You must enter the encryption key from the source vRealize Automation environment as part of the migration procedure.

Before you begin

Verify that you have administrator privileges on the active Manager Service host virtual machine in your source environment.


  1. Open a command prompt as an administrator on the virtual machine that hosts the active Manager Service in your source environment and run this command.

    "C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\vCAC\Server\ConfigTool\EncryptionKeyTool\DynamicOps.Tools.EncryptionKeyTool.exe" key-read -c "C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\vCAC\Server\ManagerService.exe.config" -v

    If your installation directory is not in the default location, C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\vCAC, edit the path to show your actual installation directory.

  2. Save the key that appears after you run the command.

    The key is a long string of characters that looks similar to this example:


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