OpsHub Visual Studio Online Migration Utility

Free

This migration utility helps customers to migrate the most commonly requested data from an on-premises Team Foundation Server to their Visual Studio Online account. It is designed for basic migration scenarios to migrate history of version control changesets, work items etc.

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7/24/2016
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by SilverbearAdam | Mon 9:44 AM

free version now limited to 2500 changesets. since you can;t pick and choose what to migrate it basically makes the tool useless for many

Sandeep Jain (OpsHub) Mon 12:44 PM
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As we have previously indicated, there has been change in the funding for the utility. The switch to free + commercial version is a part of this change.

by Michael.Ruminer | May 24 2016

Not so disappointed in the tool as in the delivery. The free version (Utility version) does a lot but if you need on-premises or some other features you need to go to the commercial version. I have no problem with that except my quote to license to migrate 2 team projects was $10,000. No services, just the tool for me to use. That's a big jump from free for two team projects, especially when in the month before there was a special MSDN price at 50% discount - $2500 initiation fee + $875 per project. (I was a month late for that- so be it) Then my quote for 5 projects in March was $5000 + $1750 per project (normal list price) but when we decided to only license two projects it became a $10,000 minimum. $1,500 more than what was starting out as the published list price.

Sandeep Jain (OpsHub) May 25 2016
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Michael, The commercial license includes support, so that if you run into any issues while using the utility, support team will help to resolve any issues.

by Jesse Houwing | May 09 2016

I've used the tool for a few clients in the past and each time I've had to rely on either destroying problematic branches, using the TFS Integration tools for projects that just wouldn't migrate with OpsHub and terrible performance when the source project had many branches.

Combined with the new commercial model I have a hard time recommending the Migration Tool as my first go-to solution. If it works, it's great if it doesn't you're in for a lot of pain.

Given the slow performance on larger projects be sure you do not rely on the ability to "catch-up" after the original migration has finished. That ability used to be part of the free solution but no longer is.

All in all, great tool for smaller projects that haven't been around since TFS 2008 and before (too many issues seem to stem from the old slotmode vs itemmode) and when you want some change history or are willing to pay. Not recommended for "real life" projects unfortunately.

Sandeep Jain (OpsHub) May 10 2016
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Jesse, thanks for your feedback.

The utility has been used to migrate some very large projects. The speed of migration depends on a variety of factors, like hardware infrastructure, network speed/bandwidth, TFS response times etc.

Proper & comprehensive handling of branching does require complex processing to ensure proper handling in every situation. From our review some other tools don't have correct behavior in complex cases.

Please raise a question here or start a new conversation on stackoverflow if you have any errors while using the utility.

The commercial model of utility has changed over time from supported by stakeholders to supported by end customers.

by PeterBA | April 09 2016


Update: Thank you for the suggestion, I increased the memory to 4096. The migration went on, but after a while I got this error message at 13634/46483 Changeset(s)/Label(s) passed

Error in execution of Job : <our TFS> to ourproject.visualstudio.com| <our TFS> to ourproject.visualstudio.com| TFS Source 1460104824117 Source TFS 1460104824118 'PROJECTNAME' Commit Information <our TFS> to ourproject.visualstudio.com| TFS Source 1460104824117 Source TFS 1460104824118 TFS Commit Information
OpsHub-012300: Error occurred in generating events. Caused by Error in getting All Change Events : OH-TFS-Connector-0030: Error occurred in executing operation getTotalRevisions. Server Error : TF14098: Access Denied: User <My domain user account> needs Read permission(s) for at least one item in changeset 148560.

