Required Information for Converting from Amazon to VMware

Before you restore an Amazon instance from a backup to a VMware vSphere virtual machine, review the following information.

Before You Begin

Linux VM /etc/fstab entries should use UUIDs instead of device names, because device names might change on conversion.

Guest OS Support

You can convert Amazon instances that run the following operating systems:

  • Windows Server 2019

  • Windows Server 2012 R2

  • Windows Server 2016

  • RHEL 7.x

  • CentOS 6.x

  • Ubuntu 16.04.x

  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP3 and later

    Before performing the backup operation for a SUSE instance, run the following command to add required drivers:

    dracut --force --add-drivers "vmw_pvscsi scsi_transport libsas mptbase mptspi"

Linux AMI Virtualization Types

For Linux instances, only instances based on hardware virtual machines (HVMs) AMIs can be converted to VMware.

ESXi Version

6.0 or later