Nutanix Move version 4 with Azure support

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Latest Nutanix Move version support migration from Azure

In a recent release, Nutanix Move supports the migration of the workloads from Microsoft Azure to Nutanix AHV and VMware ESXi.

So, how does Move migrate data from Azure? It does leverage Azure API to establish a connection, authentication, and data transfer. The below quote is from Nutanix documentation. To learn more, refer to Nutanix Move documentation

For the actual transfer of data for the VM being migrated (guest VM), Move takes snapshots of the managed disks of the VMs. The data is securely transferred to the target Nutanix cluster using a SAS (Shared Access Signature) URI that is generated by Nutanix-Move when taking snapshots. Nutanix Move groups the snapshots taken by it using a custom resource group created for each VM.

Nutanix Move documentation

Supported Guest Operating systems.

Generation 1 VMs Support

  • Windows 7 (TLS 1.2 and SHA2 should be enabled), 8, 8.1, 10
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 (TLS 1.2 and SHA2 should be enabled), 2012, 2012 R2, 2016, 2019
  • RHEL 6.3 (32-bit and 64-bit supported), 6.5-6.10, 7.0–7.7, and 8.0–8.2Note: RHEL 6.3 is supported only with IDE as the disk controller.
  • CentOS 6.3 (32-bit and 64-bit supported) to 6.9, 7.0–7.7, 8.0-8.2Note: CentOS 6.3 is supported only with IDE as the disk controller.
  • Ubuntu Server and Desktop 12.04.5, 14.04.x, 16.04.x, 16.10 (32-bit and 64-bit supported)
  • Ubuntu Server 12.0.4, 18.04, 19.04

Generation 2 VMs Support (UEFI Enabled VMs)

  • Windows 10 Pro,
  • Windows 10
  • EnterpriseWindows Server 2012, 2012 R2, 2016, 2019
  • RHEL 7.0, 7.4–7.7, and 8.0–8.1
  • CentOS 7.4–7.7, 8.0-8.1
  • Ubuntu Server 16.04, 18.04, 19.04, 19.10

For a full list of supported guest operating systems, see documentation

Release notes

  • New platform support for migration: Azure to AOS (AHV and ESXi)
  • Move now supports migration from Azure to AOS.
  • Uninstall VMware Tools after migration
  • Nutanix Move can automatically uninstall VMware tools from target VMs after migration.
  • Real-time logs on Move UIYou can now check real-time logs directly from the Move user interface.
  • Support for the new RHEL version. You can now migrate RHEL 8.3 VMs from ESXi to AHV.
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Artur Krzywdzinski

Artur is Consulting Architect at Nutanix. He has been using, designing and deploying VMware based solutions since 2005 and Microsoft since 2012. He specialize in designing and implementing private and hybrid cloud solution based on VMware and Microsoft software stacks, datacenter migrations and transformation, disaster avoidance. Artur holds VMware Certified Design Expert certification (VCDX #077).

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