The Discovery Process

The first part of the discovery process requires uploading the archive file provided by Virtana Services. During upload to the Migrate Module, interdependencies between compute instances and applications are calculated and the results are displayed. Those results must be manually assessed and verified prior to migration.

Discovery is a multi-step process that incorporates the following tasks:

  1. Create a project.

    Upload the archive file provided by Virtana Services. The file contents are processed and displayed in the Virtana Platform UI. You then use that data to verify or modify migration scenarios. Output is displayed on the Environment Overview and Inventory tabs.

  2. Verify the project.

    Ensure that what was imported is what you expected.

  3. Create or modify applications.

    From the Inventory tab, you can add or remove compute instances associated with an application. You can also create custom properties to organize compute instances by workload.

  4. Calculate application dependencies.

    Calculations are performed on the applications in the project to determine relationships and dependencies between the compute instances. This allows you to better assess which objects should be moved together, and the potential impact and priority of the group to be moved.

  5. Assess application dependencies.

    Review the output of all applications or a single application to determine if the configuration of each application is appropriate.

  6. Modify applications, as needed.

    After reviewing and assessing the output of calculations you can adjust the content of each application. Repeat as needed.

  7. Create move groups.

    From the Inventory tab, assign or remove the compute instances and applications to be moved as a group.

  8. Calculate move group dependencies.

    Calculate the dependencies between the objects in the move group.

  9. Assess move groups.

    Review the output of all move groups or a single move group to determine if the configuration of each move group is appropriate.

  10. Modify move groups, as needed.

    After reviewing and assessing the output of calculations you can adjust the content of each move group. Repeat as needed.

  11. Export reports for migration.

    Provide spreadsheets or graphics files (PNG) for offline analysis or management presentations.

Related Topics

Navigating the Migrate Module UI