To make a virtual machine from the underlying vSphere infrastructure available to your vCloud Director server, you can import it and save it as a vApp.

Verify that you are connected to a vCloud Director server as a provider administrator.

Verify that you are connected to a vCenter Server system.


Retrieve the vSphere virtual machine that you want to import.

$myVm = Get-VM -Name 'MyVMToImport'

Retrieve the organization vDC to which you want to import the virtual machine.

$myOrgVdc = Get-OrgVdc -Name 'MyOrgVdc'

Import the virtual machine and store it as a vApp.

Import-CIVApp -VM $myVm -OrgVdc $myOrgVdc