Migrating a VMWARE VM to AWS using AWS PowerShell

In this topic we will describes the necessary steps to migrate a VMWare VM to the Amazon Web Services (AWS) using PowerShell. You could also migrate VM using AWS command line tools, but I found using PowerShell is much easier than command line tools. Requirements: AWS Tools for Windows PowerShell (http://aws.amazon.com/powershell/) IAM account to authenticate. Basic knowledge on PowerShell. Preparing

Extract VM details from VCenter

Sometimes it’s a painful job to extract all the information from vCenter server. From GUI you could export information, but not all the information will be available. I was requested to extrach following information. VM Name Host Name VM IP Address Installed Guest OS Power State of VM Allotted number of CPU Allotted total memory Connected Data store Host Server