This procedure migrates a selected virtual machine from the vCenter to vCloud® Air™ in fewer steps. It is convenient but it is limited because it only migrates one VM, and it only works from vSphere to vCloud® Air™.

The migration takes several minutes depending on the size of the VM and your available bandwidth. See “Monitor a Migration” for ways to check the migration progress.


On the Hosts and Clusters page, right-click the VM you want to migrate, and from the context menu, select “Hybridity Actions,” and select “Migrate to vCloud Air.”

The migration wizard opens. On the “Select migration type” page, vMotion migration is preselected.

Replication-based migration: A replica of the live machine is transferred to a new location in the cloud, then the original is powered off and the migrated VM is powered on. A stretched network is supported, but not required.

vMotion migration: A live virtual machine is transferred to a new location on a stretched network.

Cold migration: Migrates an offline virtual machine to a new location on a stretched network.

Choose a migration type and click Next.


Select a virtual machine.


On the “Select destination” page, select an organization. This populates the virtual data center table. In the table, select a data center, and click Next.


On the “Select destination network” page, select an NSX Edge from the drop-down menu.

If you want to retain the MAC address, check Retain MAC.


On the “Select storage tier” page, make a selection and click Next.


On the “Ready to complete” page, review the selections and click Finish to start the VM migration.

To monitor the migration from the UI, you can view the Task Console, as described in “Monitor Service Virtual Appliance Deployment” and look for the “Migrate VM” task. When the status is “Completed,” the VM has been migrated and powered on in vCloud® Air™. See also, Monitor a Migration.