To support migrations from private cloud sites running VMware Cloud Director to VMware Cloud Director service, in the private cloud deploy or upgrade to VMware Cloud Director Availability 4.2, pair the existing instance of VMware Cloud Director Availability operating in this private cloud and enable the VMC data engine.

In addition to migrating workloads from on-premises sites to VMware Cloud on AWS, to perform migrations from VMware Cloud Director cloud sites, also called private cloud sites, first pair then configure them with the VMC data engine.

Prerequisites

  • Verify that VMware Cloud Director Availability 4.2 is deployed in the private cloud site.
  • Important: Verify that before pairing a private cloud site, the Service Endpoint public-IP-address of the Cloud Tunnel Appliance in the private cloud site is added as trusted in both the management and in the compute groups in the VMware Cloud on AWS SDDC. For information about adding the IP address in the trusted inventory groups, see Prepare the SDDC in VMware Cloud on AWS for Deployment.
  • Verify that VMware Cloud Director Availability configuration in the VMware Cloud on AWS environment is complete. For more information, see Configure VMware Cloud Director Availability in VMware Cloud on AWS.

Procedure

  1. Pair the private cloud site. For information about the pairing see Managing Connections Between Cloud Sites and Pair Cloud Sites in the VMware Cloud Director Availability Administration Guide.
    You established trust between VMware Cloud Director Availability in VMware Cloud on AWS and the paired private cloud site.
  2. To enable migrations to VMware Cloud on AWS from the paired private cloud site, in VMware Cloud Director Availability in the private cloud site select the VMC data engine.
    1. In the left pane, under Configuration click Settings.
    2. Under Site settings, next to Data engine, click Edit.
    3. In the Data engine window, select VMC and click Apply.
      Note: The existing replications from the private cloud site can continue operating when both the classic and the VMC data engines are selected.

      If VMware Cloud Director Availability is only paired with VMware Cloud on AWS and not paired with private cloud sites, do not enable the Classic engine.

Results

The private cloud site is paired and prepared to migrate workloads to the VMware Cloud on AWS environment.

What to do next

You can now create migrations and migrate workloads from the paired private cloud site to VMware Cloud on AWS. These migrations to VMware Cloud Director service follow the same configuration as migrations to VMware Cloud Director. For information about creating a migration and migrating the workload, see Create a Migration and Perform a Migrate Task in the VMware Cloud Director Availability User Guide.