To use views from other VMware Aria Operations environments, you import a content definition XML file.


Verify that you have the necessary access rights to perform this task. Your VMware Aria Operations administrator can tell you which actions you can perform.


  1. From the left menu, click Visualize > Views.
  2. From the Views panel, click Manage.
  3. Select a view and click the Import option from the horizontal ellipsis next to the Add option.
  4. Browse to select the Virtual Machines Distribution content definition XML file and click Import.

    If the imported view contains custom created metrics, such as what-if, supermetrics, or custom adapter metrics, you must recreate them in the new environment.

    Note: The imported view overwrites if a view with the same name exists. All report templates that use the existing view are updated with the imported view.