Import the virtual machine directly into vCloud Director to configure warm migration with a preloaded seed.


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


Run the following command to import the virtual machine from the removable media into vCloud 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'


Do not power on the imported virtual machine.

What to do next

You can now initiate a migration by using the created seed vApp in vCloud Director.