To configure a replication by using imported seed, first you import the virtual machine directly in VMware Cloud Director.


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


  • Import the virtual machine from the removable media in VMware Cloud Director™.
    ovftool PATH_TO_DISK/VM_FQDN/VM_FQDN.ovf 'vcloud://VCD_USER@VCD_IP:443?org=org1&vapp=VM_FQDNvApp&vdc=vdc_org_name'

    You must extract an OVA file exported from vCenter Server by using tar -x and use the resulting .ovf file to import in VMware Cloud Director™.

    Note: Do not power on the imported virtual machine.

What to do next

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