You can use the Bulk Imports feature to import, update, or migrate virtual machines to vRealize Automation. Bulk Imports streamlines the management of multiple machines in multiple environments.

About this task

The Bulk Imports feature imports virtual machines intact with defining data such as reservation, storage path, blueprint, owner, and any custom properties. Bulk Imports supports the following administrative tasks:

  • Import one or more unmanaged virtual machines so that they can be managed in a vRealize Automation environment.

  • Make a global change to a virtual machine property, such as a storage path.

  • Migrate a virtual machine from one environment to another.

You can execute the Bulk Imports feature commands using either the vRealize Automation console or the CloudUtil command-line interface. For more information about using the CloudUtil command-line interface, see the Life Cycle Extensibility documentation.

Prerequisites

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

  • If you are importing virtual machines that use static IP addresses, prepare a properly configured address pool.