You can download a vApp template from a catalog as an OVA file to your local machine.


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


  1. From the main menu (), select Libraries, and select vApp Templates from the left panel.
    The list of templates displays in a grid view.
  2. Click the list bar (Context menu) on the left of the vApp template you want to download, and select Download.
    Note: You can download vApp templates from your organization catalogs. If you are an organization administrator, you can download vApp templates from a public catalog. Otherwise, the Download button is dimmed.
  3. (Optional) To preserve the UUIDs and MAC addresses of the virtual machines in the downloaded OVA package, select the Preserve identity information check box.
  4. Click OK and wait for the download to complete.
    The OVA file is saved to the default download location of your Web browser.