Amazon has announced some important updates for its Application Migration Service. The latest release includes a new server migration metrics dashboard, import and export features, and additional post-launch modernization actions.
AWS Application Migration Service is a fully managed service that enables IT admins to migrate their on-premises applications to the cloud. It supports automated application discovery, application testing, and server migration. Application Migration Service is designed to reduce the time and effort required to migrate on-premises applications to the cloud.
Amazon has introduced a new import feature that enables customers to import their inventory list into Application Migration Service with a CSV file. It’s also possible to export source server inventory for scenarios such as offline reviews and updates, reporting purposes, and bulk configuration changes.
Additionally, the new Server migration metrics dashboard provides a central hub to view the migration lifecycle status of the source server. It also allows customers to view associated alerts and get a quick overview of the data replication status.
Finally, Application Migration Service added support for eight new predefined post-launch actions. IT admins can apply the actions after launching the migrated applications on AWS. The list of new actions includes convert MS-SQL license, create AMI from instance, upgrade Windows version, conduct EC2 connectivity checks, validate volume integrity, validate volume integrity, CloudWatch agent installation, and join Directory Service domain.
Amazon says that the new features are available for all customers in all Application Migration Service-supported regions worldwide. The service supports Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 5.5 (or later) as well as CentOS 5.5 and later. You can learn more about Application Migration Service pricing on the AWS website.