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VMware vRealize Configuration Manager Cookbook by Abhijeet Shriram Janwalkar

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Exporting compliance rules

I don't know about you, but I am a lazy admin–I like to do things once and use them as many times as I can. Creating a complete compliance configuration is a huge task and can take up to months; now consider you have another VCM deployed and you want to recreate all the rules, rule groups, and templates again. Nobody will approve few months of rework and you won't enjoy the repeated work either.

This is where VMware's Export Import tool bundled with VCM comes in handy. You can export all your settings in a single XML file and then import as many VCM deployments as you want, and once they have been imported, you can modify them if required as well.

In this and the next recipe, we will have a look at those two things. First, ...

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