AWS Software Migration Service simplifies, expedites, and reduces the price of migrating your purposes to AWS. It permits you to elevate and shift many bodily, digital, or cloud servers with out compatibility points, efficiency disruption, or lengthy cutover home windows. You may reduce time-intensive, error-prone guide processes by automating replication and conversion of your supply servers from bodily, digital, or cloud infrastructure to run natively on AWS by utilizing Software Migration Service for migration. Earlier this yr, we launched main enhancements, resembling a server migration metrics dashboard, import and export, and extra post-launch modernization actions.
Immediately, I’m happy to announce three main updates to Software Migration Service. Right here’s the short abstract for every function launch:
- International View – You may handle large-scale migrations throughout a number of accounts. This function offers you each visibility and the power to carry out particular actions on supply servers, apps, and waves in numerous AWS accounts.
- Import and Export from Native Disk – Now you can use Software Migration Service to import your supply atmosphere stock listing to the service from a CSV file in your native disk. You may as well export your supply server stock listing from the service to a CSV file and obtain it to your native disk. You may proceed leveraging the beforehand launched import and export performance to and from an S3 bucket.
- Extra Publish-launch Actions – On this replace, Software Migration Service added 4 further predefined post-launch actions. These actions are utilized to your migrated purposes whenever you launch them on AWS.
Let me share how you should use these options in your migration.
International View offers you the visibility and the power to carry out particular actions on supply servers, purposes, and waves in numerous AWS accounts. International view makes use of AWS Organizations to construction a administration account (which has entry to supply servers in a number of member accounts) and member accounts (which solely have entry to their very own supply servers).
To make use of this function, you have to have an AWS account wherein AWS Software Migration Service is initialized. This account have to be an admin in AWS Organizations or a delegated admin for AWS Software Migration Service. You may view the International View web page on the Software Migration Service web page within the AWS Administration Console by choosing International View within the left navigation menu.
You need to use the worldwide view function to see supply servers, purposes and waves throughout a number of managed accounts and carry out varied actions, together with:
- Launching check and cutover situations throughout accounts
- Monitoring migration execution progress throughout accounts
The primary International View web page offers an outline of your account and this info modifications relying on whether or not you’ve gotten a administration account or a member account.
In a administration account, you possibly can see the AWS organizations permissions, the depend of linked accounts, and the overall variety of supply servers, purposes, and waves below Account info. The Linked accounts part shows the related info in your linked accounts. It reveals all of the linked accounts this account has entry to, together with the account you’re logged into (the administration account) and the member accounts which can be linked to it. If the administration account has entry to 2 further member accounts, the Linked accounts part will present three accounts. It’s the overall variety of accounts which can be seen by this administration account (together with itself). For member accounts, this web page solely shows the account info that features the AWS organizations permissions and the variety of supply servers, purposes, and waves within the particular account.
In your administration account, you possibly can entry and overview supply servers, purposes and waves inside your account and throughout all member accounts. As a supervisor, you possibly can select between All accounts and My account from the drop-down menu, which lets you change you view of introduced supply servers, purposes or waves.
Import and Export from Native Disk
A complete knowledge heart stock kinds the muse of any profitable migration endeavor. This stock encompasses a complete listing of servers and purposes managed by clients on premises. The stock is categorized into migration waves to facilitate environment friendly migration planning.
Usually, this stock is compiled utilizing discovery instruments or created manually by IT directors. Maybe you keep your knowledge heart stock in Excel spreadsheets. With Software Migration Service, we provide seamless assist for importing your stock listing from a CSV file, which follows a format just like the one utilized by Cloud Migration Manufacturing facility.
Within the earlier launch, Software Migration Service supported the choice to import a file from Amazon S3 and export a file to Amazon S3. On this newest launch, Software Migration Service helps the choice to import a file from native disk and export a file to native disk. This makes it straightforward so that you can handle massive scale-migrations and ingest your stock of supply servers, purposes and waves, together with their attributes resembling EC2 occasion sort, subnet and tags. These attributes are the parameters used to populate the EC2 launch template.
To begin utilizing the import function, you have to determine your servers and software stock. You are able to do this manually or utilizing discovery instruments. The following factor you have to do is obtain the import template, which you’ll entry from the console.
After you obtain the import template, you can begin mapping your stock listing onto this template. Whereas mapping your stock, you possibly can group associated servers into purposes and waves. You may as well carry out configurations, resembling defining Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) launch template settings and specifying tags for every wave.
The next screenshot is an instance of the outcomes of my import template.
On the Software Migration Service web page within the AWS Administration Console, choose Import on the left-side navigation menu (below Import and Export). Beneath the Import stock tab, choose Import from native disk. Choose Select file and select the native file containing your stock listing. Choose Import, and the stock file is imported into Software Migration Service. When the import course of is full, the main points of the import outcomes seem.
Now, you possibly can view all of your stock contained in the Supply servers, Purposes, and Waves pages on the Software Migration Service console.
To export your stock to an area file, choose Export on the left-side navigation menu of the Software Migration Service web page. Beneath Export stock tab, select Export to native disk. Specify the title of the file to obtain below Vacation spot filename. Select Export, and the stock file downloads to your native disk. Software Migration Service makes use of an S3 bucket inside your account for the import and export operations, even when utilizing native disk. You will need to have the required permissions to carry out this motion. You may modify the exported stock file and reimport it to carry out bulk configuration updates throughout your stock. When the worldwide view function is activated upon reimport, configuration modifications are utilized additionally throughout accounts.
Extra Publish-launch Actions
Publish-launch actions will let you management and automate actions carried out after your servers have been launched in AWS. You need to use predefined or customized post-launch actions.
Software Migration Service now has 4 further predefined post-launch actions to run in your Amazon EC2 situations on prime of the present predefined post-launch actions. These further post-launch actions offer you flexibility to maximise your migration expertise.
The brand new 4 further predefined post-launch actions are as follows:
- Configure Time Sync – You need to use the Time Sync function to set the time in your Linux occasion utilizing ATSS.
- Validate disk house – You need to use the disk house validation function to acquire visibility into the disk house and to make sure that you’ve gotten sufficient obtainable disk house in your goal server.
- Confirm HTTP(S) response – You need to use the Confirm HTTP(S) response function to conduct HTTP(S) connectivity checks to a predefined listing of URLs. The function verifies the connectivity to the launched goal occasion.
- Allow Amazon Inspector – The Allow Amazon Inspector function permits you to run safety scans in your Amazon EC2 sources, together with the goal situations launched by Software Migration Service. The Amazon Inspector service is enabled on the account degree. This motion makes use of the
The International View, Import and Export Function from Native, and Extra Publish-launch Actions can be found now, and you can begin utilizing them as we speak in all Areas the place AWS Software Migration Service is supported. Go to the Software Migration Service Consumer Information to dive deeper into these thrilling options and you may check with the Getting began with AWS Software Migration Service to kickstart your workload migration to AWS.