Some customers want to deploy their workloads on AWS, but still want to use VMware. AWS has partnered with VMware to provide VMware Cloud on AWS (VMC), a migration approach known as Relocate.
MPA recognizes as Relocate eligible only those servers that are indicated as Virtual (the Physical/Virtual attribute in Assets → Servers) and have the VMware value for the Hypervisor attribute.
Note that, by default, if you don’t specify a value for the Hypervisor, and the server is indicated as Virtual, MPA assumes VMware.
In order to start a VMC assessment, you need to enable Relocate under Assumptions → General, look for:
Once enabled, you will see the results of the VMC recommendation throughout the TCO screens.
Note that the VMC recommendation (running assessments with the Relocate toggle on) does not have an impact on the On-premises costs, they remain calculated as usual.