About Migration Center Collector

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Migration Center Collector is an application that automatically discovers your physical servers and virtual machines (VMs) in your infrastructure. Migration Center Collector collects all required metrics for a successful migration to Google Cloud.

It then automatically sends this information to Migration Center, where you can review the aggregated data.

How data collection works

The following section summarizes how Migration Center Collector gathers data from your infrastructure.

  1. You create an instance of Migration Center Collector from Migration Center and you download it to your local Windows machine that can access your infrastructure.
  2. You install Migration Center Collector.
  3. You create the credentials needed to access your assets.
  4. You manually add the IP addresses of your machines to the credentials, so that Migration Center Collector can access them to gather data. Alternatively, you can provide ranges of IP addresses that Migration Center Collector can ping to automatically identify assets.
  5. Migration Center Collector accesses your assets at regular intervals and collects performance data.
  6. Migration Center Collector sends the collected data to the Google Cloud Migration Center portal, where it is aggregated and analyzed.

Limitations

The following limitations apply to Migration Center Collector:

  • Migration Center Collector can only be installed on Windows machines.
  • Migration Center Collector can only scan devices running a Windows or Linux OS.

Pricing

Migration Center Collector is provided as part of Migration Center and is available to use at no charge. Google Cloud Migration Center assessments are active for up to 3 years, while the Migration Center Collector discovery is typically active for 30 days. You can connect with your Google representative to customize these time frames.

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