Migrate your VMware instances and break free from Broadcom

Easily exit Broadcom with our custom-built VMware Importer tool. Migrate your Virtual Machines in just a few clicks, from ESXi, your .vmdk image files, or by custom import.

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Introducing the Civo VMware Importer

Effortlessly transfer your VMs from VMware using our custom VMware Importer. This tool simplifies the process whether your VMs reside on an ESXi host, exist as individual .vmdk files, or require a custom import approach.

Migrate from VMware to CivoStack
- the future-proofed VMware alternative

CivoStack Enterprise is the perfect home for your VMware workloads. Deliver advanced cloud native features, a streamlined and simplified white-labeled control panel, easy migration, and 24x7 support.

  • On-prem support (bring your own hardware)
  • Up to 80% cheaper than Broadcom
  • Simple license model based on VRAM
  • Long term commitment on pricing
  • Free migration support
  • Support for multiple storage vendors
  • Live migration support for VMs
  • High availability deployment options
  • Multi-tenancy support
  • Windows / Linux support
  • Simple end user management UI
  • Hybrid cloud support
  • Support for AWS, Azure, GCP
  • Infrastructure-as-code tools (CLI, API, Terraform)
  • Self-service portal with billing API
  • 24x7 Enterprise customer support

VMware Importer migration options

Seamlessly transfer your virtual machines to Civo with our versatile import options.

Whether you're coming from an ESXi server, uploading from your local system, or importing via a secured URL, we've streamlined the process to get you set up quickly on our platform.

Import from ESXi

Connect to your remote VMware ESXi server to directly import VMs into Civo. Ensure you have network access and the necessary permissions to initiate the import.

Image Upload

Migrate your VM by selecting a VMDK file from your local device. Simply upload the file to connect it with a live Civo instance, and start your VM in no time.

Custom Import

Provide a direct HTTPS URL to the VMDK file you wish to import. Our system will retrieve and set up the VM in your Civo environment seamlessly.

API Integration (Coming Soon)

Enhance your integration capabilities with our upcoming API feature, allowing for automated VM imports directly into your Civo instances.

Get started with your VMware migration to Civo today

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Civo VMware Importer?

The Civo VMware Importer is a tool designed to facilitate the seamless migration of your VMware instances from ESXi or via .vmdk files directly to CivoStack, our robust VMware alternative.

How does the migration process work?

Migration can be done in just a few clicks: either directly from ESXi, by uploading your .vmdk image files, or through a custom import option.

How long will it take to migrate VMs using Civo's VMware Importer?

The duration of the migration process can vary based on several factors, including the size of the VMs being migrated, the complexity of your current VMware setup, and your network speed.

Typically, a straightforward migration might take anywhere from a few minutes to a few hours. We recommend planning for potential downtime and scheduling the migration during off-peak hours to minimize disruptions. A progress bar will display the estimated migration time, updating in real-time.

Is there support available during the migration process?

Absolutely! We offer free migration support to ensure your transition is smooth and error-free. Our team is available 24x7 to assist with any challenges you may encounter.

Does CivoStack support multi-cloud environments?

Yes, CivoStack is designed for hybrid cloud setups and supports integration with major cloud providers like AWS, Azure, and Google Cloud Platform (GCP), enhancing your deployment flexibility.

What kind of enterprise support does CivoStack offer?

CivoStack provides round-the-clock enterprise customer support to handle any issues and ensure your infrastructure runs smoothly. Our support includes both technical assistance and strategic deployment advice.