Converting a VM to an Amazon EC2 Instance

You can convert a VM to an Amazon EC2 instance.

Before You Begin

Prepare the source VM.


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

    The Virtual machines page appears.

  2. On the Hypervisors tab, click the hypervisor.

    The hypervisor properties page appears.

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

    The Select restore type page appears.

  4. To restore one or more full virtual machines, select Full virtual machine.

    The Restore page appears.

  5. Under Name, beside each object that you want to restore, click the check box, and then at the top-left of the page, click Restore.

    To browse within an item, you can select an item or click on an entry in the Name column.

    In the top right corner of the page, a "Showing" message indicates what backup data is being displayed. You can click the down arrow beside this message and select any of the following options:

    • Show latest backups: Only display data for the most recent backups.

    • Show backups as of a specific date: Only display data up to the date you specify.

    • Show backups for a date range: Only display data within the data range you specify.

    The Restore options dialog box appears.

  6. Enter the restore options for the Amazon EC2 instance.

    For more information, see Options for Conversion to Amazon.

  7. Click Submit to run the restore job.