A cloud-based PlateSpin Migrate server does not require a site-to-site VPN connection between your local data center and the target cloud platform.
To use a cloud-based Migrate server without a VPN:
Internet access is required.
Deploy an Migrate server in the source cloud or target cloud, as appropriate for your deployment scenario.
Use the cloud marketplace template (for Azure) or the AWS Quick Start (for AWS).
Deploy the server manually on a virtual host that you create for that purpose. Create the Migrate server with a public IP address.
Public IP addresses are required for the PlateSpin Migrate server, the replication network, and target machines. A public IP address is not required for the source machine when you use the Migrate Agent. If you do not use the Migrate Agent, then all components need public IP addresses.
In the PlateSpin Configuration settings on the cloud-based Migrate server:
AlternateServerAddress: Set the Section 5.6, Configuring Alternate IP Addresses for PlateSpin Server.parameter to the public IP address of the Migrate server. For Migrate servers deployed from a cloud marketplace, Migrate automatically adds the public IP address to this parameter. See
SourceListensForConnection: Change the True to False. For Migrate servers deployed from a cloud marketplace, this parameter is set to False by default. See Section 5.9, Configuring the Contact Direction for the Replication Port.parameter from
(Migrate Discovery) If the Migrate server is in the same cloud network as the source workloads, you can use Migrate discovery to add workloads to the Migrate server. Ensure that your network security groups for the source network and target network allow traffic for ports required for discovery and migration. See:
(Migrate Agent registration) If the Migrate server is in the target cloud network, ensure that your network security groups for the source network and target network allow traffic for ports required for registration with Migrate Agent and migration over the public Internet. You might also use Migrate Agent to register workloads if the Migrate server is in a different network security group than the source workloads, or if you do not want to enable discovery ports on source workloads. See:
When you configure a workload migration:
Enable a public IP address for the replication network.
Ensure that you enable Section 25.13.2, Encrypt Data Transfer Using Migrate Web Interface.to transfer data securely between the source workload in AWS and the PlateSpin Replication Environment in vCloud over the public Internet. See
(Migrate Agent) Install the Migrate Agent on the source workload, then register the workload with the cloud-based PlateSpin Migrate server. See Registering Workloads and Discovering Details with Migrate Agent.
To download the Migrate Agent, launch the PlateSpin Migrate Web Interface and click the Migrate Agent Utility.tab. For information about installing and using the Migrate Agent, see