You generate a virtual machine CSV data file to import virtual machines to a vCloud Automation Center deployment.

Log in to the vCloud Automation Center console as a fabric administrator and as a business group manager.

1

Select Infrastructure > Infrastructure Organzer > Bulk Imports.

2

Click Generate CSV File.

3

Select the machine type from the Machines drop-down menu.

Option

Description

Managed

Virtual machine is managed in a vCloud Automation Center deployment and can be viewed in the console.

Unmanaged

Virtual machine exists in a hypervisor but is not managed in a vCloud Automation Center deployment and cannot be viewed in the console.

4

Select the Business group default value.

5

Select the Owner default value.

6

Select the Blueprint default value.

If you select Unmanaged for the machine type and select a value for Business group and Blueprint, you might see the following results in the CSV data file:

Host Reservation (Name or ID) = INVALID_RESERVATION

Host To Storage (Name or ID) = INVALID_HOST_RESERVATION_TO_STORAGE

This happens when you do not have a reservation in the selected business group for the host machine that also hosts the unmanaged machine. If you have a reservation in that business group for the unmanaged machine's host, the Host Reservation and Host To Storage values fill in properly.

7

Select the resource type from the Resource drop-down menu.

Option

Description

Endpoint

Information required to access a virtualization host.

Compute Resource

Information required to access a group of virtual machines performing a similar function.

8

Select the name of the virtual machine resource from the Name drop-down menu.

9

Click OK.