Azure Migrate OVA appliance re-use

Kaushalendra Kumar 81 Reputation points
2022-06-15T13:48:11.7+00:00

Situation - Our customer has already one OVA deployed for the discovery of the servers. Later they abandoned the whole migration project. Now after a few months, they again want to do the migration. This time they are asking to create a new migration project but re-use the existing OVA appliance which was deployed the first time.

My Ask-

  1. What are the pros and cons of re-using the existing OVA appliance?
  2. Is it really possible and feasible to re-configure the OVA appliance for purpose of re-use?
  3. If this is possible, can someone please help me with the detailed steps for this puspose?
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  1. SadiqhAhmed-MSFT 25,381 Reputation points Microsoft Employee
    2022-06-16T08:15:04.483+00:00

    Hello @Kaushalendra Kumar Thank you for contacting us!

    I understand that your customer has a requirement to migrate to Azure and are planning to re-use the appliance. On those lines, you are looking for information such as pros and cons of re-using the appliance, reconfiguring it and detailed steps.

    You can redeploy the appliance by running a script on the VM. The script clears the existing configuration and redeploys it as a fresh appliance which you can then register to a new project. The details are mentioned here - https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/migrate/deploy-appliance-script

    Ensure a new appliance name is used for the redeployment to avoid artefacts conflict.

    Hope this helps. Feel free to reply if need further assistance!

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