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 tasks, or upgrading the system.

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


Keep the file with the exported configuration safe and secure, because it contains sensitive administrative information.


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.

Orchestrator creates a vmo_config_dateReference.vmoconfig file on the machine on which the Orchestrator server is installed. You can use this file to clone or to restore the system.