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. In the top navigation bar, click Libraries and in the left panel, select vApp Templates.
    The list of templates appears in a grid view.
  2. Click the radio button next to the vApp template you want to download, and click 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.