The Migration Center discovery client CLI or
mcdc CLI is an
offline tool that lets you run different types of asset discoveries on
your infrastructure. These asset discoveries scan the physical servers and
virtual machine (VM) instances in your infrastructure to collect all the
required information for a successful migration assessment to Google Cloud.
Migration Center provides advanced migration recommendations
and planning capabilities, however, if you're working with sensitive data and
don't want to upload it to Google Cloud, you can choose to run an
offline assessment instead.
mcdc CLI has the following advantages:
- It doesn't require installation.
- It runs on Linux and Windows host machines.
- It creates offline assessment reports.
You can use the data collected by running a
discovery to do the following:
- Run an offline assessment.
- Export this data to Migration Center where you can do the following:
mcdc CLI, you can run the following discoveries:
- Inventory discovery: lets you scan and list all the VMs in your
infrastructure. However, the
mcdcCLI supports inventory discovery for VMs running on VMWare and AWS only.
- Guest discovery: lets you scan and collect data about the running applications on your machines, which includes both VMs and physical servers. It also collects data about the machine configurations, hardware, network, as well as open files, services, and processes.
- IP range scan: lets you detect all assets in your network, verify
credentials, and scan the detected assets. It collects data using a
guest discovery. This method is useful in cases where you might have several
machines in an IP range, or when you don't have much knowledge about the
infrastructure you want to scan. It is also useful for discovering the
physical servers in your network. However, the
mcdcCLI supports data collection through IP range scan for Linux machines only.
mcdcCLI can export data of only up to 10,000 machines to Migration Center.
- Review the
requirements for downloading and running
Learn more about the following discovery methods: