Start an asset discovery

With Google Cloud Migration Center, you can discover physical servers and virtual machine (VM) instances in your infrastructure hosted on-premises or on other cloud providers, and gather detailed information about every component.

You can perform an asset discovery on your own, or request for assistance from a Google customer engineer.

Before you begin

About data collection and security

Migration Center provides you with different ways to collect data about your infrastructure. The following sections help you decide which method to use depending on your use case.

Collection methods

You can import data into Migration Center with the following methods:

  • Download and run the discovery client CLI (mcdc) and scan your infrastructure. Then, export the collected configuration and performance data to Migration Center. To learn how data collection works with mcdc, see Migration Center discovery client CLI.

  • Install the discovery client on a Windows machine and allow it to periodically scan your infrastructure and gather configuration and performance data. To learn how automatic data collection works, see Migration Center discovery client overview.

  • Collect data from your infrastructure hosted on other cloud providers with automated scripts, and upload it to Migration Center. For more details, see how to import data from other cloud providers.

  • Manually fill in template tables with your infrastructure data, including specifications, performance, and disk data, and upload them to Migration Center. For more details, see how to upload manually generated tables.

  • Upload your infrastructure data generated with RVTools directly into Migration Center. For more details, see how to import data from RVTools.

Security and privacy

For every server in your existing environment, Migration Center collects the following information:

  • Machine information
  • Configuration data
  • Utilization data
  • Network dependencies
  • Installed software

The breadth of data collected depends on the collection method you select, as well as any security settings that are applied during setup.

Other than IP addresses, Migration Center does not collect personally identifiable information (PII) or data subject to PCI or HIPAA compliance requirements. Migration Center does not collect data from within your applications or file storage. For more information about the data collected, see Collection methods.

All collected data is used solely to analyze your IT infrastructure for a cloud assessment and migration plan. Your data is never sold to any third parties.

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