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

Note: Starting with VMware Cloud Director 10.4.2, you can create, copy, and edit VMs and vApps with Trusted Platform Module (TPM) devices. However, you cannot download vApps that have VMs with Trusted Platform Module (TPM) devices.


  • 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 Data Center dashboard screen, click the card of the virtual data center you want to explore, and from the left panel, select vApps.
  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 the MAC addresses of the virtual machines that reside in the vApp in the downloaded OVA.
    Preserving the identity information limits the portability of the package and you must use it only when necessary.
  6. To confirm the selection and start the download, click OK.


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