Server Migration Center (SMC) allows you to migrate one or more source servers to Alibaba Cloud. Source servers can be servers in data centers, virtual machines, hosts on other cloud platforms, or servers of other types. This topic describes the migration process of SMC.
- Before you begin
Create an Alibaba Cloud account, complete real-name verification, activate Resource Access Management (RAM), authorize SMC to access your cloud resources, and obtain an AccessKey pair.
- Step 1: Import the information of a migration source
In the SMC console, download the SMC client. Decompress the SMC client, upload the SMC client to the source server, and then run the SMC client. Then, import the information of the source server to the SMC console.
- Step 2: Create and start a migration task
Create and start a migration task in the SMC console to migrate the source server or its operating system based on your business requirements.