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

You can import and export packages created in vCloud Application Director 5.0 and 5.2 to 6.0. You can also import and export packages between different vCloud Application Director 6.0 instances.

For example, if you decide to switch from an instance with vCloud Application Director for Provisioning to a new instance with vCloud 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 vCloud Application Director remote machine. See 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.

If the import or export package is larger than the memory available on the instance, an error message informs you to reallocate the memory. For example, you can use the java -Xmx6000m -jar darwin-cli.jar command to allocate 6GB of memory for an instance.

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

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