Application and Virtual Machine (VM) on-boarding to infrastructure cloud platforms has become mainstream with the evolution of cloud migration tools. Creating target cloud topologies has been a major challenge during the cloud migration. A topology typically describes the network, storage and compute attributes, but network topology is the most important in the context of migration. A crucial question to be answered during cloud migration is whether we have the ability to replicate or re-create the source environment topology on the target cloud platform. Two aspects of addressing this requirement are mechanism of capturing the source network topologies and its dependencies as a blueprint, and a method to create the target cloud deployment blueprint as per the source environment at design time.
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