To add a custom VM application to App Launchpad, enter the URL to a location where the OVA file is uploaded.


Verify that the OVA file for the application is stored in or uploaded to a location that is accessible for VMware Cloud Director.


  1. Log in to the VMware Cloud Director service provider admin portal.
  2. From the main menu (The graphical representation of the main menu icon.), select App Launchpad.
  3. On the Applications tab, click Add New.
  4. Select VM Applications and click Next.
  5. Add the required application details.
    1. Enter a name.
    2. Enter a version.
    3. (Optional) Upload or enter a URL for a logo image.
    4. Enter the URL for the OVA file.
    5. (Optional) Enter a summary.
    6. (Optional) Select category from the drop-down menu or enter a new category.
    7. Click Next.
  6. (Optional) Enter a description.
  7. (Optional) Enter deployment instructions and click Next.
    The text editor supports the Markdown markup language.
  8. Select an existing VMware Cloud Director catalog to which you add the application or create one, and click Next.
  9. Review the applications details and click Add.


After the import task completes, if the catalog is published, tenant users can deploy and use the application.