Converting to Google Cloud Platform

When you restore a virtual machine (VM) from a backup, you can choose to restore the VM as a Google Cloud Platform instance.

You can convert VMs to Google Cloud Platform from the following hypervisors:

  • Amazon streaming backups or IntelliSnap backup copies

  • VMware streaming backups or IntelliSnap backup copies

Before You Begin


  1. From the navigation pane, go to Protect > Virtualization.

    The Virtual machines page appears.

  2. On the Hypervisors tab, click the hypervisor.

    The hypervisor page appears.

  3. On the VM groups tab, in the row for the VM group, click the action action_button button, and then click Restore.

    The Select restore type page appears.

  4. To convert the full virtual machine, select Full virtual machine.

    The Restore page appears.

  5. For Type, select Out of place.

  6. Enter the options for the Google Cloud Platform instance.

  7. Click Submit.

Options for Conversion to Google Cloud Platform