You can create property groups to collect properties into a single unit.

Property groups are logical and reusable groups of properties, that can include property definitions that you create or custom properties that are supplied. Property groups are designed to simplify the process of adding properties to blueprints or other vRealize Automation elements for which they are available. They provide a means by which logical groupings of properties can be added more efficiently than by adding the properties individually.

A property group typically contains properties that are commonly used together. For example, you can create a property group named WimImagingProperties that contains properties commonly used for WIM-based provisioning:

  • Image.ISO.Location

  • Image.ISO.Name

  • Image.Network.Password

  • Image.Network.User

  • Image.WIM.Index

  • Image.WIM.Name

  • Image.WIM.Path

You can also create a property group for vCloud Air or vCloud Director machine provisioning that contains the following properties:

  • VirtualMachine.Network0.Name

  • VCloud.Template.MakeIdenticalCopy

  • VMware.SCSI.Type

  • Sysprep.Identification.DomainAdmin

  • Sysprep.Identification.DomainAdminPassword

  • Sysprep.Identification.JoinDomain

You can use the vra content list --type property-definition vRealize CloudClient command to list all property definitions in the current vRealize Automation instance tenant. You can also use the vra content list --type property-group vRealize CloudClient command to list all property groups. You can add some or all of the property definitions and property groups to a package and export the package to a zip file. You can then import the package into another vRealize Automation instance tenant. For more information about vRealize CloudClient and its uses, see the VMware Developer Center at