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Migrate to Virtual Machines requirements

This page describes the requirements for migrations with Migrate to Virtual Machines.

Requirements for all migrations

VM operating system requirements

VMs you want to migrate need to run a Supported operating system version.

Network Connectivity

Ports and connectivity required for using Migrate to Virtual Machines are described at Installing the Migrate Connector.

Google Cloud Permissions

Migrate to Virtual Machines components require a specific set of Google Cloud Enabling Migrate to Virtual Machines services.

Number of current migrations

You can have up to 200 migrations in progress, meaning migrations that you have onboarded, not counting migrations in the Finalize phase.

On-premises VMware to Compute Engine migrations

VMware Versions

Migrate to Virtual Machines supports migrations from VMware vCenter and ESXi.

The latest Migrate to Virtual Machines release is compatible with VMware versions:

  • vCenter: 5.5.*, 6.0.*, 6.5.*, 6.7.*, 7.0.*
  • ESXi: 5.5.*, 6.0.*, 6.5.*, 6.7.*, 7.0.*

VMware Permissions

A VMware administrator needs to:

  • Deploy the Migrate Connector OVA.
  • Create and assign vCenter roles for Migrate to Virtual Machines to manage migrations.

Migrate Connector for Migrate to Virtual Machines

The Migrate Connector for Migrate to Virtual Machines runs on a VM in your VWware environment. For more information, see Installing the Migrate Connector.

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