How to Migrate an Amazon AWS Machine to Azure

IT Infrastructure and Architecture Methods and Recipes

This post will show how to move a VM from just about anywhere including Amazon AWS to Microsoft Windows Azure easily and for free using the Windows Azure Migrator tool available here:-



In order to carry out the steps below there must be a VM running in Amazon so you will need an Amazon account and Administrative RDP access. There should also be an Azure account in which to move it to of course.

    Click on install to set up the components or launch if this has already been done previously. Run the setup.exe program.


    Click Install


Once installed select the mode, we are going to Move the VM to Azure so click the second button.


    First a snapshot is created locally, currently only the OS drive is available, select Temp Storage…

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