Google Cloud Migration Center release notes

This page documents production updates to Google Cloud Migration Center. Check this page for announcements about new or updated features, bug fixes, known issues, and deprecated functionality.

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September 21, 2023

Discovery client Added ability to use local Service Account Key during authorization.

Discovery client Added ability to scan MongoDB databases.

Discovery client Added filtering of project names during authorization with Migration Center.

Discovery client Updated mFit script to 1.15.2.

Discovery client Removed database scan banner.

Discovery client Improved collection of process details for Linux collection.

September 12, 2023

Generally available: Migration Center lets you specify custom rightsizing values for your assessment preferences. In addition to the existing sizing optimization strategies—moderate, aggressive, and no rightsizing—the custom rightsizing strategy lets you set specific values for your assessment calculations.

September 11, 2023

The network usage sizing appears now in the Network section of the Migration preferences page. The Egress traffic estimate knob lets you tune a percentage value of the measured VM egress traffic to be used to estimate billed network traffic per VM. For previous assessments that used the preset method, Migration Center back-filled the egress traffic estimate by using the following values for each sizing optimization strategy:

  • No preference: 10%
  • No rightsizing: 10%
  • Moderate: 10%
  • Aggressive: 5%

Previous reports with logical and physical core count per VM might contain inaccuracies. This release contains a fix to information presented on logical and physical core counts per VM. If you compare reports that were exported prior to this change, you might see a different count of logical and physical cores.

August 15, 2023

Migration Center discovery client CLI is now generally available in version 2.0.0. The mcdc CLI maintains the existing functionalities of the fit assessment tool (mFit), and introduces integration with Migration Center.

Preview: With the mcdc CLI 2.0.0, you can export the discovered assets to Migration Center. This lets you generate insights and TCO reports for your inventory.

Export assets to Migration Center with the following command:

mcdc export mc --project MY_PROJECT

For more information, see Export data to Migration Center.

Preview: With the mcdc CLI 2.0.0, you can scan ranges of IP addresses to detect assets in your infrastructure.

mcdc discover ipscan --ranges <RANGE_1>,<RANGE_2>

For more information, see Run an IP range scan.

Preview: With the mcdc CLI 2.0.0, you can collect VM performance data via the vCenter API.

The on-premises cost calculator in Migration Center cost estimation functionality now lets you apply committed use discounts (CUDs), Enterprise Agreement (EA), and Cloud Commitment Agreement (CCA) discounts. The enhanced Workloads and licensing tab also lets you choose licensing models for your Windows and Linux workloads.

June 26, 2023

Migration Center is now generally available.

Migration Center lets you create total cost of ownership (TCO) reports with Google Cloud VMware Engine and sole-tenant nodes on Compute Engine as additional target asset environments.

Migration Center lets you export your assets to a Google Sheets file in your Google Drive.

May 31, 2023

Discovery client Discovery Client can collect usage and other anonymized data that helps Google improve the product.

Discovery client updated .NET Framework to .NET Core 6.0.

Discovery client updated how Fit Assessment scripts and data are transferred (using Windows registry) between target Windows assets.

Discovery client updated Windows NCrypt algorithm to AES.

Discovery client fixed issues with proxy settings in client.

May 15, 2023

The data warehousing cost calculator is now generally available in the Migration Center cost estimation functionality. It lets you generate a rapid cost estimate for running your data analytics and warehousing setup from other cloud platforms on BigQuery serverless data warehouse on Google Cloud.

For more information, see Cost estimation.

April 07, 2023

Discovery client Discovery client now sends technical logs and error messages to Cloud Logging.

Discovery client added support for additional SSH MAC algorithms.

Discovery client changed the default de-duplication logic to user fingerprints instead of FQDN.

Discovery client fixed an issue with installer not applying some updates during upgrade.

Discovery client fixed an issue with Google Cloud fit recommendation collection to handle various credential formats.

March 30, 2023

A new version of Migration Center is available in Preview.

Preview: You can now use automated scripts to collect data from your AWS and Azure infrastructure and generate tables that you can upload to Migration Center.

Preview: Migration Center lets you upload tables with your infrastructure data that you can manually create using the available templates. Migration Center now supports files up to 100 Mb.

Preview: Migration Center lets you specify multiple migration preferences that can help you customize your migration assessments.

Preview: You can now create groups of assets that share common characteristics, such as functional dependencies or location.

Preview: The total cost of ownership (TCO) summary report is available in Migration Center for assets that are targeted to migrate to Google Compute Engine. You can generate TCO reports to compare the costs of moving your groups of assets based on different migration scenarios that you specify with your migration preferences. You can view TCO reports directly on Migration Center's user interface in the Cloud Console, or export them to Google Slides.

March 07, 2023

The SAP cost calculator is now generally available in the Migration Center cost estimation functionality.

February 16, 2023

Discovery client offline discovery mode is available in Preview.

Discovery client updated Google Cloud fit recommendation scripts to version 1.14.0.

Discovery client Migration Center Collector renamed to Migration Center discovery client.

Discovery client changed VM age to use CreateDate for vSphere collection.

Discovery client moved local log files to %PROGRAMDATA%\Google\DiscoveryClient folder.

September 28, 2022

Migration Center is available in Preview. Migration Center is a new Google Cloud service to streamline migration journeys with intelligent insights and actionable recommendations, bringing together tools and methodologies from rapid cost estimation to migration execution.