As part of the What-If Analysis function, Migrate is the form you use to fill in the details of your what-if scenario. You choose where to migrate the workload, then select the region.

Where You Find Migration Planning

At the What-If Analysis screen, click SELECT in the Migrate pane.

When you run a scenario for What If: Migration for Public Clouds (Not VMC), vRealize Operations Cloud might suggest the Public Cloud Instance suitable for the Workload Configuration selected by you. vRealize Operations Cloud also calculates the cost for that Public Cloud's instance and displays the same.

Table 1. Migrate Options
Option Description
SCENARIO NAME Name of your scenario
SELECT CLOUDS Where do you want to migrate the workload?


  • AWS
  • VMware Cloud on AWS - You can now select regions for VMware Cloud on AWS.
  • IBM Cloud
  • Microsoft Azure
  • Google Cloud
Note: The cloud providers added in the Add Cloud Provider page are also included in the list.

You can select a maximum of three public clouds at a time for comparison. Hold the Shift key to select more than one public cloud provider. You cannot choose VMware Cloud on AWS with other public clouds for comparison because it has a host-based pricing model, while other clouds are instance-based.

ADD CLOUD PROVIDERS You can add or edit the cloud providers and also edit the rate card of each individual cloud provider.
APPLICATION PROFILE/Configure Using the Application Profile you can configure the virtual compute resources, like vCPU, memory, and storage.
Select Your Workload:
  • CPU
  • Memory
  • Disc Space
With the Configure radio button selected, you can size your migrating workload by defining values for vCPU, memory, and storage.
APPLICATION PROFILE/Import from existing VM Displays the Select VMs button. When selected, displays the Select VMs workspace, where you can choose one or more existing VMs to use as templates for your workload. You can filter VMs by name, tags, vCenter Server, or custom group.

Once you have made your selections, you return to this screen to enter the quantity of each chosen VM you want to incorporate as templates into your workload.

Number of VMs (OPTIONAL)/Quantity You can optionally choose how many VMs to spread the workload across.
RUN SCENARIO Click to run the scenario. The system calculates whether it fits into the location you chose.
SAVE SAVE the scenario.
CANCEL CANCEL the scenario.

VMware Cloud on AWS Assessment - Results

The scenario results are displayed when you run the scenario. For VMware Cloud on AWS Assessment, you can edit the following options.
  • Edit Configuration - you can edit the change in Reserved Capacity CPU, Reserved Capacity Memory, Fault Tolerance, and RAID Level values and save the values to the original configuration.
  • Change Plan - you can use the Choose Plan option to change your subscription plan, the available options are one-year plan, three-year plan, or Pay-As-You-Go.
  • Edit Discount - you can use the edit discount option to specify the discount value, the total cost for the subscription is equal to the actual utilization cost minus the discount percentage.