Migrate VMs to AWS EC2

I have a couple of Win2k8 VMs that I'd like to migrate to AWS.
Are there any products which can complete this on the fly from the source VM itself?

These are coming from another cloud provider (providing me with VMs hosted on VMware), I don't know if I will have the required access to vCentre if I need to have access to vCentre to migrate... also one VM is quite large, downloading the vmdk for example, and then uploading to AWS would be quite a lengthy process.
drm256Asked:
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
We use Hotlink DR Express

HotLink DR Express™ is a dramatically simple VMware Ready plug-in for VMware vCenter that extends administration and management capabilities to include backup and replication plus DR/BC at Amazon Web Services (AWS). Within minutes of a failure, you can automatically recover VMs into an AWS data protection site and continue managing the workloads using VMware vCenter. If spare capacity exists, you have the flexibility to restore on-premise, as well. Best of all, the cost is no more than basic backup.......

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drm256Author Commented:
The source VMs are on a shared VMware environment. I won't have full access to vCentre.
I was wondering if there was anything that could migrate the VMs without vCentre access.
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
You will need to do the manually then.

All management to VMware Hosts is usually and always completed via vCenter Server, it's the management server and also provides security access.

You could always complete a V2V conversion.
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Bryant SchaperCommented:
I believe Zerto as well has this function, but it is a bit pricey
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drm256Author Commented:
I've looked at Zerto, but as you say, it's pricey for just a couple of VMs.

A V2V migration such as VMware converter would be ideal....

Failing that, I think it's a case of rebuilding the servers in target.
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
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Bryant SchaperCommented:
Zerto could be worthwhile in a smaller environment if you can leverage the HA feature.  Many smaller shops cannot cost justify true redundancy and HA, the cloud could be the next best option, at $745 a VM,  a few may be cost justifiable while 100 may not be as easy.
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
do you require any further assitance with this question to close out ?
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drm256Author Commented:
I don't think we've found a tool that will allow a sync across to AWS from the source VM itself (ie not from a vcentre plug in).

Maybe nothing exists?
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
vCenter Server provides overall management to ESXi hosts.

if you hosts are connected and managed via vCenter Server all operations should be conducted through vCenter Server and not direct with the host.

otherwise use in OS replication, e.g. VMware Converter, Vision Solutions HA Move.
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drm256Author Commented:
I don't have access to vCentre, this is shared environment. That's why I am investigating whether there is a tool which can complete a move from the VM.
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
you do it in the VM OS.

But do you have access to ESXi directly ?

e.g. you know the ROOT password ?
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drm256Author Commented:
No. I just have access to vCloud Director.
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
but you have access to the VM, e.g. OS ?
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drm256Author Commented:
Yes, full access to the VM.
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
So you can use in OS, tools.
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
do you require any further help to close out this question.
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