You can download a vApp as an OVF package or as an OVA, which is a single file distribution of the same OVF file package.


  • This operation requires the rights included in the predefined vApp Author role or an equivalent set of rights.

  • Verify that the vApp is powered off and undeployed.


  1. On the Virtual Datacenters dashboard screen, click the card of the virtual data center you want to explore, and select vApps from the left panel.
  2. Click Card Icon to view the vApps in a card view.
  3. From the Actions menu of the vApp that you want to download, select Download.
  4. Select the format in which you want to download the vApp.
  5. (Optional) Select Preserve identity information to include the UUIDs and MAC addresses of the virtual machines that reside in the vApp in the downloaded OVF package.
    This limits the portability of the package and must be used only when necessary.
  6. Click OK to confirm the selection and start the download.


By default, the package is downloaded in the Downloads folder for your browser.