You use the vSphere Replication 8.3 Configuration Import/Export Tool properties file to automate the export and import of replication configuration data.

The vSphere Replication 8.3 Configuration Import/Export Tool properties file must follow a specific structure.

Table 1. Parameters for the Properties File
Parameter Description
lookup.service.address The local Lookup Service address. For a cloud to cloud pairing, use the internal vCenter Server IP address.
port The port number for the Lookup Service. The default value is 443. This parameter is optional.
local.vc.address The local vCenter Server name.
local.auth.credentials.vc.username The user name of the local vCenter Server.
local.auth.credentials.vc.password The password for the local vCenter Server.
local.vr.name The name of the local vSphere Replication Management server.
Note: The name of the vSphere Replication management server is customizable and can be different from the host name of the FQDN. Retrieve the name from the Site Recovery UI.
remote.vc.address The remotevCenter Server name.
remote.auth.credentials.vc.username The user name for the remote vCenter Server. Required if your environment is not federated.
remote.auth.credentials.vc.password The password for the remote vCenter Server. Required if your environment is not federated.
remote.vr.name The name of the remote vSphere Replication Management server.
Note: The name of the vSphere Replication management server is customizable and can be different from the host name of the FQDN. Retrieve the name from the Site Recovery UI.

Sample Properties File

lookup.service.address=10.193.15.152
local.auth.credentials.vc.username=administrator@vsphere.local
local.auth.credentials.vc.password=Admin!23
remote.auth.credentials.vc.username=administrator@vsphere.local
remote.auth.credentials.vc.password=Admin!23
local.vr.name=sc2-rdops-vm08-dhcp-15-152.eng.vmware.com
local.srm.name=sc-rdops-vm12-dhcp-104-58.eng.vmware.com
remote.vr.name=sc-rdops-vm12-dhcp-109-104.eng.vmware.com
format=true