You can use the vSphere Replication 8.3 Configuration Import/Export Tool to import replication configuration data from a previously exported XML file.

Prerequisites

  • Provide a clean vSphere Replication installation, registered with the same vCenter Server instance or with a vCenter Server instance with the same inventory as the exported.

Procedure

  1. Open a command shell, navigate to the folder of the vSphere Replication 8.3 Configuration Import/Export Tool, and run the following command.
    java -jar vr-import-export-tool-8.3.0.jar -–importInteractive
  2. (Optional) To automate the import process by using a sample.properties file, run the following command instead.
    java -jar vr-import-export-tool-8.3.0.jar --importProperties=sample.properties --path=Path_toexported_XML_file
  3. Enter the host name or the IP address of the Lookup Service.
  4. Enter the port number or press Enter, if you use the default port.
  5. Accept the SHA-1 Thumbprint.
  6. Enter user name and password for the local vCenter Server instance.
  7. Select a paired vSphere Replication instance.
  8. Enter user name and password for the remote vCenter Server instance.

Results

The vSphere Replication 8.3 Configuration Import/Export Tool creates new replications using the exported XML file.

Example

Example of Importing the Configuration by Using a Propeties File
java -jar C:\Users\Administrator\Downloads\impex\vr-import-export-tool-8.3.0.jar --format --importProperties=C:\Users\Administrator\Downloads\impex\sample.properties --path=C:\Users\Administrator\Downloads\impex\sample.xml
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Initiating using properties file.
Establishing connection...
Collecting data...
2019-08-23 02:13:10,246 INFO - Importing hms data.
Reading file...
Reading file done.
2019-08-23 02:13:10,636 INFO - Import hms configurables started.
2019-08-23 02:13:11,478 DEBUG - Getting profiles for server with guid 'd83b4ce0-4530-4a45-b493-5f137598d3f2'.
2019-08-23 02:13:11,510 DEBUG - Getting profiles for server with guid '1c0f9490-3ac3-4546-af4a-10ab4ee634c7'.
2019-08-23 02:13:11,525 DEBUG - Starting import of replications.
2019-08-23 02:13:11,619 DEBUG - Importing Replication Group for server with guid 'd83b4ce0-4530-4a45-b493-5f137598d3f2' is complete.
2019-08-23 02:13:13,834 DEBUG - Importing Replication Group for server with guid '1c0f9490-3ac3-4546-af4a-10ab4ee634c7' is complete.
2019-08-23 02:13:13,834 INFO - Import VR configurables ended. Imported : 2 .
Import ended successfully.