Import a virtual machine in VMware Cloud Director™ to configure replication by using vCenter Server.


Verify that you have a removable media containing exported virtual machine files.


  1. Deploy the VM from the removable media to vCenter Server.
    ovftool -ds=DATASTORE_NAME VM_FQDN.ova "vi://root@VC_IP/?ip=HOST_IP"
    Note: Do not power on the imported VM.
  2. In the vSphere Client, drag the VM to the tenant resource pool.
  3. Import a vApp from vCenter Server in VMware Cloud Director. For more information, see Import a Virtual Machine to a vApp from vSphere.

What to do next

You can now configure a replication by using the created seed vApp in VMware Cloud Director Availability.