This topic describes how to migrate HUAWEI CLOUD virtual machines (VMs) to Alibaba Cloud.

Migrate Windows-based HUAWEI CLOUD VMs to Alibaba Cloud

Before the migration, complete the following preparations:
  • Create snapshots to back up data.
  • Make sure that the system time of the VMWare VM is the same as the standard time of the region where the VMWare VM resides.
  • Make sure that the VMWare VM has outbound access to the following URLs and ports:
    • The endpoint https://smc.aliyuncs.com:443 that is used to access Server Migration Center (SMC).
    • Ports 8080 and 8703 that are required to connect to the intermediate instance during the migration process.
      Note During the migration, SMC creates, starts, stops, and releases the intermediate instance No_Delete_SMC_Transition_Instance. The default security group of the intermediate instance allows access to ports 8080 and 8703. Both ports are the migration service ports of the intermediate instance.
  • Check whether the QEMU Guest Agent VSS Provider service is installed.

    If the QEMU Guest Agent VSS Provider service is installed, find the uninstall.bat script in the C:\Program Files (x86)\virtio\monitor directory and run the script to uninstall the service.

  • Make sure that the Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS) is enabled.
  • Check the validity of your application licenses. After you migrate the VMWare VM to Alibaba Cloud, the application licenses that are associated with the underlying hardware may become invalid.
  • Check the validity of your application licenses. After you migrate the VMWare VM to Alibaba Cloud, the application licenses that are associated with the underlying hardware may become invalid.

After the preceding operations are complete, you can migrate the VM. For more information, see Migration process.

Migrate Linux HUAWEI CLOUD VMs to Alibaba Cloud

Before the migration, complete the following preparations:
  • Create snapshots to back up data.
  • Make sure that the system time of the VMWare VM is the same as the standard time of the region where the VMWare VM resides.
  • Make sure that the VMWare VM has outbound access to the following URLs and ports:
    • The endpoint https://smc.aliyuncs.com:443 that is used to access Server Migration Center (SMC).
    • Ports 8080 and 8703 that are required to connect to the intermediate instance during the migration process.
      Note During the migration, SMC creates, starts, stops, and releases the intermediate instance No_Delete_SMC_Transition_Instance. The default security group of the intermediate instance allows access to ports 8080 and 8703. Both ports are the migration service ports of the intermediate instance.
  • Make sure that rsync is installed. For more information, see How do I install Rsync?
  • Check the validity of your application licenses. After you migrate the VMWare VM to Alibaba Cloud, the application licenses that are associated with the underlying hardware may become invalid.
  • If you migrate a VM for the first time, we recommend that you perform a test migration.

After the preceding operations are complete, you can migrate the VM. For more information, see Migration process.