You can import an existing instance of vRealize Automation.

For creating a global environment, you will still be prompted to install VMware Identity Manager if you have skipped this step when you initally installed vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager. To install VMware Identity Manager, see Install VMware Identity Manager in vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager. To import the vRealize Automation 8.0 brownfield environment, verify that the VMware Identity Manager present in vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager is same as the VMware Identity Manager registered with vRealize Automation. Ensure to use the same configuration admin user for both VMware Identity Manager and vRealize Automation in vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager.


Verify that you have the required IP credentials.


  1. After creating an environment on the Create Environment page, on the products card, select vRealize Automation check box.
  2. Click Import and click Next.
  3. Under Products Details, enter the required fileds to configure the vRealize Automation properties, select the Import version.
  4. If you have selected 8.x
    1. Provide the Primary node Hostname.
    2. Select Primary Node root Password.
      Note: If each node has different passwords then the import request fails. You can provide the correct password in the retry of each failed request.
    3. Select the vCenter Server where product nodes are residing. For more information on configuring vRealize Automation, see Points to remember while Configuring vRealize Automation.
  5. If you have selected 7.x
    1. Select a vCenter Server instance under vCenter Server.
    2. Click Next and read the summary.
    When importing vRealize Automation, you have to enter specific details regarding the vRealize Automation and application. Default Tenant Administrator Password is one such input. The default tenant is set to vsphere.local and it is non-editable, you might find it blocked if in case the vsphere.local tenant is not configured in your vRealize Automation setup. The cause for this is mainly because you may have opted against configuring out of the box sample content during installation. You must enter the password for the system administrator against the field Default Tenant Administrator Password and then proceed with the import.
  6. Click Submit.