This task describes using the bidirectional wizard to migrate a virtual machine from the on-premises vCenter to vCloud Air.


Log in to the vSphere® Web Client and select Hybrid Cloud Manager.


Click the VM Migration tab and click the “Migrate VM” icon.

The Migrate Virtual Machines wizard opens.


On the “Select direction” page, select the direction.


On the “Select migration type” page, select the replication-based migration switchover method that suits your purpose.

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.

Click Next.


On the “Select source” page, expand the vCenter drop-down menu hierarchy and select the parent object for the VM you want to migrate. Click Next.

On the “Select virtual machine(s)” page, check the VMs you want to migrate and click Next.


On the “Select vCenter” page, select a vCenter from the drop-down menu. Click Next.


On the “Select destination” page, select an organization. Selecting the organization 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.

For replication-based migration, if you want to retain the MAC address, check Retain MAC. This option does not appear for vMotion or cold migration.


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 also view the Task Console, as described in Monitor Service 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 “Monitor a Migration from the Command Line.”