The Orchestrator configuration interface provides a mechanism to export the Orchestrator configuration settings to a local file. This mechanism allows you to take a snapshot of your system configuration at any moment and import this configuration into a new Orchestrator instance.

You should export and save your configuration settings on a regular basis, especially when making modifications, performing maintenance, or upgrading the system.

For a list of exported configuration settings, see Orchestrator Configuration Files.


Log in to the Orchestrator configuration interface as vmware.


On the General tab, click Export Configuration.


(Optional) Type a password to protect the configuration file.

Use the same password when you import the configuration.


Click Export.


Click Save when prompted.

Orchestrator creates a vmo_config_dateReference.vmoconfig file which you can use to clone or to restore the system.