By performing a warm migration with а preloaded seed, you migrate a powered on virtual machine from an on-premise vCenter Server to an Org vDC in the cloud.


Warm migration with preloaded seed cannot be initiated for group of VMs.


  • Verify that you have a defined Org vCD network.

  • Verify that the VM that you are migrating is powered on.


  1. In the vSphere Web Client, navigate to Home > Inventories > vCloud Director Extender.
  2. In the Migrations tab, click New Migration.
  3. Select Warm migration with preloaded seed and click Next.
  4. Select the VM that you want to migrate and click Next.

    If you select a VM that is powered off, the system returns an error, and you cannot proceed until you select a powered on VM.

  5. Select a Target vDC, target Network, target seed, and click Next.
  6. You can initiate the migration immediately or at a specific time.
  7. Select a recovery Point Objective (RPO).
  8. (Optional) Enter a tag for the migration job that you are initiating.
  9. Click Start


The migration operation is initiated and a new warm migration job appears in the Migrations tab in a Created state.

What to do next

After the warm migration job finishes, the warm migration job goes into a cutover-ready status and you can initiate a manual cutover. For more information, see Initiate a Cutover