After you edit the virtual machine CSV data file, you can import, update, or migrate one or more virtual machines into a vRealize Automation deployment.

About this task

You can import a managed machine or an unmanaged machine. You can migrate or update only managed machines. A managed machine is a virtual machine that is managed in a vRealize Automation deployment and that you can view in the console. An unmanaged machine is a virtual machine that exists in a hypervisor but is not managed in a vRealize Automation deployment and cannot be viewed in the console.

Procedure

  1. Select Infrastructure > Infrastructure Organizer > Bulk Imports.
  2. Click New Bulk Import.
  3. Enter a name for this task in the Name text box.
  4. Enter the CSV file name in the CSV file text box by browsing to the CSV file name.
  5. Import the file using these options.
    • Select Now to begin the import, update, or migrate process immediately.

    • Select a start date and time in the Start time drop-down menu.

      Note:

      The specified start time is the server's local time and not the local time of the user's workstation.

    • Select the number of seconds to delay each virtual machine registration in the Delay (seconds) drop-down menu.

      Note:

      To specify no delay, leave the option blank. Selecting this option slows the import process. Select this option when you import a large number of virtual machines.

    • Select the total number of machines being registered at a given time in the Batch size menu.

      Note:

      To specify no limit, leave the option blank. Selecting this option slows the import process. Select this option when you import a large number of virtual machines.

    • If you are importing virtual machines, select Ignore managed machines to omit managed machines during the import process.

      Note:

      By selecting this option, you can rerun the import without editing the CSV file to exclude machines that are already successfully imported.

    • If you are updating virtual machines, do not select Ignore managed machines.

    • If you are migrating machines, select Ignore managed machines in the target environment so that you can reprocess the CSV file.

    • Select Skip user validation to omit validating users during the import process.

      Note:

      Selecting this option sets a machine's owner to the value listed in the Owner column of the CSV data file without verifying that the user exists. Selecting this option can decrease the import time.

    • Select Test import to run the import process without importing machines.

      Note:

      Testing the import process allows you to test the CSV file for errors before you actually import the machines.

  6. Click OK.

    The progress of the operation appears on the Bulk Import Details page.