I am the project admin and member of the actual project and there is no Changeset 148560 in the project. TFS does not find this Changeset in this project. The latest changeset number of the whole TFS is 148555

Sandeep Jain (OpsHub) May 10 2016
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End Point user needs enough access rights so as to read data of change-set of the collection in source. In this case, reading Check-in Timestamp of the latest changeset of the collection

by Jordan M. Davis | March 24 2016

Having successfully migrated several of our team projects’ source with the free version, we engaged OpsHub to see if they could support an advanced mapping scenario involving moving 8 on-premises TFS 2010 team projects’ source code (with history and thousands of branches) into one new VSTS project.
They delivered a solid proof-of-concept demo of the OpsHub Integration Manager (OIM) tool almost immediately, and we proceeded with mapping configuration and validation of the myriad transaction types. Timely hotfixes were delivered as necessary, and the product demonstrated its flexibility to resume changeset processing from where it had left off.
The overall customer service experience was stellar; the professional services and support teams have dedicated individuals. Meetings were flexible during our business hours, and any issues there weren’t immediate answers for were diligently researched and reported on the next day.
Migration stats:
-~96,000 changesets (6+ years’ worth)
-~3,500,000 file revisions across those changesets
-Changesets ranged in size from a single file to 300,000+ files
-28 days’ processing time for the production run from start to live “catch up”

by Mike Hachen | February 23 2016

Doesn't run on Windows 10. Can't connect to the service. Not usable.

Sandeep Jain (OpsHub) February 24 2016
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Windows 10 is supported. Please post your error either in questions here or on stackoverflow and we will look into it.

by LiuKeith | February 17 2016

Awesome app. It would be like to migrate in an easy way.

Unfortunately, it doesn't support languages other than English.

by JCorker | November 23 2015

This is downloading version 1.3 but the description says 2.0. I have just tried installing the 1.3 version and it tells you once installed to install the new version in a registration email.
I have been struggling for a week with the old version with errors and then just generally too slow. Fingers crossed this is a big upgrade with V2.
UPDATE***Started using this and they have removed the ability to select more than 1 team project to migrate at a time. Lowered rating in response.

Sandeep Jain (OpsHub) November 24 2015
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There is a problem in uploading the new version to the gallery (it errors out). A link for downloading is in the description (which gives you the version 2.0).

by BrianMinister1 | October 20 2015

I cannot even get this latest version to install.
It fails on the last step of installation.
Windows 8.1 Computer

Sandeep Jain (OpsHub) October 29 2015
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Hi Brian,
We are sorry to hear that the tool is not getting installed at your end. To help us improve and help you move forward, can you please share what error are you getting during the final step.

by Rosssaab1 | October 13 2015

Smaller project code and history seems to work, eventually.
I've had no success with work items regardless of Agile or Scrum workflow.
There seems to be no way to import any custom templates.

As the existing TFS 2010 server is creaking at the seams, I had to run from a separate machine which didn't help the performance issue.
I'm about to try on a dedicated more powerful box, importing one project at a time but I'm starting to think copying only the code with no history manually and loosing the workflow is going to be our only option.
How Ms can release an upgraded TFS with no fully supported method of migrating existing data is beyond me.
What's next? New Office which cant read any previous word or excel docs?

Sandeep Jain (OpsHub) October 29 2015
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Can you please share with us the errors you are getting when trying to migrate agile or scrum template based projects.

Migration of customized templates is supported using commercial OpsHub Integration Manager product. The free utility does not support migration from customized template.

by Nameless X | September 09 2015

Not receiving any verification code via email. Checked inbox and spam.
Also don't know how to re-run the application. Can't find it in start menu. If I try to re-install it just disappears after the standard permission elevation warning. Think I'll stick with on premises.

Sandeep Jain (OpsHub) September 09 2015
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Verification code email occasionally gets lost in various spam filters. If you don't receive the verification email, please send a request to ovsmu at opshub dot com.

by Rob Pierce | September 08 2015

Seems pretty poor - can't even install since it asks for a verification code that will be emailed to the address you enter but no email ever arrives (I've checked all spam folders etc...). Need to implement a better method of providing verification as this is basic stuff.

Sandeep Jain (OpsHub) September 09 2015
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Verification code email occasionally gets lost in various spam filters. If you don't receive the verification email, please send a request to ovsmu at opshub dot com.

by eXavier_777 | September 01 2015

I'm giving 1 star as this tool does not support migration of projects using Scrum v1.0 process template. However, I haven't tried other templates. We just don't use them.

Sandeep Jain (OpsHub) September 09 2015
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This is supported but requires some admin operations upfront before running the utility.

