VM Import/Export Tool vs VM Connector for moving VMs to the AWS cloud » –

When in the process of calculating how to move to the Cloud safely and easily, most businesses are using a virtualization platform such as Vmware or XEN… the transfer of this platform application can be possible. simplified by using the EC2 VM Import/Export Tool or the VM Connector. In this article, let’s take a look at these two tools in detail and the characteristics when using them.

EC2 – VM Import/Export

  • Import – Can be used to migrate Vmware, XEN VMs, Microsoft to AWS Cloud.
  • Export – Can convert EC2 instances for on-premise use to VMware, XEN VMs, Microsoft platforms.
  • Supported:
    • Windows & Linux VMs
    • Export: VM ESX VMDK (Virtual Machine Disk) or OVA (Open Virtualization Appliance)
    • Citrix XEN VHD (Virtual Hard Disk)
    • Microsoft Hyper-V VHD
    • API or CLI, not supported via AWS Management Console
  • VM is stopped before generating VHD or VMHD images.

VM Connector

  • is a plugin to vmware vCenter to migrate VMs to Amazon S3.
  • can convert to AMI
  • progress can be tracked in vCenter

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