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Migrate with ASR

Overview

Use Cloudamize's integration with ASR to migrate machines monitored by a Cloudamize agent to Azure. Setup configuration servers, install Mobility Services, test the migration, and perform the migration; all from the Cloudamize platform.

Prerequisites

  • Agent installed method. Assessments using our agentless installation approach will not be able to migrate via ASR.
  • A new Windows instance with ASR not previously installed is strongly recommended.
  • One ASR Configuration Server supports migration for one Resource Group. Multiple Resource Groups require multiple ASR Configuration Servers. 

Migrate

Follow this step-by-step guide to migrate machines to Azure via ASR.

1. Login to the assessment, then navigate to the Settings page by clicking the name in the top-right corner and clicking Settings.

2. Click Azure Setup from the left-hand navigation panel and follow the instructions to enter the customer’s ARM credentials for their Azure tenant.

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3. Click Inventory Settings and enable one or more machines to be setup as ASR Configuration Servers.
Note: the configuration server will be used to transfer the data from the infrastructure assessed by Cloudamize to Azure. The server should have the Cloudamize agent installed, but should not have been part of the Cloudamize assessment.

4. In Inventory Settings ensure that the ASR Configuration Server is Excluded from Assessment Scope and Data Collection is Enabled

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5. Scroll to the right and ensure that ASR Configuration Server is Enabled

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6. Navigate to the Migration Planner and click More Tools then click Migrate Your Environment.

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7. Select the ASR tab at the top of the Migrate Your Environment window, then click the Setup button for a Configuration Server in the Connected state.

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8. Select a Subscription Name from the drop-down list, then create a Resource Group for the machines to be migrated and click Save.

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9. Select a Region for the Resource Group, enter a name, and click Save.

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10. Setting up the Configuration Server is expected to take 30-45 minutes. Check the Status and Log to verify that the Configuration Server completes setup.

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11. Check the box next to the Configuration Server setup previously, then choose a Cloudamize Design on the left and migration Groups/Assets to migrate on the right. Click Apply.

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12. Select Prepare to Migrate in the drop-down list for a machine in the Connected state, and click the green check-mark next to it. This will install ASR Mobility Services on the machine and prepare it to be migrated to Azure.

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13. Select or create the StorageNetwork, and Subnet to be used for the target machine. Then click Save.

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14. The above setup could take up to about 15 minutes. Click Refresh in the top-right corner of the Migrate Your Environment window and check the Installation Status to verify completion.

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15. Select Edit Azure VM Settings then click the green check-mark next to it if you need to change the designated VM settings for Instance Type, Managed Storage, and Hybrid Benefits. Click Save to make the changes.

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16. Select Test Migration and click the green check-mark next to it to create the Azure instance and test copying the data from on-premise into Azure. Click the blue question-mark in the Migration Status column to verify that the failover test succeeded.

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17. Select End Test Migration and click the green check-mark next to it to shutdown the Azure instance created to test the migration. Click the blue question-mark in the Migration Status column to verify that the failover test was cleaned-up successfully.

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18. Select Resynchronize Disks and click the green check-mark next to it to update the cloud storage with any new data from on-premise. Check the Migration Status column to confirm completion.

19. Select Migrate to create the Azure instance and copy the data from on-premise to the newly created instance. Check the Migration Status column to confirm that the migration was successful.

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20. To disable protection and uninstall ASR Mobility Services from a machine, select Disable Protection and click the green check-mark next to it.

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