You can import existing virtual machines by assigning them to business groups, reservations, blueprints, and owners.

About this task


You can edit multiple elements at the same time by clicking the pin icon (Pin) and then editing one of your selections. The changes you make are applied to all of the selections you pinned.


  • Configure Compute Resources.

  • Verify that the machines you are importing have unique names. Duplicate machine names are not supported in vRealize Automation.


  1. Locate the machine you want to import.
  2. Click the Edit icon (Edit).
  3. Select a business group to assign to the imported machine from the Business Group drop-down menu.
  4. Click the Save icon (Save).
  5. Click Next.
  6. Click the Edit icon (Edit).
  7. Select a blueprint to apply to your existing virtual machine from the Blueprint drop-down menu.
  8. Assign the machine you are importing to a reservation.
    • Select a reservation from the Reservation drop-down menu.

    • Type a name in the Reservation text box to create a new reservation specifically for the imported machines.

  9. (Optional) Select Grow Allocations.

    The memory and storage allocated to the reservation you assigned to the imported machines is increased by exactly the amount the imported machines consume.

  10. (Optional) Select Increase Quota.

    The machine quota on the reservation you assigned to the imported machines is increased by exactly the number of virtual machines you import.

  11. Specify a machine owner.
    • Select a machine owner from the Owner drop-down menu. Only business group members who already own machines in vRealize Automation appear in the drop-down menu.

    • Type a user name into the Owner text box and press Enter. The user must belong to the business group to which you assigned the imported machines.

  12. Click the Save icon (Save).
  13. Click Next.
  14. Click Finish.