This topic describes how to migrate your physical servers to Alibaba Cloud ECS.

Migrate a Windows-based physical server to Alibaba Cloud

Before you perform migration, you must complete the following preparations:
  • Check virtualized applications. Alibaba Cloud ECS instances do not support built-in virtualized applications. After migration, software such as VMware Workstation, Virtual Box, and Hyper-V that can be used only in a physical server environment is not supported.
  • Check the validity of your application licenses. After your physical server is migrated to Alibaba Cloud, the underlying hardware devices of the system change and associated application licenses may become invalid.

Perform the following operations to migrate a Windows-based physical server to Alibaba Cloud:

Migrate a Linux-based physical server to Alibaba Cloud

Before you perform migration, you must complete the following preparations:
  • Go to the directory where the Cloud Migration tool is located. Run the ./Check/client_check --check command to check whether the physical server to be migrated meets the migration conditions. If all check items are displayed as OK in the command output, you can start the migration. Otherwise, you must perform the following checks:
  • Check virtualized applications. Alibaba Cloud ECS instances do not support built-in virtualized applications. After migration, software such as VMware Workstation, Virtual Box, and Hyper-V that can be used only in a physical server environment is not supported.
  • We recommend that you use a test machine to conduct migration tests as described in this topic.

Perform the following operations to migrate a Linux-based physical server to Alibaba Cloud: