A Beginner's Guide to Implementing Amazon Migration Hub in AWS

A Beginner's Guide to Implementing Amazon Migration Hub in AWS


Moving your applications and data to the cloud can be a game-changer for your organization, offering scalability, flexibility, and cost-effectiveness. Amazon Web Services (AWS) provides a powerful tool called Migration Hub to simplify and streamline the migration process. In this blog post, we'll walk through the basics of implementing Amazon Migration Hub in AWS, making the migration journey smoother for you.

What is Amazon Migration Hub?

Amazon Migration Hub is a service that allows you to plan, track, and manage your application migration to AWS. It provides a centralized view of your migration progress across multiple AWS and partner solutions, making it easier to monitor and manage each step of the migration process.

Step 1: Setting Up Amazon Migration Hub:

To get started with Amazon Migration Hub, follow these simple steps:

  1. Sign in to the AWS Management Console: Log in to your AWS account and navigate to the AWS Management Console.

  2. Access the Migration Hub: Locate and open the Migration Hub from the AWS Management Console.

  3. Create a Migration Hub: Click on the "Create Migration Hub" button to set up your migration hub.

Step 2: Adding Applications to the Migration Hub:

Once you've set up your Migration Hub, the next step is to add your applications. This involves creating a server group for each application you plan to migrate.

  1. Create a Server Group:

    • Click on "Create Server Group" within the Migration Hub.

    • Provide a name for your server group and a short description.

  2. Add Servers to the Server Group:

    • Select the server group you just created.

    • Click on "Add Server" and input the details of the servers associated with your application.

Step 3: Track Migration Progress:

With your applications added to the Migration Hub, you can now track the progress of your migration.

  1. View Progress Dashboard:

    • Navigate to the Migration Hub dashboard to see an overview of your migration progress.

    • Track the status of each application and associated servers.

  2. Filter and Sort Applications:

    • Use filters and sorting options to focus on specific applications or servers.

    • This makes it easy to identify any bottlenecks or issues during the migration process.

Step 4: Utilizing Migration Tools:

Amazon Migration Hub integrates with various migration tools to ensure a smooth transition of your applications.

  1. Integrate Partner Tools:

    • Explore the AWS Partner Network (APN) to discover and integrate third-party migration tools.

    • Leverage these tools for specific migration scenarios, such as server migrations or database migrations.

Step 5: Troubleshooting and Optimization:

During the migration process, you may encounter challenges. Migration Hub offers tools to help you troubleshoot and optimize your migration.

  1. Utilize AWS Migration Hub Logs:

    • Access logs to identify any errors or issues.

    • Use these logs for troubleshooting and resolving migration-related problems.

  2. Optimize Migration Strategy:

    • Based on the insights from Migration Hub, adjust your migration strategy if needed.

    • Optimize resources, select different migration methods, and ensure a successful migration.


Implementing Amazon Migration Hub in AWS provides a centralized and efficient way to manage your migration journey. By following these simple steps and leveraging the tools within Migration Hub, you can ensure a successful and smooth transition of your applications to the AWS cloud. Happy migrating!

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