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:
|Using eZDeploy export||Allows you to export services (service catalogs), service offerings, service blueprints, or software packages.|
Allows you to import services, service blueprints, service catalogs, or software packages in an interactive mode by using the command line.
|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 component||Export||Import|
|Reused service blueprint (only in interactive mode)|
|BMC Server Automation system packages|
|BMC Server Automation software packages|
|Operations (BMC Atrium Orchestrator Workflows/NSH scripts)|
Options and option choices
- 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.