Planned migration is an action that is available for replications to cloud. Planned migrations allow you to move your workloads from vCenter Server to your cloud organization.

When you run a planned migration operation, the replication source virtual machine is powered off. The placeholder virtual machine that is created in the cloud during replication is configured to run as a fully functional virtual machine. When the recovered virtual machine is powered on in the target cloud site, the replication task on the source is no longer active.