If you have system administrator rights, you can import vCenter Server VMs to VMware Cloud Director as vApp templates in catalogs.


To see and import VMs from vCenter Server as vApp templates, verify that you have system administrator 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 Import from vCenter.
  3. From the drop-down menu, select a vCenter Server instance from which to import the vApp template.
  4. Select a template from the list of virtual machines.
  5. Enter a name and, optionally, a description for the vApp template.
  6. From the drop-down menu, select a catalog to which to add the vApp template.
  7. (Optional) To delete the source virtual machine, toggle on the Move Virtual Machine option.
  8. (Optional) Mark the vApp template as a preferred template in the catalog.
  9. Click Import.