You can use the Bulk Import feature to import one or more virtual machines to a vCloud Automation Center deployment.

The Bulk Import feature imports virtual machines intact with defining data such as reservation, storage path, blueprint, owner, and any custom properties. Bulk Import supports the following administrative tasks:

Import one or more unmanaged virtual machines so that they can be managed in a vCloud Automation Center deployment

Import one or more managed virtual machines from a vCloud Automation Center deployment into an upgraded deployment

Make a global change to a virtual machine property, such as a storage path

You can execute the Bulk Import feature commands using either the vCloud Automation Center console or the CloudUtil command-line interface. For more information about using the CloudUtil command-line interface, see the Extensibility documentation.

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

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

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Before you import one or more virtual machines, you must edit the virtual machine CSV data file so that each machine value matches a value that exists in the target deployment.

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After you edit the virtual machine CSV data file, you can import one or more virtual machines into a vCloud Automation Center deployment.