Please look at http://stackoverflow.com/questions/27926927/migrating-tfs-2010-to-visual-studio-online

by JohnLBevan | April 02 2015

Great tool. Doesn't do everything (e.g. no ability to auto create missing user accounts, or add lookup values to templates), but what it does do (migrating the bulk of TFS data) it does very well.

by Ryan Adler | February 19 2015

We have done some testing with the tool, and while it seems that it generally works, we have some showstopper issues.

1) For some reason, it is extremely slow - OpsHub is looking into the issue, but we currently estimate a 9-day migration time for 5 Team Projects with a decent amount of changesets and work items.
2) More of an issue, though, is that the dates of Work Item Closed Dates, etc. as well as the Changeset dates are not migrated. This means that we cannot run realistic reports after migration or effectively track code changes.

I realize that issue #2 is not really in the hands of DevOps, but it would be nice to see a fully supported migration path from Microsoft where all available data is migrated. Otherwise, at least in our case, we cannot get started with VSO. There will simply be too large of an overhead after migration to do this.

Sandeep Jain (OpsHub) February 20 2015
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Ryan,
On #1, The migration speed is dependent on number of revisions, connectivity speed, the speed of end point and size of changesets and attachments (as they need to be transferred over the network to VSO).

On #2, The current VSO (and TFS) API doesn't allow us to set those attributes on a write. Hence the limitation.

by Adam Plocher | February 16 2015

Works well if you have a vanilla install of TFS and a brand new VSO instance with admin rights for both.

If you need any advanced customizations beyond that (e.g., being able to cloak incoming folders, re-base your import under a sub-folder, select only a subset of changesets to import, etc) I don't think you will be able to. It only includes the most basic settings: an instance of TFS to import from, an instance of VSO to export to.

It also has the tendency to fail easily. I had a very old TFS instance that had been upgraded from 2008 to 2010 and then again 2012. I'm not sure if it failed due to some corruption in TFS (it worked fine for us through VS), or if it was due to some historic branching issues. It also seems to need a lot of permissions.

Overall, it's the best product available, and you can't beat the price (free), but it can be problematic and require a little tweaking to get just right.

by ssloan_lacrossecounty | January 26 2015

Amazing Tool, has saved our team countless hours.

by K Dahl | January 19 2015

Not very flexible.

Couldn't get it to migrate any work items on two very simple repos (used by one or two person teams only). We were only able to do the vc history with the tool.

Sandeep Jain (OpsHub) January 20 2015
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The utility is not designed to migrate from customized templates on TFS side. If you have customized templates on TFS side, the utility will give an error. If you are getting any other error please post it in Q&A section and we will help you in resolving it.

by christianarg | December 15 2014

Excellent tool. We had a few issues at first but the OpsHubs support was excellent and they helped us with everything. Recommended



by ENSOLCONS | December 12 2014

Although the first run of the utility was a bit time and memory excessive, the team managed to fix it and now we have migration completed without memory bloating.

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  • Disambiguate user
    3 Posts | Last post July 14, 2016
    • Hello,
      when configuring a new migration I have an exception in the User Mapping section of the wizard. The connector finds 2 users with the same name on 2 different domains:
      HQ\Administrator (a user in the domain)
      TIFONE\Administrator (the local user in TIFONE, the server on which our TFS runs)
      The exact error message is:
      
      com.opshub.eai.tfs.exception.OIMTFSApiExcpetion (yes, I didn't mistype that :D):
      OH-TFS-Connector-0051: Operation failed getUserListForProjects.
      ServerError: Multiple identities found matching 'Administrator'. Please specify one of the following identities
      
      How do I specify that? The Source User(s) and Destination User(s) boxes are empty and I can't do anything...
      
