You can use the standalone VMware Site Recovery Manager 8.3 Configuration Import/Export Tool to export Site Recovery Manager configuration data in an XML file.

Prerequisites

  • Verify that you have Java 1.8.x or later installed and environment variables configured on the Site Recovery Manager host virtual machine.
  • Verify that you have a site pair with Site Recovery Manager running on both the protected and the recovery sites.

Procedure

  1. Download the VMware Site Recovery Manager 8.3 Configuration Import/Export Tool .zip file in a folder on the Site Recovery Manager host virtual machine.
  2. Extract the tool from the archive.
  3. Open a command shell, navigate to the folder where you extracted the tool, and run the following command.
    java -jar import-export-tool-8.3.0-<build_number>.jar --exportInteractive
    To make the XML file more human-readable, add the format option. Adding the format option significantly increases the XML file size.

    java -jar import-export-tool-8.3.0-<build_number>.jar --exportInteractive --format

  4. Enter the host name or the IP address of the Lookup Service.
  5. Enter the port number or press Enter, if you use the default port.
  6. Accept the SHA-1 Thumbprint.
  7. (Optional) Select whether to use Java keystore instead of the local vCenter Server credentials.
    Note: The Java keystore must hold certificate and key for a solution user with read permissions for the local vCenter Server and Site Recovery Manager.
    1. If you select yes, follow the prompts and provide the necessary information.
      Option Description
      Keystore type Press Enter to use the default keystore type JCEKS, or provide a keystore type.
      Keystore path Path to the Java keystore. For example, path:/opt/vmware/impex/ks/ks.keystore.
      Keystore password The password for the Java keystore.
      Keystore certificate The certificate alias for the solution user for the local vCenter Server.
      Keystore key The key alias for the solution user for the local vCenter Server.
      Keystore key password The key password for the solution user for the local vCenter Server.
  8. If you selected no, enter the user name and password for the local vCenter Server instance.
  9. Select a local Site Recovery Manager instance.
  10. (Optional) Select whether to use Java keystore instead of the remote vCenter Server credentials.
    Note: The Java keystore must hold certificate and key for a solution user with read permissions for the remote vCenter Server and Site Recovery Manager.
    1. If you select yes, follow the prompts and provide the necessary information.
      Option Description
      Keystore type Press Enter to use the default keystore type JCEKS, or provide a keystore type.
      Keystore path Path to the Java keystore. For example, path:/opt/vmware/impex/ks/ks.keystore.
      Keystore password The password for the Java keystore.
      Keystore certificate The certificate alias for the solution user for the remote vCenter Server.
      Keystore key The key alias for the solution user for the remote vCenter Server.
      Keystore key password The key password for the solution user for the remote vCenter Server.
  11. If you selected no, enter user name and password for the remote vCenter Server instance.