Can Azure Migrate Assessment Perform Discovery without vCenter?

Taranjeet Malik 401 Reputation points
2020-11-24T03:13:53.54+00:00

Hi Guys

Can we discover VMs hosted on ESXi hosts by specifying ESXi host itself instead of vCenter during the Azure Migrate assessment appliance config?

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  1. Leon Laude 85,641 Reputation points
    2020-11-24T06:19:48.503+00:00

    Hi @Taranjeet Malik ,

    If you don't have a vCenter Server, you can treat your VMware VMs as physical servers and use the agent-based migration workflow.

    For more information, see:

    What are the migration options in Azure Migrate: Server Migration?
    https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/migrate/common-questions-server-migration#what-are-the-migration-options-in-azure-migrate-server-migration

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    Leon

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  2. SadiqhAhmed-MSFT 36,881 Reputation points Microsoft Employee
    2020-11-24T07:51:55.947+00:00

    Hello @Taranjeet Malik ,
    Thank you for posting your query in Microsoft Q&A community forum!

    For assessments - If you are not able to share vCenter credentials, you can add the VMs directly for discovery using the physical server assessment option or use import based assessments as well. In the physical server assessment option, you can just deploy the appliance and let the appliance discover the configuration and performance data of the servers. Since the performance data is gathered by the appliance, one gets better estimates in this case.

    In import-based assessments, you provide the server information and can run performance-based assessments, but would have to specify the utilization values yourself.

    If you are not able to share the server names in the assessment stage, you can proceed with import assessments and mask the actual server names while importing the server information.

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