Migrate servers running Windows 10 to Azure using Azure Migrate

Johnny Tsang 1 Reputation point

I am planning to migrate on-premises workload to Azure. There are a few servers running Windows 10 (both VMWare VMs and Physical servers).

I have checked Azure Migrate's documentation (see below URL) which states that Windows 10 Pro and Windows 10 Enterprise is supported.

However, the Azure VM assessment report for these servers showed "The machines has a Windows client OS running inside it which is supported only in Visual Studio subscription".

I don't own a Visual Studio subscription.
Could I really migrate these Windows 10 servers to Azure using agentless / agent-based migration?

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  1. Prrudram-MSFT 19,961 Reputation points

    Hello @Johnny Tsang ,

    Thank you for reaching out to the Microsoft Q&A platform. Happy to answer your question.

    The assessment screenshot showing Azure VM readiness (requires Visual Studio Subscription) only means that you need Visual Studio Subscription for getting the support for your client (Only Client OS like windows 10, 8, 7) operating systems in case of any issues with client OS.

    It is not a mandatory subscription type for azure migrate. When azure migrate, assessment adds a readiness category like "Conditionally ready for azure" it only means we are not stopping you from migrating this VM with client OS to azure, however if for some reasons the machine gets into any issues like boot OS, any OS related issues after migration, azure VM support will not support you without a proper subscription. You need not worry about this at the moment during assessment/migration.

    Please note, the Visual Studio subscription support for specific client operating systems is mentioned in the following link https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/virtual-machines/windows/client-images

    Hope this helps.
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  2. JimmySalian-2011 38,861 Reputation points

    Hi Johny,

    Unfortunately it will be unsupported using agentless migration, however you can try agent based migration on the test VM and check out the post migration output if any errors.


    Hope this helps.

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