Migrating a Linux VM

This topic describes how to migrate VMs to a GKE cluster running in the Cloud or on-premises. To perform the migration, use a processing cluster you created with the steps in Installing Migrate for Anthos.

Diagram of steps to migrate with Migrate for Anthos
  1. Add a migration source.

    You start a migration by configuring a source, which specifies your migration source along with information that Migrate for Anthos uses to locate the VM you're migrating. If you already have a source from a previous migration and the VMs you're migrating are from the same source, you can re-use it.

  2. Create a migration.

    You create a migration by specifying the source you created, the VM you want to migrate, and the migration intent.

  3. Customize your migration plan.

    You can customize the migration plan you generated when you created a migration.

  4. Execute the migration.

    Having created a migration, you execute the migration to extract the container artifacts (for example, container image and Dockerfile, data volume) and generate reference deployment specs using the processing cluster. These artifacts can be used for testing the migrated workload on the testing cluster or to later deploy to the production cluster.

  5. Monitor the migration.

    Monitor the progress of a migration and inspect migration activity logs.

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