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Preparing for Migration

Prior to processing data in the Virtana Platform Workload Placement module, data must be collected by . You should generate a Zip archive file to upload to Workload Placement for discovery.

The archive file incorporates information about a user-defined set of compute instances and applications. The file will include information such as VMware inventory and metrics, NetFlow conversations, applications from the CMDB, among other data.


For more information about creating a data collection file in IPM for migrating data to the cloud, see Migration Analysis in the IPM User Guide. If you want to use custom pricing for cost calculations, follow the instructions for Adding Custom Pricing for Migration in the same guide.