      Thanks in advance
    • We've also run into the same situation.  We're using the free version of the utility if that is of any additional help.  Thank you.
    • We've also run into the same problem, we are stuck now in the User Mapping section, can't move on. Please help.
  • Migration failing due to customizations caused by Project Server
    4 Posts | Last post June 21, 2016
    • I'm trying a test migration from a team project to VSTS. The tool fails mentioning all the Project Server fields that exist in the collection but NOT in the team project I'm moving.
      It seems to check the list of fields in the collection instead of the project I'm migrating, which is not mapped to Project Server.
      Any help?
    • This shouldn't be the case. The page showing mismatch has a tree widget which shows Collection wise > Project wise > Entity wise > Field List, which the tool has detected as missing or a mismatch (maybe for it's type or name).
      Can you expand the widget to see the actual project/entity that it is pointing to? Or post a screenshot of the error page that you get.
      
    • I'm experiencing a similar issue. It reports:
      Error: 1) Template Customization or Template Mismatch Error
      Reason: 1) 1 Project(s) have some process template customization which the destination does not support
      
      Reason: 2) Process templates do not match. Please verify that the process template in the destination matches with that of the source project.
      
      View Cusomization Details
        > <Project Name>
          > Feature
              Project Server Finish Date
              Project Server Start Date
              Project Server Original Estimate
              Project Server Remaining Work
              Project Server Complete Work
              Project Server Assigned To
              Project Server Title
      
          > Product Backlog Item
              Project Server Finish Date
              Project Server Start Date
              Project Server Original Estimate
              Project Server Remaining Work
              Project Server Complete Work
              Project Server Assigned To
              Project Server Title
      
      These fields are repeated for each of the work item types.
      
      Any suggestions on how to correct this?
      
    • The error message indicates that these are custom fields in your entities for the projects as displayed in the tree view. There are not system fields with ‘Project Server’ prefix in TFS. Such customization's are not supported in the Free Version of the utility. Commercial version ( http://opshub.com/products/opshub-visual-studio-migration-utility/ ) supports migration of customized work items.
  • Link to Walkthrough Page Invalid
    2 Posts | Last post June 21, 2016
    • The link to the Walkthrough Page in section 2.5 "Other Documents for Help" does not work. Can you provide a link to that information?
      Thanks.
    • This was a temp outage. The link should be up now.
  • Tools not working since collection name change
    5 Posts | Last post June 02, 2016
    • Hello.
      
      Since a couple of days, when VSO account is created, default collection now have the same name as the account and not "DefaultCollection":
      
      - Use to be https://accountname.visualstudio.com/defaultcollection
      - Now: https://accountname.visualstudio.com/accountname
      
      This result into a faillure "Page not found" when starting a new migration. I've been able to fix the issue by redirecting service urls using fiddler: url.Replace("/accountname/Services/v3.0/","/defaultcollection/Services/v3.0/" but then tools is crashing with error "Instance not set to an instance of an object".
      
      Newly created account or account with name changed is impacted.
      
      Any suggestion or code fix would be strongly appreciated.
      
      BR
    • Issue was due to the connection user. Changing the user through which the target end point is connected to in Visual Studio/OVSMU End Point Selection Windows solves the problem. 
    • Hi Sandeep Jain (OpsHub)
      
      I have the same problem as Niko Ava above but can't figure out what you mean with your answer. Can you be a little more specific in your answer about how I'd get around this problem.
      
      Regards Jonny
    • OVSMU connects to either of the TFS/VSTS Endpoints using the same connection as created in Visual Studio or Team Explorer.  
      To see through which user that end point has been connected with select '--- Manage new end points ---' in the OVSMU's Select Destination Endpoint form. Select your VSTS End Point in the URL drop down and  at the bottom of the pop-up box you'll see the user. You can change that user by the 'Switch User' button right next to the user name and then try creating the migration with a different user.
      
    • No the problem was that you could not connect to https://accountname.visualstudio.com/accountname
      
      Upgraded from 2.2.2.000 to 2.2.2.001 and the problem was gone.
      
      Thanks for replying.
  • User mapping page is loading since 3 hrs
    2 Posts | Last post May 25, 2016
    • Hello,
      I am migrating from tfs to vso, and at User mapping step it is stucka nd loading since 3 hours.
      Could you please help?
      
