You can upload an OVF package from remote shares and your local directory to vCloud Director as a vApp template.

You are at least a catalog creator.

vCloud Director supports OVFs based on the Open Virtualization Format (OVF) Specification. If you upload an OVF file that includes OVF properties for customizing its virtual machines, those properties are preserved in the vApp template.


  • The computer from which you are uploading must have Java Plug-in 1.6.0_10 or later installed.
  • For information about creating OVFs, see the OVF Tool User Guide and VMware vCenter Converter 4.0.1 User's Guide.
  • vCloud Director does not support uploading compressed OVF files.


  1. Click Catalogs > My Organization's Catalogs.
  2. On the vApp Templates tab, click the Upload button.
  3. Type the name and path of the OVF file to upload, or click Browse, select the OVF file, and click Upload.
  4. Type a name and optional description for the vApp template.
  5. Select a destination virtual datacenter and catalog.
  6. Click Upload.
    You can click the Launch Uploads and Downloads Progress Window button to track the progress.

What to do next

Verify that VMware Tools is installed in each virtual machine in the vApp. See Installing VMware Tools in a vApp.