Method: projects.locations.sources.migratingVms.startMigration

Starts migration for a VM. Starts the process of uploading data and creating snapshots, in replication cycles scheduled by the policy.

HTTP request


The URL uses gRPC Transcoding syntax.

Path parameters



Required. The name of the MigratingVm.

Authorization requires the following IAM permission on the specified resource migratingVm:

  • vmmigration.migratingVms.update

Request body

The request body must be empty.

Response body

If successful, the response body contains an instance of Operation.

Authorization scopes

Requires the following OAuth scope:


For more information, see the Authentication Overview.