Import a virtual machine into vCloud Director to configure replication by using vCenter Server.


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


  1. Run the following command to deploy the VM from the removable media to a vCenter Server.

    ovftool -ds=DATASTORE_NAME VM_FQDN.ova "vi://root@VC_IP/?ip=HOST_IP"


    Do not power on the imported VM.

  2. In the vSphere Web Client, drag the VM to the tenant resource pool.
  3. Import vApp from vCenter Server into vCloud Director. For more information, see the Import a Virtual Machine from vCenter topic in the vCloud API Programming Guide for Service Providers.

What to do next

You can now configure a replication by using the created seed vApp in vCloud Director.