Preparing and converting virtual machines for AWS
If you search for it on Google, migrating machines from KVM to AWS is easy, and all that is required is to follow the instructions at this link: https://docs.amazonaws.cn/en_us/vm-import/latest/userguide/vm-import-ug.pdf
If you actually try to do it, you will quickly understand that, given basic knowledge of the way AWS works, you will not be able to follow the instructions. This is why we choose to do this simple task as an example of using AWS to quickly create a working VM in the cloud.
What do we want to do?
Let's define what we are doing – we decided to migrate one of our machines into the AWS cloud. Right now, our machine is running on our local KVM server, and we want it running on AWS as soon as possible.
The first thing we must emphasize is that there is no live migration option for this. There is no simple tool that you can point to the KVM machine and move it to AWS. We need to do it step by step...