWind blog and can be found in this page. This post explains the procedure to schedule and automate replications needed to easily manage server migrations using the AWS SMS service.


Before deploying the required components to migrate virtual machines to AWS, both AWS and vSphere environments must be configured accordingly. Four main steps are required to complete the procedure:

  • Download the AWS Server Migration Service appliance
  • Create a IAM user in AWS used by the connector
  • Configure a user and a role in vCenter Server used by the SMS appliance
  • Deploy and configure the SMS appliance

Using this procedure, the migration of multiple on-premises virtual machines to AWS can be performed in an easy way.


Read the full article on StarWind blog.