The VMware Site Recovery Manager 8.4 Configuration Import/Export Tool includes options that you can use to import or export configuration data. You can also use the options to change the delay between retries when importing virtual machine recovery settings, to customize the number of retries, to override the network mappings with the mappings from the XML file, and so on.

Table 1. VMware Site Recovery Manager 8.4 Configuration Import/Export Tool Options
Option Description
--export Required when doing an export. Cannot be used together with --import.
--exportProperties Used for exporting data by using a properties file.
--exportInteractive Used to start an interactive export with prompts for the required information.
--importProperties Required when importing configuration data with a properties file. Cannot be used together with --export.
--importInteractive Used to start an interactive import with prompts for the required information.
--lspp The Platform Services Controller address. It can be an IP address or FQDN.
--port <[1, 2147483647]> The port number for the Lookup Service. The default value is 443.
--localSrmName The name of the local Site Recovery Manager Server. Required unless you use --localSrmGuid.
--localSrmGuid The guid of the local Site Recovery Manager Server. Required unless you use --localSrmName.
--localAuthUseKeystore Used to specify whether to use a Java Keystore (JKS) file to log in to the local site.
--localAuthCredsUsername Required when not using JKS. The user name for the local vCenter Server.
--localAuthCredsPass Required when not using JKS. The password for the local vCenter Server.
--localAuthKsType Used to specify the type of the JKS. The default type is JCEKS.
--localAuthKsPath Used to specify the path to the local JKS.
--localAuthKsPass Used to specify the JKS password.
--localAuthKsCertAlias Used to specify the local solution user certificate alias.
--localAuthKsKeyAlias Used to specify the local solution user key alias.
--localAuthKsKeyPass Used to specify the local solution user key password.
--remoteAuthUseKeystore Use to specify whether to use a Java Keystore file to log in to the remote site.
--remoteAuthCredsUsername Required when not using JKS. The password for the remote vCenter Server.
--remoteAuthCredsPass Required when not using JKS. The password for the remote vCenter Server.
--remoteAuthKsType Used to specify the type of the JKS. The default type is JCEKS.
--remoteAuthKsPath Used to specify the path to the remote JKS.
--remoteAuthKsPass Used to specify the remote JKS password.
--remoteAuthKsCertAlias Used to specify the remote solution user certificate alias.
--remoteAuthKsKeyAlias Used to specify the remote solution user key alias.
--remoteAuthKsKeyPass Used to specify the remote solution user key password.
--path Used for importing data. Path to the previously exported file.
--delay <[1, 2147483647]> An integer value for the desired delay between retries in milliseconds when importing recovery settings. The default value is 10000.
--retries <[1, 2147483647]> An integer value for the count of the retries when importing recovery settings. The default value is 5.
--overrideProtectionSettings Used to override the network mappings.
  • If there is a protection group, the tool attempts to update the network mappings for each protected virtual machine (override the site-level mappings) with the mappings from the XML file.
  • If there is a recovery plan, the tool attempts to update the test network mappings for the recovery plan with the mappings from the XML file.
--format Used to make the exported XML file better formatted and human-readable. The --format option significantly increases the file size.
--exportPath Path to a directory in which to create the exported file.