      Thanks and Regards
      harsha
    • Additional information is needed. Please send us the logs and we will get back to you with the additional information needed.
  • OpsHub migration error: "Requested value 'CreatePending' was not found"
    2 Posts | Last post May 25, 2016
    • We are trying to migrate work items and source code from our TFS on-premises to Visual Studio Team Service (VSTS). We are using OpsHub V2.2.0.000.
      After we set Endpoint details and Migration details, on page "Migration Project(s)" we get error message "Requested value 'CreatePending' was not found".
      We have created VSTS project with the same name as it is on TFS on-premises. For process template we are using SCRUM. On our TFS on-premises we set custom process template that is inherited from SCRUM.
      
      We are logged-in with user account that has owner access rights. 
      Visual Studio professional 2013 (update 5) can connect to VSTS and display all project.
      
      We tried to do the same procedure with another VSTS account, and OpsHub did not show the error message, it passed to the next step. After that we compared those two VSTS accounts, and found out that process template versions were different. First account had Agile v14.5, CMMI v14.6 and Scrum v14.6, but second account had Agile v14.4, CMMI v14.5 and Scrum v14.5. 
      Process template versions are different. Based on that, we can assume that Microsoft has updated some VSTS accounts, but some has not yet. 
      
      Do you have any idea why we cannot migrate source code and work items to our first VSTS account?
      
      From log file: 
      "2016-04-27 12:05:22,525 [1] ERROR Requested value 'CreatePending' was not found.
      System.ArgumentException: Requested value 'CreatePending' was not found.
         at TFSMigrationUI.ViewModel.ProjectSelectionViewModel.loadProjectWorker_RunWorkerCompleted(Object sender, RunWorkerCompletedEventArgs e) in c:\Project CheckOut\TFSMigration\TFSMigrationUI\ViewModel\ProjectSelectionViewModel.cs:line 381
         at System.Windows.Threading.ExceptionWrapper.InternalRealCall(Delegate callback, Object args, Int32 numArgs)
         at MS.Internal.Threading.ExceptionFilterHelper.TryCatchWhen(Object source, Delegate method, Object args, Int32 numArgs, Delegate catchHandler)"
    • Issue was due to the connection user. Changing the user through which the target end point is connected to in Visual Studio/OVSMU End Point Selection Windows solves the problem. 
      
      
  • OpsHub version 2.2.2.001: OH-SCM-009: Error occurred while sync. No files checked in
    2 Posts | Last post May 25, 2016
    • We migrated successfully several projects from TFS 2015 (14.0.23128.0) to VSO with OpsHub.
      But the biggest project migration stopped with a failure: Error occurred while sync. No files checked in.
      The issue is reproduced several times. Is there some workaround?
      
      A sample of a log file (more of log file info is here: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/37345779/opshub-version-2-2-2-001-oh-scm-009-error-occurred-while-sync-no-files-checke):
      
