Block 64 and Azure Migrate
Azure Migrate is a Microsoft product that is used to simplify the Azure Migration process. By consuming a number of different data points, Azure Migrate can provide high-level recommendations on how a customer can migrate workloads to Azure.
This can be done by either deploying an Azure Migrate appliance for discovery and then reporting back on the discovered data, or by uploading data from a different discovery product into Azure Migrate via CSV and having Azure Migrate populate its recommendations based on the input.
For Block 64 customers interested in leveraging Azure Migrate, Block 64 has created an export that can be consumed by Azure Migrate.
This article outlines the steps on how to obtain and upload this file.
Downloading the Block 64 Azure Migrate Export
All data sets in Block 64’s analytics portal, the Combine, are exportable to an Excel or CSV file. Resource Utilization data sets gathered by Block 64 can be found in the Cloud Migration section of the Combine. By navigating to the Cloud Migration -> Dashboard, users can navigate to the top right of the section and then click on the dropdown button by the Export Cloud Assessment Button. Next, select the Azure Migrate option and an export of the data will be created.
The export will match the structure of the Azure Migrate import file and will be populated based on the data discovered by Block 64. You now have your Azure Migrate CSV file to import.
Uploading to Azure Migrate
Once the export has been generated the next step will be to upload the data into your Azure Migrate project. Microsoft documents this process here - Build a business case or assess servers using an imported CSV file - Azure Migrate | Microsoft Learn
To summarize, you will first need to create an Azure Migrate project. Once the project is created, you will use the upload CSV option in Azure Migrate and upload the Block 64 export. Azure Migrate will ingest the data and will then be able to provide Azure recommendations.