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
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.
6.0 or later