Supported Operating Systems for AWS

SUMMARY

Supported Operating Systems for AWS

DESCRIPTION

Deploy

After a successful replication, the following operating systems can be deployed into AWS EC2 by Boomerang. Because Boomerang recognizes the guest OS from the VMware Guest OS setting, please make sure that the property is set accordingly.

Supported Operating SystemsVMware Guest OS Versions
Windows Server 2003 SP1+ x32*
Windows Server 2003 SP1+ x64*
Windows Server 2003 R2 x32*
Windows Server 2003 R2 x64*
Microsoft Windows Server 2003 (32-bit)
Microsoft Windows Server 2003 (64-bit)
Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Datacenter (32-bit)
Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Datacenter (64-bit)
Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Standard (32-bit)
Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Standard (64-bit)
Windows Server 2008 x32
Windows Server 2008 x64
Windows Server 2008 R2 x64
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 (32-bit)
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 (64-bit)
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 (64-bit)
Microsoft Windows Server 2012 x64
Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 x64
Microsoft Windows Server 2012 (64-bit)
CentOS x64 5.1-5.11
CentOS x64 6.1-6.6
CentOS x64 7.0-7.1
CentOS 4/5/6/7 (64-bit)
RHEL x64 5.1-5.11
RHEL x64 6.1-6.6
RHEL x64 7.0-7.1
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 (64 bit)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (64 bit)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 (64 bit)
Debian x64 6.0.0-6.0.8
Debian x64 7.0.0-7.2.0
Debian GNU/Linux 6 (64 bit)
Debian GNU/Linux 7 (64 bit)
Ubuntu x64 12.04, 12.10
Ubuntu x64 13.04, 13.10
Ubuntu x64 14.04, 14.10
Ubuntu Linux (64 bit)

Boomerang uses AWS VM Import in our implementation, please also ensure that your VM meets the requirements as described in:

http://docs.aws.amazon.com/AWSEC2/latest/UserGuide/VMImportPrerequisites.html 

Operating systems present in the following link but not shown above will probably work but have not been QA tested end to end by Unitrends.  The most common issue is an incorrect VM OS type on copyback.

http://docs.aws.amazon.com/vm-import/latest/userguide/vmie_prereqs.html

Restore

Restore allows for copying replicated VMs in AWS back to VMware. The hardware specifications of restored VMs are almost identical to their original VMs from vSphere.

Currently, all supported OSes in deploy can be restored from AWS S3 into vSphere.

 

Copyback

Copyback allows for copying VMs deployed in AWS back to VMware. The hardware specifications of copybacked VMs are created based on deployed VMs in AWS. They will not look the same as their original VMs from vSphere.

Currently, all supported OSes in deploy, EXCEPT those ones with asterisk (i.e. Windows 2003 series), can be copied back from AWS EC2 into vSphere.

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