      WARN  Non-fatal failure: The item $/Extensions/Administration/ME2/Views/TreeView.ascx.cs could not be found in your workspace, or you do not have permission to access it.
      DEBUG Actually Editing - 69 files from 70 processed.
      ...
      ERROR Error occurred in thread of CheckinAll:TF10141: No files checked in: resolve the conflicts and try again.
         at Microsoft.TeamFoundation.VersionControl.Client.Client.ReportCheckInConflictsFailuresAndThrow(Workspace workspace, CheckinResult checkinResult, Failure[] conflicts, Failure[] failures, Boolean noAutoResolve, Int32 operationId)
         ...
         at Service.Adapters.TFSCheckinWorkspaceContext.checkin(String comment, WorkItemCheckinInfo[] workItemChanges, List`1 otherCheckInProperties, String checkinUser) in d:\viral\checkout\OpsHubV2\TFSWCFServiceSource\Service\Service\TFSVersionControl\AdapterComponents\TFSCheckinWorkspaceContext.cs:line 2691
         at Service.Adapters.TFSVCAdapter.checkIn(List`1 checkinItems, String checkinComment, String checkinUser, List`1 workitemId, List`1 otherCheckInProperties, String uniqueId) in d:\viral\checkout\OpsHubV2\TFSWCFServiceSource\Service\Service\TFSVersionControl\AdapterComponents\TFSVCAdapter.cs:line 125
         at com.opshub.tfs.test.TFSWebService.<>c__DisplayClass6.<CheckInAll>b__4() in d:\viral\checkout\OpsHubV2\TFSWCFServiceSource\Service\Service\TFSWebService.cs:line 1034
    • We have received your log files and are in the process of analyzing them
  • Migrating a Subset of Project Work Items
    2 Posts | Last post May 25, 2016
    • We have a single monolithic TFS2015 project and I'm attempting to migrate a subset of the work items defined by an Area Node and its own Iterations (only work items, no VCS). I was going to do this via a query which selects the desired work and then using the Team Excel Plugin to copy/paste to export/import. I knew I'd lose all the timestamps but I wasn't expecting that I'd only be able to import everything in a New/ToDo state. That poses a great problem for all our WIP and completed work. I was hoping your utility would allow me to migrate this subset of the project to a new project in VSO (different project name). It appears the utility will only allow you to migrate the project in it's entirety. 
    • OVSMU is a standard migration utility for a straight migration to VSTS (or with commercial version to/from TFS also). It doesn't support migrating a subset of the data/work items. 
      
      What you are looking for is possible through our enterprise integration/migration solution, OpsHub Integration Manager. Among other features, it allows you to migrate a subset of the data / work items and do mappings/tranformation while migrating (It can also be used for ongoing integration between a large variety of systems). 
      
      In case you are interested in knowing more, please contact our sales team at sales@opshub.com
  • Reference to the nonexisting ChangeSet number
    3 Posts | Last post April 19, 2016
    • The migration stopped with this error.
      
      Error in execution of Job : <our TFS> to ourproject.visualstudio.com| <our TFS> to ourproject.visualstudio.com| TFS Source 1460104824117 Source TFS 1460104824118 'PROJECTNAME' Commit Information <our TFS> to ourproject.visualstudio.com| TFS Source 1460104824117 Source TFS 1460104824118 TFS Commit Information
      OpsHub-012300: Error occurred in generating events. Caused by Error in getting All Change Events : OH-TFS-Connector-0030: Error occurred in executing operation getTotalRevisions. Server Error : TF14098: Access Denied: User <My domain user account> needs Read permission(s) for at least one item in ChangeSet 148560.
      
      I am the project admin and member of the actual project and there is no ChangeSet 148560 in the project. TFS does not find this Changeset in this project. The latest ChangeSet number of the whole TFS is 148555
      
      After a while the migration goes on, but around 50% same error happened with another nonexisting ChangSet. And secondly the migration doesn't go on anymore.
      
      Is this behavior exist in only the free version of the migration tool? Is there any chance that the paid version can migrate our TFS to VSTS?
    • Hi, can you share the logs of the migration run from : C:\Program Files\OpsHub Visual Studio Migration Utility\logs to ovsmu@opshub.com. We'll analyze them and help you solve the issue.
      This isn't a free/premium variation issue.
      
    • Sent
      Thank you
  • Proxy Error
    2 Posts | Last post April 14, 2016
    • Hi,
      
      We have a proxy error : "Unable to connect to remote server..." when we try to install OpsUb Visual Studio Migration Utility. We have correctly configured our proxy settings with a _JAVA_OPTIONS env. variable but the error still occurs. (http://www.opshub.com/main/ovsomu-proxy)
      
      Now, we try to bypass the proxy with a specific rule but we need more information about the destination URL that the installation file tries to reach.
      
      Could you help us with that,
      
      Thanks a lot !
    • It seems that your machine is behind a proxy and all traffic in-out is being routed through it. (Including the communication of local traffic) You will have to bypass local addresses from the proxy as well as enable OVSMU to communicate through the proxy. 
      Please refer the C:\Program Files\OpsHub Visual Studio Migration Utility\Other_Resources\Resources\ProxyUtility.zip to configure OVSMU to utilize your proxy. There should be a user guide document which lists the steps.Keep the bypass local address value as default
      
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