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Create Move Groups


You can create move groups from the Inventory page. Move groups allow you to migrate as a unit the compute instances and applications that have interdependencies.

You create or customize move groups by adding and removing compute instances or applications on the Inventory page. You should therefore create applications before creating move groups. Once your move groups are set you can run a dependency analysis on one or more move groups to determine how the applications and compute instances are related.

Creating groups helps you to safely plan your migration over time. You can move less critical groups first, verify the process, then move more critical groups later. This reduces the risk of losing connectivity to critical applications in your environment.


About This Task

  • You should create move groups only after you verify the content of your applications and the associated dependencies, and have identified items that should be moved as a unit to the cloud.

  • A compute instance can only belong to one move group. If you select a compute instance that is already associated with a move group and add that compute instance to another move group, the compute instance will automatically be removed from the original move group.


  • You must have uploaded the project archive file.

  • You should have verified the content of the applications you plan to move before creating move groups.


  1. Navigate to the Inventory page.

  2. Click vp-icon-create.pdf in the Move Groups column, enter a name for the group, and click Create.

    The new group displays in the Move Groups column.

    You can create multiple move groups at one time by entering a comma-separated list or pressing Enter after each name. Enter them individually or paste them in bulk.

  3. Move applications or compute instances, or both, into the move group.

    You cannot move applications and compute instances together.

    • To move one item, click and hold on vp-icon-drag-drop.png next to any application or compute instance you want to add, drag the item, and drop it in the move group

    • To move two or more items, select the checkbox next to each application or compute instance you want to move, click and hold on vp-icon-drag-drop.png next to any selected object, and then drag and drop the objects into the move group.

      When you grab the vp-icon-drag-drop.png, a tootip displays the name or number of items you are moving, so you can verify them.

  4. Tip

    You can also right-click and select either "Copy to Move Group" or "Move to Move Group".

  5. Click Save.

    You must save changes before calculating dependenices.

    There is an option to Undo Changes.


    Clicking Undo Changes deletes all changes made since the last save.

  6. Navigate to Move Groups > Move Group List to verify that the move groups were added.

  7. Return to the Inventory page to calculate dependencies.

Next Tasks

Calculate move group dependencies

Related Topics

Inventory Page

Modify Move Groups