To use a replication seed for configuring a replication, you must export a virtual machine to removable media and provide it to your service provider.
Verify that you have sufficient user privileges in the vSphere Web Client to power off a virtual machine.
Verify that you have the VMware OVF Tool installed and configured.
- Power off the virtual machine on the protected side by using the vSphere Web Client.
- Run the following command to export the virtual machine from a vCenter Server to a removable media.
ovftool 'vi://root@VC_IP/Datacenter_Name/vm/VM_FQDN' VM_FQDN.ova
You can power on the virtual machine, after the process finishes.
- Provide the removable media containing the exported virtual machine files to your service provider.