Completing the Migration
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With the push to the cloud accelerating, it’s critical to understand how to migrate on-premises servers to Microsoft Azure. As an IT professional, you are likely to encounter situations where you need to plan and execute such migrations.

This course provides an overview of the Azure Migrate offering and the various Azure Migrate integrations that are available, before moving on to assessing and migrating VMware virtual machines, Hyper-V machines, and physical machines.

After preparing for migration, this course will walk you through a guided demonstration of an actual assessment and migration of a VMware virtual machine to Microsoft Azure. By the time you finish this course, you should have a full understanding of the Azure Migrate Service and the different options that are available for using it to migrate servers to Microsoft Azure.

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Learning Objectives

  • Assess and migrate VMware virtual machines, Hyper-V machines, and physical machines
  • Set up and prepare Azure and VMware for Azure Migrate
  • Learn about the Azure Migrate Server Migration tool, appliance VMs, and continuous discovery
  • Understand all the steps necessary to carry out the migration of a VMware virtual machine to Microsoft Azure

Intended Audience

  • IT professionals interested in becoming Azure cloud architects or preparing for Microsoft’s Azure certification exams
  • IT professionals tasked with managing and supporting Azure virtual machines


  • General knowledge of IT infrastructure
  • General knowledge of the Azure environment and VMware



All right, so our migration is complete and we can see that by the migrated status of our APP01 VM. So that being the case, what we can do now is right-click on APP01 and click Stop replication. What this does is stop replication for my on-prem APP01 machine and then cleans up any replication state information for it.

At this point, I can install the Azure VM Windows Agent on my migrated APP01 virtual machine and then perform any post-migration application tweaks that are necessary. What I typically do in a production environment at this point is complete any final application and migration testing and then cut over my traffic to the newly-migrated Azure VM instance.

Once I'm sure everything is working with the new VM, I then remove the on-prem VM from my on-prem VMware environment. I'd also want to make sure that any documentation I have reflects the new location and new IP address of the APP01 server.

For instructions on downloading and installing the Azure VM Windows agent, you can visit the URL that you see on your screen. And with that, our migration is complete.

About the Author
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Tom is a 25+ year veteran of the IT industry, having worked in environments as large as 40k seats and as small as 50 seats. Throughout the course of a long an interesting career, he has built an in-depth skillset that spans numerous IT disciplines. Tom has designed and architected small, large, and global IT solutions.

In addition to the Cloud Platform and Infrastructure MCSE certification, Tom also carries several other Microsoft certifications. His ability to see things from a strategic perspective allows Tom to architect solutions that closely align with business needs.

In his spare time, Tom enjoys camping, fishing, and playing poker.