You can import and export preconfigured application blueprints and their associated deployment profiles, services, and available custom tasks across vFabric Application Director instances to help you further customize your applications.

Note

You can import and export packages created only in vFabric Application Director 5.0.

For example, if you decide to switch from an instance with vFabric Application Director for Provisioning to a new instance with vFabric Application Director for Release Automation edition, you can transfer your preconfigured application blueprints and associated components to the new instance by using the import and export features.

You can start the CLI from a vFabric Application Director appliance or from a remote machine. See Start the CLI in an Appliance or Start the CLI Remotely.

Verify that your user account has the ROLE_APP_ARCHITECT application architect role and the ROLE_CATALOG_ADMIN catalog administrator role assigned to it.

The CLI export command creates a package that consists of applications and their associated blueprints and deployment profiles, services, logical templates, and available custom tasks to export between different vFabric Application Director instances.

The CLI import command imports a package that includes applications and their associated blueprints and deployment profiles, services, logical templates, and available custom tasks between different vFabric Application Director instances.