You can use the VMware Site Recovery Manager 8.5 Configuration Import/Export Tool to export and import configuration data.

If you plan to migrate Site Recovery Manager to a different host, you can use the tool to export inventory mappings, recovery plans, protection groups, and the related objects into an XML file. You can then import the configuration data from the previously exported file.

The VMware Site Recovery Manager 8.5 Configuration Import/Export Tool is available through the Site Recovery User Interface and as a standalone .jar file. When you deploy the Site Recovery Manager appliance, the tool is also deployed with the appliance. The tool is located in the /opt/vmware/impex directory.

Requirements for Using the Standalone Configuration Tool

  • You must have Java 1.8.x or later installed on the Site Recovery Manager host machine.
  • The JAVA_HOME environment variable must be properly configured. For example, JAVA_HOME=/usr/java/jre1.8.0_152.

Requirements for Exporting and Importing Site Recovery Manager Configuration Data

  • Before you can export a configuration, you must have a site pair with Site Recovery Manager 8.5.x up and running on both the protected and the recovery site.
  • Import is supported in a clean Site Recovery Manager 8.5.x installation, registered to the same vCenter Server instance or to a vCenter Server instance which contains the same inventory.

Input Parameters Required for Import with the Standalone Configuration Tool

  • Lookup Service host name. The host name of the Platform Services Controller or the vCenter Server host name, if you are using vCenter Server with an Embedded Platform Services Controller.
  • vCenter Single Sign-On administrator user name and password for both sites or solution user certificates in a Java Keystore (JKS).

Exported Information

The VMware Site Recovery Manager 8.5 Configuration Import/Export Tool exports the Site Recovery Manager version, build number, local and remote site names, inventory mappings, and placeholder datastores. Other exported information includes advanced settings, array managers with SRA information, protection groups, recovery plans, and so on. The information is stored in an XML file. You can validate the XML file by using the following XSD schema.