The AWS Management Portal for vCenter is a plug-in for vCenter than makes the migration from VMware instances to EC2 instances quite easy. Self-service AWS Portal - enable sysadmins and devs the ability to create instances from within a fimiliar interface and Leverage vCenter experience while getting stated with AWS.

There are several use cases for this tool including:

  • Migration from VMware instances to EC2 instances

  • Reach new geographies from vCenter (DR in a different region)

Migration of an instance requires selecting a subset of launch configuration options including instance type, and SG then clicking “migrate to EC2”.