To use a vApp that you store in VMware Cloud Director Object Storage Extension, you restore the vApp back to a VMware Cloud Director virtual data center. You can restore one vApp at a time.

When you restore a vApp, you can edit the hardware properties of each virtual machine that the vApp contains.


  • Verify that you have the required set of rights to restore a vApp.
    • As an organization administrator, you have all required VMware Cloud Director rights to manage vApps.

      As an organization administrator, you can restore all vApps that users in your organization own.

    • As an organization user, verify that you have the vApp: Upload, vApp: Create / Reconfigure, and the Organization vDC: View permissions assigned to your user account in VMware Cloud Director.

      As an organization user, you can restore a vApp, if you are the vApp owner, or the owner has shared the vApp with you.

  • Verify that the target organization virtual data center has enough compute resources to accommodate the vApp that you restore.


  1. Log in to the VMware Cloud Director tenant portal.
  2. From the More drop-down menu, select Object Storage.
  3. In the vApps pane, click the vertical ellipsis icon () next to the vApp that you want to restore and click Restore to data center.
  4. Edit the settings of the vApp and the virtual machines and click Restore.
    1. (Optional) Edit the name of the vApp.
    2. Select the target virtual data center for the vApp.
    3. (Optional) Edit the hardware settings of the virtual machines that the vApp contains.


After the restore task completes, the vApp is available in the inventory of VMware Cloud Director.

What to do next

You can start using the vApp in VMware Cloud Director.

If you no longer need a backup copy of the same vApp, you can delete the vApp from VMware Cloud Director Object Storage Extension.