Using the eZDeploy utility

After you have configured the environment for the eZDeploy utility, you can export or import your BMC Cloud Lifecycle Management services, service blueprints, service catalogs, and their components, which include software packages, options and so on as an eZDeploy package, which is a zip file with the extension .eZ. Review the To view help for the eZDeploy utility section to familiarize yourself with the help commands.

The following topics describe those tasks:

Topic
Details
Using eZDeploy exportAllows you to export services (service catalogs), service offerings, service blueprints, or software packages.
Using eZDeploy import from the command line

Allows you to import services, service blueprints, service catalogs, or software packages in an interactive mode by using the command line.

Using eZDeploy import from an answer file

Allows you to import services, service blueprints, service catalogs, or software packages in a non-interactive mode by using an answer file.

To view help for the eZDeploy utility

Run the following command to view the help for the eZDeploy utility:

eZDeploy> help

Available Commands
------------------
 
 profile		Add, Delete, List, Set eZDeploy CLM Profile/s.
 import			Import Service/Service Offering/Blueprint/Software Packages
				as eZDeploy Package/s.
 export         Export Service/Service Offering/Blueprint/Software Packages
				as eZDeploy Package/s.
 help        	Displays help information for available commands in eZDeploy.
 exit           Exists eZDeploy shell.
 validate       Validate Pre-requisites (NSH Version, CSM/AO/AR Service, BSA
				RSCD agent, User privilege).

The following table lists the export and import functionality of the eZDeploy utility pertaining to the service blueprint and service catalog component:

BMC Cloud Lifecycle Management componentExportImport
Service blueprint(tick)(tick)
Reused service blueprint (only in interactive mode)(tick)(tick)
Blueprint tags(tick)(tick)
BMC Server Automation system packages (tick)(tick)
BMC Server Automation software packages (tick)(tick)
Operations (BMC Atrium Orchestrator Workflows/NSH scripts) (tick)(tick)
Service Catalog(tick)(tick)

Options and option choices

(tick)(tick)
Service Offering(tick)(tick)
Requestable Definitions(tick)(tick)

Postdeployment actions

(tick)(tick)

Note

  • Although BMC Server Automation Virtual Guest Packages (VGPs) are not exported from the BMC Cloud Lifecycle Management system, eZDeploy exports the necessary metadata that is required for creating the VGP in the target environment.
  • The VGP creation process uses the template reference and licenses, but not other properties, such as timezone. You must update these properties manually after you create the VGP.

Related topics

Troubleshooting eZDeploy issues

Known and corrected issues

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