You are now viewing Migrate for Compute Engine v 4.11. As of version 5.0, Migrate for Compute Engine has been renamed to Migrate to Virtual Machines. See the 5.0 documentation for the most updated version.

Supported operating systems

Google Cloud Migrate for Compute Engine (formerly Velostrata) supports migrating VMs running operating systems in the following table.

Before migrating Linux VMs to Google Cloud, you need to install an additional package that performs reconfigurations. For more information, see preparing Linux VMs.

Note that some VM OSes are supported for offline migration only. In offline migration, disk volumes are copied directly to Google Cloud and streaming data is not supported. For more information, see Using offline migration.

OS Version VMware (BIOS) VMware (EFI) VMware (EFI with Secure Boot) AWS Azure (BIOS) Gen1/2 Azure (EFI) Gen2 Comments
AWS Linux Amazon Linux NA NA NA Yes NA NA Offline migration only. See Preparing Linux VMs for more. Amazon Linux VMs are migrated on a best-effort basis with no post-migration Google Cloud support.
CentOS 6.4+ Yes No No Yes Yes No

Requires kernel version 2.6.32-754 or higher before migrating.

Requires dhclient-4.1.1-63.P1.0.1.el6_10 or higher.

7.X Yes Yes* Yes* Yes Yes Yes*  
8.0 Yes Yes* Yes* Yes No No  
Debian 8.5+ Yes No No Yes Yes No  
9 Yes No No Yes Yes No  
Oracle Linux 6.4-6.10 Yes No No No No No

Requires kernel version 2.6.32-754 or higher before migrating.

Requires dhclient-4.1.1-63.P1.0.1.el6_10 or higher.

7.0-7.9 Yes Yes* Yes* No No No  
8.0-8.3 Yes Yes* Yes* No No No  
RHEL 6.4+ Yes No No Yes Yes No

Requires kernel version 2.6.32-754 or higher before migrating.

Requires dhclient-4.1.1-63.P1.0.1.el6_10 or higher.

7.X Yes Yes* Yes* Yes Yes Yes*  
8.0 Yes Yes* Yes* Yes Yes Yes*  
SUSE 11 SP3+ Yes NA NA NA NA NA  
12 SP2 Yes NA NA NA NA NA  
12 SP3 Yes Yes* Yes* Yes Yes Yes*  
12 SP4 Yes Yes* Yes* Yes Yes Yes*

For Azure - Due to missing dependencies in the your-kernel-version-azure build of the kernel, an update to your-kernel-version-default is required prior to migration

12 SP5 Yes Yes* Yes* Yes Yes Yes*

For Azure - Due to missing dependencies in the your-kernel-version-azure build of the kernel, an update to your-kernel-version-default is required prior to migration

15 Yes Yes* Yes* Yes No Yes*  
Ubuntu 12.04 Yes NA NA NA NA NA Offline migration only
14.04.x LTS Yes No No Yes Yes No Requires kernel version 3.13.0-170 or higher for online migration
16.04.x LTS Yes No No Yes Yes No  
18.04.x LTS Yes Yes* Yes* Yes Yes Yes*  
Windows Server** 2003 SP2 Yes NA NA NA NA NA Offline migration only
2003 R2 Yes NA NA NA NA NA Offline migration only
2008 R1 (64-bit) Yes NA NA NA NA NA Offline migration only
2008 R2 (SP1 or higher) Yes Yes* NA Yes Yes Yes*  
2012/2012 R2 Yes Yes* Yes* Yes Yes Yes* 2012 (non-R2) is not supported by the Google VSS agent (see Google guest environment documentation).
2016 Yes Yes* Yes* Yes Yes Yes*  
2019 Yes Yes* Yes* Yes Yes Yes*  
* Online migration only (offline migration not supported).
** Basic disks only (dynamic disks not supported).

Remove filter drivers and firewalls from Windows VMs

Run-in-cloud and migration operations may fail for Windows Server 2016 workload when Symantec Endpoint Protection (SEP) is installed. This may also happen when SEP appears to be disabled.

You should remove filter drivers and firewalls from your Windows VMs before beginning your Migrate for Compute Engine migration steps.

Workaround: If removing or disabling SEP does not resolve your issue, you may need to remove SEP from interface bindings as well. To remove your workload's network interface bindings to remove the SEP option:

  1. Download Microsoft Network VSP Bind (nvspbind).

  2. Install Microsoft_Nvspbind_package.EXE into c:\temp.

  3. Open a command prompt as an Administrator and run the following:

    nvspbind.exe /d * symc_teefer2