You generate a virtual machine CSV data file to import, update, or migrate virtual machines to a vRealize Automation deployment.

Prerequisites

Log in to the vRealize Automation console as a fabric administrator and as a business group manager.

Procedure

  1. Select Infrastructure > Infrastructure Organizer > Bulk Imports.
  2. Click Generate CSV File.
  3. Select the machine type from the Machines drop-down menu.

    Option

    Description

    Managed

    Virtual machine is managed in a vRealize Automation deployment and can be viewed in the console. Select this option if you are updating a machine or migrating from one environment to another.

    Unmanaged

    Virtual machine exists in a hypervisor but is not managed in a vRealize Automation deployment and cannot be viewed in the console. Select this option if you are importing a virtual machine.

  4. Select the Business group default value.
  5. Select the Owner default value.
  6. Select the Blueprint default value.

    If you select Unmanaged for the machine type and select a value for Business group and Blueprint, you might see the following results in the CSV data file:

    • Host Reservation (Name or ID) = INVALID_RESERVATION

    • Host To Storage (Name or ID) = INVALID_HOST_RESERVATION_TO_STORAGE

    This happens when you do not have a reservation in the selected business group for the host machine that also hosts the unmanaged machine. If you have a reservation in that business group for the unmanaged machine's host, the Host Reservation and Host To Storage values fill in properly.

  7. Select the resource type from the Resource drop-down menu.

    Option

    Description

    Endpoint

    Information required to access a virtualization host.

    Compute Resource

    Information required to access a group of virtual machines performing a similar function.

  8. Select the name of the virtual machine resource from the Name drop-down menu.
  9. Click OK.