Next, we will perform reverse migration on the workload that was migrated to VMC on AWS in the previous section
Reverse Migration from VMC to On Premise
Click Migrate at the top to open the migration UI. We will reverse migrate the VMC on AWS SDDC-Datacenter back to your On-Prem Dallas data center.
Confirm Reverse Migration
Check the Reverse Migration checkbox. This will query the remote site for resources available for reverse migration.
Create a Group Name for the migration. Use the VM Name followed by -reverse-migration. A descriptive group name will make it easier to find the migration in the Migration list.
- In the Login Credentials menu on the top right corner, click the copy icon next to VM Name
- Paste the VM Name on the Group Name field by pressing CTRL+v (Windows) or + v (macOS) on your keyboard
- Type -reverse-migration following the VM Name
Please note: If the group name already exists, add a number at the end to differentiate the new migration. If you are using a Safari browser, the copy icon in the Login Credentials menu will not work. The VM Name will need to be typed.
Search for Migration Workload
Paste or type in your username (For e.g. <your-username>_xxxx) on the search bar to search for your workload.
Select your VM and click the ADD to continue.
Please note: The username in the images is different from the username of your workload.
In the Workload Mobility pop-up, click the Mandatory: Compute Container to select the destination of the reverse migration.
Destination Compute Container
Pick the resource pool that starts with your username and click Select.
Please note: The resource pool in the image is different from your username.
vMotion Reverse Migration
Select vMotion as the reverse migration type. The estimated time to reverse migrate a single VM using vMotion is 5 minutes.
Please note: The VMware TestDrive environment is shared and the estimated time it takes to vMotion a VM is dependent on how many users are using the service simultaneously, the size of the VM, and available bandwidth.
Start Reverse Migration
Click refresh in migration UI to update status. You can search for the new migration in the table by the Group Name (username-reverse-migration). Expand the migration and click the Graph box on the top right to see more details.
Please note: The Group Name in the image is different from your username.
Open Command Prompt to check the continuous ping of the workload. The continuous ping shows the workload remained online during the reverse migration.