Migrate for Anthos gives you three basic ways to interact with the services and resources necessary to perform migrations:
Google Cloud Console
The Google Cloud Console provides a web-based, graphical user interface that you can use to manage your Google Cloud Console (GCP) projects and resources. When you use the Cloud Console, you create a new project, or choose an existing project, and use the resources that you create in the context of that project.
You can create multiple projects, so you can use projects to separate your work in whatever way makes sense for you. For example, you might start a new project if you want to make sure only certain team members can access the resources in that project, while all team members can continue to access resources in another project.
From within the Google Cloud Console you can:
- Create a GKE cluster in Google Cloud or on-prem.
- Create a migration
- Execute a migration
- Monitor a migration and view migration logs
To access Migrate for Anthos in the Google Cloud Console:
Open the Cloud Console.
Navigate to the Migrate for Anthos page by either:
Selecting Kubernetes Engine > Migrate to containers in the left navigation menu.
Selecting Anthos > Migrate to containers in the left navigation menu.
To work in a terminal window, use:
- The Google Cloud SDK which provides the
gcloudcommand-line tool. Use
gcloudto manage both your development workflow and your GCP resources.
- The Migrate for Anthos
migctlcommand-line tool to generate a migration plan, then review and update the plan with input from key stakeholders, such as the application owner, security admin, storage admin, etc.
Cloud Shell provides:
- A temporary Compute Engine virtual machine instance.
- Command-line access to the instance from a web browser.
- A built-in code editor.
- 5 GB of persistent disk storage.
- Pre-installed Google Cloud SDK and other tools.
- Language support for Java, Go, Python, Node.js, PHP, Ruby and .NET.
- Web preview functionality.
- Built-in authorization for access to GCP Console projects and resources.
Migrate for Anthos includes Custom Resource Definitions (CRDs) that enable you to easily create and manage migrations using an API automation solution or code. For example, you can use these CRDs to build your own automated tools.
For more on the Migrate for Anthos CRDs, see APIs and reference.