Public Cloud Migration Matrix

Migrating on-premises workloads into the public cloud can take some effort. But if you know the tricks, the job gets a lot easier. 

Below is a matrix of operating systems that I have tested and notes on how to make each OS migrate smoothly (if needed). Most of the time when I test an OS its a fresh install of the operating system and very little customization is done, keep that in mind when you do your migration. 

All of these Migrations were preformed using Zerto. Other replication products may or may not produce the same results.

If you have anything to add !PLEASE! leave a comment and I will be glad to add it to the matrix.

Linux

from vSphere 6.7

Source PlatformAzureAWSNotes
Ubuntu 18.04
Ubuntu 18.04
Ubuntu 16.04
Debian 9
Debian 8
CentOS 7
CentOS 6
RedHat Enterprise Linux 7
RedHat Enterprise Linux 6
RedHat Enterprise Linux 5
SuSe

from Hyper-V 2016

Source PlatformAzureAWSNotes
Ubuntu 18.04
Ubuntu 16.04
Ubuntu 14.04
Debian 9
Debian 8
CentOS 71.) Tested with “Server with GUI” Install
2.) zImporter for data volumes works without any special work
3.) zImporter for all volumes requires you to manually add Xen kernel modules before failover/move
4.) If using Static IP, and zImporter for all volumes you must use Zerto RE-IP script or switch machine to DHCP (for eth0) before failover.
CentOS 6
RedHat Enterprise Linux 7“Server with GUI” Install
RedHat Enterprise Linux 6
RedHat Enterprise Linux 5
SuSe

Windows

from vSphere 6.7

Source PlatformAzureAWSNotes
Windows 2016
Windows 2012 R2
Windows 2012
Windows 2008 R2
Windows 2008
Windows 2003 R2
Windows 2003

from Hyper-V 2016

Source PlatformAzureAWSNotes
Windows 2016
Windows 2012 R2
Windows 2012
Windows 2008 R2
Windows 2008
Windows 2003 R2
Windows 2003

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