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VM Migration

Advanced 5 Steps 5 hours 27 Credits

Google Cloud’s VM migration methodology provides a defined, repeatable path for users to follow. In this quest, you will get hands-on practice with this four-step migration sequence. You will build assessment reports with CloudPhysics, leverage Terraform’s infrastructure-as-code templates, perform lift-and-shift migrations with Cloud Endure, and finally replicate applications as cloud-native workloads. Enroll in this quest and get practice with Google’s current solution set for VM migration. As a bonus we include a basic lab on Google Kubernetes Engine for those needing a refresher.

Infrastructure

Prerequisites:

Students enrolling in this Quest should have taken the labs in the GCP Essentials Quest.

Quest Outline

Hands-On Lab

VM Migration: Assessment

This lab demonstrates a use of an assessment tool and how to enable it on a source environment on AWS. During the lab the students will get exposure to features and capabilities they are not familiar with.

Hands-On Lab

VM Migration: Planning

This lab provides a high level overview of the Google Cloud Adoption Framework and then deep dives into how to automate environment setup and deployments on GCP.

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Hands-On Lab

VM Migration: Lift and Shift

In this lab, you will perform a lift and shift virtual machine migration of an application and database server from one Google Cloud Platform region to another disparate region by leveraging Cloud Endure’s Live Migration tool.

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Hands-On Lab

Kubernetes Engine: Qwik Start

Google Kubernetes Engine provides a managed environment for deploying, managing, and scaling your containerized applications using Google infrastructure. This hands-on lab shows you how deploy a containerized application with Kubernetes Engine. Watch the short video Manage Containerized Apps with Kubernetes Engine.

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Hands-On Lab

VM Migration: Modernize

This lab will walk you through an optimization stage of a migration. In this lab you continue their migration journey from "Lift and Shift.". In this lab you migrate from MySQL on GCE to Cloud SQL (managed service).

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